UNC Asheville's Music Department will wrap up its spring semester concert series with four performances in April, including the annual gala concert featuring UNC Asheville student musicians, and a few surprise guests. Admission for each concert is $5 at the door; free for students with ID.
Asheville will experience jubilant Afro-Brazilian dance when the vibrant and award-winning Viver Brasil takes to the stage at the Diana Wortham Theater on April 5 and 6. Specializing in bringing to life the beautiful and complex stories of the “orixa,” African sacred energies, Viver Brasil’s style incorporates samba, contemporary Afro-Brazilian dance and carnival. Curtain is 8 p.m. for both shows at the Diana Wortham Theater, at Pack Place in downtown Asheville.
Amy Tavern and Daniel Marinelli, resident artists at the renowned Penland School of Crafts near Spruce Pine, will present a lecture on their work in the next installment of UNC Asheville's lecture series, "Meet the Maker: Conversations of Meaning with Craftspeople." The presentation will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 4, in UNC Asheville's Owen Hall, room 302. The event is free and open to the public.
UNC Asheville's Center for Craft, Creativity & Design will unveil its new brochure Wednesday evening, highlighting the work of two WNC art organizations that are models of "green" and sustainable practices, Energy Xchange of Burnsville, and Jackson County Green Energy Park (JCGEP) in Dillsboro.
UNC Asheville's Art Department will hold its 14th annual Soup-and-Salad Bowl Sale from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 18, in UNC Asheville's Owen Conference Center. Proceeds from the sale will benefit UNC Asheville's Ceramics Program.
Modeling "green" and sustainable approaches to craft while producing beautiful and meaningful works will be the focus of a moderated panel discussion at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, at UNC Asheville's Owen Hall, 3rd floor conference center.
UNC Asheville's undergraduate writing scholarship winners will present their works in poetry and prose in the next installment of UNC Asheville's Writers at Home series. Authors include Brian Hart, Jasper Moore and Caroline Wilson. The reading begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 20, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. It is free and open to the public.
Educator and author Ann Millett-Gallant will present a lecture based on her book, "The Disabled Body in Contemporary Art," in the next installment of the UNC Asheville Craft Studies Initiative lecture series, "Meet the Maker: Conversations of Meaning with Craftspeople." Millet-Gallant will discuss the work of disabled artists and the representation of disability in visual culture. The presentation will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17, in UNC Asheville's Owen Hall, room 302. The event is free and open to the public.