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 NCSU Foundation
Ray Kass: “Revisiting Mountain Lake” Exhibition
Monday, January 14, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m
“How I Made This” – Special Artist’ Presentation
Victoria Ralston: Puppets and Puppetry
Wednesday, March 20, at 7 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Tori Ralston is a sculptor and self taught puppeteer. She received her BA in psychology from UNC-CH and MFA in Fine Arts from The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Her artwork takes many forms, including hand built ceramics and pottery, oil painting, encaustic, installation art, missed media sculpture, photography, and performance. Likewise, she has worked in many roles, as an artist, arts educator, theater designer, and arts therapist. She is now a professor of Arts Studies, part of Interdisciplinary Studies, College of Humanities and Social sciences at NC State University.
Her puppets are quirky beings that take the form of string puppets, shadow puppets, and rod puppets or some hybrid combination, and the performance narratives are influenced by imagery from dreams, memories, psychological states and the quirky ins and outs of what it means to be human. Ralston has performed with her puppetry and performing objects in many different venues, including: UNC-CH, NC State, Manbitesdog Theater, University of Minnesota, Duke University, Yale University, Lincoln Center, and across the terraces of France.