Past Lectures/Events

Thank you for attending these events:

Spring 2018

January 19, 2018. Lecture by Stuart ShilsJuror for Drawing Discourse: 9th Annual International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing, 5:00 p.m. in Humanities Lecture Hall. All events are free and open to the public. [Read More]

January 19, 2018. Opening Reception: Drawing Discourse: 9th Annual International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing. S. Tucker Cooke Gallery. Owen Hall. Juror, Stuart Shils, will be present at the reception and announce the awards. Exhibition continues through February 23, 2018. All events are free and open to the public. [Read More]

January 19, 2019. Opening reception: Visiting Artist Exhibition, David Shurbutt. in Second Floor Gallery, Owen Hall. Exhibition continues through February 23, 2018. Free and open to the public. [Read More]

January 20, 2018. Panel Discussion: Drawing Discourse: 9th Annual International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing, Stuart Shils (Juror), Elizabeth Goddard (Executive Director, Spartanburg Art Museum), Benny Fountain (Assistant Professor, Baylor University). Saturday, January 20, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Laurel Forum, Karpen 139. Free and Open to the Public.

January 24, 2018. Visiting Artist Lecture, Mel Chin: Eyes Toward an Uncertain Future: Wake and UnmooredWednesday, noon - 1:00 p.m., Humanities Lecture Hall, Free and Open to the Public

Fall 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017. 7:30 p.m. Visiting Scholar Lecture: Jack Brink of the Royal Alberta Museum, Issues and Experiments in Rock Art Conservation. Humanities Lecture Hall. Sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America and UNC Asheville Departments of Art/Art History and Classics. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 7:30 p.m. Visiting Scholar Lecture: Dr. Donald Lewis. Out of Africa 1—Homo erectus. Ramsey Library, Whitman Room. Free and Open to the Public

Friday, August 25, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Opening Reception: Visiting Artist Exhibition: Adam Cable, Class of 2013 Photography. Second Floor Gallery, Owen Hall. Exhibition on view August 25 - September 22, 2017. Free and open to the public.

Friday, August 25, 6-8:00 p.m. Opening Reception: Studio Art Faculty Group Exhibition. S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, Owen Hall. Exhibition on view: August 25 - September 22, 2017. Free and open to the public.

Spring 2017

Friday, May 5, 6-8:00 p.m. Opening Reception: UNC Asheville Sculpture @ the RAMP with light refreshments, and continues through May 13, 2017. The exhibition is a collection of work from thirteen students in numerous Sculpture courses at varying levels. RAMP is located at 821 Riverside Drive.

Friday, May 5, 2017, 6:00–8:00 p.m.  Opening Reception: Brittany Lynch-Blosse Senior Exhibition (BFA/drawing). S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, Owen Hall. Exhibition on view May 5–May 16, 2017.

Friday, May 5, 2017, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Opening Reception: BA Senior Group Exhibition. Second Floor Gallery, Owen Hall and Blowers Gallery, Ramsey Library. Exhibition on view in both galleries April 28–May 16, 2017.

Friday, April 28, 2017, 4:00–7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Spring 2017 Student Art SaleS. Tucker Cooke Gallery, Owen Hall.

Friday, April 21, 2017, 5:00 p.m. Annual Art and Art History Scolarships and Awards Evening. (Note Applications are due March 20.)

Friday, April 14, 2017, 6:00–8:00 p.m.  Opening Reception: Courtney McDaniel Senior Exhibition (BFA/painting). S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, Owen Hall. Exhibition on view April 14–April 25, 2017.

Friday, April 7, 2017, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Opening Reception:  Crystal Moore Senior Exhibition (BFA/sculpture). S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, Owen Hall. Exhibition on view March 31–April 11, 2017.

Friday, April 7, 9:40-10:40 a.m. Humanities Lecture Hall. David Hess Lecture: "Monumental Detritus: Public Art and Public Discourse." Sculptor David Hess speaks about his work. More details about the artist are on "Featured Artist" page. 

Please note: This show is an interactive art exhibit and is not a gun show, or gun sale, or a trade event. Weapons may not be carried onto the UNC Asheville campus by anyone other than law enforcement personnel.

Friday, April 7, 2017, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Opening Reception: Visiting Artist David Hess. Second Floor Gallery, Owen Hall. Exhibition on view April 7–April 25, 2017.

Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Arts Fest Interactive Event  Reynold's Green/Mini - Quad

Wednesday, April 5, 5:00 p.m. Owen Hall 237. Artist Lecture: Neil Riley, a figurative painter from Vermont will present a guest lecture, demonstration, and critiques (April 3-6).

Friday, February 24, 2017, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Opening Reception: 50th Annual Juried Student Exhibition. S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, Owen Hall. Exhibition on view February 24–March 28, 2017.

Friday, February 24, 2017, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Opening Reception: Aaron Gibbons Solo Exhibition. Second Floor Gallery, Owen Hall. Exhibition on view February 24–March 7, 2017.

Thursday, February 23, 2017, 7:00 p.m. Visiting Scholar Lecture: Dr. Lisa Homann will speak on Differences: The Precarious Position of Portrait Masks in Southwestern Burkina Faso. Owen Hall 237.

Thursday, February 16, 2016, 7:30 p.m. Dr. Shelly Stone: Morgantina in Sicily and Studying Ceramics at a large archaeological site, Whitman Room of Ramsey Library. Dr. Stone is Professor Emeritus, California State University (Bakersville), will present an introduction to the site of Morgantina, a site with a long history of excavation (1955 to present), as well as an introduction to the methodologies of studying pottery at Greco Roman archaeological sites.

**Thursday, January 26, noon, Special Collections, Ramsey Library. Brent Skidmore and the Steam Team: Drinking from the Fire hose: How to add A to STEM to create the UNC Asheville STEAM studio.

**Friday, January 20, 2017, 4:00–7:00 p.m. Opening Reception: Jonathan Fisher ('01), Recent Work. Blowers Gallery, Ramsey Library. Exhibition on view January 9–February 9, 2017.

Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Opening Reception: Eighth Annual Drawing Discourse Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing. S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, Owen Hall. Exhibition on view January 20–February 17, 2017.

Friday, January 20, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Opening Reception: Sally Garner Solo Exhibition. Second Floor Gallery, Owen Hall. Exhibition on view January 20–February 17, 2017.

Fall 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016, 4:00–7:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 3, 2016, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Student Holiday Art Sale. S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, Owen Hall.

Friday, November 18, 2016, 6:00–8:00 p.m., Opening Reception: Max Killion, Opening Reception: BFA Senior Exhibition in DrawingS. Tucker Cooke Gallery, Owen Hall. Exhibition on view November 18–29, 2016.

Friday, November 18, 2016, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Opening Reception: Visiting Artist, Megan van Deusen: Care Artifacts, Second Floor Gallery, Owen Hall. On view November 18–December 16, 2016. (Gallery closed for Thanksgiving, November 23-27, 2016).

Friday, November 18, 2016, 6:00–8:00 p.m., Opening Reception: Kris Sorensen, BFA Senior Exhibition in Drawing, Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery, Highsmith Student Union, exhibition on view November 18–29, 2016. (Gallery closed for Thanksgiving, November 23–27, 2016). Read about Kris' Research.

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 7:30 p.m.  "Professor Jared Benton: Expressions of Pride in the Iconography of Roman Craftsmen."  Dr. Benton, Old Dominion University, holds a PhD from the University of Virginia in Classical Art and Archaeology. He is the field supervisor for the Contrada Agnese Project, part of the American excavations at Morgantina in central Sicily. An expert on the art and material culture of sub-elites in the Roman world, Dr. Benton has published on craftsmen, bakers and blacksmiths in Roman iconography and archaeology. Whitman Room, Ramsey Library.

Week of November 14–21, 2016, Anagama Kiln loading and firing; will cool during Thanksgiving Break and unloading will begin on Monday, November 28. KILN FIRING POSTPONED

**November 15, 2016 2:00-3:00 p.m. "Drifters Project:  Plastic and the Anthropocene.Humanities Lecture Hall. Artist Pam Longobardi discusses her 2006 discovery of the mountainous global plastic being expelled from the world ocean on remote Hawaiian beaches and its development into a collaborative global artistic research-based project. Posted as courtesty to Arts and Ideas Class: Environmental Art (Alison Ormsby, Environmental Studies)

Friday, October 21, 6:00–8:00 p.m., Opening Reception: Visiting Artist, Erin Canady: To Shape of Thought, Second Floor Gallery, Owen Hall. On view October 21–November 11, 2016.

