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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.
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 MAIN GALLERY
FEATURES WORKS FROM THE GUILD'S PERMANENT COLLECTION

The Power of Distinction opened in the Main Gallery of the Folk Art Center on January 25. The show features work from the Guild's Permanent Collection and will run until May 10. The exhibit features a variety of media taken from the 90-year existence of the organization and was installed by Curator of Collections Nikki Josheff. She was ably assisted by Guild member Valerie Berlage.

The Guild's Permanent Collection is comprised of approximately 5,000 objects and features regional, national and international craft, art and artifacts. The oldest object in the collection is a pre-Columbian weaving fragment dated 1000-1470 AD. Much of the collection has been acquired by the donation of work through bequeaths and gifts from personal collections.

Fiber Day participants, 1995
Fiber Day participants, 1995

2020 EDUCATIONAL EVENTS AT THE FOLK ART CENTER

Glass and Metal Day              April 4
Fiber Weekend                       May 9-10
Clay Day                                 June 13
Wood Day                               August 1
Heritage Weekend                 September 19-20

Folk Art Center events are educational, fun and free…and a great way to connect with your fellow Guild members and the public. There are sales opportunities and lunch and mileage are provided. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Janet Wiseman at [email protected]

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS:

Rose Tripoli Mueller's exhibit of animal portraits (below) is on display at the new window gallery in the Play It Again Records' windows at 150 Main St. W. in Valdese, NC. The exhibit runs through February 3.
barbara jones pet portraits

Barbara Jones is happy to have her piece Passing of Time included in the upcoming Blue Ridge Craft Trails exhibit. The exhibit will be on view at the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources' Western Office in Asheville, Feb. 3rd through May 15th.

BlueRidgeCraftTrails.com currently promotes 150 craft sites and 6 scenic itineraries, featuring arts and visitor sites in western North Carolina. The Craft Trails project is a multi-year project moving across 25 counties over the next few years.

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