Feature Articles

March 2014

Southern Highland Craft Guild in Asheville, NC, Offers New Exhibitions

The Southern Highland Craft Guild in Asheville, NC, is presenting several new exhibits including: Eyecatchers: The Hunter Collection, featuring quilts from the collection of Barbara and Robert Hunter, on view in the Main Gallery of the Folk Art Center, through May 11, 2014, and Making An Impression, featuring work by members in a variety of media, on view in the Focus Gallery, through Apr. 29, 2014.

From the private collection of Barbara and Robert Hunter, Eyecatchers: The Hunter Collection, highlights a variety of designs, fabrics, and techniques found in traditional and contemporary art quilts. The Hunters have supported the art and craft community for decades and many of the quilts on display were made by members of the Guild. Other quilts were made by artists in other parts of the United States and abroad including Minnesota, Illinois, Colorado, Texas, Canada, Great Britain, and France.

The Focus Gallery, which has traditionally been a venue for a pair of Guild members exhibiting work is now a multi-artist space. The inaugural show is Making An Impression, featuring work by members in a variety of media including: Enid Adams (fiber wearables), Peggy DeBell (mixed media textiles), Ursula Goebels-Ellis (clay sculpture), and Janice Maddox (art quilting). Objects will change as pieces sell.

The Folk Art Center is located at Milepost 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, just off Hwy. 70 in east Asheville. The Center is home to the Allanstand Craft Shop, Allanstand Interiors, the Robert W. Gray Memorial Library, three exhibition spaces, and a National Park Service information desk and bookstore.

The Southern Highland Craft Guild is an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

For further info check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Center at 828/298-7928 or visit (www.craftguild.org).


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