Limestone Professor To Be Featured In North Carolina Exhibit

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 9:15am
Ford Pottery

Limestone College Professor of Art Carolyn Ford is one of 50 artists who have been selected for the Asheville Art Museum’s inaugural contemporary exhibition, “Appalachia Now!”

The Interdisciplinary Survey of Contemporary Art in Southern Appalachia will be held in its expanded and renovated facility that opens in the spring of this year. The exhibition is comprised of works in a variety of media including dance, film, new media, painting, poetry, and sculpture.

Ford attended Middle Tennessee State University where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Ceramics, Drawing, and Painting. She received her Master’s in Fine Arts from Washington State University in Ceramics and Drawing. Ford has been the Chair of the Art Department at Limestone College since 2010.

The exhibition in Asheville explores the union of tradition and modern perspectives through contemporary artistic voices of this region. “Appalachia Now!” situates artists not only within a regional and national dialogue but also within the rich history of creativity and making historically associated with Appalachia. Whether works are personal or universal in theme, the cross-disciplinary exhibition invites visitors to participate in the individual experiences that make this part of the world unique.

The 50 artists represent the diversity of creatives who currently live and work in towns and cities in Western North Carolina and its bordering areas, which include southern Virginia, eastern Tennessee, western South Carolina, and northern Georgia.