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Events & Exhibits: 2017 exhibits

Paintings and Ikebana by Jamie Rowe-Rischitelli

Paintings and Ikebana by Jamie Rowe-Rischitelli

ON EXHIBIT: June 4th - July 31st, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, June 8th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Blowers Gallery of Ramsey Library

Rowe-Rischitelli says her art is “heavily influenced by elements in nature and the study of ikebana, specifically line, space, mass and rhythm.” In this exhibition, she is pairing her paintings – some abstract, and some from her bird series – with ikebana flower arrangements. Ikebana is a Japanese art form dating back to the seventh century. The medium used is living materials – branches, leaves and flowers.

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Courtney McDaniel: BFA Exhibition in Painting "Quiet"

Courtney McDaniel: BFA Exhibition in Painting "Quiet"

ON EXHIBIT: May 17th - May 31st, 2017

This exhibition aims to visually express the innate differences between introversion and extroversion, while simultaneously revealing the contrast in how the two temperaments communicate. There is a focused exploration of the introverted temperament and general quietness. The lines, gashes, and thick applications of texture reveal the internal emphaticism of introversion; which is often masked with a quiet demeanor. These paintings work to reveal that an expression of a quiet persona is not equitable to a silent interior.

BA Senior Group Exhibition

BA Senior Group Exhibition

ON EXHIBIT: April 31st - May 13th, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, May 5th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Blowers Gallery of Ramsey Library

This group exhibition highlights the very best work from each graduating senior's culminating portfolio. Both the exhibition and the portfolio of artwork are the culmination of each candidate's work toward a Bachelor of Arts degree.

UNC Asheville International Photo Contest Exhibit

UNC Asheville International Photo Contest Exhibit

ON EXHIBIT: April 12th - April 28th, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION: Tuesday, April 18th, 2017, 12-1 p.m. in the Blowers Gallery of Ramsey Library

Study Abroad is pleased to present the winners of the annual International Photo Contest. The contest and exhibit encourages our UNC Asheville travelers to create a photographic record of their experiences. During the reception, participants will share stories of their travels.

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Revitalizing Maya History and Heritage

Revitalizing Maya History and Heritage:  Our View from the Archives / Revitalizar la historia y el patrimonio maya: Nuestra vista desde los archivos

ON EXHIBIT: 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11th in the Ramsey Library at UNC-Asheville

OPENING RECEPTION: 5 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 11th

This student curated exhibit was created by fifteen high school juniors and seniors of Maya descent from Morganton, NC, and ten Yucatec Maya students from the Universidad de Oriente who will be traveling from Valladolid, Mexico. This program of cultural exchange is made possible by the U.S. Department of State, the American Alliance of Museums, the Alliance for Heritage Conservation, Southern Historical Collection (UNC-Chapel Hill), the Archivo General del Estado de Yucatán, and Secretaría de Desarrollo Social de Yucatán (SEDESOL). 

Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945

Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945

Produced by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

ON EXHIBIT: February 12th - April 7th, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, February 16th at 5:30-6:45 p.m. in the Blowers Gallery.

Through reproductions of historic photographs and documents, Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945 examines the Nazi regime’s attempt to eradicate homosexuality, which left thousands dead and shattered the lives of many more. There will be a keynote lecture by Miami University Associate Professor of European History Erik Jensen, a specialist in the history of Germany and of gender and sexuality. 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, in Humanities Lecture Hall.

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Jonathan Fisher

 

New Works by Jonathan Fisher

ON EXHIBIT: January 9th - February 9th, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, January 20th at 4-7 p.m. in the Blowers Gallery.

Fisher, assistant professor of art and design at Kennesaw State University, earned a BFA with a concentration in printmaking at UNC Asheville in 2001. From Fisher's artist statement:

"My recent body of work explores the idea of systems and growth patterns. From maps, biological cells, planets and constellations of the solar system, I am fascinated by the way our neighborhoods, world and universe are structured. Specifically, I find interest in the differences between man-made systems such as political boundaries, versus the more organic developmental arrangements such as bacteria. For me, maps tell a story of our mobility and social stratification. They document a record of human objective and place-making."

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