September in Review: App State’s Thriving Art and Design Programs, Retrospective on Penland Auction, Podcast: Artsville Partnership, and MORE

The weather is starting to hint at cooler temperatures, but things are beginning to heat up here at Artsville.  This month’s features travel across WNC to Penland and Boone, as well as CA where our podcast guest, Scott “Sourdough” Powers, is located. Plus, we have an exciting “teaser” about next month’s features.

Appalachian State University in Boone, NC

So You Want to be a Real Artist?

Our feature this month focuses on the art and design programs offered at Appalachian State University.  The beauty of the high country of WNC serves as an enchanting background for their immersive educational experiences in a variety of mediums.  We spoke with professors Richard Prisco and Frankie Flood, as well as graduate Elizabeth Walton.  Click here to read the full article.

Penland Auction 2023 

Retrospective: Penland Auction 2023

Artsville Director, Louise Glickman, shares her experience attending Penland School of Craft’s Benefit Auction.  The talent on display was once again astounding and a testament to all of the imagination and dedication of our thriving arts and crafts culture here in WNC.  Read more about the weekend here.

Scott “Sourdough” Powers Returns to the ARTSVILLE Podcast

Be sure to check out episode 22 of the Artsville Podcast! Louise speaks with Scott “Sourdough” Powers on the magic of partnerships about how Artsville came to be.  They discuss how “building artist brands” is a keystone for Artsville’s beginning and future growth.

Collaboration and Community are Key to Artsville

September has brought about many opportunities for community involvement and artist collaboration. Elizabeth Strub, from Hobbyknob Farm and Local Cloth, spoke with participants at a lively Coffee and Conversations.  We learned about the process of making yarn starting with raising barnyard animals, spinning, natural dyeing, and various applications such as knitting, weaving, and croteching.  This was done in partnership with the Ferguson Family YMCA in Candler where we will also be participating in their Family Night on September 29th from 4:30 to 6:30 PM.

Coffee and Conversations participant enjoys various fibers!

October will bring about exciting events for us as well.  Artsville will launch our first class of Virtual Gallery Artists mid-month! We will also speak with Gina Phillips on our podcast about her exciting festival, Hilloween, a multi-day event in Mitchell County, NC.

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