UNC Asheville Hosts Sculpture Collage Exhibit by Local Artist Betsy Murray
Wed, 02/24/2010 - 1:47pm
"The Homecoming," a collection of some 30 sculptural collages by long-time Asheville resident Betsy Murray, will be on view March 1-30 at UNC Asheville's Blowers Gallery. The former UNC Asheville librarian now works at Pack Memorial Library with the North Carolina photograph collection. Her three-dimensional art combines artifacts and her own photographs to tell a story. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Murray first exhibited her work in a show entitled "The Closing" in 1990 during the renovation of UNC Asheville's Ramsey Library. Now, 20 years later, her work will be featured in Ramsey Library once again. The new exhibit explores Murray's experiences and ideas that have grown over the past two decades, including the loss of her Madison County cabin in a mudslide, examination of the Tarot, and a retelling of "Sleeping Beauty."
Blowers Gallery, located on the main floor of UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library, is open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., Fridays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. For more information, call 828/251-6546.