Join the next Arrowmont Instructor Roundtable discussion centered around ideas of rebirth, ecology, and sustainability in contemporary craft.
Scheduled close to Earth Day, three Arrowmont instructors whose works focus on environmentalism are joined by special guest moderator, Dr. Daniel Wildcat:
• Bryant Holsenbeck: Fiber, basketry and mixed-media artist
• Zeke Leonard: Furniture, instrument woodworker
• Emmy Lingscheit: Printmaker
Bryant Holsenbeck is a sculptor and environmental artist with roots in basketry. She is also an installation artist who utilizes the “stuff” our society has used once and thrown away. She has taught at Arrowmont, Penland, Haystack , and in Australia. In 2018, her book The Last Straw: A Continuing Quest for Life Without Disposable Plastic was published chronicling her work and environmental concerns.
Zeke Leonard is Assistant Professor in the School of Design at Syracuse University & member of the Environmental and Interior Design Faculty. He researches the role of social responsibility and environmental stewardship in design and fabrication practices.
Emmy Lingscheit is an artist and educator living in Urbana, Illinois and is an assistant professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she is the printmaking coordinator. She holds a BFA from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota and an MFA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Lingscheit exhibits her work widely, including recent solo shows at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, the Lawrence Arts Center, and the Indianapolis Art Center.
DR. DANIEL WILDCAT
Dr. Wildcat is a Yuchi member of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma, an accomplished scholar & author, director of the Haskell Environmental Research Studies (HERS) Center, and member of the Indigenous & American Indian Studies at Haskell Indian Nations University.