Friday, October 21, 2016, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Opening Reception: Art Front Members Opening Exhibition, Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery, Highsmith Student Union. Exhibition on view October 19–November 11, 2016.

Monday, October 17, 2016, 7:00 p.m. "Hal Bonnette: Archaeology: What Is It and How Is It Done?" presented in celebration of International Archaeology Day. Bonnette, currently an Asheville resident, is an independent archaeologist working with the University of Hawaii at Tell Timai, the ancient Graeco-Roman city of Thmuis in northeastern Egypt, where he is a supervisor and field methods instructor. Whitman Room, Ramsey Library.  Read more

Wednesday, October 5, 12:30–1:20 p.m., Professor Robert Tynes presents an open lecture on his work to the Two-Dimensional Design Classes in the Humanities Lecture Hall. Free and Open to the public. Stop by S. Tucker Cooke Gallery and see his and the other Art faculty in the 2016 Faculty Exhibition through October 26.

Friday, September 30, 6:00–8:00 p.m., Opening Reception: Annual Art Faculty Exhibition 2016. S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, Owen Hall. On view September 30–November 15, 2016.

Friday, September 30, 2016, 6:00–8:00 p.m., Opening Reception: Asheville Printmakers On The Other Hand..., Second Floor Gallery, Owen Hall. On view September 26–October 14, 2016.

**September 19-30, 2016. Photo exhibition: Ravaging the Past: Radicalism, Civil Wars, and the Destruction of World Heritage in the Middle East and Beyond – This exhibit, curated by UNC Asheville Lecturer in Art History Eva Bares and her students, will focus on the art and architecture that has been destroyed by radical groups throughout the Middle East, Central and South Asia, and Mali. This exhibition will be on view in UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library Foyer during regular library hours. (History and Humanities; see all events).

**Tuesday, September 20, 2016. Noon in Humanities Lecture Hall. "Saving History (for the Future)–Eva Bares," lecturer in art history at UNC Asheville, will present examples of both successful and unsuccessful preservation of works of art and architecture, and make a case for our continued engagement and interest in the conservation of cultural artifacts. (Departments of History and Humanities; see all events).

Wednesday, September 21, 7:30 p.m. Whitman Room, Ramsey Library. "Glassblowing in the Eastern Mediterranean: Insights from Archaeology and Ethnoarchaeology," talk by Professor Alysia Fischer of the Center for American and World Cultures at Miami University of Ohio. As archaeologist, installation artist, sculptor, and craftsperson, Dr. Fischer has been uniquely positioned to study glass blowing technology in the ancient Near East from an ethnoarchaeological perspective and has published numerous articles and monographs on the subject.  She has worked on the excavations at Sepphoris in the Galilee (Israel) for many years as well as in Jordan with local glassblowers investigating that country's refuse/recycling system as it pertains to glass work and craft. Read More

Thursday, September 22, 2016, Noon-1:00 p.m., Humanities Lecture Hall. What It Means to Be an Anthropological Artist:"  Studio talk by Professor and artist, Alysia Fischer (MFA, PhD) of the Center for American and World Cultures at Miami University of Ohio,  When not teaching or working abroad, Dr. Fischer uses recycled materials in her artwork to comment on the waste produced by our consumption-driven culture. Her mediums of choice have included discarded tractor inner tubes, fabric, and other cast-offs from our cultural practices. Read More.

**Monday, September 26, 2016, 4:00 p.m. Laurel Forum, Karpen Hall, "Visualizing Human Rights – portraiture as a catalyst for dialogue”: Ben Betsalel ('02) as he talks his about work collaborating with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), creating portrait vignettes on the themes of the “missing” or “disappeared” people in Latin America (ever present, ever absent, 2014), and of prisoners and detention (human beings, inside and outside, 2015). Each series was exhibited in conjunction with ICRC awareness campaigns.  Read More on Ben's website.  (Talk is sponsored by UNC Ashville’s Department of Political Science, the Belk Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, and two student groups – the Political Science Club and ACLU. For more information, contact Belk Distinguished Professor Mark Gibney, mgibney@unca.edu or 828.250.3870.)

