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Arrowmont Hosts Silk Painters International’s Silk in Transition Exhibitions and Conference

Arrowmont Hosts Silk Painters International’s Silk in Transition Exhibitions and Conference

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is exhibiting over 70 silk paintings by 36 national and international artists in two exhibitions. The exhibitions are in conjunction with the Silk Painters International’s (SPIN) biennial conference “Silk in Transition” being held at Arrowmont Oct. 7-15, 2016. Arrowmont invites the public to view the exhibitions and attend the reception. Admission is free.

Silk in Transition will be on view Oct. 1 – Nov. 5, 2016 in the Sandra J. Blain Gallery. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A reception will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, 6-8 p.m. Awards will be announced at 7 p.m.

SPIN members were asked to create works that answer the questions, “What does silk painting mean to you? What does it mean to the silk artist? What does it mean in a transforming landscape?” The result is a dynamic group of silk paintings, sculptures and installations that explore a variety of themes and subjects.

The SPIN Signature Members Exhibition showcases the work of nine distinguished SPIN members who were invited for inclusion in this exhibit. The exhibit will be on view during the duration of the conference only, Oct. 7-15, 2016, in the Geoffrey A. Wolpert Gallery.

The SPIN conference offers lectures, workshops and art exhibits with international artists. Various program packages are available including week, weekend and workshops only. No SPIN membership required. Housing and meal plans are available. For more information about the conference, click here.

Silk Painters International is an international organization of silk artists, painters, practitioners and educators. Their mission is to establish silk painting as a recognized art form by encouraging and promoting the collecting, displaying and production of silk art at the highest level.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts enriches lives by developing aesthetic appreciation and fostering self-expression with hands-on experiences in a variety of media, classes, conferences and seminars. On the leading edge of arts education, Arrowmont utilizes contemporary and fine arts techniques to build upon traditional arts and crafts.

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