News & Events
December 16, 2010
UNC Asheville’s Blowers Gallery will present "The Essence of Asheville," an exhibit of glass and encaustic artwork by local artist Marsha Balbier, January 5-30. The exhibition includes works in fused and shaped glass as well as encaustic paintings, which are created using heated beeswax. The encaustic technique dates back to ancient Egypt, when it was used to create mummy portraits.
Balbier’s work is featured in the permanent collection of the Banff School of Fine Arts at the University of Alberta. She has studied fine arts and design in various schools, including the Banff School of Fine Arts, the University of Northern Colorado, Endicott College and the Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science.
Blowers Gallery, located in UNC Asheville's Ramsey Library, is free and open to the public, and is usually open 7 days a week. For gallery hours and more information, call 828.251.6436, or visit the gallery Web site.