August 12, 2016 – September 16, 2016
A Point of View exhibition curated by Elaine Bleakney
Opening Reception: Friday, September 2nd, 5pm – 8pm
Curator’s Insight Talk: Saturday, September 3rd, 4pm – 5pm
From August 12th to September 16th, 2016, the Thom Robinson | Ray Griffin Event & Exhibition Hall in the new Refinery Creator Space will feature a Point of View Exhibition curated by Elaine Bleakney titled OFF THE CLOCK.
OFF THE CLOCK features eight artists, all of them full-time studio coordinators at Penland School of Crafts. OFF THE CLOCK not only signifies the time these artists have to make their own work but also the unexpected engagements with the past, present, and future evident in the works they make. In a place dedicated to upholding a living craft history, these artists tend progressive teaching studios, sustaining the past and anticipating the future, often in the same breath. They are Penland’s abiding thinkers, friends, tinkers, and self-described process nerds: Daniel Beck (Iron/Sculpture), Betsy DeWitt (Photography), Susan Feagin (Ceramics), Jay Fox (Print), Nick Fruin (Glass), Ian Henderson (Metals), Ellie Richards (Wood/Sculpture), and Amanda Thatch (Textiles).