Asheville Area Arts Council News - February 25, 2016

Arts and Entertainment

February 29, 2016

From: Asheville Area Arts Council

Upcoming Exhibition Receptions

Thoughts of Home:
Cultural Identity and the Evolution of an Artist
curated by Constance Richards

Opening reception:
Friday, March 4, 5:00 - 8:00pm

This exploratory exhibition examines the narrative work of Vadim Bora and three fellow-Vladikavkaz artists (Asheville's first Sister City in the Caucasus Mountains of Southern Russia). Several never-before seen works of Bora that have been in private collections, as well as large commissioned pieces, sculptures, stained glass design, and jewelry) some appearing for the first time each thematically connect to "Thoughts of Home."

Presented in partnership with Asheville Sister Cities, Inc.

Meridional Topography:
Paintings by Perry Houlditch

Opening reception:
Friday, March 11, 5:00 - 8:00pm

Perry will be demonstrating his paint making technique during the reception.

Perry Houlditch's current works are painted with oil on panel and depict the natural beauty of the Central Appalachian landscape.  Perry feels a connection to the natural world is important not only to the individual spirit but our community and society as a whole.  His hope is that each painting helps to deepen individuals' connections to, and respect for, the natural world.

Artist Business Brainstorm Sessions

Artist Business Brainstorm Sessions are one-on-one brainstorming opportunities for artist entrepreneurs with professionals in the business and art business fields. Brainstorm sessions are held on select Tuesdays from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. While these are free, reservations are required. To register for these sessions and learn about other upcoming sessions, please visit our website here.

Time Management Tools for Busy Entrepreneurs with Boomer Sassman
March 1, 2016

In today's fast paced world we often forget to create clear boundaries for ourselves. Fortunately, technology and the internet can be used to help streamline our tasks. This seminar will demonstrate ways to take back your most valuable asset time. Those in attendance will examine a digital tool box of utilities and services to help paint a picture of proper productivity in today's fast paced world. Attendees will also explore tools like Zapier and, "If This, Than That", (IFTTT) to learn how to automate the tedious tasks that one must deal with on a daily basis.

Ask Me Anything with Kitty Love
March 8, 2016

Our Executive Director, Kitty Love, gets requests for advice from artists, event planners, community groups, new residents, non-profits, hobbyists, and idea generating madmen almost every day of the week! In a one-on-one with Kitty Love, pose any question, but expect informed answers or good referrals about event planning, creative placemaking, mural arts, referrals for business management, advocacy and policy change, arts-driven economic development, local grant opportunities, and reasonably good advice on navigating the systems that affect the arts such as tourism and local government.


Join us on Thursday, March 10 at our new Artist Studios at 207 Coxe Avenue to CELEBRATE ZELDA! This Roaring 20s event is a benefit for Aurora Studio & Gallery.

The city of Asheville will be proclaiming Thursday, March 10th as Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald Day. CELEBRATE ZELDA! will happen in small ways around town this year with readings, art, music and fashion.

Orbit DVD - 781 Haywood Road, West Asheville, is having a ZELDA! gaming competition - MORE INFO TBA.

Participants at Aurora Studio Gallery
photo by Lisa Sarasohn

At 6:30 pm READINGS from some of Zelda's works.
Firestorm Cafe & Books - 610 Haywood Road, West Asheville
Malaprops - 55 Haywood Street, Asheville

8:00 pm - A SILENT AUCTION and music featuring FIRECRACKER JAZZ BAND at the Asheville Area Arts council's new Art Studios at 207 Coxe Avenue. Roaring 20's costume is encouraged! Doors open at 7:30, tickets are $12 at the door or can be purchased at with a complimentary glass of bubbly while it lasts.

About Aurora Studio & Galley:
A supportive art studio for artists in recovery from mental health needs, addiction and/or homelessness and whose fiscal sponsor is Arts2People!