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Crafts Center events bring together the NC State community and public for fun, socializing and artistic enrichment. All events and exhibitions take place at the Crafts Center unless otherwise noted.

Supported by NC State University Foundation 

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Fall 2022

Exhibition: November 8 – 13
Opening Reception/Art Happening:
Thursday, November 10, 5:00 – 7:00pm

As a democratic investigation of materials and mechanical chance processes, NCSU students from a variety of majors across the campus, have created a body of original works: performance interactions, poetry, and found object works for ARS 414, Interdisciplinary Arts Seminar. All investigations were made in the spirit of Fluxus.

The students in the exhibit have challenged themselves to produce their best work, focusing on materiality, process, and at times, uncertainty. The result will be something fresh and surprising, expressive, personal, interactive, engaging, and unique. You can expect visual poetry, interactive sculptures, sonic works, self-portraiture, and more. Please join us for an evening of art that is not just for art’s sake.

Fluxus was an avant-garde art movement that emerged in the late 1950s by a group of artists who had become disenchanted with the elitist attitude they perceived in the art world at the time. These artists looked to Futurists and Dadaists for inspiration, focusing especially on performance aspects of the movements.

The two most dominant forces on Fluxus artists were Marcel Duchamp and John Cage, who championed the use of everyday objects and the element of chance in art, which became the fundamental attitude and practice of all Fluxus artists who include: Joseph Beuys, George Brecht, Ken Friedman, Alison Knowles, Peter Shuman, Niki de St. Phalle, Dick Higgins, Helen Chadwick, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, Claes Oldenburg.

Eric Serritella: Workshop and Presentation

Saturday, October 22, from 1 – 4pm

Nature has always been at the core of my heart and my art. And when I am in nature–in solitude–I find grounding, focus and inspiration. It is the song within each subject that sparks me creatively.
Eric Serritella

Internationally recognized ceramic and glass artist Eric Serritella will hold a live demonstration workshop on October 22nd from 1 – 4pm at the NC State University Crafts Center. It will include his acclaimed presentation, Sharing Spaces, with its focus on translating conscious and unconscious thoughts into design elements within his ceramic trompe l’oeil sculptures. Eric will follow up with a demonstration and discussion of the techniques used in creating his signature birch bark baskets from clay. The afternoon will conclude with an optional private tour of his solo exhibition, Sharing Spaces, at the nearby Gregg Museum of Art & Design. Registration is required to participate in this event.

Look for us in the ARTS ZONE Tent on Hillsborough Street between D. H. Hill Library and the Wells Fargo bank.

Welcome Back Pack!

Join us for the
Crafts Center Open House
Monday, August 22, 4 – 6pm
Check out the studios, color a Zentangle Wolf, see artist demos, and enjoy light refreshments!