Member News: May + June 2017
The construction crane was recently installed out front of 2 South Pack Square, and major demolition is underway.
Construction Fence Banners
We are using the fencing that surrounds the construction at 2 South Pack Square to highlight works of art in our Collection in an interactive public exhibition. We encourage you to share what you learn with the community via social media!
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GALLERY ON THE SLOPE
Pop ‘n’ Op
MARCH 18 – MAY 14, 2017
Collapsing boundaries between commercial design and fine art, the works in this exhibition appealed to a wider public and sent shockwaves through the art world.
Hear Our Voice
MAY 20 – JULY 16, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, June 2, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Hear Our Voice features a selection of posters from The Amplifier Foundation, a “visual media experiment dedicated to amplifying the voices of grassroots movements through art and community engagement.” This exhibition explores the potential of visual art to empower people, artists and communities and promote dialogue. Hear Our Voice includes individual works by over 40 woman-identified artists, as well as selections from Jessica Sabogal’s Better Than Perfect and Shepard Fairey’s We the People series.
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
THROUGH JUNE 30, 2017
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 — SECU-Asheville Parkway South
North Carolina Glass — SECU-Weaverville
Cherokee Baskets — SECU-UNC Asheville
Time Warp: Tartan to Taffeta to Tie-Dye
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!
Moving Voices: A Multimedia Movement Performance
JUNE 2 — Friday, 6:30 p.m. — Free
Asheville Art Museum On the Slope
Choreographer Kathleen Meyers Leiner and guest dancers respond to powerful graphic works with an exploration of the voice as expressed through movement.
Fridays at 12:00 p.m.
Asheville Art Museum On the Slope
Art, Museums and Dementia-Friendly Initiatives
Education Intern Shannon Waldman explores how art museums are leading best practices for enrichment programs for people living with dementia. This Art Break includes a sample gallery activity that puts ideas from the presentation into practice.
Western North Carolina Glass from the Asheville Art Museum
Lowell Sopcisak, Curatorial Intern
Hear Our Voice
Lola Clairmont, Curatorial Assistant
Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m.
Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café (55 Haywood Street, Asheville 28801)
UN/MASKED, Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl on Tour by Donna Kaz
Art as Therapy by Alain de Botton and John Armstrongć
Pop, Paint, Print!
MAY 12 — Friday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Museum members $65; non-members $75
(includes all materials)
Moving Voices: An Exploration of the
Power of Our Voice through Movement
MAY 21 — Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Asheville School | Graham Theater
Museum members $25; non-members $35
Up for Discussion
Empowerment through the Visual Arts
JUNE 3 — Saturday, 2:00 p.m. — Free
The Block Off Biltmore
Hear Our Voice KiP Day
JUNE 10 — Saturday, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. — Free
Join us at the Museum On the Slope for World Wide Knit in Public Day! Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned knitter, grab some needles and yarn, pull up a seat, learn a new stitch, and chat about empowering people through art and craft while surrounded by artist posters created for the January 2017 Women’s March. Limited materials will be available, or bring your own!
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
Through 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. With major construction underway to create the new Asheville Art Museum, we need your support more than we ever have. We are modifying our Membership Program while we’re under construction, and added benefits include membership in the Southeast Reciprocal Museum Program, which gives you free admission to all museums that are a part of the program. We are also planning the exciting Membership Program that will debut when the new Museum opens! Join us as we Make It New.
If you have any questions, please contact Joanna K. Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS
We can’t do what we do without the generous support of many individuals and organizations.