UNC Asheville will celebrate Black History Month throughout February with a host of special events. Among the highlights will be a Step Show featuring groups from across the Southeast and a lecture by African American deaf-educator Lindsay Dunn.
It is said that art imitates life. But in an upcoming exhibition at UNC Asheville, life imitates art. The show, entitled "redhanded: a songe forre the loste," is an exhibition of 13 prints and poems by Yancey County artist Kore Loy Wildrekinde-McWhirter. The exhibition provides a glimpse into the artist's unconventional childhood in a religious sect plagued by violence. The content of this exhibition may not be suitable for younger audiences. The events are free and open to the public.
Image from the exhibition“Asheville’s East End Circa 1968,” a photography exhibition by Asheville artist Andrea Clark, is on view through February 26 in UNC Asheville’s Blowers Gallery. The exhibition includes 26 framed black-and-white photographs and a large historical map of Asheville.
“Asheville’s East End Circa 1968,” a photography exhibition by Asheville artist Andrea Clark, is on view through February 26 in UNC Asheville’s Blowers Gallery. The exhibition includes 26 framed black-and-white photographs and a large historical map of Asheville. A reception will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in the gallery, with a talk by the artist at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
The UNC Asheville 2009-2010 Writers at Home Series continues with readings by students in the Great Smokies Writing Program's prose master class. The readings will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, at Malaprop's Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., downtown Asheville.
"Still Life as Theater," an exhibition of some 30 paintings, drawings and photographs by noted artist Philip Jackson, will be on view at UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union Gallery through February 2. A closing reception and artist talk will be held from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, in the gallery.
UNC Asheville's Art Department and Craft Studies will co-host the inaugural National Juried Drawing Exhibition January 12-February 2 at the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, located on the first floor of UNC Asheville's Owen Hall. Juror Deborah Rockman, a noted artist, reviewed some 564 entries from 183 artists from across the nation.
TheatreUNCA will stage the Michael Slade drama "And a Child Shall Lead" November 18-22 at UNC Asheville's Carol Belk Theatre. Curtain is 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. All shows are open to the public.
UNC Asheville's Center for Jewish Studies will host "A Jerusalem Between Us," a one-man play written and performed by Aaron Davidman, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at UNC Asheville's Lipinsky Auditorium. The performance is held in conjunction with the Visualizing Human Rights Anti-Conference. The event is free and open to the public.