The UNC Asheville Electronic Music Ensemble will present a concert of original experimental electronic music compositions at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, at the Boiler Room, 11 Grove St. in downtown Asheville. The concert will include a special appearance by Roy "Futureman" Wooten, a five-time Grammy Award-winning percussionist with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones.
Virginia Derryberry, a noted painter and UNC Asheville art professor, has been named a visiting artist at the prestigious American Academy in Rome. She will spend a two-week residency at the Academy in June producing new works. Derryberry plans to use resources found in the Academy's newly renovated Janet C. Ross Library as well as specific collections of Caravaggio paintings in the Italian city to inform her personal investigation of the intersection of art and alchemy. Founded in 1894, the Academy fosters the pursuit of advanced research and independent study in the fine arts and humanities.
UNC Asheville's Arts & Ideas Program will host an evening with noted storyteller David Novak at 7 p.m. April 15, in UNC Asheville's Humanities Lecture Hall. Novak comes to storytelling with a background in theater arts, including Shakespeare, clowning, playwriting and directing.
TheatreUNCA will stage the classic Greek tragedy, "The Trojan Women," April 21-25. The show will be held on the Reynolds Green lawn, located in front of Carol Belk Theatre. Curtain is 6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. Rain date is 6 p.m. Sunday, April 25. All shows are free and open to the public. Patrons are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.
The UNC Asheville Art Department will host its 43rd Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition April 16-27 in UNC Asheville’s S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, located on the first floor of Owen Hall. Internationally exhibited artist Nina Katchadourian will serve as juror.
UNC Asheville's 2009-2010 Writers at Home Series continues with readings by local authors Margaret Abruzzi and Leni Zumas at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., downtown Asheville. The event is free and open to the public.
“Alter Egos: Illustrations of the Inner Self,” an exhibition of seven works in soft pastel by UNC Asheville senior Theresa Burden, will be on view in UNC Asheville’s Owen Hall Second Floor Gallery from April 16-27. An opening reception will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, April 16, in the gallery.
UNC Asheville's Ramsey Library and Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center will host an exhibition of photographs from the historic Black Mountain College. The exhibit, which will be on view in the periodicals and circulation area of Ramsey Library, features some 19 images of Black Mountain College from 1933-1957. The photos delineate an arc that traces the College's beginnings to its final years. It portrays some of the central figures including Josef Albers, Buckminster Fuller and many others. An opening reception will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, April 15, on the main floor of the Library.
UNC Asheville's Center for Jewish Studies will host a reading and talk by poet Emily Warn at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, in UNC Asheville's Laurel Forum, Karpen Hall. Warn will read and discuss her latest poetry collection, "The Shadow Architect." The event is free and open to the public.
UNC Asheville's Music Department will continue its spring concert season with four performances in April, ranging from contemporary to chamber music. Concerts will feature performances by student musicians, and include student and faculty compositions. Admission is $5 at the door, unless otherwise indicated.