Ready, Set, Smith!

After the Art Walk on Friday night, be sure to stop by Dirty Lam Studios for Saw, File, Solder races!  The game is on starting at 7:30.


The Dirty Lam is studio home to ECU alums Andy Denton, (MFA 2011, work pictured above) and Jordan Parah, (BFA 2014, below).


Bonus!  The Nu Clear Twins will provide some tunes during Saw File Solder races at Dirty Lam Studios.

*Dirty Lam is located at 213 W 9th Street.  This is a BYOB event for those of age.

Side note- we’d love to see your pictures through out the weekend!  Please use #craftingconnections2015 on Facebook and Instagram pics!


Program Schedule for Crafting Connections

  • Friday Night, January 16th:
    • 5-7 Registration (Jenkins School of Art)
    • 6-9 Art Walk (Jenkins, Art Ave, Art Room, Greenville Museum of Art, Mendenhall Student Center)
    • 7:30-11 Saw File Solder Races at Dirty Lam Studios (213 W 9th Street Greenville, NC 27858)
  • Saturday, January 17th
    • 8:30 am 9:00 am Breakfast
 & Registration
    • 9:10 am Keynote Speaker: Jamie Bennett (Auditorium- Lecture)
      • 10:30-12:30 Break-out Workshops:
      • Rachel Shimpock (Room 108)
      • Ian Thomas (Room 102)
      • Kim Cridler (Room 1322)
      • Courtney Starrett (Room 1325)
      • Kristin Beeler (Room 1327)
    • 11-12:30 Additional Programming: Panel Discussion (Auditorium)
    • 12:30-1:30 Lunch
    • 1:30-3:30 Break-out Sessions
    • 3:30-4:00 Tea & Crumpets
    • 4:00 pm Ana Lopez (Auditorium- Lecture)
    • Picosin Art Center Presentation (Auditorium)
    • ECU Italy Program: Jennifer Wells (Auditorium)
    • 5:00pm Chip Thomas (Auditorium- Lecture)
    • 6:00pm T-shirt sales, raffle sales, pin swap!
  • Sunday, January 18th
    • 8:30 am Breakfast
    • 9:00 am Mary Frisbee Johnson (Auditorium- Lecture)
    • 9:50 am 
Beverly Penn
 (Auditorium- Lecture)
      • 10:45-12:45 Break-Out Workshops:
      • Demitra Thomloudis (Room 108)
      • Stephanie Metz (Room 1327)
      • Becky McDonah (Room 1322)
      • Chip Schwartz (Room 139
      • Nicole Jacquard (Room 1325)
    • 11:15-12:45 (Auditorium) Additional Programming: Panel Discussion
    • 12:45-1:45 Lunch
    • 1:45-3:45 Break-Out Workshops
    • 3:45-4 Tea & Crumpets
    • 4:00 Raffle Reveal
    • 4:00 pm 
Brigitte Martin (Auditorium- Lecture)
    • 5:00 pm Capstone: Laura Wood (Auditorium- Lecture)
    • 6:00 pm Closing Thoughts
    • 7pm-?? Party @ Tipsy Teapot!

You will receive your workshop assignments at registration!  And we will have maps and info for the Art Walk at the check-in table!

Hope You’re Ready!

The count down to the 2015 Symposium has begun!  We’ll see you on Friday the 16th for *Registration* from 5-7 pm at the Jenkins Art Building and Art Walk festivities!  Here’s a preview of what’s to see!


Naughty Narrative will be at the Art Ave gallery, brought to us by Danielle James and Andrew Kuebeck.

Smitten Graphic

The Greenville Museum of Art will have two shows for you, Smitten Forum and Process to Product.


And that’s just the beginning!

** The Symposium is full, “Registration” is for those who have paid and pre-registered.  We need you to say howdy, sign in and get your name tag and program.  This is also the time to have your charm (or pin!) ready for the Charm Swap! (And if you can’t make it Friday, you can also stop by the registration table on Saturday morning starting at 8 am)!

Ain’t No Party Like a Symposium Party!

This year’s after party (Sunday the 18th, 7pm) will be hosted by The Tipsy Teapot and Limelight; we’re very excited to support and work with these local businesses.  Hang on the name tag you receive when you register, it will be your ticket in!


We will be treated to the musical artistry of DJ Tyme, courtesy of Spazz Presents, a non-profit that promotes local music here in Greenville!

And if you’re game for some live music on Friday night, check out this show happening at The Art House.