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The Value of Free Family Nights
04/18/2017
The Value of Free Family Nights

I absolutely love working at GreenHill! I started out as a curatorial intern working in the gallery. Now as an ArtQuest Facilitator I help kids and parents with art activities and supplies, while also making sure the studio is well stocked and clean. Our busiest night is always free Family Night on Wednesdays. Everyone is able to choose what activity they complete, and can move at their own pace. It’s always nice to see returning families and to introduce newcomers. Often a family will meet their friends and make art together. I love seeing how excited and creative the children get, even if they were hesitant and shy at first.   It’s great to see parents join in on the ...

APRIL ARTIST OF THE MONTH- CAITLIN CARY
04/03/2017
The Value of Free Family Nights

APRIL | ARTIST OF THE MONTH | CAITLIN CARY When an artist can utilize 25 different fabrics by cutting and stitching them into a beautiful portrait, I am hooked. It is incredibly interesting to see varying textiles transform into representational art. Caitlin Cary calls these works Needle Prints. Unlike embroidery she doesn't rely on the stitch to create the picture and though the process could be compared to quilting, the work is not meant to be functional as a quilt would be.  Perhaps it's because she is also a musician, but one thing is certain- she understands how to thoughtfully depict a subject and hook you with a story, much like one would ...

Artist-in-the-Schools
03/09/2017
The Value of Free Family Nights

Written by Jaymie Meyer, Direcor of Youth + Education Programs, GreenHillGreenHill’s Artist-in-the-Schools program has been bringing NC artists to 4th grade classrooms for over 40 years. Our longest-running educational program is supported by Guilford County Schools and gives students the rare opportunity to meet and work with a professional artist like nationally renowned Haliwa-Saponi potter Senora Lynch. For the past 16 years AIS has enabled Senora to teach children about Native American culture through her whimsical clay pieces. Her work intertwines intricately etched decorative elements with Native American symbols and stories. Her signature works are her clay turtles, which ...

A Childhood Shaped by Art
03/08/2017
The Value of Free Family Nights

Written by Lauren Gordon, Marketing & Design Guru, GreenHill I’ve been at GreenHill since June 2012.  When I interviewed with Laura Way, GreenHill’s Executive Director, for the position of Marketing and Design Specialist I remember thinking it was unlike any other interview I had ever had.  We covered some of the normal questions, “What’s your experience”, “Tell me about your marketing and organizational skills”, “How well do you work with others”, etc. But then she asked me about my experience with art, and I think at that moment I realized how excited I was to be part of an organization that promotes and celebrates ...

MARCH ARTIST OF THE MONTH - MELISSA ENGLER + GRAEME PRIDDLE
03/02/2017
The Value of Free Family Nights

 ARTISTS OF THE MONTH | MELISSA ENGLER + GRAEME PRIDDLE There is something comforting about a wood turned bowl. Whether it be smooth or rugged, no two bowls are alike- each has its own beautiful complexity. Asheville artists Melissa Engler and Graeme Priddle know all about the finite characteristics of wood and have taken this traditional craft to the next level. The insides of their bowls are striking. It seems as though some of these trees have lived quite the interesting life! While the inside retains its natural appearance, each bowls' facade is carved with a different technique and painted with a color that radiates a fun, modern ...