Event Cancellations Due to Coronavirus

Several upcoming events have been canceled or postponed due to concerns about the new coronavirus (COVID-19). Events listed on this page may be outdated, so please visit the event website or contact the event organizer for the latest information.
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Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Listen to This episodes from 2020!
Mar 3 all-day
Online w/ Asheville Community Theatre

ACT Rewind: 3 Fave Episodes!

Available as Video on Demand thru March 31, 2021!

Hit rewind and watch (or re-watch!) three of the best Listen to This episodes from 2020! Each episode clocks in between 60-80 minutes.

Here’s how it works: you purchase a ticket for the show of your choice and you’ll be sent a unique link to watch. Once you click the “start watching” button, you’ll have 48 hours to complete your view – so feel free to stop and start – or watch the whole thing in one sitting!

We’re featuring:

  • Theme Park Theme: True Amusement Park Tales Meant to Amuse
    • Featuring stories by Bryan Morrisey, Alison Fields, Delina Hensley, and Karen Stobbe, plus songs by Kim Richardson – Originally aired July 30, 2020
  • Surprise and Shine: True Tales of Unexpected Events
    • Featuring stories by Tessa Fontaine, Corr de Joch, Shelagh Ratner, and Rod Murphy, plus songs by Silas Durocher – Originally aired October 1, 2020
  • When a Story Calls: True Tales of In-house Horrors
    • Featuring stories by David Novak, Andy Corren, Waylon Wood, and Rebecca Morris, plus songs by Rebecca O’Quinn – Originally aired October 29, 2020
Voices of the River: Art + Poetry Contest
Mar 3 all-day
Online w/ RiverLink

Show Us What the River Means to You!

Art & Poetry contest winner

Every spring we host our Voices of the River: Art & Poetry Contest. We ask kids to use the river as a source of inspiration to showcase their creativity. Each year we are so amazed by the talent of these young artists, poets, and performers. Submissions can include 2D and 3D works in various mediums, poems and creative writings, and video compositions of songs, dances, or skits. Winners are selected by a council of judges made up of local artists, writers, and community leaders. Many generous businesses also donate prizes for winners from each age group and category.

This year we want you to show us “How has the river helped you during this time of isolation?”

All entries are due by Thursday April 22nd

2021 WNC Regional Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum

2021 WNC Regional Scholastic Art Awards

February 6–March 8, 2021

The Museum, with the assistance of its volunteer docents and support from the Asheville Area Section of the American Institute of Architects, is proud to sponsor the WNC Regional Scholastic Art Awards. Students in grades 7–12 from all across our region are invited to submit work for this special juried competition. The Museum works with the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers to facilitate regional judging of student artwork and recognition of our community’s burgeoning artistic talent.

In early spring each year, award winners are featured in an exhibition, and are honored at a ceremony. Regional Gold Key recipients’ work is sent to the National Scholastic Art competition hosted by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.

Across the Atlantic Exhibition
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum

Across the Atlantic

Across the Atlantic

American Impressionism Through the French Lens

January 22–April 19, 2021
LOCATION:
Appleby Foundation Exhibition Hall

This extraordinary exhibition, drawn from the collection of the Reading Public Museum, explores the path to Impressionism through the 19th century in France. The show examines the sometimes complex relationship between French Impressionism of the 1870s and 1880s and the American interpretation of the style in the decades that followed. More than 65 paintings and works on paper help tell the story of the “new style” of painting which developed at the end of the 19th century—one that emphasized light and atmospheric conditions, rapid or loose brushstrokes, and a focus on brightly colored scenes from everyday life, including both urban and rural settings when artists preferred to paint outdoors and capture changing effects of light during different times of day and seasons of the year.

Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism through the French Lens is organized by the Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.

Generous support for this project provided by Art Bridges and The Maurer Family Foundation.

Asheville Art Museum: New Exhibition— Meeting the Moon
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum

The Asheville Art Museum announces Meeting the Moon, an exhibition featuring prints, photographs, ceramics, sculptures, and more from the Museum’s Collection. This exhibition will be on view in the Asheville Art Museum’s McClinton Gallery February 3 through July 26, 2021.

2021 marks the 60th anniversary of the beginning of the Apollo space program at NASA, but its inception was hardly the beginning of humankind’s fascination with Earth’s only moon. Before space travel existed, the moon—its shape, its mystery, and the face we see in it—inspired countless artists. Once astronauts landed on the moon and we saw our world from a new perspective, a surge of creativity flooded the American art scene, in paintings, prints, sculpture, music, crafts, film, and poetry.

