HCC to Participate in American Craft Week October 7-16

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  • Location: Charles M. Beall Auditorium
  • Dates and times:
    • From 8:00 PM on Thursday, October 06
      to 7:59 PM on Friday, September 16, 2011
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Last updated: Monday, Sep 12, 2011 at 11:12 AM

Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts Department will participate in the American Craft Week October 7 through 16 with a lecture on Thursday, October 13 by Anna Fariello, Director of the Craft Revival Project. The lecture will be held from 4 until 6 p.m. in the HCC Auditorium. The lecture is the closing event of a series happening all over Western North Carolina – all in celebration of American Craft week. The lecture is made possible through a partnership with HCC and Handmade in America.

Fariello will examine how academic disciplines and cultural institutions have assigned meaning to expressive objects over time. The talk is derived from the speaker’s written chapter, “Regarding the History of Objects” in Objects and Meaning, a book she co-edited. The talk challenges today’s art world vision of the arts and are sure to spark a lively debate.

American Craft Week is an opportunity to celebrate the wonders of American craft. Every day thousands of American artists share their vision and talent by producing amazing hand-made decorative and functional objects. And every day thousands of craft retailers share their love of these items by displaying, promoting and selling them. American Craft Week is a project of Craft Retailers & Artists for Tomorrow (CRAFT) in partnership with Craft in America.

Please visit www.americancraftweek.com/wnc for other special events for American Craft Week. For more information about Anna Fariello’s lecture at HCC, please call Terry Gess at 828.565.4159.