Past Exhibitions: Spring 2016

Spring 2016

April 29–May 10, 2016, S. Tucker Cooke Gallery and Second Floor Gallery, Owen Hall. BA Senior Group Exhibition in two locations (Opening Reception: April 29, 2016).

April 27–May 15, 2016, "Art is a Human Right for Everybody": Works from Open Hearts Art Center, second exhibition curated by Art History graduating senior Hannah Wiebke, at Project Space at REVOLVE and Orange Space at Cotton Mill Studios, 132 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC. Reception and Performance, May 6, 4:00–6:00 p.m. Free and Open to the Public.

April 15–May 17, 2016, Lyndsey Roberts, Nephology, BFA Senior Exhibition in Ceramics, Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery, Opening Reception: Friday, April 15, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Gallery Hours: 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Monday–Saturday, 12:00 pm. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday.

April 12–22, Second Floor Gallery, Owen Hall. Hayden Wilson: Recent Work, solo exhibition by UNC Asheville alumnus (Reception: Friday, April 15, 6:00–8:00 p.m., Artist Lecture: Monday, April 18, 12:30 p.m.–1:20 p.m., Humanities Lecture Hall.

April 11–April 19, 2016, S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, Owen Hall. Kevin Watson, BFA Senior Exhibition in Photography (Reception: April 15, 2016).

April 22–23, 2016, S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, Owen Hall. Student Art Sale (4:00 p.m–7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 22, and 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 23).

April 7–9, 2016, S. Tucker Cooke Gallery and 2nd Floor Gallery, Owen Hall, 30th Annual NCUR Conference. Eight UNC Asheville studio Art and four Art History students will be a part of approximately 3,700 student scholars participating in NCUR 30, April 7-9, 2016. The students hail from 900 colleges, universities and associations that are part of the Council on Undergraduate Research. This 30th renewal of NCUR will mark the fifth time UNC Asheville has hosted the national conference, which has grown tenfold in size since its founding.  Opening Reception, Thursday, April 7, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

March 18–April 1, 2016, S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, Owen Hall, 49th Annual Juried Student Exhibition. Art Front, the student art organization, sponsors the annual juried exhibition, which is open to any registered UNC Asheville student to enter. Opening Reception, Friday, March 18, 2016, 6:00-8:00 p.m. (The juror will be Michael Reedy, Associate Professor at Eastern Michigan University. Read More about Professor Reedy.

March 18–April 1, 2016, “Art is a Human Right for Everybodyis the culmination of Hannah Wiepke’s yearlong internship experience at Open Hearts Art Center coupled with undergraduate research on curatorial best practices. Her project, a curated public exhibition and website, challenges the pervasive medical model that frames disability and furthers a meaningful examination of artwork created by the OHAC community through narratives gleaned from artists’ interviews and audience feedback. This project is sponsored by Curatoria, an interdisciplinary collective of UNC Asheville students, faculty, and other scholars dedicated to cultivating and supporting innovative approaches to displaying and interpreting visual culture.(Opening Reception: March 18, 2016, 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.)

Under The Sink, February 19–March 11, 2016, Second Floor Gallery Owen Hall. The exhibition showcased recent work by alumnus Larkin Ford (BFA 2008).  Ford is currently an MFA candidate in Painting at Georgia State University. Visiting Artist Lecture: Thursday, February 18, Owen Hall 247 (Drawing Studio), 1:40 p.m. 2:20 p.m.  (Opening Reception February 19, 2016, 6:00 p.m–8:00 p.m.)

Private Domain, February 17–March 4, 2016, S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, Owen Hall. Private Domain is a solo exhibition of recent work by retired UNC Asheville painting and drawing professor, Virginia Derryberry. Visiting Artist Lecture: John Rudel (Class of 1998, professor of art at Virginia Wesleyan University) will speak about Virginia Derryberry in conjunction with her solo exhibition, 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., also in S. Tucker Cooke Gallery. (Opening Reception: February 19, 2016, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.)

Drawing Discourse: 7th Annual International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing.  January 15–February 12, 2016,, S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, Owen Hall. As part of an ongoing commitment to promote drawing practices in the visual arts, UNC Asheville invited artists to examine drawing as it is practiced and defined by today’s artists. Such an exhibition will demonstrate the continued significance of drawing through both conventional and innovative methods. (Artist Lecture and Reception, January 15, 2016).

Simultaneity 2016. January 22–February 12, 2016. The work shown in Richmond in October by UNC Asheville students as part of the VCU and UNC Asheville art students' exchange of art work, will be on campus for us to admire in the Second Floor Gallery, Owen Hall. Students with work on view include George Etheredge, Lori Brook Johnson, Max Killion, Courtney McDaniel, Crystal Moore, Chris Phillips, Alan Sutton, and Kevin Watson. See Exhibition Catalog.

Art/Mechatronics Collaborative Exhibition, November 23–January 15, 2016, Second Floor Gallery, Owen Hall.  Opening Reception: Friday, December 4, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Organized by UNC Asheville Professors Rebecca Bruce, Jackson Martin, Susan Reiser and Brent Skidmore. The exhibition documents a collaborative project between courses, CSCI 173: Creative Fabrication, ART 346/347/446: Sculpture II/III/IV and ART 374: Contemporary Sculpture Methods. Read more