Asheville Art Museum Partners with the Folk Art Center and the Southern Highland Craft Guild




Saturday, April 23, 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
In partnership with the Folk Art Center and the Southern Highland Craft Guild, the Asheville Art Museum offers an opportunity for community members to learn more about the history of the Guild as well as current work through a behind-the-scenes tour of the Folk Art Center’s three galleries, library, craft shop, art storage areas and archives with Curator Nikki Josheff and Librarian Deb Schillo. Participants will also be given an exclusive artist demonstration with Barbara Miller, whose weavings are featured in the Museum’s current exhibition Appalachian Innovators: Women in the Southern Highland Craft Guild, 1930-2000.
Participants will meet at the Folk Art Center the morning of the event. The Center is located at milepost 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

The Southern Highland Craft Guild is a craft organization representing over 900 craftspeople throughout the Appalachian region. Chartered in 1930 during the Great Depression, the Guild carries a rich and fascinating history. The Folk Art Center, home to the Southern Highland Craft Guild, showcases traditional and contemporary crafts.

Museum and Guild Members: $20
Non-Members: $30

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To register or for more information, visit or call the Museum at 828.253.3227 ext. 122.

About Thomas Calder
Thomas Calder received his MFA in Fiction from the University of Houston's Creative Writing Program. His writing has appeared in Gulf Coast, the Miracle Monocle, Juked and elsewhere. His debut novel, The Wind Under the Door, is now available.

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