Costume Design at the Turn of the Century, 1990–2015 is a campus-wide exhibition of work of costume designers from 31 countries that showcases costume design projects for theatre, opera, dance, film, fashion, and performing art during the past 25 years. Costume renderings, production photos, three-dimensional costume installations, artistic images of costumes in other settings as well as short performance videos will be featured in the exhibition. Some of the work will be presented in a digital portfolio format. Specific locations are:

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 12:30–1:20 p.m. Humanities Lecture Hall. Amanda Wagstaff is an artist currently residing in Charlottesville, Virginia. She received her BA from the College of William and Mary and her MFA from UNC Greensboro. She spent the last year researching pilgrimage and medieval manuscripts on a Fulbright Fellowship in Dublin, Ireland.  Check out her website.

Spring 2016

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

April 29, 2016, S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, Owen Hall, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Opening Reception: BA Senior Group Exhibition (April 29–May 10, 2016, in two locations). The BA group exhibition highlights the very best work from each graduating senior's portfolio.  Both the exhibition and the portfolio are the culmination of each candidate's work toward a Bachelor of Arts degree.

April 29, 2016, Second Floor Gallery, Owen Hall, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Opening Reception: BA Senior Group Exhibition (April 29–May 10, 2016, in two locations). The BA group exhibition highlights the very best work from each graduating senior's portfolio.  Both the exhibition and the portfolio are the culmination of each candidate's work toward a Bachelor of Arts degree.

April 15, 2016, S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, Owen Hall, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Reception: Kevin Watson, BFA Senior Exhibition in Photography (April 11–April 19, 2016). The solo exhibition is the culmination of candidate's work toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

April 15, 2016, Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery, Highsmith Union Hall, Hall, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Opening Reception: Lyndsey Roberts, BFA Senior Exhibition in Ceramics (April 15–May 3, 2016). The solo exhibition is the culmination of candidate's work toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

April 15 2016, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Second Floor Gallery Opening Reception. Hayden Wilson (Class of 2007) will return to campus for an exhibition in Second Floor Gallery April 15–22, 2016. He will be doing a Glass Casting Workshop with Advanced Sculpture and Ceramics students: Mold-Making April 13/15 and Kiln Casting April 20/22. (Participation in workshops open to registered students only, but space may be available for watching.) Artist Talk during 3-D Design Lecture, Monday, April 18, from 12:30-1:20 pm (Lecture is free and open to the public).

April 7–9, 2016, all galleries will host National Conference on Undergraduate Research 30th Anniversary. To view abstracts and presentation details: Studio Art and Art History.

April 7–11, 2016, Loading, Firing, and Unloading the Anagama Kiln. In conjunction with NCUR, Hunter Stamps, Class of 2002 and currently associate professor at the University of Kentucky, will be on hand April 7–11 to discuss his undergraduate research (the anagama kiln), give demonstrations and workshops during the loading and firing of the kiln. He will give a presentation on April 7 at 3:00 p.m. Read More about Hunter Stamps.

John Lee, a painter and professor at the College of William and Mary, will be giving a visiting artist lecture on his work for 2-D Design next Wednesday, April 6, from12:30-1:20 p.m. in the Humanities Lecture Hall. Free and Open to the Public. (Read more on artist.) 

April 1. 2016, 6:00-7:00 p.m. S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, Owen Hall. Scholarships and Awards Ceremony Reception on the evening of the closing of the 49th Annual Juried Student Exhibition. The scholarships will be awarded beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at 7:30 pm, Mountain View Room, 417 Sherrill Center, AIA Lecturer, Dr. John R. Hale, will speak on "Cleopatra: An Archaeological Perspective on Egypt's Last Pharaoh." Dr. Hale is the Director of Liberal Studies for the College of Arts and Sciences, and Adjunct Professor of Archaeology, at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. Read More

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

March 18, 2016, Second Floor Gallery, Owen Hall, 5:00–7:00 p.m. Opening Reception: “Art is a Human Right for Everybody”: Works from Open Hearts Art Center Exhibition (March 18–April 1, 2016).   Curatoria is an interdisciplinary collective of UNC Asheville students, faculty, and other scholars dedicated to cultivating and supporting innovative approaches to displaying and interpreting visual culture. Open Hearts Art Center serves adults with developmental disabilities through visual and performing arts programming.  

