Asheville Art Museum
Mary Frank: Finding My Way Home
Opening Reception + Gallery Talk with Mary Frank: Friday, September 26, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Exhibition on view September 26, 2014 – January 18, 2015
ASHEVILLE—The Asheville Art Museum is pleased to present a reception and gallery talk on Friday, September 26 at 5:00 p.m. to celebrate the opening of Mary Frank: Finding My Way Home. The exhibition, which runs from September 26, 2014 – January 18, 2015, presents a broad survey of Frank’s work from across her long and accomplished career. The Museum is thrilled that Mary Frank will be in the gallery to give a talk as part of the opening reception.
Over the course of her career, Mary Frank has worked in sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking and photography, suggesting that her primary loyalty is not to a particular way of working or to any medium, but rather to the power of direct expression and to the act of creation itself. All of this work demonstrates her use of the intuitions and improvisations that arise naturally during the creative process.
Mary Frank was born in London, England, in 1933 and moved to the United States at the age of seven. In the early 1950s she began carving wood sculpture, and briefly studied with Hans Hofmann and Max Beckmann. In 1969, she worked on large multi-part, figurative clay sculptures, drawings and monoprints, which remained the major focus of her work throughout the 1970s and ‘80s. In the 1990s, she turned to painting as her primary medium. Frank has been the subject of numerous solo museum and gallery exhibitions over the years, including a retrospective exhibition of sculpture, prints and drawings organized by the Neuberger Museum in Purchase, NY in 1978. Her work is in the permanent collections of several institutions including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Jewish Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum of American Art, the Newark Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art and Yale University Art Gallery.
About the Asheville Art Museum
Founded by artists in 1948 in Asheville, NC, the Asheville Art Museum annually presents an exciting, inviting and active schedule of exhibitions and public programs based on its permanent collection of 20th and 21st century American art. Any visit will also include experiences with works of significance to Western North Carolina’s cultural heritage including Studio Craft, Black Mountain College and Cherokee artists. Special exhibitions feature renowned regional and national artists and explore issues of enduring interest. The Museum also offers a wide array of innovative, inspiring and entertaining educational programs for people of all ages.
Additional information on upcoming exhibitions and public programs at the Museum can be found online at www.ashevilleart.org.
Hickory Nut Gap Hay Rides & Corn Maze
September and October: OPEN 7 days a week from 9-6
Admission: $7/person, 2 and under FREE
$1 off weekdays
Group Rate (15 or more): $6/person
Our 2014 Fall Season Runs Aug 30 – Nov 2
Hay Rides, Horse Rides, Kiddie Carts:
All rides Sat + Sun ONLY, 11-4 pm
Kiddie Carts + Hay Rides: $3/ea, Horse Rides: $7/ea
Hay Rides, Kiddie Cart, and Horse Rides: Hay rides and horse rides are offered Saturdays and Sundays only from 11 – 4. Tickets for these activities must be purchased in addition to the regular admission charge.
Corn Maze: Perfect for families with young children, our corn maze is fun and educational. Answer our maze questions correctly and find your way out in a breeze, however wrong answers may lead you astray…
5 Sugar Hollow Road
Fairview, NC 28730
Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market
This producer-only market offers a wide range of locally grown produce, flowers, herbs, and landscape plants. At this second largest market in WNC you’ll also find a wide selection of meats (chicken, pork, rabbit, lamb, beef, turkey, duck, quail), eggs (chicken, quail, duck), cheeses, mushrooms, baked goods, preserves, honey, NC mountain trout, and NC seafood delivered overnight on Saturdays.
NC heritage crafters display weavings from natural fibers, pottery, furniture and wood products, brooms, soap and beauty products, candles, and birdhouses, feeders, and other items.
Demonstrations and special events are featured monthly, often with local musicians. Kid’s Market teaches youngsters where their food originates, offers market activities, and promotes healthy food habits.
For information, call Elizabeth Ure, Market Manager, at 828-550-4774.
Our market season is from April 26, 2014 to December 14, 2014.
