Opening Reception for Heart, Head, and Hand

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Ruth Davis Design Gallery
@ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

October 19, 5:00-8:00pm | Ruth Davis Design Gallery

Join us in celebrating the opening of Heart, Head, and Hand: Making and Remaking at Berea College Student Craft. On view starting October 18 in the Ruth Davis Design Gallery, Heart, Head, and Hand explores what it means to make on campus—and the power of design and craft to inspire creativity across disciplines. Founded in 1893, Berea College Student Craft has become a well-established center for student-led design production in the United States. Student Craft includes weaving, woodcraft, ceramics, broomcraft, and craft education outreach programs. These areas engage not only with experiential learning but also with the cultural myths and values that are embedded in objects fashioned by hand. With a history rooted in Southern Appalachian material culture, automobile tourism, and mail-order catalogs, today’s program focuses on student-centered pedagogy and the curious, speculative, inclusive and future-looking potential of craft in the making—h​eart, head and hand.

This exhibition is a collaboration between Berea College Student Craft and the Center for Design and Material Culture. Support for this project comes from the Anonymous Fund and the Chipstone Foundation.

Photo of a colorful broom with broom corn in the background and "Heart, Head, & Hand" in the foreground along the bottom