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The River Arts District / UNC Asheville Artist Alumni Show


Ramsey Library, Blowers Gallery

February 9 @ 4:00 pm - February 26 @ 6:00 pm


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On February 9, UNC Asheville will host the opening reception for “The River Arts District / UNC Asheville Artist Alumni Show” in Ramsey Library’s Blowers Gallery from 4-6 p.m.

As part of Homecoming Week events, this exhibition, curated by Karen Keil Brown ’81, showcases the artistic careers of 12 talented alumni and celebrates the exceptional education and training they received at UNC Asheville.  

The participating alumni artists contribute to the thriving arts scene of Asheville’s River Arts District, with studios maintained in the same vibrant arts town of their alma mater. Each artist will present their own style and expression through various media, such as oil painting, pastels, sculpture, and pottery. Themes explored in the art displayed in this exhibition include nature, nostalgia, and reflections on the every day. 

The exhibition will run until February 26. There will be a special alumni reception February 17 from 11-12 p.m. during UNC Asheville’s Homecoming celebration.

The 12 featured alumni are Karen Keil Brown, Tess Darling, Katie Elle, Sahar Fakhoury, Meredith Gottschalk, Mary LaBianca, Fleta Monaghan, Brit J Oie, Jeremy Phillips, Susan Sinyai, and Cindy Walton.


UNC Asheville is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. If you have any questions about access or to request reasonable accommodations that will facilitate your full participation in this event, please contact the Event Organizer (see below). Advance notice is necessary to arrange for accessibility needs.

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February 9 @ 4:00 pm
February 26 @ 6:00 pm




Ramsey Library, Blowers Gallery