Art Folks, There Is Opportunity

Over Thanksgiving Break, up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina outside of Asheville, I had the chance to visit Penland School of Craft. Penland describes itself as a place that “serves people whose lives are focused in making things and those who engage with craft as an enhancement for their lives.” Throughout the year, Penland offers a series of one-week, two-week, and eight-week workshops in books & paper, clay, drawing, glass, iron, metals, photography, printmaking and letterpress, textilesRead more

You be You: A Look Inside of Photothon

Several weeks ago, Photothon was the place to be. Photothon is a school-wide event sponsored by Photo Club. In talking with Colin Nollet, a current art student here and a main organizer of the event, I learned that Photothon is meant to “give artistic opportunities that aren’t normally given out.” What might this mean?  Photothon gives all students—not just art students—the chance to come out and make art together. Besides that, Photothon is an event that presents an opportunity uniqueRead more

Come on out to the Water Bar

Come out this weekend to Elsewhere to visit the Water Bar.  Colin Kloecker is a visiting artist from the Twin Cities in Minnesota, where he has worked and collaborated on many different projects.  Water Bar is a project that has been traveling across the United States that is meant to bring our awareness to the water we drink everyday.  If you visit the bar this Saturday the 6th, from 5-7 pm, you’ll get to taste test tap water coming fromRead more

Shots on Shots on Shots

That’s right. I was taking pictures of pictures of pictures in Antoine Williams’ Painting I class this last Wednesday. Initially, I was told that the Painting I students had been assigned to appropriate a classical portrait.  This means changing the face of the subject in the portrait to be their own. Pretty cool, right? When I walked into the classroom though, there was already a team of photographers there. Apparently word got around that it was an exciting morning toRead more

Our Newest Addition

This semester, we are welcoming Antoine Williams into our art department!  Antoine is a recent graduate from UNC Chapel Hill, where he received an MFA in studio art.  Although he’s been teaching in academia for a while, it is clear that Antoine is very much a practicing artist.  In looking at his work (check out his website) and in taking his 2-D Design Course (which I am so pleased to be a part of) it is clear that Antoine thrivesRead more