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HCC Professional Crafts Graduate Show

May 6, 2010

Diannah Beauregard studied jewelry making at Haywood Community College, (HCC). Twenty seven years later her successful business of Studio Thirty Three with a plan of social enterprise, supports the graduating students of the crafts program with a new scholarship program, “The Bridge Scholarship”.

Fueling "The Bridge Scholarship"

"The Bridge"

This month of May, 50% of profits in the retail sales will go towards the scholarship fund, and 25% of profits from wholesale. Normally, the percentage is 30 and 15 respectively. The piece is available on the Studio Thirty Three website and Textures in Waynesville. It is part of the Studio Earth Signature Series nominated for Pepsi grant of 50K! Vote daily for Studio Thirty Three to receive funding!

This year the  graduating class of Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts department will exhibit their best work at the 2010 Graduate Show at the Folk Art Center. The show will run May 8 through September 5 in the main gallery on the second level of the center which is located off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville. Hours are 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. each day. There will be an opening reception with the graduates and Professional Crafts faculty on May 8 from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.

The exhibit contains original crafted objects in clay, wood, jewelry and hand-wrought metals. This exhibit marks the professional debut for many exhibiting craftspeople. Most of the exhibition pieces are for sale. The college makes involvement in the installation, organization, and publicity of this exhibit part of the coursework for HCC professional crafts students.