February 18, 2016, OWE 247 (Drawing Studio), 1:20 to 2:20 p.m. Larkin Ford will speak about his work.  Ford is an alumnus (Class of 2008) and his exhibition Under The Sink will be on view in the Second Floor Gallery, February 19–March 11.

February 19, 2016, S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, Owen Hall, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Opening Reception:  Private Domain, a solo exhibition of recent work by retired UNC Asheville painting and drawing professor, Virginia Derryberry (February 18–March 4, 2016). Read more about Virginia Derryberry.

February 19, 2016, Second Floor Gallery, Owen Hall, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Exhibition Reception: Larkin Ford. (February 19–March 11). Ford is an alumnus (Class of 2009) and an MFA candidate at Georgia State University. He is also a graphic artist and has a number of novels published. Read More about Larkin Ford. February 19, 2016, S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, 5:00–6:00 p.m.

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, Private Domain (February 16–March 4, 2016). John also contributed to the exhibition catalog. Read more about John Rudel.

S. Tucker Cooke will be closed March 5-13, 2016, for Spring Break.

February 17, 2016, Humanities Lecture Hall, 12:30p.m. Master Printmaker Bill Hall will discuss his career and show examples of his extensive print collection from Pace Editions where he worked as master printer and studio director before his recent retirement. During the 27 years he was at Pace, he worked with acclaimed painters and sculptors such as Helen Frankenthaler, Jim Dine, Chuck Close, James Turrell, Kiki Smith, and Jennifer Bartlett.

January 15, 2016, Humanities Lecture Hall, 5:00–6:00 p.m.  Artist Lecture: Edgar Jerins. Juror for Drawing Discourse: 7th Annual International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing (January 15–February 12, 2016). Read more about Jerins.

January 15, 2016, S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, Owen Hall, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Opening Reception: Drawing Discourse: 7th Annual International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing (January 15–February 12, 2016). 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. Juror Edgar Jerins will announce the winners. Read about student (December graduate) who was accepted into the exhibition.

Fall 2015

Opening Reception: Friday, October 16, 6-8:00 p.m. Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery. Art Front Members Exhibition (October 16- November 3, 2015), annual exhibition of selected pieces in various media submitted by members of the student art group.

September 24-October 30, S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, Owen Hall. With a Mighty Hand: Torah Paintings + Abstraction from Daniel Nevins,  Asheville-based painter and Torah illustrator. Reception on September 24, 6-8:00 p.m. and artist's talk on October 22 in HLH. 6:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Daniel Nevins, October 22, 2014, 6:00 p.m. Humanities Lecture Hall. Exhibition is in conjunction with UNC Asheville's Center for Jewish Studies' lecture by Dr. Jay Jacoby ("Riffing on Scripture: Artistic License and the Bible") on September 30, 7:00 p.m., Reuter Center

Carol Prusa: Unfathomable. Opening Reception: Friday, August 21, 6-8:00 p.m., S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, Owen Hall.

Carol Prusa Artist Lecture: Friday, August 21, Humanities Lecture Hall, 5:00 p.m. Visual artist working in silverpoint drawing on ceramic domes, fiber optics, and other media installations. In conjunction with exhibition: Carol Prusa: Unfathomable, August 21-September 17, 2015.

Tatiana Potts: Topophilia. Opening Reception: Friday, August 21, 6-8:00 p.m. Second Floor Gallery, UNC Asheville alumna and currently a MFA Candidate and Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, Tatiana Potts exhibited a series of prints that incorporates lithographic, silkscreen, and engraving techniques. She has collated one set into a hand-bound book in a method reminiscent of manuscripts of earlier days of printmaking.  

Tatiana Potts Open 2-D Class Lecture: September 2, 12:30-1:20 p.m., Humanities Lecture Hall. In conjunction with Tatiana Potts: Topophilia (Topophilia is Greek for "love of place"), August 21-September 5, 2015, Second Floor Gallery, Owen Hall.

Associate Professor Megan Wolfe and students: Raku firing demonstration: September 17, 2:00-5:00 p.m. on the Sculpture Patio, Owen Hall. Part of the Chancellor's Installation Week Events.

Visiting Professor James Adovasio: Early Human Populations in the New World: A Biased PerspectiveSeptember 23, at 7:30 p.m., Mountain View Room, Sherrill Center.  Sponsored by American Archaeological Society, Department of Classics, and Department of Art and Art History.

