Category: Art from the Collection

Monday, June 9, 2014

Work of the Week – June 9, 2014

Yellow Meander 1970, Serigraph, 19.50 x 19.50 by Michelle Alwine Born Annelise Else Frieda Fleischmann in Berlin, June 12, 1899, Anni Albers grew to be one of the most well-known textile artists of the 20th century. Coming from a family background in publishing and furniture making, Albers showed interest in the arts at a very… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, April 28, 2014

Work of the Week – April 28, 2014

by Adrian Etheridge Clemons Kalischer’s (1921- ) road to photographic fame was paved with many more obstacles than most artists ever have to encounter, and if it is true that great struggle produces great art then it is no wonder Kalischer has produced a collection of hundreds of thousands of photos documenting the struggles and… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, April 14, 2014

Work of the Week – April 14, 2014

by Adrian Etheridge Stephen Ellis (1951- ) is an artist governed by layers, both in his art and his life. Born in High Point, NC, Ellis has spent much of his life between art education and art work, with many awards sprinkled between the layers. He studied at the Boston University Art Program, New York… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, April 7, 2014

Work of the Week – April 7, 2014

by Adrian Etheridge Mel Justus (1944- ) is a native Western North Carolinian with a flair for experimental and non-traditional art. Justus’s childhood was infused with art as both of his parents had an affinity for crafts. Apparently, Justus spent many evenings watching his father (a plumber) “fashion lamps and other objects out of brass… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, March 31, 2014

Work of the Week – March 31, 2014

by Adrian Etheridge Helen Gerardia (1903-1988) was an early member of the American Modernist movement, a progressive style arising during the early 20th century based on optimism and the power of the individual. Geraria was born in Ekaterinislav, Russia, but emigrated to New York City early in her life where she studied at the Brooklyn… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, March 24, 2014

Work of the Week – March 24, 2014

by Adrian Etheridge Gerald Geerling (1897-1998) was an exceptional artist who spent much of his life working outside of the arts. Though his portfolio only contains 60 works, they are full of life, showing his personal style of nostalgic architectural cityscapes. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Geerling  was one of the few artists to serve in… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, March 17, 2014

Work of the Week – March 17, 2014

by Adrian Etheridge Cynthia Bringle (1939 –  ) is one of the nation’s leading potters who forged a path for female ceramicists in a time when working in clay was not yet a career for many. As a young artist born and raised in Memphis, Bringle grew up painting and even went to Memphis Academy… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, March 10, 2014

Work of the Week – March 10, 2014

by Adrian Etheridge George D. Green (1943- ) is an example of an artist who has extreme growth and change in artistic expression throughout a long career. The Oregon-native abstract painter says himself that his style has evolved over his 30-year career to the point that much of his late work suggests his vision as… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, March 3, 2014

Work of the Week – March 3, 2014

by Adrian Etheridge William Bernstein (1945-Present) has been at the forefront of glass work in North Carolina with his wife for the past 30 years. Born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, Bernstein attended the Philadelphia College of Art where he met his wife, a fellow glass artist. Following their marriage in 1968, the two… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, February 3, 2014

Work of the Week – February 3, 2014

by Adrian Etheridge In art education and art history education, typically a lecturer introduces a piece by giving a biographical sketch of the artist’s life. This is customary practice for a reason: Information about an artist’s influences and experiences can greatly enhance the viewer’s understanding of a work of art. For instance, drawing from my… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, January 27, 2014

Work of the Week – January 27, 2014

by Adrian Etheridge Henry Hammond Ahl (1869-1953) spent the majority of his life as an artist. Demonstrating a strong interest in art at the age of 6, he showed great promise as an oil painter as early as 17 years old. He developed his style at the Royal Academy of Munich – one of the… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, January 20, 2014

Work of the Week – January 20, 2014

by Adrian Etheridge George C. Aid (1872-1938) probably could not have guessed how his art work would change when he first began his career as an artist. The artist was born in Quincy, Ill., but his family moved to St. Louis in 1880 where Aid attended the School of Fine Arts. Aid began his career… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, January 13, 2014

Work of the Week – January 13, 2014

by Adrian Etheridge Welcome to 2014! At this time a few weeks into the new year, many people are embarking upon new resolutions, questioning what they have been doing with their lives as they think of the transience of human existence. So, for my first post in the new year, I thought I would feature… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, December 23, 2013

Work of the Week – December 23, 2013

by Adrian Etheridge Sigmund Abeles (1934-Present) is one of America’s most distinguished figural artists, as well as a lifelong academic. Though born in Brooklyn, New York, Abeles grew up in South Carolina, where he spent much of his youth sketching the sculptures in the neighboring Brookgreen Gardens, no doubt where his aptitude for drawing the… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, December 16, 2013

Work of the Week – December 16, 2013

  by Adrian Etheridge Contemporary glass artist Gary Beecham (1955-Present) entered the University of Wisconsin at Madison intending to study geology. But the young student – now an internationally-appreciated artist – soon found his way to the glass shop where his willingness to help around the shop garnered approval from older students working there. He… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, December 9, 2013

Work of the Week – December 9, 2013

by Adrian Etheridge Rob Amberg (1947-Present) is a documentary photographer and writer famous for his depiction of the rural South. In particular, he focuses on how technological and economic progress are erasing backwoods cultures as they cling to survival. Born in Washington, D.C. and educated in Catholic schools, Amberg graduated from the University of Dayton… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, December 2, 2013

Work of the Week – December 2, 2013

by Adrian Etheridge George Inness (1825-1894) was an American painter known for his idyllic landscapes. The fifth of 13 children, Inness was born in New York but spent much of his youth in New Jersey after his family moved to Jersey City. At the age of 14, Inness spent several months studying under the traveling… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, November 18, 2013

Work of the Week – November 18, 2013

by Adrian Etheridge John French Sloan (1871-1951), a leading promoter of the “social realist” movement, was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. An etcher and painter, Sloan’s earliest surviving works were created when he was 16-years-old. He had left school in his hometown of Lock Haven, Pennsylvania to support his family… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, November 11, 2013

Work of the Week – November 11, 2013

by Adrian Etheridge Josef Albers (1888-1976) was a pioneer of twentieth century modernism as a color theorist, artist, and teacher. Born in Bottrop, Germany, Albers began his career as an elementary art teacher before entering the Bauhaus in 1920. During his time at the Bauhaus – literally “house of construction,” a famous craft and fine… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Friday, June 14, 2013

WORK OF THE WEEK

Exploring the Permanent Collection with a Work of the Week June 14, 2013   Emerson Woelffer, Untitled, 1961. Lithograph, 18.75 x 14.88 inches. Gift of Leo Monahan. Black Mountain College Collection of the Asheville Art Museum. 2009.05.01.61.   Emerson Woelffer (1914-2003) was a prominent Abstract Expressionist painter and artist from Chicago. He is best known… Click to read the rest of the blog post