Posts Tagged ‘STARworks’

STARworks in Star, NC, Offers Lectures by Resident Artists – Mar. 15, 2017

March 7, 2017

STARworks Clay Studio resident artist Deighton Abrams, and STARworks Glass interns Brianna Gluszak and Andrew Thompson will present slides and discuss their work, Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2017, beginning at 5:30pm at STARworks, located at 100 Russell Drive in Star, NC.

The presentations are free and open to the public. Beer from Four Saints Brewing Company will be available for purchase.


Work created by STARworks Clay Studio resident artist Deighton Abrams

Deighton Abrams is originally from Alaska and has an MFA with a concentration in ceramics from Clemson University. He has been awarded numerous grants, including the Clemson Art Department Scholarship for study in Jingdezhen, China and the Professional Enrichment Grant for artist research in Iceland. Abrams utilizes ceramic forms, both figural and geologic, to create complex narratives about the human psyche and its impact on the surrounding landscape.


Work created by STARworks Glass intern Brianna Gluszak

Brianna Gluszak is from Calgary, Canada and holds a BFA with distinction in Glass from the Alberta College of Art and Design. She has studied at Pilchuck Glass School in Washington, Corning Museum in New York and Northlands Creative Glass in Lybster, Scotland. Her work is focused on re-imagining the imagery that one sees in passing through glass.


Work created by STARworks Glass intern Andrew Thompson

Andrew Thompson grew up in Birmingham, AL. He was inspired to study glass by his father, Joseph Thompson, who built a hot shop in their back yard when Thompson was young. He studied glass at Tennessee Tech University under Professor Curtiss Brock and recently had a solo exhibition, Uncertain Consciousness, at the Appalachian Center for Craft. His work focuses on the optic qualities glass can produce and combines these properties with two dimensional, mixed media compositions.

STARworks is a project of Central Park NC, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the economy of the region by focusing on the sustainable use of our natural and cultural resources. STARworks is located at 100 Russell Drive in Star, just off I-73/74 in northern Montgomery County.

For more information, call 910/428-9001, e-mail to (contact@starworksnc.org) or visit (www.STARworksNC.org).

STARworks Hot Glass Cold Beer Takes Place in Star, NC – Feb. 9, 2017

January 31, 2017

STARworks resident artist Kazuki Takizawa will take the lead at Hot Glass Cold Beer (HGCB), Feb. 9, 2017, from 5:30 to 7:30pm. River Wild food truck, based out of Lake Tillery, will be on site with offerings of fish tacos, burgers, pimento cheese fries and more.

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Work made by STARworks resident artist Kazuki Takizawa for his Minimalist series.
Takizawa first came to STARworks in 2015 as a glass intern. He has returned as a resident artist and will stay and create work at STARworks through mid-April. Takizawa is a Japanese glass artist based in Los Angeles, CA. He graduated with high honors from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and has taught at various glass educational facilities, including Pilchuck Glass School and Public Glass. For the past decade, Takizawa has been making work related to mental health and therapy. His most recent glass installation, Breaking the Silence was installed at STARworks in 2015. Photos and a video of the installation can be viewed at (www.KazukiTakizawa.com).

Takizawa and STARworks glassblowers will work together to create a piece for his Minimalist series. All ages are invited to watch the free demonstration. Visitors ages 21 and older who purchase a hand-crafted STARworks drinking glass will receive tickets for complimentary beer or wine during the demonstration.  Beer and wine may also be purchased directly at the bar.

HGCB, held on the second Thursday of each month, features beer from Four Saints Brewing Company, based in Asheboro, NC, and wine from Stony Mountain Vineyards, based in Albemarle, NC.

STARworks is a Central Park NC project. Central Park NC is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the economy of the region by focusing on the sustainable use of our natural and cultural resources.

STARworks is located at 100 Russell Drive in Star, just off I-73/74 in northern Montgomery County.

For more information, call 910/428-9001, or visit (www.StarworksNC.org).

STARworks Holds Annual Ornament Sale in Star, NC – Dec. 5, 2015

November 29, 2015

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The STARworks Gallery, at STARworks in Star, NC, will be decorated for the holiday season with 2,000 colorful hand-blown glass ornaments Dec. 5, 2015, from 10am to 2pm. Ornaments are handmade by STARworks glassblowers and come in all sizes, shapes and colors.

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There will be no advanced or reserved sales. Ornaments left after the sale will be available in STARworks Gallery, Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5pm and Saturday, 10am to 4pm while supplies last. They are priced between $22 to $35. Payment options include cash, check or credit cards.

STARworks recommends people arrive at the ornament sale as close to 10am as possible to ensure a good selection. Doors will open at 9am for those who like to arrive early, but the sale will not begin until 10am.

“Our glassblowers have been working hard to create a great variety of ornaments this year,” said STARworks Glass coordinator Joe Grant. “We have a nice selection of colors and unique shapes, including candy canes and icicles.”

STARworks Glass is a project of Central Park NC, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the economy of the region by focusing on the sustainable use of our natural and cultural resources. Proceeds from the ornament sale help fund STARworks programs, including the high school glassblowing program.

STARworks is located at 100 Russell Drive in Star, NC, just off I-73/74 in northern Montgomery County.

For more information, call 910/428-9001, or visit (www.StarworksNC.org).

STARworks in Star, NC, Calls for Artists for FireFest – Deadline Mar. 11, 2013

February 22, 2013

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STARworks in Star, NC, invites all professional and emerging artists to apply to compete, exhibit and sell their works during FireFest, May 3-5, 2013. The exhibit will continue in the STARworks gallery until May 31.  This is a juried exhibition and art sale.

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Artists who create three-dimensional works in ceramics, glass, metal or multimedia can visit (www.STARworksNC.org) and click the FireFest slide to answer the call for entry. Artists may enter three works, scaled to indoor spaces. The entry fee is $25, and the application deadline is March 11.  Applicants must apply online.

STARworks, in partnership with the Town of Star is hosting Firefest, a three-day festival that will celebrate the role of fire in the creation of art. Internationally known featured artists specializing in glass, metal and ceramics have been invited to participate, demonstrate and lecture. Each artist will create a sculptural piece that will be installed at STARworks. The special guest artists are glass artist Hank Murta Adams, metal artist Ben Galata, and ceramic artist Hyang Jong Oh.

STARworks has a variety of activities planned for Firefest, including three days of workshops, demonstrations, performances, entertainment, and locally made food and drinks.

FireFest is made possible in part thanks to an Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

STARworks is a project of Central Park NC. CPNC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to promote a new economy based on the sustainable use of the natural and cultural resources of the Central Park region of North Carolina.

For more information, visit (www.CentralParkNC.org) or call 910/428-9001.