Category: Artists

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
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sharon Louden Brings Bling to Asheville

by Crystal Woods Moore It has been my great honor to have been selected to apprentice with Sharon Louden, installation artist from New York. The opportunity to watch her process as the installation Community at the Asheville Art Museum was perhaps the most beneficial experience I have had in training for the art world. She… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Friday, July 11, 2014

Artist Sharon Louden Brings “Community” to the Asheville Art Museum

Earlier this year, the Asheville Art Museum released a call for local artists to be involved in the installation of a very unique exhibition. The Museum had been coordinating with artist Sharon Louden to bring her installation Community to Western North Carolina by installing it in the Museum’s Artworks Project Space. Initially, the Museum was… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

An Evening with Poet and Painter Basil King

by Adrian Etheridge “I have a feeling you’re going to be one of those crazy guys that if you don’t paint, you’ll go crazy.” This is what one of poet and painter Basil King’s friends told him early in his career. And, as King writes and paints every single day, his friend is probably right.… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Thursday, August 1, 2013

Highlighted Works from Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection

Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection, a traveling exhibition curated and organized by The Whitney Museum of American Art, opened at the Asheville Art Museum earlier this summer. This exhibition features a wide selection of art works from a historic gift pledged to The Whitney in 2010 by longtime trustee Emily Fisher Landau. This exhibition… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Thursday, June 28, 2012

Lunchtime Art Breaks: Artist Project Space + Atrium Art

Lunchtime Art Breaks are a series of gallery talks and presentations hosted by the Asheville Art Museum, typically twice per month on Fridays from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Our most recent Lunchtime Art Break featured Asheville residents and artists Hoss Haley and Gabriel Shaffer. Both artists engaged in dialogue and answered questions with participants about… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Honoring One of Our Own

There has always been a play between the actual symmetry of the picture shape (square, horizontal, diamond, shape, etc.) and the symmetry of layout, which opens the depicted forms to the use of color — to sound or harmonize in an expressive way. -Kenneth Noland (1924-2010) Kenneth Noland, a great artist and Asheville native, died… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Lighting up Art

This week, I was fortunate to attend a tour of Asheville artist Heather Lewis’s work at the Asheville Area Arts Council. There, Heather showed us some of her newer paintings and then down to the basement to see her newer work with light. I had never been down to the basement of the Arts Council.… Click to read the rest of the blog post