Each year MAConnect, The Metropolitan Arts Council young professional group that works to propel the goals of MAC, visits a different city to explore their arts communities. This year’s excursion led them to Asheville, N.C., where they saw glass blowing, ceramic demos, and painters and mixed media-artists at work in their studios.
On Oct.7 MAConnect is hosting the Fall Party at the Station at 1172 Pendleton St. in the Village of West Greenville. Attendees will have the chance to observe and learn about the studio and gallery of Sunny Mullarkey McGowan and Leandra Hill Metal Works.
MAConnect’s goal is to educate the next generation about Greenville’s arts culture to sustain the quality and standard the Upstate has worked hard to achieve. Follow MAConnect’s photo story of their visit to Asheville to achieve that goal.
Ceramic owl sculpture from Blue Fire Studio within the Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts.
Figure sculpture from the Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts.
Outside of the Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts.
Artist, Jonas Gerard, taking a picture outside of his studio.
Inside view of Jonas Gerard’s studio on Clingman Avenue in the Asheville River Arts District.
MAConnect members, Melissa Stroud and Reg Batson observing ceramic pieces within the Odyssey Center for Ceramic Art.
Resident artists of the Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts sharing information about the center with MAConnect.
Glass blowing demonstration at the North Carolina Glass Center.
Fused glass demonstration at the North Carolina Glass Center.
Exploring Joyce Thornburg’s studio in the Asheville River Arts District.