Penland Events 2013
In the Penland Gallery: Focus Exhibitions
Penland’s Focus Gallery is a space primarily dedicated to single-artist exhibitions. Focusing on individual artists over the course of the year, it presents a larger selection of their work to gallery visitors and patrons.
Tina Mullen: Drawings and Paintings
March 22 – April 28
Jessica Calderwood: Enameled Jewelry and Sculpture
May 3 – June 16
Marlene True: Metals
June 21 – July 28
Ronan Peterson: Ceramics
August 2 – September 15
Martina Lantin: Ceramics
September 20 – October 27
November 1 – December 8
Penland Gallery Focus page
0 to 60: The Experience of Time through Contemporary Art
March 24 – August 11 at the North Carolina Museum of Art
April 20 – August 31 at Penland School of Crafts
Co-organized by the NCMA and Penland School of Crafts, 0 to 60 highlights a current trend in contemporary art: explorations of the intersection of time and art by artists who employ innovative and experimental techniques. This collaborative, multimedia exhibition is on view simultaneously at both sites, featuring a major exhibition and outdoor installations at the NCMA and a series of artist residencies and installations at Penland, accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog that covers the projects at Penland and the NCMA. Focusing on the concept of time and its influence on art, the exhibition looks at how time is used as form, content, and material in art, and how art is used to represent, evoke, manipulate, or transform time.
More information about this project.
Upcoming Events for 0 to 60
Friday, April 12, Opening Events at the North Carolina Museum of Art
Click here for details
Friday, April 19, Slide Talks at Penland
8:00 PM at the Northlight building
The four installation artists (see installation information below) will each give a short presentation of their work. They will be joined by the North Carolina Museum of Art's chief curator and curator of contemporary art, Linda Dougherty, who will give an overview of the 0 to 60 project.
Saturday, April 20, Walking Tour of Installations (see installation information below)
1:30 PM beginning at the Pines Portico
Penland director Jean McLaughlin will make some opening remarks and then each artist will speak as the group visits their installation. The event will finish with a reception at the Penland Gallery.
Fire on the Mountain Blacksmith Festival
Saturday April 27th, 10am – 4pm
Locust Street, Downtown Spruce Pine, NC
Spruce Pine Main Street and Penland School of Crafts present the annual Fire On the Mountain festival, to celebrate blacksmithing's deep roots in Western North Carolina, and broaden awareness of quality contemporary iron work. Experience a day of forging techniques and ferrous materials!
Downtown Spruce Pine's Fire on the Mountain page
Master Demonstration Blacksmithing Workshop with John Medwedeff
Friday April 26th, 9:30am – 4pm
In the iron studio at Penland School of Crafts - $50 fee, reservations required
Click here to download the application form.
Free Lecture with Master Blacksmith John Medwedeff
Saturday April 27th, 8pm
In Northlight hall at Penland School of Crafts
Each Penland session ends with an auction of work donated by students, instructors, and friends. These auctions are culminating celebrations of the work done in the classes, and they are an opportunity for neighbors, travelers, and craft enthusiasts to enjoy the energy of a Penland session. All proceeds support the Penland scholarship program.
Auctions take place at 8:00 PM in the Northlight Building.
Thursday, May 2
Thursday, June 6
Thursday, June 20
Thursday, July 4
Thursday, July 18
Monday, August 5
Thursday, August 22
Thursday, November 14
Trail Volunteer Weekend
Thursday, May 2 – Sunday, May 5
We've been working hard to build a trail to the top of Otter Knobs; we've got it roughed in and could use your help raking, trimming roots, etc., to finish it.
Click here for more information.
To Spring From the Hand
May 18 at 4:00 PM in the Northlight Building.
A screening of Neil Lawrence’s To Spring from the Hand, a new film about Paulus Berensohn.
June 10 – July 26
Creative and engaging one week workshops for children ages 3 to 18, taught by local artists in the Ridgeway Building across from the Penland Gallery. Half-day and full-day camps include materials and snacks. Some scholarships are available.
Penland's 4th of July Celebration
Parade and fireworks in the evening
Annual Benefit Auction
August 9 – 10
Penland’s annual benefit auction is a gala weekend in the North Carolina mountains featuring the sale of more than 240 works in books, clay, drawing, glass, iron, metals, painting, printmaking, photography, textiles, wood, and other media. The Penland auction is one of the premier craft collecting events in the Southeast and the perfect opportunity to support Penland’s educational programs. Admission is charged for the auction; absentee bidding is available.