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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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Spring 2023

Queue up for the Nomadic Photo Ark

Monica Jane Frisell and Adam Scher travel the country collecting audio stories and images for their ongoing project, Portraits of US. Their “office” – the Nomadic Photo Ark – is a converted cargo trailer equipped with a photo darkroom. Frisell shoots photographs of people on 8×10 film with her Kodak Master field camera, then they process and print the black and white images in their rolling studio. 

The Ark will be in residence at NC State, Jan. 31 through Feb. 10, presented by the Crafts Center.

Students, campus partners, and members of the Raleigh community are invited to participate in the photo/story project at the Corner on Centennial Campus (941 Main Campus Dr.), Wednesday, Feb. 1, through Saturday, Feb. 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can see (and hear) examples of photos and stories collected through Frisell and Scher’s travels throughout the United States.

The Nomadic Photo Ark residency will conclude with a pop-up exhibition at Raleigh Founded on Centennial Campus (1017 Main Campus Dr.) on Friday, Feb. 10, 5 to 7 p.m. This free event is open to all.

Bailey Knight: Colors from the Earth

An exhibition of naturally dyed woven artworks.

Opening Reception: Friday, January 20, 5:30 – 8:00pm

Exhibition: January 9 – April 20, 2023

Bailey Knight combines her technical knowledge of textiles with her passion for the earth by hand-dying each thread using natural resources and creating textile artifacts through the language of weaving. She creates her work with traditional fibers and colors that are born from the earth, exist in our natural world for a period of time, and will one day return to the earth through natural degradation, The work in this exhibition serves as an homage to the beauty of this moment in the material’s life: once dirt, plant, yarn, dye, but now a spectacle.