Wednesday, October 27, 2010

2010 JoAnn Kelly Catsos Worshop

Wow, I can't believe JoAnn's workshop was already a few weeks ago? October has just flown by and I have been sooooooo bad about updating my blog.

Well I finally got some photos from class up on my JASkets facebook page. If you aren't a fan you should become one. You can keep updated on my day to day activities. It was fun posting pics live from class with my new iPhone. My camera still takes better photos and some are below. JoAnn taught a cute little 1/2 scale Shaker knife basket and a 6" Shaker quadrafoil woven with super fine splints.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Recent Works: Aaron Yakin and Cynthia Taylor

September 18 – November 27
Balcony Gallery
The Bascom
P.O. Box 766
Highlands NC 28741

Egg Basket with Side Handles, #98-18
15" x 13" x 6"
Cynthia Taylor
(From my personal collection)

Take a glimpse into the current work of artists from The Bascom collection. Masters of tradition, West Virginia basketmakers Aaron Yakim and Cynthia Taylor make traditional Appalachian white oak baskets straight from the tree.

The Bascom is an arts education center and tourist destination serving audiences in Western North Carolina and beyond with unique cultural experiences. Discover free-admission art exhibitions, plus skills-building studio art classes, curatorial talks and multiple-day festivals. Completed in 2009, The Bascom’s six-building, six-acre campus offers pastoral grounds, panoramic views of the Nantahala National Forest and spectacular architecture, such as an early 1800s covered bridge; vintage-wood pottery barn; and a main building constructed of barns, glass and steel. Amenities include a pet-friendly nature trail, seasonal Cafe and Shop, and limestone terrace for venue rentals.

Kentucky Egg Basket
13" x 9"
Aaron Yakim
(From my personal collection)