Category: Spotlight

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
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
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
Friday, June 14, 2013


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
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
Thursday, May 2, 2013

Preview what’s in store for this weekend’s Print Fair attendees

To kick off the Fine Art Print Fair, Megan Barnhart of (returning) Print Fair dealer Jerald Melberg Gallery shares additional details about the range of works from the Gallery that this year’s Print Fair visitors (and buyers) can expect to see: In business for over 30 years, Jerald Melberg Gallery prides itself on enjoying a… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, April 29, 2013

What to expect at your Museum’s Second Annual Fine Art Print Fair

Asheville Art Museum looks forward to hosting several highly regarded professional art dealers and galleries from across the country for this weekend’s upcoming Fine Art Print Fair, with each bringing a diverse selection of fine art prints for WNC residents and visitors to view and purchase. Consider adding to your personal art collection with one… 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
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Experiencing the Wonder of Music within the Museum Walls

Intern Jessica Curtis shares the details of her first Pianoforte Concert – going experience at the Museum (July 22, 2012) The Pianoforte Series, sponsored by Harry Rowney, features a variety of esteemed pianists playing in the Asheville Art Museum’s galleries. Performing for a second time, Teresa Sumpter was the most recent performing pianist in the… 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
Friday, June 15, 2012

Asheville Art Museum celebrates Studio Glass with Artist-Led Tour and Discussion

Up For Discussion with Christina Bothwell & Robert Bender Notes from Jessica Curtis, Asheville Art Museum Communications Intern When you think of the word glass, what comes to mind? A window? A picture frame? To most, glass is stereotypically seen as an every day, inanimate object. Seen through artistic eyes, however, Christina Bothwell and Robert… Click to read the rest of the blog post