Member News: March/April 2017
Local Construction Team
With the major expansion and renovation project to create the new Asheville Art Museum underway, we are pleased to have a strong local and regional construction team involved in this important community project. Under the leadership of Beverly-Grant, Inc., the following team of subcontractors will be working with us to build a 21st century museum for Western North Carolina and its many visitors:
DARI/D.H. Griffin Companies, Dave Steel Company, Inc., Forest Millwork, Appalachian Drywall, Asheville Elevator Company, T.P. Howard’s Plumbing, Haynes Electric, Blue Ridge Glass, Inc., Rogers Masonry, Thorsland Concrete, Benton Roofing, Diboco Fire Sprinklers, Inc., SECO Architectural Systems, David Allen Company, Bonitz and HVAC, Inc.
The Asheville Art Museum is proud to be supporting our local construction workers and suppliers, resulting in a significant economic impact, with this large-scale project.
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Western North Carolina Regional Scholastic Art Awards
January 28 – March 12, 2017
Gallery On the Slope
The Asheville Art Museum, with the assistance of its volunteer docents and support from the Asheville Area Section of the American Institute of Architects and the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, is proud to sponsor the annual WNC Regional Scholastic Art Awards. Students in grades 7-12 from all across our region are invited to submit work for this special juried competition. A selection of artwork receiving regional awards will be on view in the Gallery on the Slope from January 28 – March 12, 2017. Regional Gold Key recipients’ work will be sent to the National Scholastic Art competition in New York City. Learn more about the Scholastic Art Awards at ashevilleart.org or artandwriting.org.
Pop ‘n’ Op
March 18 – May 14, 2017
While the Museum is under construction, we are installing “pop-up” exhibitions around town. Popping up at our temporary gallery On the Slope in March is an exhibition featuring American Pop and Op art. From pulsating lines and psychedelic colors to iconic imagery of consumer culture, works like these created a new kind of art experience. Collapsing boundaries between fine art and commercial design, these works appealed to a wider public and sent shockwaves through the art world.
Art on View at Western Carolina University
State Employees Credit Union Branches
Works from our Permanent Collection are popping up at a few SECU branches in our community. We are spotlighting several mediums that have a special connection to our region: North Carolina pottery; North Carolina glass; and Cherokee baskets.
Wells Fargo Bank, Downtown Asheville
Several works from our Permanent Collection by influential local craftsman William Waldo Dodge, Jr. will soon be on view in the lobby of the downtown Asheville Wells Fargo bank. These works, which include candlesticks, a cocktail shaker, goblets, a porringer and a bracelet, encourage viewers to consider the ways in which utilitarian objects are a matter of craft and design.
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.
Time Warp: Tartan to Taffeta to Tie-Dye
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE ANNUAL BENEFIT GALA
We are busy planning for our annual benefit Gala, the Museum’s largest fundraising event of the year. Join us for a dazzling evening of fine food, drinks and art on Saturday, June 17. Stay tuned for details!
Pianoforte with Sandra Wright Shen
APRIL 2 — Sunday, 3:00 p.m.
Biltmore United Methodist Church (376 Hendersonville Road, Asheville 28803)
Museum and Biltmore UMC members: $8 + tax ($7 children) | Non-members: $16 + tax ($15 children)
Fridays at 12:00 p.m.
Asheville Art Museum On the Slope
The Art of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald
Museum education and curatorial staff + Melanie McGee, writer and poet
Upcycled: Art from the Asheville Art Museum
WCU Fine Art Museum
Asheville Art Museum + Fine Art Museum curatorial staff
Ruth Asawa: Wire Wrap-Up
Anna Jahncke, Education Intern
Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m.
Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café (55 Haywood Street, Asheville 28801)
Guests on Earth: A Novel by Lee Smith
The Art of the Con: The Most Notorious Fakes, Frauds, and Forgeries in the Art World by Anthony M. Amore
Drawing on Creativity
Watercolor Painting: A Visual Conversation
Printmaking: Marking a Visual Impression
APRIL 8 — Saturday, 11:00 a.m. — Free
Slow Art Day
Slow Art Day is a global event with a simple mission: help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art. One day each year, people all over the world visit local museums and galleries to look at art slowly.
APRIL 6 — Thursday, 7:00 p.m. — Free
UNCA Humanities Lecture Hall
SCHOOL AND FAMILY PROGRAMS
After School Art Adventures
Join us from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at East Asheville Public Library each first Wednesday, or Leicester Public Library each second Wednesday! Click here for upcoming dates.
Tot Time: Mixed Up + Messy
MARCH 21– MAY 16 — Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Stephens-Lee Recreational Center (30 George Washington Carver Avenue, Asheville 28801)
Cost: $35 for 8-week series. To register, please call the Asheville Parks and Recreation Department at 828.350.2058.
Summer Art Camp
JUNE 12 – AUGUST 4
BE A PART OF THE EXCITEMENT
As a member, you play an essential role in the Museum’s past, present and future. As we begin major construction to create the New Asheville Art Museum, we need your support more than we ever have. Members will receive a letter in the mail mid-January detailing Member benefits while we’re under construction, including membership in the Southeast Reciprocal Museum Program (SERM), which gives you free admission to all museums that are a part of SERM.
In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Joanna K. Miller at email@example.com or 828.253.3227, ext. 117 with any questions about your current or future membership. We thank you for being a part of the Museum family as we Make It New!