Connie Molland Artist Reception & Exhibition at Beverly-Hanks
Join HandMade in America and Beverly-Hanks as they celebrate the unique woodworkings of Connie Molland at the Beverly-Hanks Discovery Center in Biltmore Park Town Square, located at 1 Town Square Boulevard, Asheville, NC 28803. The Artist Reception will be held on Thursday, March 27 from 5:30-7:30 pm. This event is open to the public and will feature the opportunity to hear from the artist herself, as she will discuss her background, process, and inspiration. The exhibition can be seen now through May 21, 2014.
One might say the talent of woodworking runs in Connie’s blood: her father, grandfather, uncle, and brother were all carpenters. However, it was not until 2003 that Connie began taking her own passion for woodworking seriously. After her husband, Rick gifted her a woodworking class at the Indianapolis Art Center, she was immediately hooked. In 2008 Connie and her husband relocated from Indianapolis to Western North Carolina.
At her woodworking studio in Marshall, Connie’s passion for food and cooking has inspired her to create pieces that have a place in the home. Connie does not use stains or chemicals and prefers to emphasize the contrast of the natural colors and grains of the woods. Her work serves multiple functions for cooking and entertaining (all of her pieces are finished with a food safe oil and wax), while simultaneously adding beauty to every occasion.
“After years of making fine woodworking items as gifts for family and friends or for use in my own home, I slowly started to sell my work. With the help and guidance from Handmade in America and their Appalachian Women Entrepreneurs program I have honed my product line, improved my marketing techniques, and expanded my business into new markets. Being the featured artist at the Beverly-Hanks & Associates’ Discovery Center is an incredible opportunity for my work to be seen by new audiences. I think that the mood of people looking to relocate is happy, positive, and optimistic about the future. I get that same feeling from people who buy my work at shows; whether they’re buying items for their new or newly renovated kitchen, as a wedding gift, or as a housewarming gift, it’s all about feeling good about the future.” – Connie Molland
Connie Molland’s work is being showcased at the Beverly-Hanks Discovery Center in Biltmore Park Town Square, located at 1 Town Square Boulevard, Asheville, NC 28803 now through May 21, 2014. HandMade in America’s partnership with Beverly-Hanks & Associates serves to showcase WNC’s fine craft artists, bringing exposure to the creativity and unique talent found within the region and demonstrating the potential for the handmade item within the home.