An exhibition of photos by Carrie Wagner of Uganda's Bakonzo people will open with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Blowers Gallery in UNC Asheville's Ramsey Library. RECEPTION RESCHEDULED: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24.
Vievee Francis and Molly Walling will read their works when the Writers at Home series, sponsored by UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program, continues at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., in downtown Asheville. This event is free and open the public.
A presentation of "The Parchman Hour" and a keynote talk by Gwendolyn Boyd, longtime activist for women's equality and recruitment of African Americans into science and engineering, will highlight Martin Luther King Jr. Week at UNC Asheville. The week will also include opportunities for student participation in a day of service during the Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday, and transportation for students to other area events celebrating King's life and legacy.
The White House has provided a photo of the UNC Asheville Singers with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in the Diplomatic Reception Room, where the Singers entertained the first couple and their guests on December 14.
UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP) announces its spring lineup of workshops for local writers in poetry and prose. Classes will be held in Asheville, Black Mountain, Burnsville and Hendersonville.
The UNC Asheville Singers, also known as the Studio 18 vocal ensemble, will perform at the White House for a reception hosted by President and Mrs. Obama and attended by hundreds of dignitaries and invited guests.
Richard Chess and Katherine Min of UNC Asheville's literature faculty were both awarded prestigious honors this fall semester. Chess was named Western Region Distinguished Poet by the North Carolina Poetry Society and its Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series. Min was named the winner of the Sherwood Anderson Foundation Fiction Award.
"Harvey's Legacy: The Next Generation of Studio Glass in Western North Carolina," an exhibition of works by Harvey K. Littleton and by younger glass artists, is now on view at UNC Asheville's Center for Craft, Creativity & Design.