News & Events
August 19, 2010
A collection of abstract paintings by Asheville artist Arrington Williams will be on view through September 29 in UNC Asheville’s Blowers Gallery. The exhibition includes works in oil and acrylics by Williams, a graduate of the Corcoran School of Art who now has a studio in the River Arts District. An opening reception will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, in the gallery. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
The paintings “are ultimately about energy,” said Williams. When asked the meaning of his abstracts, he encourages viewers to “turn off the intellect and turn on the emotional receptors. And then, sometimes I say, ‘If I could tell you what it means in words, I would have written a poem.’”
Blowers Gallery, located on the main floor of UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library is open 8 a.m.-midnight Monday-Thursday; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays; and 1 p.m.-midnight Sundays. For more information, call 828.251.6436, and for more about the artist and his work, go here.