The William R. Kenan Fellowships at Penland School of Crafts is a collaborative fellowship program for recent alumni of the Visual Arts Program at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA). Made possible by support from the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts, this program brings a Penland artist to UNCSA each year for a special lecture and workshop and provides outstanding young artists with full scholarships to attend intensive summer workshops at Penland School of Crafts. Kenan Fellows benefit from the professional instruction, artistic immersion, and concentrated focus offered by Penland’s unique educational model.
The goals of the Kenan Fellowships are to promote life-long learning in the visual arts, stimulate experimentation and skill development, extend UNCSA students’ and artists’ career development opportunities through Penland’s network of peer professionals, and to share Penland’s model educational environment with UNCSA students and alumni.
Penland School of Crafts and the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts cordially invite you to attend a lecture celebrating the William R. Kenan Jr. Fellowships at Penland.
January 22, 2013 at 6:00 PM
Visual Arts Department, 4th Floor Workplace Building
University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC
For information and directions, call the Kenan Institute at (336) 770-1432.
Rachel Mauser is a multi-media artist and core fellow at Penland School of Crafts. She holds a BFA in painting and art education from Murray State University. Rachel was a recipient of the Windgate Fellowship in 2011, which she used to attend workshops at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Penland School of Crafts, and Anderson Ranch Arts Center. In addition to drawing and painting, Rachel uses a variety of media to create artist's books that are both sculptural and conceptual in nature. Her work has been shown at national and international art venues, including Penland School of Crafts, Murray Art Guild, and Hand Held Gallery in Melbourne, Australia.
An Interview with Bailey Glass
Bailey Glass, who graduated from UNCSA in 2012, took David Burtt's 5th session workshop Building from Blacksmithing Fundamentals in the iron studio with her Kenan fellowship. This fall, she began classes at the Kansas City Art Institute. While she was here this summer, our delightful development intern Lauren Wilson sat down with her and recorded her thoughts on life, art, iron, and the Penland experience.
Kenan fellows and events by year
For information about William R. Kenan fellows and the classes they took at Penland, as well as special events and artist talks related to the program, click the links below.