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Visual Art & Film

Over the decades Asheville and Western North Carolina have become a haven for the visual artist whether creating glassware, painting, sculpture, metalwork, fiber work or American craft,etc. So, the talent in our region is boundless and the galleries overflow with amazingly beautiful art.
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The Woman Subject and 6 Trailblazing Women

The Woman Subject

There is more that unites than divides analytic and continental feminist philosophies – not least, efforts to define ‘woman’

Georgia Warnke  is distinguished professor of political science and director of the Center for Ideas and Society at the University of California, Riverside. She is the author of Debating Sex and Gender (2010). She lives in California. Click here to read more


Central Park’s first-ever female statue is coming in 2020

The women behind the first statue of a woman from history to be erected in New York City’s Central Park discuss its groundbreaking importance.

In 1995, the artist Meredith Bergmann was working on a film set in Central Park when she noticed something was off. 

“I noticed then there were no statues of women,” said Bergmann. “There was a wonderful Alice in Wonderland sculpture, but there were no sculptures of actual women of note and accomplishment.”  Click here to continue reading


**World Cinema Series of International Films

Films Every Friday 8 pm

Presented by Courtyard Gallery. Doors open at 7:45 / close at 8:15. Film begins at 8:00 pm. Come on in, get comfortable, have some refreshments and enjoy great films from around the world! Check our website for the film schedule or Cranky Hanke’s Reviews under Special Showings. Donations appreciated. In the Railroad Library, Phil Mechanic Studios. Courtyard Gallery is located on the top floor of Phil

http://www.ashevillecourtyard.com828-273-3332

 


Featured Book TRANSFORMING HATE: AN ARTIST’S BOOK by Clarissa T. Sligh

Transforming Hate is a project comprised of folded origami cranes, photographs, installations, artist books, other image-text narratives, and workshops with local community organizations. In this work, historical elements are used as a framing device to construct the evolution of our shared identity… Origami cranes were folded from pages of white supremacist books.


FROST ART MUSEUM FIU SCORES THE PERFECT TEN: Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz Donate Artworks by Ten Women Artists in Celebration of the Museum’s Tenth Anniversary

 The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University announces the gift of artworks from the Collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz by ten leading contemporary women artists, in honor of the museum building’s recent tenth anniversary.


ASHEVILLE AREA ART Exhibitions and Events

 

 Innovative programming utilizing an outstanding collection of American art of the 20th and 21st centuries has established the Asheville Art Museum as a leader in the arts for Western North Carolina and the Southeast. It is the only organization of its kind providing cultural and educational experiences for residents and visitors to the 24 county region.Established by artists and incorporated in 1948, the Asheville Art Museum is committed to being a vital force in community and individual development and to providing life-long opportunities for education and enrichment through the visual arts. Click here for our website


BLACK MOUNTAIN CENTER for the ARTS

 “Ours is a community arts center with a mission of “bringing arts to the people and people to the arts.”

The Black Mountain Center for the Arts (BMCA) was the dream of a small group of visionaries, who in 1993 organized and found a way to save the Old City Hall from destruction. They obtained the building, raised over a million dollars and succeeded in renovating the 6,000-square-foot facility into a welcoming and vital landmark. BMCA was incorporated in 1995 and opened its doors in October 2000. In 2009, the Old City Garage was also renovated and made into a clay studio behind the main building. This community arts organization has sought to create a physical place for the arts to come together and flourish in the Swannanoa Valley in Buncombe County.  See our website for more information


10 Historic Women Photographers You Should Know

Let’s get our art history on.

Next month, Sotheby’s will bring a broad array of photography to the auction block, illuminating the impressive range of the medium through a survey of Modern and Post-War image makers. While audiences will get their fair share of the men who helped changed the history of photos — think Bill Brandt, Robert Frank, Weegee, Alfred Stieglitz and Ansel Adams — some of the most impressive names in the bunch belong to the 20th and 21st century women who have brought the art of photography to new heights. Continue reading


Asheville Cinema Society

We invite you to join us in bringing film to the mountains. Asheville Cinema Society (ACS) aims to inspire, enhance awareness of, and support new and seasoned filmmakers. It is a membership organization attracting a broad and diverse audience. Carefully selected motion pictures include not yet released films from the top major studios, little known gems of the independent filmmakers, past classics and a variety of shorts. Asheville Cinema Society


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