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July Issue 2010

Gallery 86 in Waynesville, NC, Features Works by Haywood Community College Faculty

Gallery 86 in Waynesville, NC, is presenting an exhibit of works by faculty members in the Professional Crafts Department at Haywood Community College, sponsored by the Haywood County Arts Council, on view through July 31, 2010.

Participating artists are Robert E. Blanton, jewelry instructor,  A.A. (1978), Mitchell Community College; B.A. (1981), University of North Carolina Charlotte; M.F.A. (1993), Winthrop University; Caryl Brt, studio technician, A.A. (1993), Haywood Community College; David Burnette, hand-wrought metal instructor; Terry M Gess, department chair, Design BFA (1992), Cleveland Institute of Art; MFA (1995) Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville; Stephen E. Lloyd, clay instructor, B.A. (1989), Beloit College; M.F.A. (1995), Southern Illinois University; Amy E. Putansu, fiber instructor, B.F.A. (1995), Rhode Island School of Design; Journel Thomas, studio technician, B.S., Drexel University; Brian E. Wurst, wood instructor, A.A.S. (2001), Haywood Community College; B.A. (1996), Rice University.

HCC Professional Crafts Department instructors lead students through a unique program that develops technical expertise, stirs the creative spirit, and sharpens marketing and business skills through classroom and studio experience over a two-year period. The program is designed to give students a well-rounded basis for becoming a recognized craft designer. The four major program areas are clay, fiber, jewelry, and wood. Courses are also available in hand-wrought metals. For more information about the College's Professional Crafts program visit (www.haywood.edu).

The mission of the Haywood County Arts Council is to build partnerships that promote art and artists, explore new cultural opportunities, and preserve mountain artistic heritage. This project received support from the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Cultural Resources, and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Arts Council at 828/452-0593 or visit (www.haywoodarts.org).

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