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Concert Life

Photographs by Keeley Turner

On Exhibit: August 1-30, 2014

Meet the artist: August 19, 6-8pm Blowers Gallery

This exhibition is about being part of the music.  Capturing the excitement of the audience and the performer.

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The Wonder of Nature

Watercolors by Janice Lape'

ON EXHBIT: June 5-July 7, 2014

OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday June 8, 4-6pm

Janice Lape', an expressionistic creator and beloved teacher,  paints in bold colors with a loose flowing technique.  She has taught watercolor classes at Woolworth Gallery for over 5 years. 


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Like Me: An Exploration of Social Identity

 Photographs by Shonie Kuykendall

 On Exhibit: April 28-May 28, 2014

 Opening Reception: April 28, 6-8 pm

 "Like Me" takes a look at how photography is evolving socially into an easy way to create one's own  visual identity.

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International Photo Contest

On Exhibit: April 1 - April 27, 2014

Opening Reception: Tuesday April 8, 12-1pm, Blowers Gallery

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, students will share stories of their travels.


Sacred Places, Special Faces: Photos from India nd Bhutan


Photographs by Meredith Norwood

ON EXHIBIT: March 1-28, 2014

Norwood travelled for 6 weeks visiting India and Bhutan.  These photographs are samples of places and people who touched her heart and made her laugh.


Robert Wilson vs. Burning Man

Photographs by Pavel Antonov

On Exhibit: January 14 - February 28, 2014

This two part exhibition examines two different events in American culture.  Jan. 14-Feb 4, features photographs of the Burning Man Festival in Nevada and from Feb. 6-28, featues photographs of Robert Wilson, "a towering figure in the world of experimental theater."

Pavel, born 1962 in Volgograd, USSR, graduated from Moscow University of Culture in 1991 and spent 7 years exhibiting in Europe, before moving to New York in 1998 to begin work as a freelance photographer.  He is known, for his work in theater and fashion photography and his exhibits have spanned from Moscow to Zurich to New York.

Slide Show and Talk by Pavel Antonov on Monday, February 17 from 3:00-4:00 in the Whitman Room of Ramsey Library.

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Drawings by Emily Parworth

On Exhibit: December 6-20, 2013, Third Floor Gallery

Opening Reception: December 6 from 6-8pm

Rather than following traditional taxidermy, in which animals are mounted and displayed for human enjoyment,"Human Taxidermy" depicts humans as the subject of decoration. Through drawings and paintings this exhibit investigates this role reversal as a response to two ideas, the artists relationship with animals and the excessive lifestyle of wealthy Americans.

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Photography by Louisa Murrey

On Exhibit: December 2-16, 2013, Blowers Gallery

Opening Reception: December 6 from 6-8pm

This exhibit explores documentary photography in Southern Appalachia, focusing on the importance of tradition and community, and challenges stereotypes in Appalachian photography.

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Symbolization of Species

Lithographs by Katherine Cullata

On Exhibit: November 11-25, 2013

Closing Reception: November 22, 2013, 6-8pm, Blowers Gallery

The multi-layered lithographic prints portray the familiar flora and fauna of Western North Carolina, and encourage the viewer to consider the complexity of natural processes and the mutiple ways of interpreting the natural world.

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In Search of Lost Causes: Iranian Poster Art from the 1979 Revolution

On Exhibit: October 1 - November 8, 2013

Opening Reception: October 17,  2013 at Ramsey Library

                          6-7:30pm meet Dr. Dabashi and refreshments in Glass House

                          7:30 Lecture by Dr. Hamid Dabashi of Columbia University in Blowers Gallery

                          8:30 Fillm Screening of "This is Not a Film" in the Whitman Room

This exhibit contains a selection of revolutionary posters by both professional and amateur artists who merged calligraphy, graphics and rhetoric in order to convey abstract ideologie. Made possible by the Flood Gallery and the NC Humanities Council.

Dr. Dabashi will be available to sign copies of his book "In Search of Lost Causes: Fragmented Allegories of an Iranian Revolution"

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Asheville:Urban Photography from the Streets of a Bohemian Mountain Town

Street Photography

Photographs by Joe Longobardi

Street photography documenting Asheville's lively and creative culture, from street performance to social activists.

