Asheville Area Arts Council Community Newsletter - November 28, 2014

Arts and Entertainment

December 1, 2014

From: Asheville Area Arts Council

Odyssey ClayWorks: A Collective Perspective Continues Through January 9

Curated by Anja Bartels and Travis Winters

The Asheville Area Arts Council is pleased to present Odyssey ClayWorks: A Collective Perspective curated by Anja Bartels and Travis Winters as part of our Point of View, artist curate artists, exhibitions program. This group show on display from November 14 through January 9, 2014 will feature new work for the holidays created by the Resident Artists and Studio Assistants at Odyssey Clayworks. The exhibition will be closed for the Holidays Dec 24-27 and January 1.
 
In the exhibition, Odyssey Clayworks Resident Artists and Studio Assistants will present their newest functional and sculptural ceramics. Odyssey's nationally recognized Resident Artist Program brings six ceramic artists from around the world to Asheville, where they are able to concentrate on developing a studio practice while exploring their passion for clay. Odyssey creates a positive community that allows artists to flourish and grow in a stimulating learning environment.

This group of artists works in a wide range of different techniques, each bringing their own style and vision. Andrew Avakian's hand-built sculptural vessels reference antiquated architecture and furniture. Anja Bartels draws inspiration from the sea to create beautiful functional porcelain wares. Nick Moen incorporates his passion for design by creating high-end slip cast tableware. Heather Spontak explores gesture in the form and surface of her ceramic works. Genevieve VanZandt's sculptural installations make reference to fantastical biomorphic forms. Travis Winters incorporates his dark sense of humor into his meticulously crafted figurative sculptures.
 
To preview the work and learn more about these artists, visit Odyssey ClayWorks at 236 Clingman Avenue in the River Arts District, or online at www.odysseyceramicarts.com.

Artist Opportunities

DECEMBER 5TH, 2014 ASHEVILLE ARTS ALIVE TRAINING SESSION

Free. 12:00-2:00pm

Learn about how to submit an event, create an account and be a part of this extensive online directory and calendar, the Asheville Arts Alive arts portal. Jump on board!
To RSVP please email Jodi at jodi@ashevillearts.com or call 828.258.0710
 
For up to date Artist Opportunities in the area visit http://ashevillearts.com/category/opportunities/
 
ART IN THE PARK GRANT INFORMATION SESSION TO BE HELD FOR POTENTIAL APPLICANTS ON DECEMBER 10TH AT 5PM AT AAAC
 
Call 828.258.0710 or email Jodi at jodi@ashevillearts.com for more information and to RSVP by December 9th.
 
AAAC CALL FOR CURATORS AND ARTISTS!
 
The Asheville Area Arts Council (AAAC) introduced it's "Point of View" a curatorial approach to exhibitions at the Asheville Area Arts Council Gallery in the Spring of 2013. These Point of View exhibitions are developed by various creative professionals representing various disciplines acting as curators.

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SUPER SATURDAY PROGRAM ACCEPTING COURSE PROPOSALS NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 3RD

Attention area artists and professionals interested in teaching creative courses for kids!  UNC Asheville's Super Saturday Program is accepting course proposals for the Spring Semester NOW through December 3rd.  To receive the course proposal paperwork, please email supersaturday@unca.edu. Super Saturday is UNC Asheville's five-week Saturday morning educational enrichment program for creative, highly motivated, students in grades 3-8.  Super Saturday provides opportunities for students to explore new ideas and broaden their perspectives by offering a wide array of experiential, "hands-on" courses in the arts and sciences. 

For more information, visit https://cesap.unca.edu/super-saturday-program

AAAC Annual Campaign begins on Giving Tuesday, December 2

Our Annual Campaign begins on Giving Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014. It's exciting to share that so far, through grants, donations, board support and other fundraising efforts, we are well on our way to our fundraising goal of $200,000, this early in our fiscal year. We are so thrilled that this community is stepping up to support the arts. This generous support is the kind of action that is needed to sustain our core operations and continue our important programs.
 
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Sneak Peek Will Be Held On December 2 from 4-6pm for the January Class, Creative Industry Management, Curriculum: Craft

FREE "Sneak Peek" to be held on December 2nd from 4-6pm at The Asheville Area Arts Council, in the Grove Arcade, 1 Page Avenue 28801, suite 143A.

Those interested in participating and learning more about the curriculum are encouraged to attend. To register email kitty@ashevillearts.com.

Creative Industry Management, Curriculum: Craft is scheduled to start Tuesday, January 6th, 2015, 4pm-7pm, at HandMade in America, 125 S. Lexington Avenue Ste. 101, Asheville, NC 28801.

The course will be augmented by technical assistance, workshops, and one-on-one mentoring throughout the year at the Asheville Area Arts Council's Artist Resource Center new Grove Arcade location, and at HandMade in America. Some Scholarships will be available for qualifying participants, thanks to funds from the Asheville Area Arts council, the Windgate Charitable Foundation, and the City of Asheville. Enrollment is limited.

Click here for more information about the Creative Industry Management Program

Asheville Art in the Park Grant Application Available December 1, 2014

The Asheville Area Arts Council and Asheville Art in the Park will again be partnering to bring you the Art in the Park Arts and Community Grant. This grant will be available to qualifying committed artists in Western North Carolina in order to encourage artists to participate in the process of building community through the arts. More information and the 2015 application will be available by December 1, 2014. The AAitP Grant Deadline will be January 15, 2015.
 
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GRANT INFORMATION SESSION TO BE HELD FOR POTENTIAL APPLICANTS ON DECEMBER 10TH AT 5PM AT AAAC!
 
Call 828.258.0710 or email Jodi at jodi@asheville arts.com for more information and to RSVP by December 9th.

What We're Reading-It's All About Creative Asset Mapping!

The Asheville Area Arts Council and the Buncombe Cultural Alliance are moving forward and gathering partners to embark on what we believe to be the first steps toward a cultural plan for Buncombe County!
 
The AAAC will be applying for funding to the National Endowment for the Arts, seeking funds to begin what could be described as an Arts Census. One would expect an arts council to know how many artists Buncombe County is graced with, and while we have some numbers around jobs in the arts and the amount of creative products produced here, it's not the full picture. We have so much more to capture!
 
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