Haywood Community College will host Asheville artist Erin Castellan as part of the Visiting Artist Lecture Series Thursday, May 4, at 4:00 p.m. The event will be held in room 7105 of the Creative Arts Building on the main campus.
Castellan creates colorful, painterly collages using hand-embroidery, knitting, crochet and various found and painted fabrics. She fully embraces thread and other textile materials as her ‘paint’ and enjoys the expressive range these tactile materials can offer.
Castellan’s embroidered paintings have been exhibited at galleries and museums across the United States, including Blue Spiral 1 in Asheville, the William King Museum in Abingdon, Virginia and the State Museum of Pennsylvania. Recently her work was selected to appear in New American Paintings, No. 118.
Castellan holds a bachelor’s degree in textile design from the Rhode Island School of Design and a master’s degree in painting from Indiana University’s Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts. She was a 2012-2013 Artist-in-Residence at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and a 2016 Society for Contemporary Craft LEAP Award finalist.
For more information about this event, please call 828-565-4240 or visit haywood.edu.