Furniture maker and sculptor Gail Fredell gives next “Meet the Maker” lecture
Wed, 09/29/2010 - 9:42am
UNC Asheville’s Craft Studies Initiative will continue its “Meet the Maker: Conversations of Meaning with Craftspeople” lecture series with a special talk by studio furniture maker and sculptor Gail Fredell. She will discuss her work at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, at UNC Asheville’s Owen Hall, room 302. Fredell, who recently moved to Asheville, is completing a number of projects that range in scale and context from residential, functional furniture to public sculpture, for both interior spaces and landscape settings.
Fredell has taught at Penland School of Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine, and served as the director of the furniture program at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado. Her work is in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Oakland Museum of California, Stanford University Memorial Chapel and the AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park. She will be participating in "The Furniture Divas" exhibition at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, Mass. in 2011.
Two additional lectures will be held during the fall semester. New York-based sculptor Arnie Zimmerman will discuss his work at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, in Owen Hall, room 302. Fred Horowitz, co-author of "Josef Albers: To Open Eyes," will chronicle Albers’ life in teaching, from the Bauhaus to Black Mountain College, at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, in Owen Hall, room 237.
For more information about this series, call 828.250.2392 or go here.