Penland Artists to Lecture at UNC Asheville
Tue, 03/22/2011 - 10:22am
Amy Tavern and Daniel Marinelli, resident artists at the renowned Penland School of Crafts near Spruce Pine, will present a lecture on their work in the next installment of UNC Asheville's lecture series, "Meet the Maker: Conversations of Meaning with Craftspeople." The presentation will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 4, in UNC Asheville's Owen Hall, room 302. The event is free and open to the public.
Tavern's work in metal design and jewelry has been included in a number of galleries and exhibits, including the Sienna Gallery in Massachusetts, Quirk Gallery in Virginia and The Museum of Contemporary Craft in Oregon. Tavern received the American Craft Council Searchlight Artist Award, among other awards for emerging artists. Tavern's jewelry has been published in numerous books, such as “500 Plastic Jewelry Designs” and “30-Minute Earrings” by Lark Books. In addition to her work at Penland, Tavern has taught at the Pratt Fine Arts Center, and lectured at Eastern Carolina University, the University of Washington, Winthrop University and the 2008 Society of North American Goldsmiths conference.
Marinelli's two- and three-dimensional pieces explore the relationships between wood, steel, paper and paint. He serves as an adjunct instructor at Appalachian State University, and has instructed workshops in various schools, including University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Jacksonville Center for the Arts in Virginia and Lu Xen Art Academy in China. Marinelli's work has been exhibited in the Blue Spiral 1 Gallery in Asheville, Slocumb Galleries and the Reece Museum in Tennessee, among others. He is the recipient of the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts Honorarium and the NICHE student award. The Windgate Charitable Foundation generously supports the Meet the Maker lecture series at UNC Asheville.
For more information about this series, see the Meet the Maker Web page or call 828.250.2392.