Category: Art from the Collection

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
Friday, May 29, 2015

Work of the Week – March 16, 2015

by Sadie Barner This week’s Work of the Week is Basket by Ruth Asawa. “Art is for everybody. It is not something that you should have to go to the museums in order to see and enjoy. When I work on big projects, such as a fountain, I like to include people who haven’t yet… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, March 9, 2015

Work of the Week – March 9, 2015

by Sadie Barner This week’s Work of the Week is Favrile floriform glass vase #4360 G by Louis Comfort Tiffany. “Beauty is what nature has lavished upon us as a supreme gift.” – Louis Comfort Tiffany. When looking at the vase above, it is hard to compare it to the famous jewelry of Tiffany &… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, March 2, 2015

Work of the Week – March 2, 2015

by Sadie Barner This week’s Work of the Week is Untitled Mountain Landscape by George Masa. “The queer blue haze that clings like a veil to the loftiest points in the Southern Appalachians struck his imagination, and through his skills as a photographer he sought for years to tear aside that veil and find new… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, February 23, 2015

Work of the Week – February 23, 2015

by Sadie Barner This week’s Work of the Week is Japanese Magnolias by Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald. “By the time a person has achieved years adequate for choosing a direction, the die is cast and the moment has long since passed which determined the future.” –Zelda Fitzgerald Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald took the world by storm even… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, January 26, 2015

Work of the Week – January 26, 2015

by Sadie Barner This week’s Work of the Week is Carolina Parakeets by Joel Queen. “You have to stay on top of everything and continue to create different works, but never forget where you came from.” – Joel Queen Joel Queen is from Cherokee, NC and is a ninth generation potter. He learned how to… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Work of the Week – January 12, 2015

by Sadie Barner This week’s Work of the Week is this basket: River Cane Purse Basket by Eva Wolfe. Eva Wolfe was born in 1922 in Soco, Qualla Boundary, North Carolina. She started her craft at an early age. She started learning basket weaving from her mother. Shortly after starting high school her aunt, Lottie… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, January 5, 2015

Work of the Week – January 5, 2015

by Sadie Barner This week’s Work of the Week is this sculpture: On Axis by Rick Beck. “I am interested in playing volumes of mass against details by extracting and exaggerating the things I find interesting. Ultimately the work should challenge the eye and the mind.” –Rick Beck Rick Beck was born in 1960 in… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Work of the Week – July 23, 2014

Robert Cottingham · C&O, 1989, Lithograph, Color, 21.50 x 29.38 inches By Michelle Alwine Robert Cottingham was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1935. Cottingham is known for his work in developing photorealism with his works focusing around the Americana genre. From 1955-1958, Robert served in the U.S. Army in Orléans, France. Upon his return… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Work of the Week – July 16, 2014

Carmen Cicero · Landscape with Airplane, 1963 ca, Lithograph, 22.87 x 26.25 inches By Michelle Alwine Carmen Cicero was born on August 14, 1926. From a young age, Cicero expressed an interest in the arts and went on to study at the New Jersey State Teachers College, now known as Kean University. After his studies… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Work of the Week – July 9, 2014

July 7th – 11th Irving Amen Lady of the Lake  1965 ca, Etching, 17.75 x 13.62 inches By Michelle Alwine Irving Amen (1918-2011) showed interest in the arts at a very young age. His drawings were quickly noticed and by age four, Amen was considered a child prodigy. Soon after this recognition, he was awarded… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Work of the Week – July 2, 2014

Diane Arbus · The King and Queen of a Senior Citizen’s Dance, N.Y.C., 1970, Photograph, Black and White Silver Gelatin Print, 14.75 x 14.5 inches. By Michelle Alwine Diane Arbus was born on March 14, 1923 in New York City. Arbus was a photographer and writer known for showcasing the surreal and abnormal. In response… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Work of the Week – June 25, 2014

Tony Fitzpatrick · My Snake Bit Heart, 1993, Intaglio with Chine Colle, 10.75 x 8.5 inches By Michelle Alwine Tony Fitzpatrick (1958-  ) was born in Chicago and graduated from Montini Catholic High School in Lombard, Illinois in 1977. Along with publishing several books of his art and poetry, Fitzpatrick is known for his early-career… Click to read the rest of the blog post