in the R. A. Bryan Foundation, Inc. Gallery...
A View to the Making: Portraits of North Carolina Craft Artists at Work
January 13 – March 28
A View to the Making: Portraits of North Carolina Craft Artists at Work, by Michael Schwalbe, is a tribute to North Carolina craft artisans and the quality of their art. Schwalbe picked twenty-five North Carolina craftspeople who work in the media of glass, wood, clay, metal or fiber. He conducted interviews with each artist, and then photographed them at work in their studios. The resulting exhibit combines black and white documentary photography and text from Schwalbe’s interviews, along with representative pieces made by the artists. Schwalbe hopes that the photographs and interview excerpts help viewers appreciate the skill and creativity required to turn raw materials into beautiful objects. Michael Schwalbe is a professor of sociology at NC State University.
Held in conjunction with this exhibition, an interactive display at the Crafts Center,
Voice Your Thoughts, invites you to tell us two things: What one question would you like to ask a master craftsperson and Why is your craft important to you? Your input will drive conversation in a special gathering led by a panel of craftspeople representing various ages, cultures, commitments, and expertise. Make your thoughts known and then join us on February 27 for an inspiring time of sharing.
The Trend of Life in the Foreign Land
April 1 – June 8
An exhibition of portraits and landscapes by College of Design graduate Zahra Zamani.
“Expressing feelings through art is a great passion of mine since childhood. As a foreign student in the land of America, I have met and enjoyed the company of great friends. Further, there were always many places I enjoyed the scenery and nature. This exhibition displays some portrait and landscape drawings of these experiences in these four years.”
Between exhibitions, the windows usually display instructor examples for upcoming classes, craft guild exhibitions, and works for sale by Crafts Center artists.
"Gallery Exhibitions Supported by NCSU Foundation"
For a listing of past events and exhibitions, please visit our Exhibition History page.
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