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Works by Craft & Culture Fellow Talcon Quinn

June 7 – July 2, 2024 | Knoxville Gallery

Talcon was Arrowmont’s Traditional Craft and Culture Fellow for Fall of 2023 . The Fellowship supported the growth of the recipient in their artistic practice and provided opportunities to expand their knowledge through professional development opportunities. The work in the exhibition showcases Talcon’s artistic practice and the work explored during the fellowship.

2023 Appalachian Craft & Culture Fellow Exhibition: Talcon Quinn 2023 Appalachian Craft & Culture Fellow Exhibition: Talcon Quinn | small baskets 2023 Appalachian Craft & Culture Fellow Exhibition: Talcon Quinn | woven baskets2023 Appalachian Craft & Culture Fellow Exhibition: Talcon Quinn | Arrowmont Knoxville Gallery

Artist Bio Talcon Quinn is a folk artist, educator and community event coordinator in Athens, Ohio. She has dedicated her life to learning traditional folk arts through mentorship in Appalachia, around the country, and abroad. Talcon deeply values this style of learning because it weaves in other life lessons, teaching far more than just the art form.

As a teen, Talcon mentored artists in beading and silversmithing. She dedicated her early 20s to working toward the preservation of old growth forest. Due to the unsustainability of the gemstone industry, she drifted away from silversmithing and sought out mentorships in basket weaving, traditional hide tanning, herbal remedies and traditional food practices. These studies inspired her to create jewelry again, in a way that links together her social and environmental values with contemporary and ancestral traditions that celebrate our common heritage.

Talcon chose to settle back into the Appalachian foothills. She recognized that being generationally from a region is a unique tool to help inspire revitalization of Appalachia Ohio. Talcon works toward this revitalization through teaching traditional crafts, making her art and coordinating community events that celebrate the diversity and vibrancy of Southeast Ohio. talcon-quinn.com

 

 

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