Martha Connell to Speak at UNC Asheville's Craft Campus Lecture Series
Tue, 03/24/2009 - 12:00am
UNC Asheville's Craft Campus will wrap up its year-long lecture series, "Meet the Maker: Conversations of Meaning with Craftspeople," with a talk by noted gallery director Martha Connell. She will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2, in UNC Asheville's Owen Conference Center. The event is free and open to the public.
Connell has been the owner and director of Connell Gallery in Atlanta since 1985. She has also curated a number of museum exhibitions dealing with art quilts, figurative ceramics, studio furniture and woodworking, including an exhibition of turned wood that traveled in Europe as a cultural presentation of the United States through the USIA Arts America Program. Connell has served as a juror for many craft shows, including the Philadelphia Craft Show and Smithsonian Craft Show. She is currently on the Board of Governors of Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.
The event is co-sponsored by the Collectors of Wood Art in conjunction with the Collectors of Wood Art Forum.
For more information about Connell's talk or about the lecture series, click on www.unca.edu/craftcampus/MeetTheMaker.htm or call 828.250.2392.