Wednesday8:00am — 12:00pm
Saturday8:00am — 12:00pm
North Asheville Tailgate Market
Saturdays from 8 AM until Noon
The Market is at the UNCA campus on the lower level of the two-level parking lot “C” just southeast of Owen Hall.
From the UNCA Main Entrance on WT Weaver Blvd. Go up the hill from the rotary and take the first right.
Visit the market for an incredible local shopping experience in Western North Carolina. The market is Asheville’s oldest producer only farmers’ market and in it’s 32nd year of operation with over 40 vendors selling locally produced products. Seasonally at the market you will find a wide range of products, from the latest in gourmet organic vegetables to old-timey favorites like half runner beans and fried apple pies. The market offers an amazing assortment of produce, an abundance of fresh cut flowers, strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries, artisan brick oven baked breads, artisan cheeses, fresh organic pasta, a fabulous selection of baked goods, bedding and native plants, honey, farm fresh eggs as well as natural raised fish and meats. Such meats that can be found at the market include lamb, chicken, goat, pork, beef, rabbit and trout. You will find some of the areas most talented crafters carrying on our Appalachian Heritage and Traditions through their artwork.
Brasstown’s Farmers Market
Our market season is from May 28, 2014 to October 29, 2014.
Wednesday9:00am — 1:00pm
10950 Old Hwy. 64 W.
Brasstown, North Carolina
Located across the street from the Shops of Brasstown.
Stephens-Lee Recreation Center : Pickleball
Fun game that combines tennis, ping pong & badminton.
Stephens-Lee Recreation Center
30 George Washington Carver Rd.
Asheville, NC, 28801
Super Saturday Class @ UNCA :
Chess Adventures – Intermediate
10:30-11:50 | Grades 3-8 | Materials fee: none
How can you queen that pawn? How can you unleash overpowering tactics against your opponents? How can you turn a loss into a draw? You’ll study more advanced techniques in the opening, middle game, and endgame. We’ll analyze games and positions as a group and in small groups to sharpen our tactics and increase our “chess visualization.” There will also be time during class to play chess with your classmates. This class is for those who have previously taken chess, or who have tournament experience, or who feel they are moderately proficient at the game. (Bruce Roth, chess teacher since 1997, has taught more than 1000 students how to play chess)
Super Saturday is UNC Asheville’s six-week Saturday morning educational enrichment program for creative, highly motivated, and/or academically gifted students in grades 3-8. We provide opportunities for students to explore new ideas and broaden their perspectives by offering a wide array of experiential, “hands-on” courses in the arts and sciences. We encourage elementary and middle-school students to experience a university campus, engage with instructors from UNC Asheville and the local community, and develop an interest in further learning and discovery.
Every Fall and Spring, nearly four hundred students arrive on campus and create a unique hub of energy and learning. If your child loves to learn, then Super Saturday is the place to be!
Super Saturday Fall 2014
October 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15
Make-up date (in case of inclement weather): Nov. 22
Class times: 9:00-10:20 a.m. and 10:30-11:50 a.m.
Sep. 20: scholarship application postmark deadline
Oct. 3: mail-in registration postmark deadline
Oct. 5: online registration ends, no refunds after this date
Oct. 11: first day of classes
Oct. 15: deadline for any class changes
Opportunity House : Pottery Studio Time
Opportunity House, an Arts & Crafts Cultural Center in Hendersonville, NC is very proud to announce that we will now be extending our Pottery Studio Time.
Are you a potter or do you know someone that is? This is the perfect “opportunity” to get your hands back into clay without the need of an instructor. Our facility has the perfect, fully equipped pottery room for those artists who enjoy working on the potter’s wheel or doing coil and free style pottery work.
We are now offering Pottery Studio Time Mondays, 1-8:30 pm and Tuesdays, 5-8:30 pm, along with Wednesdays 1-4pm.
You must be a member of Opportunity House which costs $40.00 a year for a single person, or $60.00 a year for a couple. You then pay $40.00 per month for Pottery Studio Time. This includes the use of of the potters wheels, a slab roller, texturing tools, trimming tools, clay, glazes and kiln firing.