This exhibition, whose title is taken from a 1913 Robert Frost poem, examines artwork in the Asheville Art Museum’s Collection of artists who were inspired by the unknown, then increasingly familiar moon. Meeting the Moon includes works by nationally renowned artists Newcomb Pottery, James Rosenquist, Maltby Sykes, Paul Soldner, John Lewis, Richard Ritter (Bakersville, NC), and Mark Peiser (Penland, NC). Western North Carolina artists include Jane Peiser (Penland, NC), Jak Brewer (Zionville, NC), Dirck Cruser (Asheville, NC), George Peterson (Lake Toxaway, NC), John B. Neff (NC), and Maud Gatewood (Yanceyville, NC).

Meeting the Moon offers the opportunity to combine science and popular culture with works of art in the Museum’s Collection,” says Whitney Richardson, associate curator. “I think all visitors will find something that draws them into this exhibition, whether it’s the artwork, poetry, music, or science of space travel. It’s such an affirmation of humanity to find these mysteries, like the moon, which enchant us all.”

This exhibition is organized by the Asheville Art Museum and curated by Whitney Richardson, associate curator. Visit ashevilleart.org for more information about this and other exhibitions.

Connecting Legacies: A First Look at the Dreier Black Mountain College Archive
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum

This exhibition features archival objects from the Theodore Dreier Sr. Document Collection presented alongside artworks from the Museum’s Black Mountain College Collection to explore the connections between artworks and ephemera. This exhibition is organized by the Asheville Art Museum and curated by lydia see, fall 2020 curatorial fellow, with support from a Digitizing Hidden Collections grant through the Council on Library and Information Resources.

Desire Paths Art Exhibition
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Center for Crafts

digital collage with face pieces

Desire Paths looks at makers within the discourse of craft and those existing on the periphery of the craftscape who focus on the movement of the body towards something desirable. These desires of the body are in relationship to nature, technology, self, and society. Using architectural theory and queer curatorial strategies, Desire Paths examines the possibilities and futures of bodies, revealing connections between the corporeal and craft.

“Desire paths,” a term taken from urban planning, are lines trodden in the landscape when constructed walkways do not provide a direct or desired route. Through action, repetition, and intentionality, desire paths are crafted modifications to the landscape that allow for a body to move towards a horizon. The format of the works include traditional craft media, performance, video, and interactive web-based work. Through this variety of media and performative tactics the makers in Desire Paths consider how we view, value, and ascribe meaning to a body/the body/the others body. They show us the power and agency held in body and present us with crafted visions of the body that confront and expand expectations

The works in this exhibition reclaim the concept of craft from its historical associations with the decorative, frivolous, feminine, indigenous, and the other. The makers use the medium of craft, and the action of crafting, to produce powerful representations and counter narratives to dominant culture.

Two Ways to View

Virtual Tour

Online visitors can register to attend a virtual tour of this exhibition. This is a free event. A $5-10 donation at time of registration is recommended.

In-Person

The Center is offering free, unguided visits and affordable tours of its exhibitions to the public. Guests can reserve a 30-minute visit to explore the current exhibitions, learn more about the Center’s national impact in their Craft Research Fund Study Collection, and enjoy interactive activities. The Center is open to the public Tuesday-Friday, 11 am -5 pm. Hours of operation may be subject to change.

Center for Craft is monitoring the effects of COVID-19 on the community and following the instruction of federal, state, and local health departments. Our top priority is always the health and safety of our staff, coworkers, and visitors. At this time, the Center can only allow a maximum of five guests in its public space at once and will require the use of masks or face coverings by all visitors, including children. The Center reserves the right to refuse entry to any visitor that will not comply.

Fantastical Forms: Ceramics as Sculpture Asheville Art Museum
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum
Left: Virginia Scotchie, Object Maker Series, 2020, glazed stoneware. Asheville Art Museum. © Virginia Scotchie. Right: Jane Palmer, Untitled, circa 1990, glazed stoneware, 41 × 14 ¼ × 21 ½ inches. Asheville Art Museum. © Estate of Jane Palmer.

The Asheville Art Museum presents Fantastical Forms: Ceramics as Sculpture on view at the Museum November 4, 2020 through April 5, 2021. The 25 works in this exhibition—curated by associate curator Whitney Richardson—highlight the Museum’s Collection of sculptural ceramics from the last two decades of the 20th century to the present. Each work illustrates the artist’s ability to push beyond the utilitarian and transition ceramics into the world of sculpture.

