June Gala and Benefit Auction
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The John C. Campbell Folk School is looking forward to our upcoming auction— the June Gala & Benefit Auction. This event will be held in the Keith House on Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. This auction will feature amazing art from our instructors, resident artists and students. We hope you will join us and auctioneers, Tim Ryan and Bob Grove, for a wonderful evening of togetherness, art and camaraderie. This auction helps guarantee that the Folk School will continue to be a haven where artists can learn, work and be inspired.
Featured Artist: Brown Salt Glazed Pitcher by Nan Rothwell
Nan started working in clay when she was 19 years old and visiting friends in England. Potting proved an immediate and powerful addiction. Within six months of making her first pot, she enrolled in the Harrow Studio Pottery Course, a full-time intensive training course near London. While not in school, she worked in potteries in England and Ireland. After returning to the U.S. in 1972, she potted in a studio in Crozet, Virginia and taught pottery at Piedmont Community College, for the City of Charlottesville, and in private classes.
Featured Artist: Mark Bagley
Mark Bagley began his career as a technical illustrator for Lockheed. He got into comics by winning the contest in the Marvel Try-Out Book. He was assigned to Marvel’s Amazing Spider-Man in 1991, and was a regular artist on the title until 1996. In 2000, he began working on Ultimate Spider-man. Besides Spider-Man, Bagley did the first 25 books of New Warriors. Bagley’s other credits include Alias, Fantastic Four, Night Thrasher, Robocop, and Thunderbolts. Mark is married to Pattie Bagley, the Folk School’s resident artist of Basketry.
His one of a find piece “Spidey Visits the Folk School” is an original signed drawing. It is framed and matted and stands 21.5 inches tall by 15 inches wide.
Featured Item: Copper Enamel River Pendant
This beautiful copper enamel river pendant by Pam East is a wonderful example of art clay silver coupled with enameling. Art clay silver is powdered fine silver mixed with non-toxic binders and water. When kiln or torch fired, the binders burn away to leave pure 99.9% silver.
Pam East is an internationally known artist, writer and teacher. She has been an enamelist since 1997, and was named a Master Instructor for Art Clay Silver in 2005. She is one of only nine Master instructors in the USA.
Pam’s work is about color and contrast. She expresses this artistic vision through the use of such techniques as contrasting textures, enamels, mixed metals, and patinas. Pam especially enjoys experimenting with materials and techniques to develop unique designs and processes. As a result, her work is constantly evolving and growing in new directions.