We also offer an evening Pottery class for those of you that are interested in learning techniques in clay which meets on Tuesday evenings from 6-9pm. The cost for this class is $120.00 for members and $140.00 for non-members.
This class is perfect for all ages so bring the family or a friend!
Feel free to stop in Opportunity House to check out our Pottery Room or call 828-692-0575 for more information.
1411 Asheville Highway
Hendersonville, NC 28791
Flat Rock Playhouse :
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Music by: Stephen Sondheim; Book by: Burt Shevelove, Larry Gelbart; Lyrics by: Stephen Sondheim
October 2 – 26
The Clyde and Nina Allen Mainstage
First produced on Broadway in 1962 starring Zero Mostel, and revived later in 1996 starring Nathan Lane, this broad and entertaining musical farce follows the path of the Roman slave, Pseudolus, on his long, convoluted and ultimately hilarious path to freedom. The original Broadway production and film was created by the legendary Stephen Sondheim and Larry Gelbart (creator of television’s long running hit, M*A*S*H). Reprising his role of the nervous Hysterium, we welcome back our own Scott Treadway.
Flat Rock Playhouse
2661 Greenville Hwy
Flat Rock, NC 28731
French Broad Food Co-op Wednesday Tailgate Market
90 Biltmore Ave.
Asheville, North Carolina
The Wednesday Co-op Tailgate Market is alive and thriving! Come see us Wednesday afternoons from 2-6 pm in the parking lot of Build It Naturally, next to the French Broad Food Co-op on Biltmore Ave. in downtown Asheville.
Our market season is from April 2, 2014 to November 26, 2014.
Wednesday2:00pm — 6:00pm
Montford Farmers Market
Our market season is from April 23, 2014 to November 26, 2014.
Wednesday2:00pm — 6:00pm
Spruce Pine Farmers Market
585 Oak Ave.
Spruce Pine, North Carolina
Located in the parking lot of The Pizza Shop and Dry County Brewing Co.
Our market season is from May 7, 2014 to October 29, 2014.
Wednesday2:00pm — 5:00pm
Weaverville Tailgate Market
Our market season is from April 9, 2014 to October 29, 2014.
Wednesday2:30pm — 6:30pm
Montford Rec Center : Community Adult Basketball
Staff run half court pickup games. Free shooting on other half of court
Montford Rec Center
34 Pearson Dr
Asheville, NC 28801
Linwood Crump Shiloh Center : Book Club
Share a moment of company, laughter, fun & excitement while enchanting interesting viewpoints to a variety of enchanting books by different authors. Books will be obtained by participants.
Linwood Crump Shiloh Center
121 SHIloh Rd.
Asheville, NC. 28803
Pisgah Brewing Company
150 Eastside Drive
Black Mountain, NC
Stephens-Lee Recreation Center : Break Dance Class
Every Wednesday 6p-8p
All ages welcome.
Stephens-Lee Recreation Center
30 George Washington Carver Rd.
Asheville, NC, 28801
Asheville Humane Society :
Feline Fundamentals Class
Wenesday, October 22, 2014
7 – 8 PM
Get ready to be hands-on with our feline friends! This class is for volunteers who want to interact with cats and kittens at the Adoption Center and at off-site events. Prerequisites include attendance at a general volunteer orientation session and completion of Bed, Bath & Beyond requirements. Sign up through the Volunteer Orientation Center or e-mail us with any questions at [email protected].
Asheville Humane Society
14 Forever Friend Lane
Asheville, NC 28806
The Lobster Trap : Ben Hovey
Dub beats and Jazz
The Lobster Trap
35 Patton Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
- 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM – Lipinsky Hall 125 – Auditorium This performance comprises selections believed to generate energies conducive to world healing. Robed in magniﬁcent costumes and playing traditional Tibetan instruments, the Loseling monks perform ancient temple music and dance for world healing. This exhibit is funded, in part, by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council. Tickets: UNCA Student $6, Area Student $8, Campus Community $13, General $22
University of NC Asheville
1 University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804