With a Mighty Hand: Torah Paintings + Abstraction from Daniel Nevins Opening Reception, September 24, 6-8:00 p.m, S. Tucker Cooke Gallery.

Visiting Artist Lecture: Emil RobinsonSeptember 28, 6:00 p.m., Karpen Hall, 038.

Dr. Jay Jacoby: Riffing on Scripture: Artistic License and the Bible. September 30, 7:00, Reuter Center. In conjunction with With a Mighty Hand: Torah Paintings + Abstraction from David NevinsS. Tucker Cooke Gallery. Sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies and OLLI. 

Opening Reception: Art Front Members Exhibition. October 16, 6-8:00 p.m., Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery. Annual exhibition of selected pieces in various media submitted by members of the student art group.

Opening Reception: Simultaneity: Shared Spaces - VCU Student Art Exchange. October 16, 6-8:00 p.m., Second Floor Gallery, Owen Hall.  Organized by UNC Asheville Professor Virginia Derryberry and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Professor Reni Gower, selected student work will be exhibited at the partnering university. Eva Bares' Art History students at UNC Asheville will be writing a catalogue essay about the included work from both universities involved in the collaboration.

Visiting Artist Lecture: David Dodge LewisOctober 19, 6:00 p.m., Humanities Lecture Hall. is known for his large, expressive drawings on paper using a wax-resist drawing process, and oil painting on panel; his imagery mixes the representational and abstract. 

Artist Talk: Daniel NevinsOctober 22, 6:00 p.m., Humanities Lecture Hall. in conjunction with exhibition With a Mighty Hand: Torah Paintings + Abstraction from Daniel Nevins.

November 3: 12-1:00 p.m., S Tucker Cooke Gallery, Owen Hall. Dr. Erica Abrams Locklear (Literature and Language), Dr. Dan Pierce (History), and George Etheredge (photography student) will be giving a talk about the history of photographing Appalachia, in conjunction with Looking at Appalachia.

November 6, 6-8:00 p.m., S. Tucker Coole Gallery, Owen Hall. Opening Reception: Looking at Appalachia, a national traveling group photography exhibition that includes 75 photographs from 51 individuals ranging from amateur to professional photographers from a 420 county area stretching from southern New York to northeast Mississippi.  The exhibition has garnered many accolades from publications including The New York Times and National Geographic.  

November 6: 5-6:00 p.m. S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, Owen Hall. Artist Talk: Looking at Appalachia, a traveling juried exhibition of 75 photographs taken in 2014 in Appalachian region. Curator Roger May, UNC Asheville student George Etheridge, Lou Murrey (Class of 2014), and two other photographers will speak about the exhibition.

November 6, 6-8:00 p.m., Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery. Opening Reception: Jacob Wilson, BFA Senior Exhibition, Consumed?, a ceramics exhibition "Questioning Consumerism Instigating a Healthy Future through Sculptural Reflections."

November 11, 7:30 p.m., Whitman Room, Ramsey Library. Visiting Lecturer: Dr. Robert Bauslaugh: Stone Age Crete: New Evidence of Paleolithic Hunters and Gatherers, Sponsored by American Archaeological Society (Western Carolina), Department of Classics, and Department of Art and Art History.

November 16, 12:30-1:20 p.m., Humanities Lecture Hall. Visiting Artist Lecture: Hayden Wilson (alumnus and glassmaker) will speak on glassmaking in open classroom lecture.

Painting Now, Closing Reception: Friday, November 20, 2015, 2nd Floor Gallery, Owen Hall. 

November 20, 6-8:00 p.m., Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery. Opening Reception: Marisa Mahathey, BFA Senior Exhibition (ceramics).

November 20-November 21. Annual Holiday Art Sale. S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, Owen Hall. Friday, 4-7:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

December 4, 6-8:00 p.m. Second Floor Gallery, Owen Hall. Opening Reception: Art/ Mechatronics Collaboration.

December 4, 6-8:00 p.m., S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, Owen Hall Opening Reception: Christine Ashley Thomas, BFA Senior Exhibition (ceramics).

December 4, 6-8:00 p.m., Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery. Opening Reception: 2015 Fall BA Senior Group Exhibition.