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      Dustin Farnsworth Windgate Project Grant Artist Talk in Asheville

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      September 22, 2017

      Friday   6:30 PM

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      Dustin Farnsworth Windgate Project Grant Artist Talk

      Sculptor Dustin Farnsworth is a rising star in the contemporary craft world, and has exhibited work in over fifty national exhibitions, most recently in The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design’s jointly-curated exhibition, Forging Futures, at Blue Spiral 1 in Asheville, NC. His work, both smaller sculptures and large-scale installations, is inspired by architectural forms. Farnsworth aims to create “visceral and cerebral portraiture of today’s youth,” a generation he believes is in “need of protection, empowerment, and change.” Each year since 2006, CCCD awards ten graduating college seniors a Windgate Fellowship—one of the largest awards offered nationally to emerging artists. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of this program, CCCD launched the Windgate Project Grants initiative for previous fellows. For his Windgate Project Grant, Farnsworth worked as an artist-in-resident at the 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, South Carolina. The resulting installation incorporates audio and photographs taken during on-site interviews with local youth, while demonstrating how these contributions shaped his artistic process. Learn more about his work at the Windgate Project Grant Lecture, part of the North Carolina Art Council’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. The Windgate Fellowship Project Grant program is administered by The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design and supported by the Windgate Fund at the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina. Cover image: Dustin Farnsworth, A More Sophisticated Form of Chaos, 2014. 34" x 24" x 28", basswood, poplar, steel, resin, human hair, various polychrome. Image courtesy of the artist, photo by Steve Mann.

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