The Bascom is the place to be this September.
On Saturday, Sept. 10, from 5 p.m. until extinguished, The Bascom will present George Beasley Iron Pour member/guest reception on The Bascom Campus. Beasley’s site-specific installation and performance is created to convey the experience of the “dance” of iron making. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and a picnic basket and watch the “fire” works. R.S.V.P. to (828)787-2898.
Also beginning on Sept. 10, current works by renowned potter Ben Owen will be on display in the Loft Gallery. through Dec. 3. A reception will be held Sept. 17, 5 to 7 p.m.
Born and educated in North Carolina, with educational travels to Australia, New Zealand and Japan, Owen has garnered a national reputation as artist, teacher and speaker. The Owen family immigrated from Great Britain in the mid 18th century to central North Carolina finding clay suitable for continuing their European pottery tradition. Today, Owen carries on the tradition. A “North Carolina Living Treasure,” Owen has also received the Governor’s Business Awards in the Arts and Humanities. Owen's pottery can be found in international and nationally recognized collections, periodicals and multiple books. Admission is free.
Don’t forget to stop at the Shop at The Bascom. From hand created pottery, textiles, jewelry, wood, glass and basketry to Bascom wine and wine glasses to art books, we have something for everyone. All the art work is produced by regional artists and artists that have exhibited or instructed at The Bascom and everything is unique and oneof- a-kind.
The Bascom is now open year-round - Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, 12 noon to 5 pm. For more information, to register for Bascom workshop offerings or for more details on all Bascom activities, visit www.TheBascom.org or call (828)526-4949.