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Reception to Welcome Mia Hall
February 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pmFree and open to the public, but please register.
Please join the Center for Craft and the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) for a reception to welcome Mia Hall as the new Director of Penland School of Crafts. Mia was most recently chair of the Department of Art and Design at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. A native of Sweden, Mia holds an MFA in furniture design and woodworking from San Diego State University in California.
Drinks and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Registration required, free. RSVP requested by Friday, February 16.
About the Center for Craft:
Founded in 1996, the Center for Craft is a national 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the field of craft through fostering new ideas, funding craft scholarship, and backing the next generation of makers, curators and critics. The Center has developed a strong national reputation as a significant resource for artists, museums, academic researchers, university students and arts organizations. Each year, the Center administers over a quarter million dollars in grants to those working in the craft field. craftcreativitydesign.org
About the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG):
SNAG is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance jewelry and metalsmithing by inspiring creativity, encouraging education, and fostering community. SNAG envisions a diverse international jewelry and metals community engaging in thoughtful conversation and critical discourse while preserving tradition and embracing innovation. SNAG publishes award winning Metalsmith magazine, holds conferences, and a wide range of programming to elevate and promote the work and careers of its members. snagmetalsmith.org
About Penland School of Crafts:
Penland School of Crafts is an international center for craft education dedicated to helping people live creative lives. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Penland offers one-, two-, and eight-week workshops in books, paper, clay, drawing, glass, iron, metals, photography, printmaking, letterpress, textiles, and wood. The school also offers artists’ residencies, local programs, and a gallery and information center. penland.org
Cover photo: Mia Hall at the Penland auction, courtesy of Penland School of Crafts