Member News: November + December 2017
Construction Subcontractor Spotlight
The Museum is pleased to highlight Thorsland Concrete + Construction and Appalachian Drywall as Subcontractor Spotlights. Thorsland Concrete + Construction is headquartered in Mills River, NC and provides concrete contracting services throughout Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina. Thorsland provides “the foundation of a great job,” and we are delighted to have their team on board to construct the new Asheville Art Museum. The company will be involved throughout the project, helping to build the structure from the footings, new floor slabs and stairs all the way to the front plaza.
Appalachian Drywall, headquartered in Burnsville, NC is a full service drywall company, working in both commercial and residential construction. Their specialization in medical and industrial remodeling is an excellent fit for the exacting building standards required for a fine art museum. Appalachian Drywall will also be involved throughout the project — we are excited to see the progress already underway in the renovation of the East Wing as framing goes in and starts to reveal the beginnings of the new exhibition galleries and collection storage facilities.
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Gallery On the Slope
Unwrapped: Gifts from the Peter Norton Family Christmas Project
OCTOBER 28, 2017 – JANUARY 21, 2018
Every year Peter Norton, the creator of Norton Antivirus Software, commissions multiples of a work by an artist to send to friends, family and select museums around the world. The Asheville Art Museum is honored to be on the Norton Family Christmas list. The Museum has received Norton gifts by artists such as Takashi Murakami, Kara Walker, Yinka Shonibare, Lorna Simpson, Do Ho Suh and other important contemporary artists. These gifts exemplify the spirit of philanthropy found in the art world and during the winter holidays.
A wall in our gallery is dedicated to the Spotlight Series, which focuses on bringing fresh perspectives to works from the Museum’s Permanent Collection.
Art on View in the Community
Wells Fargo Bank, Downtown Asheville
Several works from our Permanent Collection by influential local craftsman William Waldo Dodge, Jr. are on view in the lobby of the downtown Asheville Wells Fargo Bank.
Western Carolina University Bardo Arts Center
We are excited to have the following works on view at WCU in Cullowhee: George Peterson’s Spiral, Hoss Haley’s Cycle, and Lonnie Holley’s For Every Woman I Have Seen Parts of Africa’s Dream in Her Honor.
Leonard Cave’s Tornado is the first of many environmentally focused works from our Collection being installed at The Collider in downtown Asheville.
State Employees’ Credit Union Branches
Works from our Collection that have a special connection to our region are popping up at SECU branches in our community.
North Carolina Pottery
North Carolina Glass
Museum Store Sunday
NOVEMBER 26 — Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (special extended Sunday hours)
We are participating in Museum Store Sunday on November 26 – the perfect opportunity to find unique gifts for loved ones this holiday season. The Asheville Art Museum is participating with museum stores in all 50 states, five countries, and three continents to offer relaxing, inspired shopping inside museums and cultural
institutions. Discover unique gifts and stocking stuffers while enjoying refreshments and children’s activities!
Fridays at 12:00 p.m.
Asheville Art Museum On the Slope
Woodworking at Black Mountain College — NOVEMBER 3
Art Banners on Construction Fencing — NOVEMBER 10 + DECEMBER 1
Unwrapped: Gifts from the Peter Norton Family Christmas Project — NOVEMBER 17 + DECEMBER 15
WNC Pottery from the Asheville Art Museum — DECEMBER 8 (meets at State Employees’ Credit Union in Weaverville)
Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m.
Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café (55 Haywood Street, Asheville)
NOVEMBER 14 — with special guest Lauren Brunk, Principal, Brunk Auctions
The Auctioneer: Adventures in the Art Trade by Simon de Pury
Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking by David Bayles and Ted Orland
Experimental Drawing Classes
NOVEMBER 2, 9, 16, 30, DECEMBER 7 + 14 — Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Yoga in the Gallery
NOVEMBER 1, 15 + 29, DECEMBER 13 + 27 — Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m.
$10 Museum members; $12 non-members
Pianoforte with Marilynn Seits Jazz Duo
NOVEMBER 12 — Sunday, 3:00 pm
$8 + tax Museum + UUCA members / $16 + tax non-members
Art Beats: A Pulse of Multidisciplinary Responses to Art
DECEMBER 1 — Friday, 5:30 p.m. + 6:30 p.m.
Asheville School students activate artwork on view as visitors travel through the gallery. .
School and Family Programs
Fall Family Day
NOVEMBER 11 — 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Join the Education staff for an afternoon of discovery. Families will have time to explore the exhibition Unwrapped: Gifts From the Peter Norton Family Christmas
Project and get creative in our studio with a range of materials for everyone to build their own one-of-a-kind sculptures!
Holiday Arts Extravaganza
DECEMBER 27, 28 + 29 — 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. each day
For 1st–4th grade students
$18 per day for Museum members, $20 per day for non-members
Join us for one or all three afternoons of art-filled fun. Students will spend their time creating art of all kinds. All supplies and a snack are provided. Students are
encouraged to wear clothes that can get messy. Pre-registration is required.
Storytime & Art + After School Art Adventures
We have a number of programs hosted throughout the community this winter designed to inspire creativity in kids! Learn more
Join our Member Family
With our 2 S. Pack Square location temporarily closed for major construction as we create the new Asheville Art Museum, we hope that you will continue to join
us as part of this exciting transformation and extraordinary community endeavor that will transform lives through art. Learn more details about the unique benefits we are offering to members during our transition.
Become a MAKE IT NEW Member
With a two-year commitment, you will be a part of all the excitement of the Museum’s historic renovation and expansion project, enjoying Museum membership from major construction through our grand opening. By signing up now for two years, you can pre-pay and lock in current membership rates before dues increase along with the added benefits that will come with a new, state-of-the-art facility. This limited-time opportunity is available through mid-2018! Click here for details.
Thank You to our Supporters
We can’t do what we do without the generous support of many individuals and organizations.