Friday, February 3, 2012

Penland Community Open House, March 3, 2012

And also, if you haven’t already heard, Penland’s annual Community Open House event is coming up Saturday, March 3. Visitors are welcome to tour Penland’s many studios and participate in hands-on activities from 1 to 5 PM. Everything is free and kid friendly. In the clay studio we offer two activities. Visitors can make a pot on the wheel with one-on-one help from a volunteer or they can make and decorate a little sculpture or hand built pot.

Penland is seeking volunteers to help with the event, too. If you’d like to help in the clay studio, or in any other Penland studio, we would love to have you as one of the many talented, hard-working volunteers. Last year, Penland welcomed approximately 450 visitors to campus for hands-on activities, and couldn’t pull it off without the help of many hands. In thanks you get wonderful food and a special souvenir apron designed by Meg Peterson and Paulus Berensohn to keep you tidy in the studio throughout 2012.

The volunteer schedule is as follows:
11:00 am – Setup
11:45 am – Volunteer pizza and soup lunch
12:30 pm – Return to studios
1:00 – 5:00 pm –Visitors arrive, create and have fun
5:00 – 6:00 pm – Clean up

If you can’t be here all day, there are several jobs that you can help with early or late in the day, or even in the days before the event. You can also come and go the day of the event at your schedule. If you’re interested, please let me know: Susan at clay@penland.org, or call me at 828-765-2359, ext. 29. Thanks everybody!

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