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“Identity” exhibition slide show

Anne Lemanski - 21st Century Super Species: Jack-dor
Anne Lemanski's spectacular "21st Century Super Species" seen through the windows of the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts in Winston-Salem, NC

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A new exhibition at the Womble Carlyle Gallery of the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts in Winston-Salem, NC is a collaboration between Penland School and The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Titled Identity, the exhibition showcases large-scale work by four artists who have close ties to Penland School. The show opened with a reception and artist talks on November 16. It runs through January 4, 2011.

Represented in the exhibition are silhouette artist Béatrice Coron, glass sculptor Janis Miltenberger, mixed-media sculptor Anne Lemanski, and ceramic sculptor Sunkoo Yuh. While these artists work in divergent media and each has their own sensibility and aesthetics, they share an exploration of human identity and the complex world around them. Viewed together, their work creates a joint narrative filled with stories, memory, and myth.

The show was curated by Penland Gallery manager Kathryn Gremley and installed by Kathryn and deputy director Jerry Jackson and their assistants Tammy Hitchcock and Matthew Thomason.

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Identity exhibition
Penland Director Jean McLaughlin and Winston-Salem Arts Council Director Milton Rhodes at the opening of the show.

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Hoss Haley at the Penland Auction

Hoss Haley is a brilliant sculptor who works in steel and concrete. He is a former Penland resident artist and has been an instructor many times. This summer his piece Toric Knot was heavily featured at the our annual benefit auction. Videographer James Hyatt volunteered to shoot some video at the auction and ended up getting a great interview with Hoss. James is working on several videos from his auction material, starting with this one, which combines the interview with footage of Hoss’s piece being sold at the auction (for a record-breaking price).

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Art for Penland Auction NOW

bottle and stopper by Shane Fero
Glass bottle and stopper by Shane Fero

Art for Penland is a web-based art sales program designed to support Penland’s classes, programs, studios, and scholarships through the sale of art contributed by artists and other donors.

This month Art for Penland is having an auction in the nonprofit section of eBay. Thirty-six works contributed by instructors and students will be auctioned beginning now and running through November 16. The auction includes work in clay, glass, iron, jewelry, painting, photography, and textiles.

Contributing artists are as follows: Katie Bernstein, Devin Burgess, Gordon Chandler, Julie Anne Denton, Arless Day, Robert Ebendorf and Mickey Johston, Mary Farmer, Shane Fero, David Goldhagen, Marguerite Jay Gignoux, David Hering, Nicholas Joerling, Claire Kelly and Anthony Schafermeyer, Michael Kline, John Littleton and Kate Vogel, Richard Margolis, Joseph Miller, Bea Nettles, Ben Owen III, Jason Pollen, Fawn Potash, Paul Shore, Jerry Spagnoli, James Tanner, and Tim Tate.

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Hallowe’en news

halloween at Penland

Photography instructor Dan Estabrook (third from right, if you must know) sent us this picture taken in the photo studio just before another rip-roarin’ Penland Hallowe’en party. In the back you can see former Core student Beth Schaible dressed as a newsboy. The amazing Beth wrote, typeset, and letterpress-printed a single-sheet Penland newspaper for the event. It’s filled with fake news and inside jokes.

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to see a fullsize PDF of the Penland Post.