| Veracity by Adriane Lewis
Photographs exploring the fusion of the self with the natural surroundings and the "genuine and tangible spirituality of the microscopic."
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 will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the gallery.
|Studies Abroad - Perugia, Italy
Exhibition of photos and ink prints by students and faculty who participated in the June 2005 UNCA Studies Abroad program in Perugia, Italy.
| NEW ZEALAND LANDSCAPE AND FLORA by Roger Makepeace.
40 color photographs. On exhibit at Blowers Gallery from Sept 3-30.
There will be a reception and slide presentation on Wed. Sept. 14, 6:30-8:30.
Slide presentation at 7:00pm in the Whitman Room.
| Intimate Light: Southern Highlands Photography, an exhibition of photographs by John Dickson.
on display in the Blowers gallery, August 8-31, 2005
Dickson's photography seeks to capture the "strength, purpose, permanence, simplicity, intimacy, infinity, elegance and grace" of the region.
| Hands, an exhibition of photographs and written "ponderances" by Mary Henderson.
On display in the Blowers Gallery, June 3 - July 29, 2005.
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?"
| Bethel: Portraits of a Village, an exhibition of photographs and written observations by B.A. candidate Olivia Korman.
On display in the Blowers Gallery, May 1 - 30, 2005.
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. A reception will be held Friday, May 13, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the gallery.
| Asheville Revisited. April 2005
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.
| Quilts, by Jane Weaver. March 2005.
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. Press release.
| Traditional Art of West Africa. February 2005.
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. Press Release.
| Omens. January 2005
WCU adjunct photography faculty member Vicki Provost's exhibition of silver gelatin prints.