Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
We have signed up for the Word of the Day to come to our e-mail. We wanted to share this one with you.
triskaidekaphobia \tris-ky-dek-uh-FOH-bee-uh\, noun:
Fear or a phobia concerning the number 13.
Despite NASA's seemingly ingrained case of triskaidekaphobia, which forced managers to impose the bizarre, '13-free' numbering system on its flights, the crew of perhaps the most important Shuttle mission to date clearly were unsure if STS-41C was supposed to be unlucky or not.
-- Ben Evans, Space Shuttle Challenger: Ten Journeys into the Unknown
Triskaidekaphobia is from Greek treiskaideka, triskaideka, thirteen (treis, three + kai, and + deka, ten) + phobos, fear.
Some famous triskaidekaphobes1:
- Herbert Hoover
- Mark Twain
- Richard Wagner
- Franklin Roosevelt
1. Source: "It's just bad luck that the 13th is so often a Friday," Electronic Telegraph, September 8, 1996
Saturday, October 10, 2009
To see more images of the Wednesday night fundraiser for the NC Pottery Center that we had in Seagrove, go to Jennie's JLK Jewelry blog.
The 1/2 hour before the PBS Craft in America special began there was a re-showing of the interview with Nancy and the STARworks staff, as well as, Kenneth from Comfort South and Eddie from WetDog Glass. Back to back with the Central Park Program was an interview with Vernon, Pam and Travis Owens of Jugtown Pottery. The STARworks blog provides you with two different links to see the video that UNC TV did on Central Park NC.
ON ANOTHER NOTE: Central Park NC is having their annual open house on October 29 at Starworks in Star, NC. This event is open to the public, but an RSVP is needed. The keynote speaker is Michael Schuman, there will also be a workshop on Saturday. To find all of the details for signing up for the workshop and the meeting, go to their website here. Last years open house was a lot of fun. The STARWorks Glass folk gave demos, informational presentations were given, good food, and there was a jazz band. Lots of happy people to talk too. Come out to hear about what Central Park NC is all about!!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
TWO NEW EPISODES will air on Wednesday, Oct 7th, 8-10pm*,
nationally on PBS!
The American craft tradition did not just appear, fully-formed and mature. Where have our craft practices come from? How do they continue? Each of the artists featured in “Origins” tie their work to early craft techniques and demonstrate how they are involved in passing these techniques to others in a continuum of creativity.