Spotlight on Silent Auction Artist Molly Cronenwett

Molly Cronenwett at the wheel
Molly Cronenwett at the wheel

Molly Cronenwett is an artist, photographer, teacher and mother who lives in Hillsborough. After growing up in Michigan and New Hampshire, she moved to NC in 1997 to earn an MA in Art History from UNC-Chapel Hill and a second BA in Art Education from NCCU. Since migrating south, Molly has taught art and art history to all ages–from preschoolers to adults–at a charter school, at her own community art school in Hillsborough, and through private lessons and camps at her home. She specializes in ceramics, drawing, and painting. As a studio teacher, Molly believes a focus on art history offers students a deeper understanding of art, as well as a catalog of successful imagery and ideas. She wants her students to realize that they are part of a global community of artists–past and present–from whom they can gain inspiration.


“I am an artist and teacher, and I believe these two professions are inextricably linked. I believe that teaching is an art. When successful, the teacher-as-artist creates an aesthetic experience for the student—a heightened consciousness, broadened awareness, and newfound sense of appreciation. My goal as an artist–whether behind the camera or at the pottery wheel–is to create art that brings more thoughtfulness, joy, appreciation and authenticity to everyday experiences. ”


Molly has generously donated three stoneware pieces to The ArtsCenter’s Silent Auction, on display throughout the month of June in the Nicholson Gallery.  To place these artworks, visit our box office or call us at (919) 929-2787.  Bids starting at $15-20 per piece will be accepted until 5PM on June 28th.

Molly Cronenwett - Painted Primaries Bowl
Painted Primaries Bowl
Molly Cronenwett - Black & White Bowl
Black & White Bowl
Molly Cronenwett - Earthenware Red Vase
Earthenware Red Vase


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