Craft Center events spotlight NC State through the ages

August 23, 2012
By Christine Urbowicz

The Craft Center is celebrating NC State’s 125th anniversary by hosting two special events for students and alumni in the next month.

This Saturday and Sunday, NC State students will have the opportunity to participate in the 4th annual Pinhole Camera Challenge at the Craft Center on Central Campus.

The use of a pinhole camera dates back to 5th century BC. Pinhole cameras are lenless and the lens are replaced by a tiny hole in the center of the camera.  Students participating in the event will use their imaginations and create their cameras today and tomorrow, using a variety of common household containers, such as coke cans and oatmeal canisters.

On Saturday morning, participants will meet at the Craft Center and learn how to use their cameras. Throughout the afternoon, challengers will make their way around campus and take pictures of subjects and landmarks of their choice before learning how to develop their images in the dark room.

Holladay Hall: Then and Now

This image of Holladay Hall will be one of many featured at the NC State: Then and Now exhibit on September 7

A photo exhibition featuring the work of pinhole camera contests will be displayed at the Craft Center from September 4 to October 3. The grand prize winner, who will receive $100 and a free craft session with the Craft Center, will be announced September 28.

In addition to the Pinhole Camera Challenge, the Craft Center welcomed the exhibition NC State: Then and Now early last week. The exhibition opened in the R.A. Bryan Foundation, Inc. Gallery and will be open to the public until October 3.

Craft Center instructors Gary Knight and Jeannene Lang will be presenting a special project in conjunction with the NC State: Then and Now exhibit on Friday, September 7 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, specially for the university’s 125th anniversary. The class is free of charge and open to students and the public. No registration is necessary.

Participants are invited to submit up to two original photographs that compare historical NC State landmarks that have special meaning to students and alumni. During the event, submitted images will be shown in a slideshow presentation and will be featured on the Craft Center website.

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