November 15, 2018
OPENING Reception - NEW EXHIBITIONS + Artist Talk

UPDATE : 11/15 ARTIST TALK CANCELED - Due to the weather, Michelle Erickson cannot make it safely to Asheville for her talk. Stay tuned for a rescheduling of this event. OPENING RECEPTION is still happening! We'll see you from 5-8pm.

We are ending 2018 with 5 NEW exhibitions! Join us for the Opening Reception on Thursday, November 15th from 5-8pm. We will start the night with an artist talk from Michelle Erickson: "The Politics of Clay."

Ceramics Invitational (main gallery)
This exhibition focuses on clay as both a functional and sculptural medium, with artworks that examine traditional methods and contemporary expression. ARTISTS Christina Brinkman, Pattie Chalmers, Josh Copus, David Eichelberger, Michael Kline, Eric Pardue, Don Penny, Rob Pulleyn, Jessica Putnam Phillips, Thomas Schmidt, Michael Sherrill, Kathy Triplett, Shalene Valenzuela, Kensuke Yamada

Lay It On: Impasto, Stacking and Layering (lower level gallery)
Paper, pencil, wax, canvas, paint, cement, glass. The artists in Lay It On go beyond the traditional application of their medium by applying layers to create depth and narrative. ARTISTS Junichiro Baba, Tamie Beldue, Mike Dowley, Charles Goolsby

John Cleaveland, Jr. - A History in Landscapes (showcase gallery)
John Cleaveland, Jr.’s recent oil paintings allow the viewer to experience a moment of retreat. Whether studying battlefields or historic places in the U.S. and France, he has a keen eye for the tranquil, the pastoral, and the profound.

Michelle Erickson: The Politics of Clay (small format gallery)
Michelle Erickson’s recent work combines historical methods with contemporary politics, redefining the function and aesthetic of clay, and activating it as catalyst for discussion. ARTIST TALK on Opening Night: Thursday, November 15 at 5 p.m.

From Sea to Shining Sea - The Decay of America (upper level galleries)
This exhibition, held in conjunction with photo+sphere, a city-wide exploration of photography and photo media, includes works from four photographers who capture varying aspects of the decay and destruction of the American landscape. ARTISTS Peter Essick, Carl Galie, Christine Hinz Lenzen, Sarah Stacke (Special Reception: Sunday, November 11 at 3pm after film screening)

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