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Registration Opens for the Asheville Art Museum’s Summer Art Camp 2011

Monday, March 21st, 2011
ASHEVILLE, NC – The registration for its Summer Art Camp 2011 has begun.
The Asheville Art Museum offers its popular Summer Art Camp to rising K through 12the grade students. Students may sign up for morning, afternoon or all-day sessions. Each class visits the Museum’s galleries to inspire creativity and learn about art and technique.Students experiment and create original art over the course of a week. Classes are held in the bright and spacious studio of the Museum’s WNC Art Resource Center that overlooks Pack Square in downtown Asheville — it’s the coolest place to come to camp! All-day students will have a supervised lunch break. Weekly sessions begin the week of June 13th and run through the week of August 1st.
 
 The range of weekly sessions includes such classes as drawing, painting, printmaking, cartooning and sculpture. Each week presents age-specific fun and creative activities. All levels are welcome and there is something for everyone, so join the fun!
 
 Camp costs:
 
5-day sessions:Morning (9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) or Afternoon (1:30 – 5 p.m.) 

Members: $85
Non-Members: $95
All-Day (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Members: $150
Non-Members: $170
Enrollment is limited and pre-registration is required. Registration includes admission to the Museum and all materials necessary for each class. Registration begins March 1, 2011. For more information, please contact Sharon McRorie at [email protected] or call 253-3227, ext. 122.

Registration Opens for the Asheville Art Museum’s Summer Art Camp 2011

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – The Asheville Art Museum is pleased to announce registration for its Summer Art Camp 2011 has begun.

The Asheville Art Museum offers its popular Summer Art Camp to rising K through 12th grade students. Students may sign up for morning, afternoon or all-day sessions. Each class visits the Museum’s galleries to inspire creativity and learn about art and technique.

Students experiment and create original art over the course of a week. Classes are held in the bright and spacious studio of the Museum’s WNC Art Resource Center that overlooks Pack Square in downtown Asheville — it’s the coolest place to come to camp! All-day students will have a supervised lunch break. Weekly sessionsbegin the week of June 13th and run through the week of August 1st.

The range of weekly sessions includes such classes as drawing, painting, printmaking, cartooning and sculpture. Each week presents age-specific fun and creative activities. All levels are welcome and there is something for everyone, so join the fun!

Camp costs:
5-day sessions:
Morning (9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) or Afternoon (1:30 – 5 p.m.)
Members: $85
Non-Members: $95
All-Day (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Members: $150
Non-Members: $170

Enrollment is limited and pre-registration is required. Registration includes admission to the Museum and all materials necessary for each class. Registration begins March 1, 2011. For more information, please contact Sharon McRorie at [email protected] or call 253-3227, ext. 122. Check our Web site www.ashevilleart.org.

Join the Asheville Art Museum’s Holiday Art Camp

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

ASHEVILLE, NC – The Asheville Art Museum invites you to enjoy the season with a Holiday Art Camp Monday, December 27 through Thursday, December 30, 2010 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. each day. The cost is $18 per day for Museum Members and $20 per day for Non-Members.
Take a break over the holidays and sign your art enthusiasts up for one or all four days of hands-on fun at the Museum’s Holiday Arts Extravaganza! Campers will spend their afternoons creating art of all kinds in the bright and sunny studio at the Asheville Art Museum. Pre-registration is required.
For information on the Museum’s Art Camp programs or to register, contact Sharon McRorie, Education Programs Manager at 828.253.3227, ext. 122 or at [email protected]

Asheville Art Museum Presents Art Break on Sallie Middleton Watercolors

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

ASHEVILLE, NC – Join the Asheville Art Museum for a guided tour of the Museum exhibition Sallie Middleton: A Life in the Forest led by curator Frank Thomson on Friday, November 12, 2010 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. This event is free with Museum Membership or Museum Admission. Guests will enjoy in-depth information about Sallie Middleton’s work and leave with a new appreciation for her detailed watercolors.
Sallie Ellington Middleton (1926 – 2009) spent the last several decades of her life in her childhood home in Asheville, a magical place that was designed by her uncle, the noted architect Douglas Ellington. With masterful handling of a new medium, Middleton infused her work with her passion for the natural world. This exhibition features a number of the nature studies for which Middleton gained fame. It also includes a rarely seen group of images that Middleton painted about an adventure with her and her sister on Christmas Eve.
Middleton is considered one of the top wildlife artists in the nation. Her art is loved by many due to her remarkable eye for detail. A reporter is quoted as saying, “There are artists, good artists and then there is Sallie Middleton.”
Her work can be found in the collections of the Gibbes Art Museum in Charleston, SC, the Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC and Magnolia Gardens in Charleston, SC. Her work has been published in a number of magazines. A book was published about the artist, The Magical Realm of Sallie Ellington Middleton by Celestine Sibley in 1980.
Organized and curated by the Asheville Art Museum. This exhibition is sponsored in part by Frugal Framer, John Cram and Matt Chambers, www.salliemiddletonart.net, www.salliemiddleton.com and www.mansfieldplantation.com.
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SunTrust Bank Sponsors “Sunday Meet the Artists” at Asheville Art Museum