North and South Carolina artists featured include Elma McBride Johnson, Neil Noland, Norm Schulman, Virginia Scotchie, Cynthia Bringle, Jane Palmer, Michael Sherrill, and Akira Satake. Works by American artists Don Reitz, Robert Chapman Turner, Karen Karnes, Toshiko Takaezu, Bill Griffith, and Xavier Toubes are also featured in the exhibition.

Thursday, March 4, 2021
Listen to This episodes from 2020!
Mar 4 all-day
Online w/ Asheville Community Theatre

ACT Rewind: 3 Fave Episodes!

Available as Video on Demand thru March 31, 2021!

Hit rewind and watch (or re-watch!) three of the best Listen to This episodes from 2020! Each episode clocks in between 60-80 minutes.

Here’s how it works: you purchase a ticket for the show of your choice and you’ll be sent a unique link to watch. Once you click the “start watching” button, you’ll have 48 hours to complete your view – so feel free to stop and start – or watch the whole thing in one sitting!

We’re featuring:

  • Theme Park Theme: True Amusement Park Tales Meant to Amuse
    • Featuring stories by Bryan Morrisey, Alison Fields, Delina Hensley, and Karen Stobbe, plus songs by Kim Richardson – Originally aired July 30, 2020
  • Surprise and Shine: True Tales of Unexpected Events
    • Featuring stories by Tessa Fontaine, Corr de Joch, Shelagh Ratner, and Rod Murphy, plus songs by Silas Durocher – Originally aired October 1, 2020
  • When a Story Calls: True Tales of In-house Horrors
    • Featuring stories by David Novak, Andy Corren, Waylon Wood, and Rebecca Morris, plus songs by Rebecca O’Quinn – Originally aired October 29, 2020
Virtual Exhibition – Opening the Door to Change: Educating Rural Appalachia
Mar 4 all-day
Online w/ Mars Hill University

Opening the Door to Change presents the history of education in Western North Carolina, with a particular emphasis on Madison County, from the mid-nineteenth century through the late twentieth. Here, learning has taken many forms, from in-home instruction, common, subscription, and religious schools, to colleges of farming and craft. The curriculum of these schools, as well as their very construction, and in some cases closing, was deeply entwined with the changing needs and values of the Western North Carolina Appalachian community.

 The exhibition focuses on the dynamic relationship between community values and education, with a special focus on how students and their families navigated the economic, geographic, and racial challenges to education. Trends and changes in curriculum, assessment, and classroom design will also be explored.

The virtual exhibition will feature didactic panels showcasing a survey of schools within Madison County and highlighting the effect community values had on the curriculum, function, and format of these institutions. Online visitors may also get a sneak-peak at an original film, produced by the Museum, presenting the oral histories of several Madison County residents sharing their personal recollections and memories of past school-days.

Additional films will spotlight the Historic Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School and Laurel School, with first-hand accounts from former students and teachers.

This virtual exhibition is sponsored by the Madison County Tourism and Development Authority.

Voices of the River: Art + Poetry Contest
Mar 4 all-day
Online w/ RiverLink

Show Us What the River Means to You!

Art & Poetry contest winner

Every spring we host our Voices of the River: Art & Poetry Contest. We ask kids to use the river as a source of inspiration to showcase their creativity. Each year we are so amazed by the talent of these young artists, poets, and performers. Submissions can include 2D and 3D works in various mediums, poems and creative writings, and video compositions of songs, dances, or skits. Winners are selected by a council of judges made up of local artists, writers, and community leaders. Many generous businesses also donate prizes for winners from each age group and category.

This year we want you to show us “How has the river helped you during this time of isolation?”

All entries are due by Thursday April 22nd

2021 WNC Regional Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition
Mar 4 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum

2021 WNC Regional Scholastic Art Awards

February 6–March 8, 2021

The Museum, with the assistance of its volunteer docents and support from the Asheville Area Section of the American Institute of Architects, is proud to sponsor the WNC Regional Scholastic Art Awards. Students in grades 7–12 from all across our region are invited to submit work for this special juried competition. The Museum works with the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers to facilitate regional judging of student artwork and recognition of our community’s burgeoning artistic talent.

In early spring each year, award winners are featured in an exhibition, and are honored at a ceremony. Regional Gold Key recipients’ work is sent to the National Scholastic Art competition hosted by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.

