Veracity by Adriane Lewis Photographs exploring the fusion of the self with the natural surroundings and the "genuine and tangible spirituality of the microscopic." The black and white photographs with selenium toning illustrate self-portraits in the reflections, abstract lines, and reflections of landscapes. On display November 28 to December 16, 2005. Opening Reception Thursday, December 1, 6 to 9:00pm.
The Garden of Souls by Jinbao Han An exhibition of seven oil paintings and three ink and acrylic paintings by award-winning Chinese painter, JinBao Han. On view November 1-27 at UNC Asheville’s Blowers Gallery. A meet-the-artist event was held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the gallery. More information on the artist and his works can be found here.
Digital Imaging and Printing in Italy Exhibition of photos and ink prints by students and faculty who participated in the June 2005 UNCA Studies Abroad program in Perugia, Italy. The exhibit was on display October 3-29.
New Zealand Landscape and Flora by Roger Makepeace This exhibit features 40 color photographs that portray New Zealand's unusual features. Makepeace is a Connecticut native and self-taught photographer. On exhibit at Blowers Gallery from Sept 3-30. More information and photos can be found here.
Intimate Light: Southern Highlands Photography by John Dickson Dickson's photography seeks to capture the "strength, purpose, permanence, simplicity, intimacy, infinity, elegance and grace" of the region. The exhibit was on display in the Blowers gallery, August 8-31, 2005. More information and photographs can be found here.
Hands, an exhibit of photographs and written "preponderances" by Mary Henderson This collection is a black and white study of hands in motion. Ms. Henderson is a local, self-taught photographer and this is her first exhibit. The images ask one to contemplate: "Are our hands like another voice for us? Can we express ourselves without our hands?" On display in the Blowers Gallery, June 3 - July 29, 2005.
Bethel: Portraits of a Village by Olivia Korman The exhibit documents Korman's experiences with the fascinating inhabitants of Bethel, Nicaragua. She traveled with the group Vision Nicaragua in partial support of her Interdisciplinary Studies senior project, “Documenting Culture,” which incorporates the study of anthropology, literature, language and photography. On display in the Blowers Gallery, May 1 - 30, 2005. A reception was held Friday, May 13, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the gallery.
Asheville Revisited by Gloria Gaffney An exhibition of Asheville scenes and downtown cityscapes in oil, gouache, and pen & ink drawings by local artist Gloria Gaffney. Gaffney is best known for completing her artwork at the site of inspiration using “en plein air” technique. Among her many accomplishments, the artist recently designed a large scale overhead border for the Biltmore Estate winery, the 2004 Bele Chere festival poster, and multiple posters for the Asheville Lyric Opera. Gaffney teaches painting at the College for Seniors, and exhibits year-round at Kress Emporium. More information and images can be found here.
Quilts by Jane Weaver These quilts reflect Ms. Weaver's love of beautiful fabric and her fascination with geometry. She uses circular and spiral geometries extensively in her work to infuse the disciplined precision of quilting with more improvisational forms. Currently a resident of Weaverville, the artist freelances, teaches cello, piano and violin from her studio, and fiddles with the contra dance band, Reel Magnolias. Ms. Weaver developed an early interest in this art form while playing under her grandmother's quilt frame as a child in Indiana. After earning a degree in mathematics, she began to experiment with new expressions and geometries in quilting.
Traditional Art of West Africa collected by Jordan Holtam An exhibition of masks, sculptures, pottery and personal adornments from the private collection of Jordan Holtam. Featured art pieces were collected from Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire and other West African countries
Omens by Vicki Provost WCU adjunct photography faculty member Vicki Provost's exhibition of silver gelatin prints. The images capture various potential omens, including Provost's family and community members, as well as animals and plants. More information and photographs can be found here.
Call for Exhibitors
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