Saturday, October 2, 2010

Craft in Appalachia

Blogging has taken a back seat to teaching and preparing for the Philly Craft Show, but I wanted to share an exhibition that is currently showing at The Slocumb Gallery, at East Tennessee State University. I was invited to be a part of this exhibit, which is showcasing artists who are crafting in Appalachia. Artists that have affiliation with The Appalachain Center for Craft, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and Penland School of Crafts were included. The postcard really has me curious about the exhibition, giving viewers just a glimpse of what they will see at the gallery.

Participating artists:
Victoria Altepeter
Anastasia Azure
Jeanne Whitfield Brady
Linda Darty
Catharine Ellis
Thaddeus Erdahl
Bill Griffith
Lisa Klakulak
Sung-Yeoul Lee
Sarah Perkins
Vince Pitelka
Norm Schulman
Melody Tiemann
Jerilyn Virden
Christine Zoller.

The work ranges all craft media. I am bummed I'm not able to see it in person! A big thank you to Karlota Contreras-Koterbay for organizing and installing the exhibition! I am delighted to be a part of it.
Some of the work I sent away included a tea infuser, a wall piece, a selection of brooches and a selection of a small series of wall pieces:

What I think is so neat about this exhibition is that some of the participating artists are doing more than just exhibiting- there will be a panel discussion following the reception on October 7th, as well as workshops in fibers, ceramics, and metal throughout the week. Wouldn't it be great to be in East Tennessee these days?