Across the Atlantic Exhibition
Mar 4 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum

Across the Atlantic

Across the Atlantic

American Impressionism Through the French Lens

January 22–April 19, 2021
LOCATION:
Appleby Foundation Exhibition Hall

This extraordinary exhibition, drawn from the collection of the Reading Public Museum, explores the path to Impressionism through the 19th century in France. The show examines the sometimes complex relationship between French Impressionism of the 1870s and 1880s and the American interpretation of the style in the decades that followed. More than 65 paintings and works on paper help tell the story of the “new style” of painting which developed at the end of the 19th century—one that emphasized light and atmospheric conditions, rapid or loose brushstrokes, and a focus on brightly colored scenes from everyday life, including both urban and rural settings when artists preferred to paint outdoors and capture changing effects of light during different times of day and seasons of the year.

Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism through the French Lens is organized by the Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.

Generous support for this project provided by Art Bridges and The Maurer Family Foundation.

Asheville Art Museum: New Exhibition— Meeting the Moon
Mar 4 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum

The Asheville Art Museum announces Meeting the Moon, an exhibition featuring prints, photographs, ceramics, sculptures, and more from the Museum’s Collection. This exhibition will be on view in the Asheville Art Museum’s McClinton Gallery February 3 through July 26, 2021.

2021 marks the 60th anniversary of the beginning of the Apollo space program at NASA, but its inception was hardly the beginning of humankind’s fascination with Earth’s only moon. Before space travel existed, the moon—its shape, its mystery, and the face we see in it—inspired countless artists. Once astronauts landed on the moon and we saw our world from a new perspective, a surge of creativity flooded the American art scene, in paintings, prints, sculpture, music, crafts, film, and poetry.

This exhibition, whose title is taken from a 1913 Robert Frost poem, examines artwork in the Asheville Art Museum’s Collection of artists who were inspired by the unknown, then increasingly familiar moon. Meeting the Moon includes works by nationally renowned artists Newcomb Pottery, James Rosenquist, Maltby Sykes, Paul Soldner, John Lewis, Richard Ritter (Bakersville, NC), and Mark Peiser (Penland, NC). Western North Carolina artists include Jane Peiser (Penland, NC), Jak Brewer (Zionville, NC), Dirck Cruser (Asheville, NC), George Peterson (Lake Toxaway, NC), John B. Neff (NC), and Maud Gatewood (Yanceyville, NC).

Meeting the Moon offers the opportunity to combine science and popular culture with works of art in the Museum’s Collection,” says Whitney Richardson, associate curator. “I think all visitors will find something that draws them into this exhibition, whether it’s the artwork, poetry, music, or science of space travel. It’s such an affirmation of humanity to find these mysteries, like the moon, which enchant us all.”

This exhibition is organized by the Asheville Art Museum and curated by Whitney Richardson, associate curator. Visit ashevilleart.org for more information about this and other exhibitions.

Connecting Legacies: A First Look at the Dreier Black Mountain College Archive
Mar 4 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum

This exhibition features archival objects from the Theodore Dreier Sr. Document Collection presented alongside artworks from the Museum’s Black Mountain College Collection to explore the connections between artworks and ephemera. This exhibition is organized by the Asheville Art Museum and curated by lydia see, fall 2020 curatorial fellow, with support from a Digitizing Hidden Collections grant through the Council on Library and Information Resources.

Desire Paths Art Exhibition
Mar 4 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Center for Crafts

digital collage with face pieces

Desire Paths looks at makers within the discourse of craft and those existing on the periphery of the craftscape who focus on the movement of the body towards something desirable. These desires of the body are in relationship to nature, technology, self, and society. Using architectural theory and queer curatorial strategies, Desire Paths examines the possibilities and futures of bodies, revealing connections between the corporeal and craft.

“Desire paths,” a term taken from urban planning, are lines trodden in the landscape when constructed walkways do not provide a direct or desired route. Through action, repetition, and intentionality, desire paths are crafted modifications to the landscape that allow for a body to move towards a horizon. The format of the works include traditional craft media, performance, video, and interactive web-based work. Through this variety of media and performative tactics the makers in Desire Paths consider how we view, value, and ascribe meaning to a body/the body/the others body. They show us the power and agency held in body and present us with crafted visions of the body that confront and expand expectations

The works in this exhibition reclaim the concept of craft from its historical associations with the decorative, frivolous, feminine, indigenous, and the other. The makers use the medium of craft, and the action of crafting, to produce powerful representations and counter narratives to dominant culture.

