From a press release:
Flow Gallery wins national recognition
The National Committe of American Craft Week is pleased to announce that Flow Gallery in Marshall, NC has won a coveted Star Award for the Most Innovative Event Concept during the 2014 American Craft Week.
American Craft Week is a 10-day celebration of handmade craft that encompasses more than 1,000 events in all 50 states. Flow Gallery produced an event called “Synesthesia: Ineffable Pairings of Scent and Cloth” which the Commitee recognized for being the most unique and innovative.
Weaver Selinde Lanier, aromatherapist Katie Vie and clothing maker Lisa Mandle collaborated on the event, in which seven scents inspired the production of seven weavings. Those attending were invited to match the scents with the weavings, resulting in a round-table conversation about how sense perception in general inspires and informs artists about the world they ultimately portray in their work.
“Congratulations to Flow Gallery and the event organizers,” said ACW co-chair Diane Sulg. “This event sets the bar high. It presents an exciting concept and a unique perspective for appreciating craft. We believe it will inspire others to present their craft in thought-provoking events.”
American Craft Week is an annual event produced by CRAFT, the handmade industry’s trade association. Each year it coordinates festivals, museums, studio tours and events at galleries across the country which spotlight craft and increase cultural tourism.
Learn more at americancraftweek.com.