Category: Programs

Monday, December 11, 2017

Asheville School Students Activate Unwrapped Exhibition

On December 1, Asheville School students performed original movement and music in the Museum’s Gallery On the Slope during the monthly First Friday Art Walk. Each student chose an artwork from Unwrapped: Gifts from the Peter Norton Family Christmas Project as inspiration; they performed in the gallery, next to their chosen artwork, as visitors moved… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Concert Review: Sandra Wright Shen at Pianoforte, April 2, 2017

By William Clark The Pianoforte concert series, sponsored by the Asheville Art Museum through the direction and patronage of Mr. Harry Rowney, recently concluded its eighth season with a remarkable recital by Sandra Wright Shen, a pianist who has now appeared three times in Pianoforte concerts over the years (2014, 2015, and 2017). Ms. Shen… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Sunday, October 20, 2013

2013 Urban Loft + Art Tour

By Adrian Etheridge On October 10, the Asheville Art Museum conducted its annual Urban Loft + Art tour inviting participants to view a few of downtown’s most stunning lofts and art collections. Each year the museum partners with loft owners within the community to show spaces that most Ashevillians don’t even know exist. On this… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Sunday, September 15, 2013

Mandala Today – An Insight into the Mind Through Art

Each day we have an overwhelming 4 million bytes of information floating in our brains. We can only process about .05% of that (2,000 bytes) in general. But, according to workshop instructor Theo Windish, an artist and art therapist candidate at Georgia College & State University, through the creative process of mandala drawing we can… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Museum Travelers visit Hudson River Valley with Asheville Art Museum

It’s that time of year again! The Asheville Art Museum’s annual Museum Travel adventure is currently underway. This week members of the community, led by Museum Executive Director, Pam Myers, are enjoying the some of the best art and culture New York’s Hudson River Valley (and NYC) have to offer! Guest will spend four days… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, November 5, 2012

Museum audiences enjoy a multi-sensory treat during Moogfest performance by INVISIBLE

By Sarah Wall Audience members enjoying the performances by INVISIBLE during Moogfest 2012 were given a unique experience.   Staying true to their roots and to the sentiments of the music festival, INVISIBLE experimented in sound and visual display.  Using technology considered archaic by today’s society, the group creates a distinctive “smorgasbord” of sound- and video-making… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Friday, October 26, 2012

Asheville Art Museum interview with INVISIBLE ensemble member Mark Dixon

By Sarah Wall | October 25, 2012 The Asheville Art Museum is hosting four performances by experimental music ensemble INVISIBLE this weekend, October 27th and 28th.  This Museum event is a component of this year’s Moogfest lineup.  According to INVISIBLE ensemble member Mark Dixon, the performance will be “in the tradition of experimentation and innovation… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Thursday, October 4, 2012

Experimental Music Ensemble, INVISIBLE, to perform at Museum this October

Experimental music ensemble INVISIBLE will be performing at the Asheville Art Museum on October 27 and 28, 2012. Self-described as a “mechanical music museum,” “dance music for your brain” and “a reverse engineered folk science daydream,” INVISIBLE meshes together the visual and auditory through installation-based performances. At its core are Bart Trotman and Mark Dixon,… 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, July 13, 2011

Summer Fun with the Museum

The first few weeks of Summer Art Camp at the Museum have flown by! We’ve enjoyed seeing both new and familiar faces in our June and early July camp sessions, where campers in kindergarten through 8thgrades have enjoyed Exploring Puppetry and Mask Making, Cartooning Is Cool, Let’s Draw + Paint and many more exciting activities!… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Friday, June 10, 2011

The Museum’s LA Travels Continue…

Notes from Pamela Myers, Executive Director, leading Museum Travelers in California (Thursday, June 9, 2011) The first full day of our travels in LA included the Huntington Museum and Gardens, the Norton Simon Museum and a wonderful private collection of Historic African American Art in Pasadena. It was a long and exciting day for all… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Friday, December 17, 2010

Holiday Arts Extravaganza!

If you’re looking for something creative for your young, artsy child this Holiday season, look no further! Sign your budding artist up for our Holiday Arts Extravaganza for 1st through 4th graders. Campers will spend four afternoons creating original art of all kinds. Here is a peek of some campers from our Summer Art Camp,… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Friday, March 26, 2010

Spring IS here and the Mosaic IS done

Our Mosaic Workshop participants worked hard- even after the program was done, so they could finish in style. Imagine The Hatchery painted, polished and serving beer- with this mosaic flanking two sides of the front door! One side holds a tree, a chicken, eggs and more- while the other side is whimsical, curvy and fun!… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Hatchery

Day 1 at The Hatcherythinking about designs-here are some of the ideas. instruction sketching out the design the materials- look familiar? working hard… Day 2 at The Hatchery (from day 1) the plan taping grout… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, March 17, 2010


The Workshop is in full swing. On-site pics from the River Arts District will be posted on Friday! Now I really want to mosaic my whole house…… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Tuesday, March 16, 2010

More Mosaics..

Thanks to Nancy for her personal touch on our Week of Mosaics! (see the blog below) I just watched the film In A Dream yesterday at the Asheville Jewish Film Festival and it made me want to go home and mosaic my whole house- large scale. And then I got to work today and found… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Last weekend

This past weekend was an exciting one at the Asheville Art Museum. Friday was the opening of John Baeder’s new exhibition Pleasant Journeys and Good Eats Along the Way: A Retrospective of Paintings by John Baeder. Sliders, mashed potatoes, cheese sandwiches, and other fun diner foods were served alongside red and white checked tables to… Click to read the rest of the blog post