The Asheville Art Museum is delighted to announce that it has received a Parsec Prize in the amount of $20,000 to support its opening exhibition Appalachia Now! An Interdisciplinary Survey of Contemporary Art in Southern Appalachia.
”I think that the Parsec Prize designating its support towards Appalachia Now! demonstrates their commitment to the vibrant artistic legacy of this community and to continuing the role that Asheville plays in defining Southern Appalachia and its cultural richness,” noted Curatorial Assistant Lola Clairmont, who has played an integral role in the development of this exhibition. Clairmont added that “[The Prize] elevates the level of presentation that’s possible.”
“Thanks to Parsec for their long-standing commitment to the community and their support of the arts,” Asheville Art Museum Executive Director Pamela Myers said. “Together, the grand opening of the new Museum, the reinstallation of the Museum’s rich and unique collection of American Art of the 20th and 21st centuries, and Appalachia Now!, highlighting the vibrancy of the contemporary arts scene in the region, present amazing opportunities for visitors to be inspired.”
Parsec Financial selected the Asheville Art Museum as one of nine North Carolina non-profits to receive funding this year.
ABOUT THE PARSEC PRIZE
The purpose of the Parsec Prize is to help local non-profits further their missions and improve the lives of our surrounding communities. An established committee, selected from within Parsec Financial selects nominees based on their potential to improve the quality of life and provide meaningful opportunities to the people that they serve.
The Parsec prize is awarded annually and consists of about 1% of Parsec’s gross annual revenue. Since 2005, Parsec has provided over $1.3 million to dozens of NC non-profit organizations. They accept applications on an ongoing basis. For more information, visit www.parsecfinancial.com/parsec-prize.
ABOUT THE ASHEVILLE ART MUSEUM
The Asheville Art Museum’s mission is to engage, enlighten, and inspire individuals and enrich community through dynamic experiences in American art of the 20th and 21st centuries with a focus on work of significance to the Southeast. Scheduled to reopen in summer 2019, the Museum continues an active schedule of programs with Western North Carolina partners during its construction phase. Visit ashevilleart.org for details.