On Exhibit: August 19-September 27, 2013

Opening Reception:Tuesday, August 27,11:30-1:30

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   Black and White acrylic paintings on canvas by Shawn Burdick.      

   Recent works by Burdick focuses on fluid dynamics, texture and contrast.     

           On Exhibit: July 5th - August 13th


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People and Places of Nepal

Watercolor on Paper with Plein Air style by Dhwoj Bahadur Gurung of Nepal

From tiny crowded villages to the expansive vistas of the Himalayas, Dhwoj Bahadur Gurung captures the beauty and simplicity of the last vestiges of our once pristine Earth. Profits from his paintings are donated to charities to help the hungry and poor of Nepal.

On Exhibit: May 20 - June 30, 2013

Reception: Wednesday, May 22, 3:00-5:30 in Blowers Gallery of Ramsey Library.  Music provided by Meredith McIntosh on flute and Hillary Dirlam on mandolin.

                   Sponsored by the Swan Educational Center Global



International Photo Exhibit

Botswana, Africa

International Studies and Study Abroad are 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. Sharing their overseas experiences with the UNC Asheville community helps bring the world to Asheville and allows us to better understand their experiences. During the Reception students will share stories of their travels.

On Exhibit: April 1 - May 17, 2013


Reception: Tuesday, April 9, 12-1pm in Blowers Gallery

General Study Abroad Website:


f32 Photography Group Show: "Texture, Pattern, Shape, Oh My!

Texture, Pattern, Shape, Oh My!  f/32 Photography Group Show

On Exhibit: March 1 - March 30, 2013

Opening Reception: Sunday, March 3, 3-5pm in Blowers Gallery

The f32 photography group presents their Second Annual Portfolio Project.  Participants submitted up to four photographs which reflect each of the elements, "Texture, Pattern, Shape, Oh My!"  The f/32 members meet on the second Wednesday of every month at 7pm at the Reuter Center, Room 206 on the campus of the UNCA.


Enchanted Wanders Part 2

Enchanted Wanderers


Part 2 - "Chasing the Legacy of Ballet Russe" February 20 - 26

Beautiful costumes, sketches, and photography by visiting Professor and costume designer, Igor Roussanoff, highlights his collaborations with Dame Sonia Arova, Thor Sulowski, Wes Chapman, Mark DeGarmo, and Richard Helldobler This exhibit includes theater and ballet costumes.



Portraits of Uganda

  PORTRAITS OF UGANDA by Carrie Wagner


  ON EXHIBIT: January 14 - Febrary 9, 2013


  RECEPTION:  January 24, 2013, 6-8pm Blowers Gallery

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Enchanted Wanderers


Part 1 - February 12-18

A history of ballet with photographs and archives of famous dancers such as Rudolf Nureyev, Dame Sonia Arova, Oleg Briansky, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and George Balanchine.

Part 2 - February 20 - 26

Costumes and sketches by visiting Professor and costume designer, Igor Roussanoff. Highlighting his collaborations with Dame Sonia Arova, Thor Sulowski, Wes Chapman, Mark DeGarmo, and Richard Helldobler.

RECEPTION, Meet the Artists: February 12, 2013 4-5PM Blowers Gallery of Ramsey Library at UNC Asheville.

"The Enchanted Wanderers" begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Diana Wortham Theatre in downtown Asheville, with a tribute honoring Dame Sonia Arova, prima ballerina and former artistic director of the National Ballet of Norway; and Oleg Briansky, dancer, teacher, choreographer and founder of the Briansky Ballet Center in New York.

This event will feature excerpts of "Swan Lake" and "Copella" performed by principal dancers in the Asheville Ballet, and featuring the company's associate artistic director, Lyle Laney. The company's artistic director, Ann Dunn, will offer a personal presentation to Arova and Briansky. Dunn will be joined by Natalia Kolodzei of the Russian Academy of Arts; Therese Laeger, artistic director of the Arova Contemporary Ballet Company in Birmingham, Ala.; and Igor Roussanoff, costume designer and visiting member of UNC Asheville's faculty. Documentaries about Briansky and Arova will also be on view

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