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Looking Ahead   Spring and Summer Workshops – Spring and summer enrollment is open, with space available in nearly 100 Penland workshops.Registration is first-come, first-served.

32nd Annual Penland Benefit Auction – Online registration is open for this year’s annual auction. Join us under the tent August 11-12 for a celebration of craft featuring artists Vivian Beer, Cynthia Bringle, Edwina Bringle, and more.

Penland Gallery Exhibitions

The Penland Gallery has opened its doors for 2017! The first exhibition will begin March 28 and will feature the work of the thirty-two Penland artists profiled in our new book Inspired: Life in Penland’s Resident Artist and Core Fellowship Programs.

A Spotlight on Penland Artists    Textile artist Katie Wigglesworth learned to use a floor loom before her 2016 Penland winter residency, and she returned as a resident again this year to install and document an ongoing piece. The video of her installation is subtle and dream-like.

Studio Practices: Penland 9 is an exhibition at the Turchin Center for Visual Art featuring work by Penland’s own studio coordinators. The pieces are as varied as the artists behind them, but they come together almost like a visual encapsulation of Penland’s rich community.

Penland winter resident Kim Mirus spent her time in the textiles studio this January “weaving data” to create a five-panel piece that documents climate change and the alarming retreat of Alaska’s Muir Glacier.


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