Tuesday, March 3, 2009
The Ogden is currently hosting an exhibition of works by the 2009 recipients of the North Carolina Living Treasures Award. The University of North Carolina at Wilmington started the award in 1987 to recognize masters of traditional arts and crafts in North Carolina. The recipients of this year's award are master potters, Cynthia Bringle and Norm Schulman. Each of these icons of ceramics live and work in Penland, North Carolina. Combined with our exhibitions of Penland glass, Newcomb pottery, George Ohr, the works of post-minimalist Nene Humphrey, and our Center for Southern Craft and Design, these works complete a rare volume of craft and traditional hand-work on exhibit at the Ogden Museum. Artdaily.org has posted a nice blurb about this exhibition with bios on Norm and Cynthia. It can be viewed at http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=29292. The image above is of the work of Norm Schulman; below are goblets by Cynthia Bringle.