In the printmaking studio, local conceptual artist Rabulette, the littlest January printmaking resident, proof-checks the week’s work.
You may recall the steel dolphin being made in Vivian Beer’s fall iron class (see October 20, below). Well it was finished a few days ago, fitted with a saddle, mounted in a large steel ring, and hung from the bridge crane (which moves back and forth through the studio). The iron class hosted a party on Saturday night that included dolphin rides. Here’s Penland’s communications manager Robin Dreyer testing it out. (Photo by Vivian Beer).
Here is the beautiful thing by itself.
This scary crew—of Penland staff, students, and neighbors—put on a stellar haunted house in Homosote on Halloween night. Homosote is an old dorm that has been replaced and will soon be dismantled, so someone had the idea that its last hurrah could be as a haunted house. Think about it—if you do a haunted house in a building that’s going to be torn down, you can kind of mess it up without consequence. Hmmm….
Here it is from the outside.