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Monday, July 24, 2017

Work of the Week — “Single Weave Rivercane Basket with Bloodroot and Walnut dyes” by Emma Garrett

by Haley Clement In honor of our new exhibition Home Land, this week’s featured piece is Emma Garrett’s Single Weave Rivercane Basket with Bloodroot and Walnut dyes, currently on view at our temporary location (175 Biltmore Avenue). The artist is a Cherokee basket weaver who lives in the Snowbird community and often works with rivercane… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, July 17, 2017

Work of the Week — “The Corruption of Ecstasy” by Robert Yarber

by Haley Clement This week’s featured piece is Robert Yarber’s 1989 color lithograph The Corruption of Ecstasy. What struck me most about this work was all of the chaos – both in color and in content. The bloody red of the sky and water combined with the glowing blue of the figures add turmoil to… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

WNC High School Student Wins National Art Award

by Haley Clement Each year, 7th through 12th– grade students compete in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, a national competition sponsored by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers with an extensive history dating back to 1923. Stephen King, Andy Warhol and Sylvia Plath are just a few of the famous names who have… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, July 10, 2017

Work of the Week — “Cafeteria Still Life” by Fred Becker

by Haley Clement Upon a glimpse, Fred Becker’s Cafeteria Still Life, complete with an arrangement of glassware on a pedestal, almost seems like a standard still life. When you look closer, however, you begin to notice little oddities, such as figures and mushrooms jammed inside of vessels. This sense of strange is continued by the… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Sunday, July 2, 2017

Work of the Week — “Triangled Celebration” by Dorothy Gillespie

By Haley Clement Why not celebrate the declaration of America’s independence by examining a piece of art with the word “celebration” in its name? Dorothy Gillespie’s Triangled Celebration is equally as energetic as downtown Asheville will be this Tuesday night. With ribbons of color exploding in every which way just like the night’s fireworks, the… Click to read the rest of the blog post