A Collective Artistic Expression, Opening Feb. 9

Conducting FieldWork, Tess Darling

At most colleges, homecoming is all about football. But at UNC Asheville, sports are sidelined in favor of art. That’s partially because the liberal arts school doesn’t have a gridiron, but more so because of its connection and proximity to the robust River Arts District. To commemorate this relationship, the college will host A Collective Artistic Expression. Curated by Karen Keil Brown and Cindy Walton, the group show will feature a dozen UNCA alumni who have studios in the RAD and are members of the River Arts District Artists. To accompany their work, each participating creative will include a statement explaining how their education at UNCA helped them become the artists they are today. “We hope the show inspires students to make connections and conversations with the local artists, sharing ideas like how to establish themselves as artists, start a business, open a gallery or working studio, or market and sell art in Asheville,” Brown tells Asheville Made. “Choosing a career in the arts can be so rewarding and challenging, so any opportunity we have to encourage and inspire the students is a benefit to us all.” 

A Collective Artistic Expression: February 9-26; Opening Reception: Friday, Feb. 9, 4-6pm

Blowers Gallery / Ramsey Library at UNCA / 1 University Heights, Asheville 

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