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

ASHEVILLE, NC – The Asheville Art Museum is pleased to announce SunTrust Sunday “Meet the Artists” on Sunday, November 21, 2010 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Programming and Museum admission is FREE thanks to SunTrust Bank.
SunTrust Bank sponsors a Sunday afternoon of FREE Museum admission plus a chance to mix and mingle with the artists featured in this year’s Holiday Market. Guests will enjoy complimentary refreshments, music, shop around for great holiday gifts and support local artists. There is also a Silent Auction for more holiday gift opportunities! Be sure to take a stroll through and the Museum’s galleries and check out all four current exhibitions.
SunTrust Sundays
SunTrust Bank has graciously sponsored two Sundays this fall: October 3 and November 21. These Sundays feature FREE admission to the Museum and family-friendly programming to enrich the community. We thank SunTrust Bank for their generosity.
Image credit: Bittie Bowls, by Dawn Dalto Pottery

Asheville Art Museum is Pleased to Announce a Screening of Microcosmos

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

ASHEVILLE, NC – On Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12, 2010, the Asheville Art Museum screens Microcosmos at 2:00 p.m. each day. This filmbscreening is at the Asheville Art Museum and is free with Museum Membership or admission.

Microcosmos is a documentary film that records the lives of insects through the use of microscopic cameras and microphones. Track the flight of a bee and see what life is like on the inside of an anthill in this fascinating — and completely non-creepy — film.

Viewers will be in awe, not only of the rare glimpse into this amazing side of nature, but also the technology that made the film possible.
This screening is held in conjunction with the exhibition Sallie Middleton: A Life in the Forest on view at the Asheville Art Museum through Sunday, December 5, 2010.

Asheville Art Museum Presents an Art Break with Scott Riviere on Friday

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

ASHEVILLE, NC – The Asheville Art Museum invites you to join a special Art Break on Friday, July 9, 2010 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Art Breaks are free with Museum Membership or admission.

This special Art Break features Scott Riviere, lender to the exhibition Limners to Facebook: Portraiture from the 19th to the 21st Century. Riviere is a collector local to Asheville. Riviere is active in historical preservation in Asheville and has served as chair and vice chair of the Historic Resources Commission. Come hear him discuss his collection, portraits and the historical importance of these both during a Friday Art Break.

“We were fortunate to have Scott agree to lend work for the exhibition because it gave us the opportunity to show how one family had recorded itself in portrait paintings over the course of the 20th century,” said Frank Thomson, Asheville Art Museum curator and curator of this exhibition.

Limners to Facebook: Portraiture from the 19th to the 21st Century includes images in the following categories: formal portraits, self-portraits, portraits of animals and portraits of friends or models. It includes works in a variety of media and range of styles including painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture and new media.

Asheville Art Museum to Screen Cult-Classic ‘True Stories’

Friday, March 12th, 2010

ASHEVILLE, NC – The Asheville Art Museum invites you to a screening of True Stories on Saturday and Sunday, April 3 and 4, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. each day. This film screening is free with Museum Membership or admission.

True Stories is a cult-classic starring David Byrne with music by the Talking Heads. This film portrays a gallery of eccentric personalities including the “laziest woman in the world” with her array of time-saving gadgets and a man with a “Wife Wanted” sign on his front lawn, all residents of the fictional town of Virgil, Texas.

The film’s notable cast includes John Goodman, Swoosie Kurtz and Spaulding Gray. Writer and director David Byrne said, “When I see a place for the first time, I notice everything — the color of the paper, the sky, the way people walk, doorknobs, every detail,” he says. This film might alter your own impressions for a time as well.

This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition Limners to Facebook: Portraiture from the 19th to the 21st Century.