The 2013 UNC Asheville Queer Studies Conference will take place April 4-6 in various locations on campus. This biennial conference is a gathering of academics, artists and activists, including participants from around the country and abroad, addressing issues of gender, sexuality, diversity, human and civil rights.
Local artists Jeremy Russell and Valeria Watson-Doost, creators of the "Whole Earth Theory" exhibition at UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union Gallery, will be joined by members of UNC Asheville's faculty for a panel discussion, "Boundaries," on the nexus of art and politics at 6 p.m. Monday, March 25 at the Highsmith University Union Grotto on campus.
A panel of area musicians, teachers and others will provide an update on women's experiences in the music business. "Women in Music," part of UNC Asheville's observance of Women's History Month, is co-sponsored by the university's Department of Music and the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies program. The event takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21 in the Highsmith University Union Grotto on campus.
"Spoon | Fed," a new exhibition featuring works on the theme of the overlooked utensil, the spoon, opens with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Mar. 15 at UNC Asheville's Center for Craft, Creativity & Design in Hendersonville.
"An Evening with N.C. Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti," presented by UNC Asheville's Creative Writing Program and the university's Literature Club, takes place on the campus beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, March 25, in Karpen Hall's Laurel Forum.
The f/32 photography group will present an exhibit, "Texture, Pattern, Shape, Oh My!" from March 1-31 in the Blowers Gallery at UNC Asheville's Ramsey Library. This exhibit will open with a reception from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, March 3. Both the reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public.
Local artists Jeremy Russell and Valeria Watson-Doost will open their new collaborative exhibit, "Whole Earth Theory: Dimensions of Life and Death" with a reception at 6 p.m. Friday, March 1, in UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union Gallery.
continues in March with readings by writers Beth Keefauver and Katherine Min. The readings will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 17 at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., in downtown Asheville. This event is free and open to the public.