Blog Archive

Monday, March 26, 2018

Work of the Week — “Southern Baptist” by Shelby Lee Adams

by Sadie Allen My roots in the South run deep. Both of my parents spent their youth in rural South Carolina, venturing up into the Appalachian mountains as an escape from the drudgery of school, work, or whatever else ailed them. Back then, entertainment wasn’t found in cellphones or Netflix. It lay just north of… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Work of the Week — “Faces in Flowers” by Lily Byrd

by Sadie Allen I recall the first time I read Alice in Wonderland. I was in the third grade and had stumbled upon it in my elementary school library. I was initially drawn to the whimsical illustrations, but as soon as I began reading it I fell even more in love with the iconic fairytale.… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

An Interview with Alexander Schwarzkopf

On April 22, 2018, the Museum is thrilled to welcome Alexander Schwarzkopf back to Asheville to perform during our 9th season of Pianoforte. Pianoforte features outstanding piano talent originating from, living in, or connected to the greater Asheville area. Schwarzkopf performed previously with us solo in 2014, and as a duo with John Cobb in… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, March 12, 2018

Work of the Week — “Bathers” by Abraham Walkowitz

by Sadie Allen Despite the rainy and frigid weather lately, there’s no denying that spring is upon us! Flowers are beginning to bloom, birds are starting to return, and the earth is finally waking up from its season-long slumber. Soon leaves will return to trees and temperatures will rise! Abraham Walkowitz’s watercolor painting Bathers reminds… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, March 5, 2018

Work of the Week — “Things are Mighty Strange” by Alpha Andrews

by Sadie Allen Take one glance at this painting and you’ll be instantly struck by its vivid colors, particularly the bright contrast between the warm orange foreground and the cool blue background. The colors are not the only striking feature of this work, though. The intricate lines filling the piece create a scene that’s busy… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, March 5, 2018

2018 Scholastic Art Awards of Western North Carolina

by Sadie Allen On Sunday, February 25, The Asheville Art Museum sponsored a ceremony celebrating the recipients of Western North Carolina Regional Scholastic Art Awards, an annual competition recognizing some of the best of our region’s young, local artists. This program has been in place since 1923 and is open to artists grades 7 through… Click to read the rest of the blog post