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April 10, 2013

From: Asheville Area Arts Council

CHIVA Bus Painting PARTY!

AAAC's Asheville Art in the Park Arts and Community Grant in Action!
To kick off phase one CHIVA and the Asheville Area Arts Council will host a Community Bus Painting Party on Saturdays April 13th and 20th from 11:00-5:00pm Paint Paryt will take place in the parking area adjacent to the AAAC gallery!
After almost a decade of collaborating on Latino community organizing projects, CarolinaMcCready, Sarah Nunez and Victor Palomino are entering into innovative social entrepreneurial endeavor -- CHIVA- TOP Project (Transporting Opportunities to People). The CHIVA is a school bus that will be transformed into a mobile workshop space for creativity, community organizing, and opportunities.
In an effort to overcome transportation challenges, the CHIVA TOP project aims to bring on the spot services, educational opportunities and multicultural activities to different neighborhoods and communities in Western North Carolina. The TOP Project will be a community "tool" to help neighbors creatively access resources, entertainment, and build community.
The Chiva TOP project will begin with a story documentation pilot project building on our experience with collaborative arts projects and oral history multi-media presentations. Thanks to the Asheville Art in the Park Arts and Community Grant from the AshevilleArea Arts Council made to the visionary local artist and CHIVA partner, Victor Palomino the bus will begin the first phase of getting on the road. To kick off phase one CHIVA and the Asheville Area Arts Council will host a community bus painting event on April 13, 2013 from 11-5pm. Interested parties should email to sign up for painting time by email The community is welcome to also come and learn more about this project on April 13th and 20th as all CHIVA partners and AAAC staff will be available to answer questions. For more information about CHIVA please visit and watch for us on the road in the summer of 2013

Artist Business Brainstorms

AAAC and RADBA Team Up to Support Independent Creative Commerce + Education!

Only a few spots remain for April's Artist Business Brainstorms:
"Digital Imagery"
Friday April 12,  Heather Shirin, mixed media portrait artist
"Social Media for Marketing: the Facebook Edition."
Friday April 19, Lori Theriault, Crazy Green Studios
"Selling and Making Reproductions of Your Artwork"
Friday April 26, join Lauren Patton, Zapow! Galley
Sign up HERE!

AAAC to host ABTech Annual Spring Student Art Show

A-B Tech’s Fine Art Department will hold their Ninth Annual Juried Student Art Show from May 2nd to the 25th at the Asheville Area Art’s Council’s gallery. 
The annual show is an opportunity for AB Tech’s Fine Art students to showcase their work.  AB Tech has offered an Associate of Fine Arts Degree since 2003 and students pending a portfolio review are eligible for admission into a BFA program in area universities.  
The juried exhibition will include a variety of student work in painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, ceramics and digital art.  This year’s juror is Constance Richards Bora, author, editor, curator and director of the Grand Bohemian Gallery. The opening reception will be Friday May 3rd from 5 to 7 p.m. with awards presented at 6 pm. 

City of Asheville Call for Artists!

The U.S. Cellular Center will be undergoing a series of renovations. The lobby and box office will be revamped in an effort to provide its visitors with a more functional layout as well as a more modern aesthetic appearance.

A major component of the lobby renovation is the installation of new epoxy terrazzo flooring. The area highlighted to feature the artist terrazzo component is approximately 30’ x 32’ concentrated in the lobby at the entrance way of the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.

The artist’s design must enhance and be integrated within the rectangular pattern of the lobby flooring. The design needs to be abstract in nature, directionally accentuating the entrance to the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, serve as a gathering point and create a sense of place. The design must take in to account the prominent art deco terrazzo floor that is directly within the entry of the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.

The selected artist will be required to conduct a site visit prior to floor construction in order to get a full sense of the artwork scope. A second visit may be required in order to consult in person during inception of the installation of the terrazzo floor.
Click here for more information about the project and to apply!

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