Haywood Community College is currently displaying a national fiber exhibition, EXCITE, in the Mary Cornwell Gallery of the Creative Arts Building. The exhibition will run through December 6 and includes 15 artists, some of which are HCC Professional Crafts Fiber graduates and current students.


The theme of the exhibition is contemporary fiber work inspired or reflective of the design ideals set forth by Anni Albers at Black Mountain College. The work must include some material or resource obtained within a 100-mile radius of the artwork’s origination.  

Rachel Meginnes, juror of EXCITE, will provide an in depth look at the exhibit and her own work on Wednesday, November 19 at 4 p.m. She is a current Resident Artist at Penland School of Crafts. Meginnes received a Bachelor’s degree from Earlham College in 1999 and then traveled to northern Japan to study the traditional crafts of ikat and indigo dyeing. She then received a Master’s degree in Fibers from the University of Washington in 2005. She believes that there is infinite possibility in the most basic of methods. 

The Meginnes event is free of charge and will be held in the HCC Creative Arts Building. For more information, please call 828-565-4240.