Category: Special Announcements

Friday, September 3, 2010

Join the Arts Community at the Asheville Art Museum as a Docent!

From the Museum blog archives: 2010 We are getting ready for Docent Recruitment Day here at the Museum and we’re trying to get everyone interested! Anyone can be a docent – we have all types of people serving on our docent staff – young, old, teachers, doctors, artists and art lovers. All that’s needed is… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Friday, August 6, 2010

Inside Scoop: Behind the Scenes

This summer has been exceptionally busy around the Museum and the summer interns have been working hard to keep up with all the events and work there has been. Luckily, I’ve had the honor of working with an extremely diverse group of fellow interns and have found that we’ve gotten a TON of work accomplished… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Thursday, July 22, 2010

Inside Scoop: Exhibition inspires craft project

Have you ever wanted to make your own bird feeder? Well, our new exhibition, Sallie Middleton: A Life in the Forest recently inspired me to create a simple bird feeder that anyone can make! Sallie’s works are intricately detailed watercolors inspired by nature. We have several of her paintings in our collection, many of which… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Thursday, July 15, 2010

Inside Scoop: The Big Crafty 2010

The Big Crafty proved its popularity this year as hundreds of people crowded Pack Place and Pack Square to get their hands on some awesome hand made crafts from local crafters and artists. Voted the best arts and crafts fair in Western North Carolina, the Big Crafty NEVER disappoints. There was definitely an eclectic assortment… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Friday, June 25, 2010

Inside Scoop: Summer Happenings

I’m here to update you on all the crazy happenings around the museum! Our biggest fundraiser in three years, the Seventh Asheville Wine Auction and Dinner Gala was a huge success! The venue was gorgeous and we had a great turn out making for an awesome, fun-filled night. We are still in the midst of… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tim Barnwell Speaks of Exhibition

Photographer Tim Barnwell joined us last week for our Art Break to talk about his exhibition Hands in Harmony: Traditional Crafts and Music in Appalachia. This awesome display of black and white photos is an exploration of folk crafts and music. Barnwell took the time to give us a behind-the-camera look at his collection. Barnwell… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Friday, May 28, 2010

History Lesson

Your favorite intern here! We just got finished listening to our Adult Programs Manager, Nancy Sokolove, talk about the history of the building in which the Asheville Art Museum currently resides. I am always a bit fanatical when it comes to history, and this city certainly has a rich past. I thought I would pass… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Thursday, May 27, 2010

Inside Scoop – An Intern’s Perspective

Hello there! It’s your Asheville Art Museum summer intern, DeeAnna. I specialize in all things social media – and lots more in between. I’m checking up on events and quietly eavesdropping on the happenings inside the museum and will be giving you the insider’s scoop all summer long – from an intern’s perspective When I… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Giving Back

The Asheville Art Museum is participating in a program called Blue Stars Museums this summer, a partnership with Blue Stars Families, The National Endowment for the Arts. In an effort to give a BIG THANK YOU to all military personnel and their families, we are offering free admission to all active duty military members and… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Friday, May 21, 2010

Hot Glass + Cold Beer = A New Appreciation

To watch a glass blower at work is to see nothing less than definite precision and impressive skill. Working under a searing and intense flame, these artists create beautiful jewelry, vases, trinkets, etc. using one of the most ubiquitous materials we use everyday. Last night, ARTmob took over the Phil Mechanic Studios in the River… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Hands In Harmony: Tradtional Crafts and Music in Appalachia

Hands In Harmony: Tradtional Crafts and Music in Appalachia Posted using ShareThis 6th part of an Interview with Tim Barnwell talking about his photograph of Cherokee basket maker Rowena Bradley. His exhibition of photographs of traditional Appalachian musicians and craft artists opens May 14 at the Asheville Art Museum.… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Video of ARTmob by Aaron Morrell

Asheville Art Mob & Andy Farkas from Aaron Morrell on Vimeo.… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A Chocolate Covered ARTmob Screenprint

The ARTmob and book artist Andy Farkas overran the French Broad Chocolate Lounge last week, made a chocolate screenprint and then ate it! Did you miss it? See it happen: For more photos of the night, check out our Facebook Photo Album.… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Ken Fandell and the Skies Above

If you don’t know who Ken Fandell is, you should. Not only is he a great photographer, and a really nice guy, but he also shares my taste in beer- which is really important, because this is Asheville after all. Fandell spent a few days last month wandering around Asheville, scouring the skies and chasing… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Finished Mosaic!

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Asheville Jewish Film Festival

The Museum is incredibly excited (and I am too!) about the upcoming Asheville Jewish Film Festival.… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Friday, January 29, 2010

Sitting down a Working Woman/Artist (literally)

Well, we started standing up, but the discussion during our Lunchtime Art Break this afternoon on Women Artists/Women Workers was so casual and intimate that we all sat down in the galleries to hear from our guest speaker Gwen Diehn. Gwen is an artist and a retired faculty member of the Warren Wilson art department… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Year in Pictures: 2009

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Snowed In and Shoveled Out!

Things have slowed down here at the Museum this week because of the great snow storm of 2009 in Asheville this past weekend. We have finally seen the remaining snowed-in staff members this morning (yes, Day 6) and have almost exhausted our snow horror stories. Who had power? Who made snowmen and sledded down the… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Artistic Ads

Merely by accident, I found some very interesting advertisements from the Asheville Art Museum’s advertising past. They are quirky and fun, with just the right amount of wittiness- and I felt like I had to share them with you. They effectively present the arts in a new way- and get you to think about the… Click to read the rest of the blog post