Sunday, July 24, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
This has been a very special week for the resident artists, as we birthed our first collaborative project: a brand-new studio sign. The sign takes the shape of a super-jumbo sized notebook paper: complete with spiral binding and a post-it note! It also can be raised and lowered on a pulley system. How smokin' hot is that?
As awesome as the sign looks now, we realize that it is not quite complete. After all, how can you have a notebook without any doodles? We are all going to work on adding some wacky doodle embellishments within the next week or so. We'll keep ya posted. (Anyone know where we can get a giant thumb tack?)
Friday, July 15, 2011
This week we held our first raffle to raise money for the resident artist fund. We are so appreciative of all the support from the folks on campus who bought tickets. Four lucky winners were announced today during lunch.
Congratulations to: Nick DeFord, Textiles instructor who won Dustin Farnsworth's four prints (2 stone litho and 2 letterpress); Sarah West, Educational Assistant and metalsmith who won Lisa Johnson's Knob Ring; Jim Norton, Glass student who won Chandra DeBuse's Swimming Pool Salt and Pepper Set; and Steve Hewitt, Glass student who won Phil Haralam's large bowl. Winners are pictured with their prizes. Thanks everybody!
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Bears! Bears! Bears!
We have a new studio mate named Puppy. He is a 300 pound black bear that visits out studio every couple days. Hopefully we can get a photo in the following weeks and share it on the blog.
The following is some great info on bears here in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Friday, July 1, 2011
With a huge 'thank you' to our photographer Jill, we will soon have photos on the Arrowmont web site. Keep your eyes peeled under the 'current residents' tab on the Arrowmont site for the coming changes including biographies, work photos, and website links. We are so happy to be here, and maybe soon we will take you on a virtual tour of our studios as we dive hands first (har har) into the first month of our residency!
Lisa, Phil, Dustin, and Chandra
I wanted to let everyone know that three of my pieces (never before seen!) are currently being shown at Blue Spiral One in Asheville in the Exhibition WOOD Moving Forward. The Exhibition will be on display through September 30th and features the work of Hunt Clark, Gail Fredell, Robin Horn, Stoney Lamar, Simon Levy, Robert F. Lyon, Philip Moulthrop, Matt Moulthrop, George Peterson, Sylvie Rosenthal <3, Norm Sartorius, David Sengel, and Bob Trotman. All exhibits have been changed throughout the gallery with some very wonderful work. For full details on the Artists showing, check out the show card here.
Hope you can make it out to the show!