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Archive for January 2020

Highland Highlights

This lovely landscape was painted by the Guild’s founder, Frances Goodrich, who bequeathed much of her personal art and craft collection to the Guild. It is currently on view at the Folk Art Center with other objects from the Guild’s Permanent Collection. New Exhibit: The Power of Distinction NEW EXHIBIT IN THE FOLK ART CENTER’S…

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Guild Member E-News

Updates and News for Guild Members January 29, 2020 January 23, 2020 January 15, 2020 January 6, 2020 December 19, 2019 December 11, 2019 December 4, 2019 November 19, 2019 November 6, 2019  

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The Power of Distinction

Peruvian Chancay Tapestry, AD 1000-1450 January 25 – May 10, 2020 Work from our 5,700-piece permanent collection will be on display in the Main Gallery, second level of the Folk Art Center in honor of the Guild’s 90th year. The oldest piece on display dates back AD 1000-1470 “Contemporary artists are still making traditional objects…

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Highland Highlights

Ladybird Johnson, Guild Executive Director Bob Gray and Board President Persis Grayson representing the SHCG in Washington: 1965 The Southern Highland Craft Guild Interacts with the White House The Guild has had beneficial interactions with a couple of first and second ladies of the White House. In 1965, Board President Persis Grayson and Executive Director…

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Highland Highlights

I took this picture of Hugh in 1997 for the Guild’s interview project. Laurey-Faye Dean and I traveled throughout the Guild’s nine-state region interviewing and documenting members who made strong contributions of time and talent to the Guild, and the craft world in general. Member since 1959 What a wonderful feeling to have a Fresh…

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SHCG Celebrates 90th Anniversary

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Established in 1930 What do Scotch tape, Hostess Twinkies and the first television broadcast have in common with the SHCG? All were born in 1930 and are still around…just as vital and useful as they were when they were created. The story of the Guild’s creation is one of triumph over hardship as 1930 was…

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Folk Art Center

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The Folk Art Center In addition to the country’s oldest handicraft shop, you will find a museum, two exhibitions, and an American Craft library rich with archives. Visit the Folk Art Center to learn our story, experience regional craft, & admire the works of over 300 Appalachian artists.  382 Blue Ridge Parkway | Asheville, NC…

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Craft Traditions: A Permanent Collection

Interior shot of Permanet Collection: Craft Traditions

Interior shot of Permanet Collection: Craft Traditions Established in 1930 Walk through our permanent collection of archived, Appalachian craft. This exhibit of approximately 250 works features woodcarving, textiles, furniture, basketry, pottery, dolls, and other crafts of Southern Appalachia, dating from 1855 to the late 20th century. Permanent Collection Craft Traditions: The Southern Highland Craft Guild…

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Allanstand Interiors

Allanstand Interiors on the second floor of the Folk Art Center

Allanstand Interiors on the second floor of the Folk Art Center Home Decor & Studio Furniture Complete the interior design of your home with American Craft. This upstairs gallery showcases studio furniture and one-of-a-kind home accessories & artwork, all made by members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild. handmade wooden loop table base made of…

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