"Familiarity and Function," featuring some 23 mixed media pieces by UNC Asheville senior Megan Seifried, will be on view March 19-30 in UNC Asheville's S. Tucker Cooke Gallery. The exhibition is a collection of Seifried's work towards a bachelor of fine arts degree from UNC Asheville.
UNC Asheville will host a panel discussion on “Celebrating Advocacy: Asheville YWCA Working to Empower Women and Eliminate Racism” at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17, in UNC Asheville’s Laurel Forum, Karpen Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
UNC Asheville’s Craft Campus will continue its “Meet the Maker: Conversations with Craftspeople” lecture series. Local sculptor Susan Hagen will present “The Teenager Project” at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16, in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith University Union, room 104. The event is free and open to the public.
UNC Asheville will host an evening with acclaimed Civil Rights leader and songstress Bernice Johnson Reagon at 7 p.m. Friday, March 19, in UNC Asheville's Lipinsky Auditorium. Reagon, who has been selected to give the May 2010 UNC Asheville Commencement Address, will engage the audience in her signature "song-talk" style. The event is free and open to the public; American Sign Language interpretation will be provided.
Registration is now open for the “How To Use Your Digital Camera” workshop from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 20, and from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 27. The course is open to students of all ages and skills and will take place at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center.
Art Front, UNC Asheville’s student art organization, will hold its annual exhibition in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith University Union Gallery from March 5-29. A closing reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, March 26, in the gallery. The event is free and open to the public.
UNC Asheville's Board of Trustees announced today that it has named a Multimedia Arts and Sciences computer lab in honor of Greg and Jennifer Mayer (Class of '04) of Charlotte Street Computers, who recently made a donation of $25,000 to the university. The lab, located on the second floor of Zeis Hall, is marked with a plaque which was unveiled in a ceremony attended by a host of alumni on campus for Homecoming Weekend.
"The Homecoming," a collection of some 30 sculptural collages by long-time Asheville resident Betsy Murray, will be on view March 1-30 at UNC Asheville's Blowers Gallery. The former UNC Asheville librarian now works at Pack Memorial Library with the North Carolina photograph collection. Her three-dimensional art combines artifacts and her own photographs to tell a story.
Renowned record producer Elliot Mazer has joined the faculty at UNC Asheville this spring to teach an upper-level course on record production. The class is designed as a tour through the recording process from a raw song to a finished recorded product. It is the first university course anywhere taught by Mazer.