Stephanie Hickling Beckman
January 26, 8:30am - 10:00am EST. Hosted at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design
part of a series on Anxiety
About the speaker
Stephanie is a Native of Atlanta and grew up in Kansas City. She attended college at Georgia State University until she realized that learning to love and hating school are not mutually exclusive. After moving to Asheville 20 years ago, she retired from 17 years in Corporate America, and rediscovered a very similar line of work - Acting, her high school passion. She has been attached to theatre in one way or another over the last 17 years; primarily as an actor or Director. She is proud to say that she has worked with most of the companies in Western North Carolina. In her most recent incarnation, Stephanie is the Founder and Managing Artistic Director for Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective, which is more committed than ever to promoting ‘radical empathy’. Different Strokes! produces theatre which reflects difficult realities of society, and challenges audiences to spend a couple of uninterrupted hours in unfamiliar shoes - considering a different perspective. Her purpose is to change the world - one play at a time.
As the only dedicated liberal arts institution in the University of North Carolina system, UNC Asheville kindles learning by offering students an intellectually rigorous education that builds critical thinking and workforce skills to last a lifetime. Small class size, award-winning faculty and a nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program foster innovation as well as recognition.
Echoview is an innovative fiber processing and manufacturing hub that’s a catalyst for connecting community with commerce. We deliver products and services that fuel the American spirit of hard work and self-expression.
Echoview honors America’s pioneering past but always has an eye on the future. We are innovators, believers and dreamers. We’re also doers. We intend to bring pride to the label “Made in America.” America has always celebrated the individual. But at the same time, we know we’re stronger together. Our country is a lot like a patchwork quilt. Each square is important on its own, but each one also enhances the beauty of the entire creation.
East Fork Collection is simple and fundamental. Unadorned, the work is distilled to its essential elements: form and function. It is durable and timeless, resistant to fashion and trends. The pots do not designate a specific maker but are stamped, simply, EAST FORK. They are made by all the members of our workshop.
Letitia’s friendly yet firm teaching style provides students with a community-oriented, non-competitive setting in which to practice, change, grow and progress. Her clear, anatomically-oriented instructions, engaging personality, and sense of humor work together to make classes light-hearted and fun even in the midst of challenging, disciplined work.
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design advances the understanding of craft by encouraging and supporting research, critical dialogue, and professional development in the United States.
The Center administers three national award programs: the Craft Research Fund Program for independent and graduate scholars, the Windgate Fellowship Award Program for emerging craft artists graduating from universities, and the Windgate Museum Internship Program for craft-focused curatorial internships within museums. Additionally, the Center convenes national meetings, curates exhibitions, programs lectures and workshops, and sponsors international residencies.
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We think our food is pretty amazing. We make it with local, seasonal ingredients whenever possible. And by hand, with love, everyday.
Well Played is North Carolina’s first board game café, and we have one goal – to make sure you have fun.
Well Played is a special gathering space for friends and family to come together to connect through play and friendly competition. We have hundreds of board games, a delicious menu of drinks and snacks, and expert Gamemasters on hand to guide you through a one-of-a-kind experience.
Come visit us at 58 Wall St. and see what all the fun is about!
Counter Culture Coffee is dedicated to finding and bringing to market the most exciting and delicious coffees in the world. We approach our work with a passion for the ideal of coffee perfection, a dedication to real sustainability, and a commitment to cutting-edge education throughout the coffee chain.
Buchi is a community centered, women founded and 15% worker-owned business continuing the ancient folk tradition of brewing kombucha, a living, probiotic rich, all-natural beverage.
BP Solutions Group (formerly known as Biltmore Press) was established in Biltmore Village, Asheville, NC, in 1925 and has served the Western North Carolina and surrounding areas since that time as the region’s highest quality, full-service printer. BP Solutions Group has endeavored to serve its customers with prompt, efficient service and to provide a quality product for over 80 years, establishing customers of long standing that have come to depend on our company to fulfill their printing and marketing needs.
Our highly skilled team of marketing and graphic experts has the experience, vision and insight needed to create, manage and implement your visual communications solution.
We are storytellers. Adventurers. We are filmmakers who believe in the power of story. We use human connections to engage and inspire in order to create meaningful and impactful films.
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As creative types, we are some of the luckiest people in the world. We don’t have to wonder why we are here because we already know. Be we actors, dancers, designers, directors, painters, potters, puppeteers, photographers, singers, sculptors, or writers, we make the world more colorful,more entertaining, and more interesting. However, we long for others to validate our purpose, yet we also tend to have a lot of anxiety around displaying our work to other people. Often, loving what we do carries with it some trepidation around presenting our heart’s creations to other people - even when our livelihood depends on it. How do we minimize the hand shaking, heart pounding, and arm-pit sweating that sometimes accompany living a creative life?