Haywood Community College

NEWS RELEASE

Contacts: Debra M. Davis, Diana S. Conard



185 Freedlander Drive



Clyde, NC 28721



828-627-4521 Fax: 828-627-1218

Date: 11-7-06

For immediate release.

HCC FIBER GRADUATES AND STUDENT WIN AT BLUE RIDGE HANDWEAVING SHOW

Two Haywood Community College-Fiber graduates and one current HCC student recently received awards at the 2006 Blue Ridge Handweaving Show. Louise Grenell, 2005 graduate, was awarded the John C. Campbell Award for her piece "Harvest Home." Lizabeth Shannon, 1999 graduate, was awarded Best of Show for her work "Harvest Wrap: Spinach." Current student, Sharon Gordon, was awarded the Penland School of Crafts Award for her piece "Fall Beginnings."

Judges for the event were Neal Howard, Kathrin Weber Scott, and Liz Spear, all graduates of the HCC Professional Crafts-Fiber program.

The 2006 Blue Ridge Handweaving Show was held at the John M. Crawford Gallery, Walker Arts Center at Asheville School. The show will be open to the public through November 17. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The purpose of the Blue Ridge Handweaving Show is to encourage and support booth amateur and professional handloom weavers at all levels and to increase public awareness of their work. Award winning entries will be shown at the Grove Arcade Arts & Heritage Gallery at a later date.

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