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An internationally renowned metalsmith and jeweler, Bob Ebendorf is currently the Belk Distinguished Professor of Art at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. Known for his creative use of found objects, he is considered a leader of the contemporary studio jewelry movement. Ebendorf talks about his introduction to North Carolina through teaching at the Penland School of Crafts.
Artistic talent is becoming an asset to a wide range of employers who thrive on creative approaches to their businesses and value the right-brain skills associated with the arts. Arts-related industries can be catalysts for high-skill employment in sectors such as technology. Learn more about these workers at http://www.ncarts.org/creative_economy.