Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents Ceramicist Jason Bige Burnette

Posted April 18, 2019

Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts Department Hosts Visiting Artist April 22

Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts Department will host visiting artist Jason Bige Burnette Monday, April 22 from 4 to 5 p.m. Held in the Creative Arts Building, room 7105, the presentation is free and open to the public. 

Bige Burnette graduated from Western Kentucky University with bachelor’s degrees in ceramics, printmaking and graphic design. He then continuedhis education for two years at the Penland School of Crafts as a core fellowship student and spent a year as an artist-in-residence at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Bige Burnette has taught many ceramic surface design workshops at various locations. His ceramics have been exhibited nationally, and he has been featured in several publications. In addition, he is an author.  

HCC’s Professional Crafts programs offer an innovative, affordable, groundbreaking craft education with focuses in clay, fiber, jewelry and wood. Through a unique blend of studio experience, classroom education and hands-on business experience, students can achieve the skills necessary to become viable independent studio artists or to become valuable, skilled employees in the expanding craft industry.

For more information on the spring visiting artist series, call 828-627-4672 or email aputansu@haywood.edu. Registration for summer and fall semester is now open. For more information about registration, visit haywood.edu or email hcc-advising@haywood.edu.

Pictured is work by Jason Bige Burnette. His ceramics have been exhibited nationally, and he has been featured in several publications. He will visit HCC Monday, April 22, 4 to 5 p.m. The lecture will be held in the Creative Arts Building, room 7105 and is free and open to the public.

Haywood Community College (HCC) is part of the North Carolina Community College System and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Founded in 1965, it is an open-door institution with the mission to foster an environment that meets the educational needs of the communities it serves, promotes student success in higher education and in the workplace, and facilitates economic development. This includes programs for Haywood County high school students through Career and College Promise and Haywood Early College. The college campus, a designated arboretum, boasts one of the most beautiful college campuses in the state with an iconic mill pond, a productive greenhouse, dahlia gardens, an orchard garden and a rhododendron garden.

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