Sociologist and writer Karin Peterson will deliver the final lecture in the Fall 2011 “Meet the Maker” series at UNC Asheville, titled “How the Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary: The Modern Eye and the Quilt as Art Form.” Peterson, associate professor of Sociology at UNC Asheville, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in Owen Hall room 302 on the campus.
Marjorie Hudson and Kevin McIlvoy will read from their current works at the next installment of the Writers at Home series, sponsored by UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing program. The reading begins at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, at Malaprop’s Bookstore and Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville. It is free and open to the public.
An afternoon of choral and orchestral music is in store when UNC Asheville’s University Singers and University Chamber Symphony perform with the Reuter Center Singers from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, in UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium. Admission to this concert is $5 at the door, and free to children and students with ID.
Anthropologist Richard Leventhal will present a lecture titled, “Stealing the Past: Collectors and Museums of the 21st Century,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library. The talk is free and open to the public.
The UNC Asheville Art Department and the Craft Studies "Meet the Maker" lecture series have teamed up with the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership to give students the opportunity for hands-on blacksmithing on campus. Two top craftspeople, blacksmith Zack Noble of Bakersville and metalworker Andrew Hayes of Asheville, will be on campus for a weeklong residency.
UNC Asheville’s Jazz Big Band will perform five pieces by Radiohead, and the Studio 18 Vocal Jazz Ensemble will sing a mix of jazz, pop, and Broadway tunes, in a joint concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, in Lipinsky Auditorium on the campus.
Theatre UNCA will stage Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “Our Town,” with seven performances from October 20-29. This family-friendly 1938 drama uses the daily life of a mythical small New England town to present a vision of love and marriage, death and eternity. All productions by Theatre UNCA are open to the public.
Award-winning sitar player Soumitra Lahiri and tabla player Samir Chatterjee will perform together in concert, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium. The concert offers a rare opportunity in Western North Carolina to hear top-level Indian musicians. The duo will perform Indian classical music blended with modern influences.
Poets who have honed and developed their work in UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program will be featured in the next installment of Writers at Home. The reading, featuring five area poets, will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 16, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. It is free and open to the public.
“Pierced,” an exhibit of portraits by photographer Leigh Svenson, is now on display and has an opening reception from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 in the Blowers Gallery at UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library. Svenson’s black-and-white photos, using the gelatin silver process, express his fascination with piercings.