Pictured is work by Sarah Rose Lejeune. A papermaker, weaver, sculptor and printmaker from Massachusetts, Lejeune will hold a free artist lecture at Haywood Community College Wednesday, February 13, 12 to 1 p.m. in the Creative Arts Building room 7105.

Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts Department will host visiting artist Sarah Rose Lejeune Wednesday, February 13, 12 to 1 p.m. in the Creative Arts Building room 7105. The one-hour artist lecture is free and open to the public.

Lejeune is a papermaker, weaver, sculptor and printmaker from Massachusetts. She graduated with a degree in Studio Art from Oberlin College and is currently a core fellow at the Penland School of Craft. Working primarily with handmade paper, handwoven cloth and metal, LeJeune’s work embodies the absurdity and longing of the space between experience and memory.

HCC’s Professional Crafts programs offer an innovative, affordable, groundbreaking craft education with focuses in clay, fiber, jewelry and wood. Through a unique blend of studio experience, classroom education and hands-on business experience, students can achieve the skills necessary to become viable independent studio artists or to become valuable, skilled employees in the expanding craft industry.

Additional visiting artist Jason Bige Burnette will be on campus Monday, April 22, 4-5 p.m. Bige Burnette is a ceramic artist.

For more information on the spring visiting artist series, call 828-627-4672 or email aputansu@haywood.edu.