Haywood Community College

NEWS RELEASE

Contacts: Debra M. Davis, Diana S. Conard



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Clyde, NC 28721



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Date: 2-15-07

HCC Instructor Catharine Ellis Participates in Brooklyn Exhibit

Haywood Community College Professional Crafts-Fiber instructor Catharine Ellis is participating in an exhibit at the Danny Simmons Corridor Gallery in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. The exhibit, called 3Dc2: Define, Discover and Discuss Contemporary Craft, is cutting-edge contemporary craft by artists associated with the Penland School of Craft. The exhibition opens on Sunday, February 18, 2007 and remains on view until March 31, 2007. Ellis’ piece in the exhibit is entitled “Four Hundred Steel Threads.”

This extraordinary craft exhibition is an opportunity to excite a new audience of young artists, professionals and collectors about contemporary cutting-edge craft. Included in this exhibition will be exemplary works in clay, glass, iron, wood and textile. This exhibition will illuminate the state of contemporary craft and will include commentary from exhibiting artists, curators and educators.

Proceeds of sales from this exhibit will be used to create a scholarship to provide travel, accommodation, meals and attendance in a summer class for a promising young craft artist from the Clinton Hill community.

Corridor Gallery in Brooklyn is a community-based gallery serving Brooklyn residents and artists with a primary focus on artists and audience development. The gallery serves as the base for the Education Programs of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation. The Foundation is dedicated to providing disadvantaged urban youth with significant exposure and access to the arts, as well as providing exhibition opportunities to underrepresented artists and artists of color. Rush Philanthropic fulfills its mission through three core programs: community grants, exhibitions and education programs. The organization was founded in 1995 by brothers Russell, Danny and Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons.

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(Cutline: ) HCC Professional Crafts-Fiber instructor Catharine Ellis’ work entitled “Four Hundred Steel Threads” is in an exhibit at the Danny Simmons Corridor Gallery in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. The exhibit, called 3Dc2: Define, Discover and Discuss Contemporary Craft, is cutting-edge contemporary craft by artists associated with the Penland School of Craft.