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New Exhibition “Crumbs” at UNC Asheville

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

ASHEVILLE NC – “Crumbs,” a new exhibit of sculptures by UNC Asheville senior art major Sarah Ray, will be on view beginning April 26, in Blowers Gallery in UNC Asheville‘s Ramsey Library. A reception with the artist will be held from 3-6 p.m. Friday, May 4, in the gallery.

In “Crumbs,” Ray features cupcakes, some edible and some not, in a variety of settings including a cupcake tree, and a wig for Marie Antoinette. Ray presents cupcakes, which she calls “the All-American dessert,” as a commentary on lifestyles and values.

“Crumbs” is on view through May 18, whenever Ramsey Library is open. Library hours are posted online here, and for more information, call 828.251.6436.

“Reflections on Lunations,” New Exhibit at UNC Asheville

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

ASHEVILLE NC – A new exhibition, combining light, glass, metal, ceramic slip, ivory chiffon and performance art, will open December 9 in the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery in UNC Asheville’s Owen Hall. “Reflections on Lunations / An Allegorical Exploration into Ancient Calendation” is the BFA Senior Exhibition by Rebecca vonSeldeneck-Houser. An opening reception will take place from 6-8 p.m. in the gallery. Both the reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public.

On the opening night, this conceptual installation will also feature a collaborative performance by dancer Julia Vessey. According to vonSeldeneck-Houser, the installation is an attempt to create a unique environment bringing light to overlooked beauty and transcendent patterns, and is a visual metaphor of lunar phases and how time is perceived.

“Reflections on Lunations” will be on exhibit weekdays from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. through December 20. For more information, visit art.unca.edu or call 828.251.6559.

“Pierced” – Photo Exhibit of Facial Adornment Opens at UNC Asheville

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – “Pierced,” an exhibit of portraits by photographer Leigh Svenson, is now on display and has an opening reception from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 in the Blowers Gallery at UNC Asheville‘s Ramsey Library. Svenson’s black-and-white photos, using the gelatin silver process, express his fascination with piercings.

Svenson has been an active photographer since the age of 12, and has a bachelor’s degree in art history from New York University. The reception and exhibit at Blowers gallery are free and open to the public. The gallery is open daily with some evening viewing hours. For more information, visit the exhibit web page or call 828.251.6336.

Book Artists Offer Gallery Talk at UNC Asheville’s Blowers Gallery

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – The history and techniques of book art will be the subject of a gallery talk and reception at Blowers Gallery in UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library, from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28. The event will highlight the closing day of the Blowers Gallery exhibit, “Art of the Book: Process, Product and Community at Asheville BookWorks.”

Laurie Corral and Frank Brannon, who are instructors at BookWorks, will use works from the exhibition as they describe their techniques and approaches, and those of other BookWorks artists.

Corral’s book art includes letterpress printmaking, bookbinding and papermaking. She is director of BookWorks and former education director at the Hickory Museum of Art. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from West Virginia University and a Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Frank Brannon’s “Cherokee Phoenix – Advent of a Newspaper”Brannon creates limited-edition letterpress books and is proprietor of SpeakEasy Press. His most recent monograph, “Cherokee Phoenix – Advent of a Newspaper,” explored the history of that short-lived north Georgia newspaper. Brannon has been lead letterpress printer for the Penland School of Crafts Winter Residency in Letterpress, and has a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Book Arts Program at the University of Alabama.

“Art of the Book: Process, Product and Community at Asheville Bookworks” is on display through Sept. 28. Blowers Gallery is free and open to the public daily with evening viewing hours most days. For gallery hours and more information visit the Blowers Gallery website, or call 828/251-6436.