Thursday March 31


plus_bullet_point Exhibition and Reception: “Keep Your Eyes Open: DIY photography at Warren Wilson College”

Holden Gallery at Warren Wilson College
701 Warren Wilson Road, Swannanoa

In the spirit of photo+craft, an array of Warren Wilson College students engage shadow and substance and throwdown with handmade pinhole cameras in an exhibition curated by Warren Wilson junior Adam Grimes.


plus_bullet_point Collectors’ Dinner

Fischer/Shull Home

Hedy Fischer and Randy Shull to host small dinner conversation. A selection from their collection of contemporary art, photography, and craft will be on display. Tickets sold separately through REVOLVE.


Friday April 1


plus_bullet_point Open House and Registration

Broadway Arts Building
49 Broadway

Event maps/schedule available.


plus_bullet_point Exhibition and Opening Reception: “Authentic Constructions”

Henco Gallery
54 1/2 Broadway

Authentic Constructions considers the multi dimensional world of photography and reveals its construction. On view March 31 – April 3. Participating Artists: Lindsay Lochman & Barb Ciurej, Constance ThalkenJanelle Young, and Christina Z Anderson.


plus_bullet_point Keynote Speaker Fred Ritchin: “Bending the Frame: Photography and Social Change”

Broadway Arts Building
49 Broadway
Reception 7-8:30pm

Dean of the School at International Center of Photography, Fred Ritchin has written and lectured internationally about the challenges and possibilities implicit in the digital revolution. Ritchin’s recent book, “Bending the Frame: Photojournalism, Documentary, and the Citizen”, asks the question: how can images promote new thinking and make a difference in the world?


Saturday April 2


plus_bullet_point Workshop with Robert Asman: “Cameraless Photography: Silver Figurative Rendering Salon”

The Asheville Darkroom
109 Roberts Street, Phil Mechanic Studios

Learn about non-traditional uses of expired and decades-old photographic paper in this three-hour workshop. Robert Asman puts a new spin on the traditional figure drawing salon by painting developer directly onto gelatin silver paper in daylight. Tickets sold separately through The Asheville Darkroom.


plus_bullet_point Presentation and Discussion:
“Making and Meaning: Photobooks and the Social Fabric” with Clarissa Sligh and Alejandro Cartagena (moderated by Eric Baden)

Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center
56 Broadway

Internationally recognized artists Clarissa Sligh and Alejandro Cartagena show and talk about their work with photobooks, one of today’s most active and intimate forms of photographic practice. Cartagena’s self-published ‘Before the War’ was selected by both Time and Mother Jones as a 2015 best photobook of the year. Sligh’s new artist book, ‘Transforming Hate’, is set to be released the weekend of photo+craft. Both artists engage issues of contemporary social relevance in deeply personal ways. 


plus_bullet_point Film Screening with Harvey Wang:
“From Darkroom to Daylight”

Altamont Theatre
18 Church St.

Director Harvey Wang to introduce his documentary film featuring interviews with more than 20 important figures in the field of photography about the digital revolution and how this has impacted their work.


plus_bullet_point Panel Discussion:
“Ghosts in the Machine: Finding Craft in the Digital” with James Huckenpahler, Vesna Pavlović, and Elijah Gowin
(moderated by Bernard Welt)

Altamont Theatre
18 Church St.

This panel of working practioners discusses not only finding visual form within the digital medium, but also carefully considers the ideas that surround the materiality of photography and what craft means when working with 1s and 0s.


plus_bullet_point Keynote Speaker Namita Gupta Wiggers: “Almost Touch + Virtual Communities: Photo+Craft”

CCCD Upstairs Ballroom
67 Broadway

Namita Gupta Wiggers, curator, educator and director/co-founder of Critical Craft Forum, asks: how does photography operate in conjunction with the handmade object? When photography – and social media – are the primary vehicles for communicating about objects, how is photography creating craft communities?


plus_bullet_point photo+craft Celebration and Exhibition Opening: “Phantom Practices”

122 Riverside Drive, Cotton Mill Studios
8pm onward

A reception for “Phantom Practices”, an exhibition with works by 9 of the photo+craft presenters at REVOLVE including the panelists, Clarissa Sigh, Harvey Wang, Courtney Dodd, Robert Asman, Clay Harmon, and Alejandro Cartagena.


Sunday April 3


plus_bullet_point “Building a Collection: A Conversation with David Raymond, Hedy Fischer and Randy Shull”
(moderated by David J. Brown)

Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center
56 Broadway

These prominent collectors (Raymond, Fischer and Shull) discuss how they identified, formed and developed their passion for contemporary art and photography, then worked with museums as a way to share and extend their vision.


plus_bullet_point DOT Editions Visit and Lunch

Rocky Kenworthy’s Studio
2004 Riverside Dr. Unit W, Woodfin

Learn how Rocky Kenworthy, one of the premier digital craftsfolk, takes 1’s and 0’s and transforms them into highly personalized prints. Tickets sold separately through REVOLVE.