UNC Asheville’s Art Department will hold its annual holiday sale of ceramics, glass and other art objects from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, in the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, located on the ground floor of Owen Hall. The sale is open to the public.
"Figurative Reflections," an exhibition by UNC Asheville senior Katie Scully of approximately 100 wood-fired ceramic pots inspired by the human form, will be on view in the Highsmith University Union Gallery from December 3-16. An opening reception will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3, in the gallery.
UNC Asheville's Blowers Gallery will display a collection of oil paintings, mixed media works and drawings by senior Emily O'Brien from December 1-17. The exhibition, "Transformation through Displacement," is based on O'Brien's experiences while studying abroad in France.
UNC Asheville's Craft Studies Initiative will continue its "Meet the Maker: Conversations of Meaning with Craftspeople" lecture series with a talk by Fred Horowitz, co-author of "Josef Albers: To Open Eyes." Horowitz will speak at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, in Owen Hall, room 237. The event is free and open to the public.
Local writers will have the opportunity to hone their skills with the spring workshop series from UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP). The program will offer 11 workshops in poetry and prose, which will be offered in various off-campus locations in Asheville, Black Mountain, Burnsville and Hendersonville. Most classes are open to all interested writers but class size is limited; early registration is suggested.
To meet the continuing education needs of busy working professionals, UNC Asheville will offer a variety of online courses in the spring. Online coursework features the same academic rigor as face-to-face classes, but will allow students to access course information at any time that fits their schedule. Some classes will involve attendance at off-campus locations or teleconferencing at many different sites – UNC Asheville, Appalachian State University, Winston Salem State University, Fayetteville State University, Elizabeth City State University and UNC Wilmington.
This concert has been canceled. Ugandan multi-instrumentalist Kinobe (pronounced Chin-oh-bee) will perform a solo concert at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 18, at Alumni Hall in UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union. The event is free and open to the public.
In the wake of the area's first taste of winter, UNC Asheville offers the 2011 Western North Carolina Weather Calendar, complete with daily average high and low temperatures, phases of the moon and daily sunrise and sunset times.
UNC Asheville's Career Center will host "Connecting the Liberal Arts to Career Choices: International Careers," from 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9 in the Highsmith University Union Mountain Suites. This session presents an opportunity to learn more about international career opportunities, get advice from working professionals, and make networking connections. The event is free and open to the public.