Pentaculum 2018: Post #2

Pentaculum 2018 Participants: Fibers area. Left to right, back row: Jennifer Davies, Astrid Bennett, Erin Castellan, Kelly Kye. Front row: Jennifer Cooke, Alicia Scardetta, Kim Mirus, Sara Bakken, Catherine Reinhart, Kerri Cushman, and Danielle Gori-Montanelli. Photo courtesy of Suzi Banks-Baum.

I felt so fortunate to be invited to participate in Pentaculum 2018 at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. This weeklong experience was attended by 80 artists and writers, all making or doing their own work in 6 shared studio locations: Fiber, Ceramics, Metal, 2-D, Wood, and Writing. It reminded me of being back in school, but in the very best ways. Here are general photos from the facilities and studios. My personal piece was discussed in a previous blog post.

Ceramics building at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.
Ceramics studio at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.
Andrea Keys Connell, at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.
Textiles studio at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.
in progress, textiles studio at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.
Buy a hotdog

Ceramics studio at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.
Elyse-Krista Mische, one of several artists in residence at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.
Writers getting into the act. Painting mugs for the dining hall, at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.
Snow, and cold, but beautiful.

Along the walking trail to the Visitor Center in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Still reminders of the devastating fires in 2016. But Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is moving forward with exciting progress on the new dormitory and entrance road.
Pentaculum 2018 participants, colorful (and cold)! Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

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