HCC photos. The graduating class of Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts program is exhibiting their best work at the 2021 Graduate Show. The show will be open through August 22 at the Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville. The Folk Art Center is open daily from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The graduate show is in the Main Gallery on the second floor.

The graduating class of Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts program is exhibiting their best work at the 2021 Graduate Show. The show will be open through August 22 at the Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville. The Folk Art Center is open daily from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The graduate show is in the Main Gallery on the second floor.  

This year’s show has work in clay, jewelry, fiber and wood. This exhibit marks the professional debut for many exhibiting craftspeople. The College makes involvement in the installation, organization, and publicity of this exhibit as part of the coursework for the professional crafts students.

The Professional Crafts program is a two-year commitment, focusing on all aspects of becoming an independent craft professional. In addition to sharpening their technical and artistic skill in their chosen medium, students also create a marketable line of production work, plan a studio, and become familiar with the craft market. Mandatory coursework includes photography of finished pieces for gaining entrance into craft shows, creating a business plan, and designing and building a studio tailored to fit production needs.

Registration for fall semester is underway now. For more information about HCC’s professional crafts programs or for registration information, email hcc-advising@haywood.edu, call 828-627-2821 or visit creativearts.haywood.edu. 

 

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