Highlights of Italy. December 2004 An exhibition of UNCA student photography taken during their summer 2004 Study Abroad (Allan Hantz's "Essentials of Digital Imaging" course) in Perugia, Italy. The photographs commemorate student travels to Sienna, Marmore, Florence, Rome, Gubbio, Assisi, Elba, Venice, Capri, Pisa, and Pompey. Featured images are contributed by Angela Bailiff, Tylea Breaux, Beth Carswell, Charlotte Claypoole, Kristi Havens, Rory Kelly, Courtney McCracken, Dwayne Parton, Jennie Picarella, and Noah Shipani-Trivier.
The Awakening of Turtle Island: Portraits of Native Americans by Tracey Schmidt Artist Tracey Schmidt's exhibition of contemporary photographs and in-depth interview text. Reception featured Ms. Schmidt discussing her experiences developing this Native American exhibit, as well as working with museums and cultural centers. Cherokee / Lakota Elder Amy Walker (subject featured in this exhibit) also discussed her experiences with healing, ceremony, and other native ways of life. "The Awakening of Turtle Island: Portraits of Native Americans," is currently touring Southeastern museums and cultural centers, and received the regional designation award in the Humanities. On exhibit November 2004. More information and images by the artist can be found here.
Out of Hand: Textile Art with a Twist by Sara B. May An exhibition of textile art by Asheville artist Sara B. May. She emphasizes color, texture and depth in three-dimensional wall hangings by using a combination of machine and hand stitching techniques, trapunto, applique and embellishment in order to transform commonplace fabrics into artistic works. On display October 2004.
Bridging the Gap by Lorelle Bacon and Mickey Buckwalter An exhibition of portrait paintings, drawings and photographs by Lorelle Bacon and Mickey Buckwalter. Ms. Bacon's paintings and drawings are inspired by Ms. Buckwalter's photography. These photographs document Ms. Buckwalter's experiences while traveling through Bali, India, Laos, Nepal, Thailand, Tibet and Vietnam. On display September 2004. Lorelle Bacon's website can be found here.
Visualizing the Humanities: Paintings in Response to the Poetry and Life of Nelly Sachs by Benjamin Betsalel UNCA alumnus Benjamin Betsalel's exhibition of mixed media, watercolor and ink paintings. The piece celebrates the life of Nelly Sachs, a German Holocaust survivor and poet. His website can be found here. On display August 2004.
A Journey of Visual Exploration An exhibition of oil and mixed media paintings by Asheville artist Peter Olevnik, featuring works completed over the last decade. The pieces reflect the artist's exploration of new directions in subject, form and application where color and design predominate. Olevnik is a member and past president of the Asheville Gallery of Art. His website can be found here. On display June-July 2004.
Memories of Community by Marilyn Ferikes UNCA alumnus Marilyn Ferikes' exhibition focuses on the preservation of community memories through use of photographs and oral histories. Show pieces feature members of the local Cherokee and Greek community populations. On display May 2004.
Within These Hills by the Carolinas Nature Photographers Association This Carolinas Nature Photographers Association exhibition of photographs and informative text features natural flora and fauna in order to illustrate "the beauty, diversity and fragility of the Southern Appalachians." Their website can be found here. On display April 2004.
Belleza di Italia by Emily Collins A multi-media exhibition by UNC Asheville junior history major Emily Collins, this show consists of images taken during the summer 2003 Study Abroad course, "Essential Skills in Digital Imaging," which took place in Perugia, Italy. In addition to her own camera work, featured images of Italy are contributed by her fellow students Kristen Ruggeri, Zach Allen, Christina Brooks, Liz Poole, Amanda Teer, Ashley West, Jennifer Rogers, Tara Barone, and Tami Manella. On display March 2004.
Art of Tarleton Blackwell An exhibition by UNC-Pembroke faculty member and renowned artist Tarleton Blackwell. The works in this exhibition are a part of "The Hog Series." Exhibit proudly sponsored by the Chancellor's Office, Ramsey Library, Africana Studies Program, Office of Multicultural Student Programs, Belk Professorship, Classics, the Honors Program, and Arts 310 in celebration of Black History Month. his website can be found here. On display February 2004.
Call for Exhibitors
We welcome art and informational exhibits that support our educational and community goals.