Two Ways to View

Virtual Tour

Online visitors can register to attend a virtual tour of this exhibition. This is a free event. A $5-10 donation at time of registration is recommended.

In-Person

The Center is offering free, unguided visits and affordable tours of its exhibitions to the public. Guests can reserve a 30-minute visit to explore the current exhibitions, learn more about the Center’s national impact in their Craft Research Fund Study Collection, and enjoy interactive activities. The Center is open to the public Tuesday-Friday, 11 am -5 pm. Hours of operation may be subject to change.

Center for Craft is monitoring the effects of COVID-19 on the community and following the instruction of federal, state, and local health departments. Our top priority is always the health and safety of our staff, coworkers, and visitors. At this time, the Center can only allow a maximum of five guests in its public space at once and will require the use of masks or face coverings by all visitors, including children. The Center reserves the right to refuse entry to any visitor that will not comply.

Fantastical Forms: Ceramics as Sculpture Asheville Art Museum
Mar 4 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum
Left: Virginia Scotchie, Object Maker Series, 2020, glazed stoneware. Asheville Art Museum. © Virginia Scotchie. Right: Jane Palmer, Untitled, circa 1990, glazed stoneware, 41 × 14 ¼ × 21 ½ inches. Asheville Art Museum. © Estate of Jane Palmer.

The Asheville Art Museum presents Fantastical Forms: Ceramics as Sculpture on view at the Museum November 4, 2020 through April 5, 2021. The 25 works in this exhibition—curated by associate curator Whitney Richardson—highlight the Museum’s Collection of sculptural ceramics from the last two decades of the 20th century to the present. Each work illustrates the artist’s ability to push beyond the utilitarian and transition ceramics into the world of sculpture.

North and South Carolina artists featured include Elma McBride Johnson, Neil Noland, Norm Schulman, Virginia Scotchie, Cynthia Bringle, Jane Palmer, Michael Sherrill, and Akira Satake. Works by American artists Don Reitz, Robert Chapman Turner, Karen Karnes, Toshiko Takaezu, Bill Griffith, and Xavier Toubes are also featured in the exhibition.

True Home Open Mic at Flood Gallery
Mar 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Flood Gallery

Uncensored expression: anyone is invited to step up to share song, music, poetry, comedy, rants & raves!

The most eclectic open mic around, in a welcoming gallery setting! 6 pm signup, perform 6:30-8:30 pm.

Art Travels with Asheville Art Museum: Detroit Institute of Arts
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm
Online w/ Asheville Art Museum

 

Until it’s safe to travel together for our popular Art Travels day, overnight, national, and international trips, we’re thrilled to launch virtual trips for armchair travelers each first Thursday evening! This month, we travel to the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) in Detroit, MI. For this virtual visit Benjamin Colman, the DIA’s associate curator of American art, introduces the museum’s history, building, and highlights from the collection, then takes us on a virtual tour of Detroit Style: Car Design in the Motor City, 1950–2020, on view at the DIA now. This program takes place via Zoom; space is limited. Generous support for this program is provided by Art Bridges. Learn more and register at ashevilleart.org/events.

Friday, March 5, 2021
Listen to This episodes from 2020!
Mar 5 all-day
Online w/ Asheville Community Theatre

ACT Rewind: 3 Fave Episodes!

Available as Video on Demand thru March 31, 2021!

Hit rewind and watch (or re-watch!) three of the best Listen to This episodes from 2020! Each episode clocks in between 60-80 minutes.

Here’s how it works: you purchase a ticket for the show of your choice and you’ll be sent a unique link to watch. Once you click the “start watching” button, you’ll have 48 hours to complete your view – so feel free to stop and start – or watch the whole thing in one sitting!

We’re featuring:

  • Theme Park Theme: True Amusement Park Tales Meant to Amuse
    • Featuring stories by Bryan Morrisey, Alison Fields, Delina Hensley, and Karen Stobbe, plus songs by Kim Richardson – Originally aired July 30, 2020
  • Surprise and Shine: True Tales of Unexpected Events
    • Featuring stories by Tessa Fontaine, Corr de Joch, Shelagh Ratner, and Rod Murphy, plus songs by Silas Durocher – Originally aired October 1, 2020
  • When a Story Calls: True Tales of In-house Horrors
    • Featuring stories by David Novak, Andy Corren, Waylon Wood, and Rebecca Morris, plus songs by Rebecca O’Quinn – Originally aired October 29, 2020