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Friday, July 29, 2016

Black Mountain College Artist – John Urbain

by Parker Louise Bobbitt The Geometric Vistas: Landscapes by Artists of Black Mountain College exhibition opens August 6 at the Asheville Art Museum and we’re taking the opportunity to take a closer look at some of the geometric landscapes in the Museum’s Collection. Today, we’re focusing on John Urbain’s monochromatic etching titled Houses, which will… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Work of the Week – “Writing on the Pharaoh’s Wall” by Gabriel Shaffer

by Parker Louise Bobbitt This week’s Work of the Week is The Writing on the Pharaoh’s Wall by folk artist Gabriel Shaffer. In the past, few accepted graffiti as an equal to more traditional art forms. While still controversial, it has finally found its rightful place as a generally accepted medium in the art world.… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, July 11, 2016

Work of the Week: Untitled (S.372) by Ruth Asawa

by Parker Louise Bobbitt Passion, patience and perseverance were the qualities that my high school art teacher once told me were necessary in the making of art. While these characteristics can be applicable to work in any field, Ruth Asawa’s life and wire sculptures clearly embody each of these elements. Untitled (S.372) is a hanging… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Intern Spotlight – Jason Perry

by Parker Louise Bobbitt This week’s Intern Spotlight is Communication’s intern Jason Perry. Age: 20 Hometown: Patrick County, Virginia Favorite Color: UNCA Blue Favorite Art Piece: Jim Dine’s The Heart and the Wall Jason Perry is a summer intern at the Asheville Art Museum who is passionate about pursuing his career in Mass Communications. As… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, June 27, 2016

Work of the Week – Night Scene by Neil Welliver

by Parker Louise Bobbitt This week’s Work of the Week is Night Scene by American landscape artist, Neil Welliver. Some things are more complex than they may first appear. While Welliver’s Night Scene appears to be a simple landscape, the intricacies in the process and finished wor are clear with deeper exploration. Just as you… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Sharing the Permanent Collection: The Past, The Present, The Future

by Parker Louise Bobbitt The Asheville Art Museum’s Permanent Collection includes thousands of works encompassing a range of era, place and media. As the only resource of its kind in WNC, the Museum’s mission is to “engage, enlighten and inspire individuals and enrich community through dynamic experiences in art.” Reaching its region in the Southeastern… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, June 13, 2016

Work of the Week – From the Lowgrounds by Maud Gatewood

by Parker Louise Bobbitt This week’s Work of the Week is From the Lowgrounds by North Carolina artist Maud Gatewood. Because of differing experiences, understanding a perspective that contrasts with our own can be challenging at times. Art can allow us to see the world through another’s eyes. Maud Gatewood’s From the Lowgrounds is a… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Work of the Week – Grande Galerie de l’Evolution, Paris by Matthew Pillsbury

by Parker Louise Bobbitt This week’s Work of the Week is Grande Galerie de l’Evolution, Paris by Matthew Pillsbury. Everyday items and places are often made to be used or viewed in a particular way whether this be a television, a piece of furniture or a museum exhibition. In Grande Galerie de l’Evolution, Paris, along… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, May 16, 2016

Work of the Week – Composition 1967 by Louise Nevelson

by Parker Louise Bobbitt This week’s Work of the Week is Composition 1967, a photograph by Louise Nevelson. The meaning of the phrase “seeing the world through rose-colored glasses” is understood as seeing the world idealistically because of the connotations we have with the color “rose.” In Louise Nevelson’s work, we see the world in… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, May 9, 2016

Work of the Week – Carioles by Lorrie Goulet

by Parker Louise Bobbitt This week’s Work of the Week is Carioles by American sculptor Lorrie Goulet. Throughout history, art has been used to express and connect with the spiritual. In 4000 BCE, the Sumerians created sculptures for the worship of gods and nature and in 1910, Wassily Kandinsky published ‘Concerning the Spiritual in Art,’… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, May 2, 2016

Work of the Week – Rainbow Lake by Raoul Hague

by Parker Louise Bobbitt This week’s Work of the Week is Rainbow Lake by American wood sculptor Raoul Hague. Recently, the term “slow living” has been presented as an alternative to our excessive use of social media, fast fashion and other aspects of modern industrialized culture. Rather, “slow living” praises quality over the quantity that… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, April 25, 2016

Multi-sensory Art Experience with Sol LeWitt and Roomful of Teeth

by Parker Louise Bobbitt Throughout much of history, artwork was generally considered to be immediately recognizable representations of the world. Then this belief shifted in the 19th century. Artists began to explore non-representational forms and later, the term “concept art” was coined by artist Henry Flynt. In 1934, John Dewey wrote on “art as experience,”… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, April 18, 2016

Work of the Week – Dragon Arum by Judy Pfaff

by Parker Louise Bobbitt This week’s Work of the Week is Dragon Arum by Judy Pfaff. Throughout history, the works of art created have been innumerable and have presented seemingly endless ideas before the world. While some may be tempted to believe that all that remains is repetition, artists continue to innovate, expressing new ideas… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, April 11, 2016

Work of the Week – Sculpted Form by Karen Karnes

by Parker Louise Bobbitt This week’s Work of the Week is Untitled Sculpted Form by American ceramicist, Karen Karnes.  More than any other quality, passion drives people towards success and greatness. It inspires individuals to dedicate their lives wherever their passion lies and impact the world. Untitled Sculpted Form is a salt-glazed, stoneware ceramic that… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, April 4, 2016

Work of the Week – Stowage by Willie Cole

by Parker Louise Bobbitt This week’s Work of the Week is Stowage by Willie Cole. “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it,” philosopher George Santayana once said. There are certain events in history where repetition should be avoided. In Stowage, artist Willie Cole explores this idea, analyzing the continuance of oppression… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, March 28, 2016

Work of the Week – The Glade by Jorge Fick

by Parker Louise Bobbitt This week’s Work of the Week is The Glade by Black Mountain College graduate, Jorge Fick. Gaining new experiences through exposure to other cultures and new environments is a valuable source of inspiration for many. Oftentimes, integrating the knowledge we gain from these experiences into our daily lives can lead to… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, March 21, 2016

Work of the Week – Cancer by Pinky/MM Bass

by Parker Louise Bobbitt This week’s Work of the Week is Cancer (from Contemplating My Internal Organs) by contemporary artist Pinky/MM Bass. At times, we may feel far too familiar with the subjects of pain, illness and loss. Our journey on Earth is not always easy and we are often inclined to seek out a … Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, March 14, 2016

Work of the Week – Spring by Wendy Red Star

by Parker Louise Bobbitt This week’s Work of the Week is Spring by contemporary artist Wendy Red Star. We are often presented with Native American tropes in our day-to-day lives whether through sports team mascots, Halloween costumes or cartoon depictions. These frequently lead to misconceptions about Native American culture and its authenticity. Wendy Red Star’s… Click to read the rest of the blog post