Alicia Dietz is an Army veteran, world traveler and talented woodworker using art to tell her amazing story. Alicia attended Arrowmont this summer and shares her experience through her blog.
Read Alicia’s blog post below.
MAPS, CHARTS & DIAGRAMS AT ARROWMONT
This last week, I attended the last of the four craft camps I went to this summer. Arrowmont, nestled in the heart of Gatlinburg, TN was the perfect way to end my summer experience. I attended a Maps, Charts, and Diagrams class and got to play with maps for a week. The class, headed by Laura Mongiovi, was fun, playful, and exploratory. My classmates were willing to work outside their comfort zone, and I think we all discovered something new. Here are just a few images of my week in the Textile shop….
This capped off such a wonderful summer of learning, playing, and exploring. I am exhausted, but each and every class taught me something new and introduced me to many new friends.
Alicia is pursuing her MFA in Craft and Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her current body of work explores the transition from “disciplined military life to the instability and search for purpose in a civilian one.”
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“This was the perfect way to round out the summer – Arrowmont had the feeling of home and is definitely a place that I would like to attend again.” -Alicia Dietz