Category: Spotlight

Monday, June 6, 2016

Work of the Week – The Heart and the Wall (on 4 Sheets)

by Jason T. Perry This week’s Work of the Week is The Heart and the Wall (on 4 Sheets) by Jim Dine. The heart is a universal symbol that is easily recognized, yet it can contain a mixture meanings: love, hope, pain and sadness. It all seems to be present in Jim Dine’s The Heart… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Work of the Week – Grande Galerie de l’Evolution, Paris by Matthew Pillsbury

by Parker Louise Bobbitt This week’s Work of the Week is Grande Galerie de l’Evolution, Paris by Matthew Pillsbury. Everyday items and places are often made to be used or viewed in a particular way whether this be a television, a piece of furniture or a museum exhibition. In Grande Galerie de l’Evolution, Paris, along… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, May 16, 2016

Work of the Week – Composition 1967 by Louise Nevelson

by Parker Louise Bobbitt This week’s Work of the Week is Composition 1967, a photograph by Louise Nevelson. The meaning of the phrase “seeing the world through rose-colored glasses” is understood as seeing the world idealistically because of the connotations we have with the color “rose.” In Louise Nevelson’s work, we see the world in… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, May 9, 2016

Work of the Week – Carioles by Lorrie Goulet

by Parker Louise Bobbitt This week’s Work of the Week is Carioles by American sculptor Lorrie Goulet. Throughout history, art has been used to express and connect with the spiritual. In 4000 BCE, the Sumerians created sculptures for the worship of gods and nature and in 1910, Wassily Kandinsky published ‘Concerning the Spiritual in Art,’… Click to read the rest of the blog post
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
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

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
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