• JULY 7-19, 2019

    Penland School of Crafts
    Penland, NC

    Cultivating Attention: Nature, the Body, and the Book

    Nature and the body will be our guides in this experiential workshop. Through a daily practice of observation, contemplation, and movement, we’ll develop a body of work that translates our perceptions and sensations into drawing, writing, and collage. Penland’s natural surroundings will provide ample source material as we play with different movement techniques and use simple drawing and writing prompts to over-produce page spreads. Then, after editing and sequencing this material, we’ll assemble our work into a series of accordion books documenting our experience.

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    New Walks In An Old Field is now available!

  • NOVEMBER 6, 2015- FEBRUARY 7, 2016

    The Frist Center for the Visual Arts

    Anthology: Visual Narratives From Nashville's Print Community

  • NOVEMBER, 2015

    COOP Gallery

    5 for 5: New Members, New Work

  • OCTOBER 8- NOVEMBER 7, 2015

    Three Year Retrospective of Elsewhere Museum's Southern Constellations Residency Series, Alcott Gallery, Chapel Hill

  • SEPTEMBER 5-26, 2015


    Seed Space

  • AUGUST 5-23, 2015

    Southern Constellations Fellowship

    For three weeks in August I will be at the Elsewhere Museum in Greensboro, NC working on a new project.

    Artist Talk: August 6, 8:30PM

  • JULY 5-17, 2015

    Penland School of Crafts
    Penland, NC

    The What & the Why: Books as Idea Generators
    Jana Harper

    This workshop will use the universal metaphors of the book to explore themes across media, craft, and contemporary art. The form of the book will help us generate ideas that could later be translated into different media. We’ll spend the first week completing several short assignments, looking at tons of images, and using brainstorming methods to develop our ideas. We’ll work with simple book forms: pamphlet, drum leaf, accordion. Then each student will take one of their ideas and follow it through multiple iterations to see how it might bloom. This non-technical workshop is for artists of all disciplines. Students will come away with about ten “idea” books