William Rogers teaching at 2008 Art in the Park

William Rogers teaching at 2008 Art in the Park

Throughout his 30-plus years as a metalsmith, education has played a major
role in William Rogers’s career. In North Caroline, he taught hammered copper
workshops for Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural
Arts in Cherokee, HandMade in America, Southwestern Community College, and
the Bascom.

With sponsorship from the North Carolina Arts Council and Cherokee
Preservation Foundation, in 2010 and 2011, he completed residencies at
ArtSpace Charter School, Asheville and Cherokee High School, Cherokee where
he created collaborative kinetic sculptures that were permanently installed in
each school. Each sculpture incorporated work by students who participated in
the residency program.

During the 1990s, he was selected to participate in statewide Artists-in-Education
programs by both the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the Virginia Museum
of Fine Arts. For three years, taught art at Blacksburg High School, named one
of the top 100 high schools in the US.

To schedule a workshop, contact:
828 293 3777

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