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Spring 2016 Programs

Creative Use of Industrial Processes lecture 1 - smallThe Creative Use of Industrial Processes for Artists
MAY 18 – Wednesday, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Museum and SNAG Members: $35
Non-members: $45

There is a limit to what we can produce with our own hands. Industrial processes offer a wide array of surprisingly accessible options for artists in all media that can increase production and improve profit margins. In this interactive artist talk, discover a portfolio of examples of how clever artists utilize industrial resources such as casting, commercial photo-etching, water jet and laser cutting, spinning and rapid prototyping to help make both one-of-a-kind and production objects.

Speaker Donald Friedlich served as President of the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) and has lectured at conferences and schools all over the world. He is the keynote speaker at this year’s SNAGneXt conference in Asheville. His jewelry is in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and many others.

Limited space is still available; arrive 30 minutes early to register at the door. For more information, visit www.ashevilleart.org or call 828.253.3227, ext. 122.

Presented in conjunction with SNAGneXt.