Artistic Works from UNCA Faculty and Staff
ON EXHIBIT: August 15th - September 30th, 2018 on the main floor of Ramsey Library.
Come enjoy a sampling of the creative works of UNCA faculty and staff from all over campus at our 2018 Campus Creatives Exhibit! Artistic works include mixed media pieces, paintings, sculptures, wood-turned bowls and vases, photographs, drawings, poems, and even hand crafted furniture. Works will be on display in Ramsey Library’s Blowers Gallery August 15th until September 30th during the library’s open hours.
Special Collections recently added the Isaiah Rice Photograph Collection to our archives. Containing over 1,000 images taken by Isaiah Rice, the collection documents Asheville’s African American community from the 1950s through the 1970s. The collection was officially unveiled on October 23 at the second annual African Americans in Western North Carolina Conference at UNC Asheville.
Asheville native Isaiah Rice (1917-80), a World War II veteran, was active in community and civic affairs. He was a recreation supervisor at the Burton Street Community Center in his neighborhood, and served on the Asheville-Buncombe Community Relations Council. He was employed as a warehouseman and beverage salesman for 40 years. He often carried one of his many cameras, seizing countless opportunities to capture his family, neighbors, and community members on film. He photographed people at church, his neighbors and friends as they gathered for social events, folks attending parades and football games, as well as many scenes of people working and going about their business in downtown Asheville. His photos document a thriving African American community in urban Asheville during the mid 20th century.