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.
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:
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.