Asheville Area Arts Council News - June 20, 2013

Arts and Entertainment

June 22, 2013

From: Asheville Area Arts Council

July exhibition

curated by Peter Parpan

In July The Asheville Area Arts Council Gallery will proudly present "BUZZ" curated by visual artist and commercial designer, Peter Parpan. "BUZZ" is an art exhibit with a theme that combines two of Asheville's most ubiquitous pursuits: art making and craft brewing. Known as an arts mecca in the south and recognized nationally as “Beer City USA”, Asheville is the perfect place for an art show with a beer theme. Well, sort of...

Participating artists are given a creative challenge indirectly related to brewing and sipping beer. Artists will use beer coasters as a canvas. Participants may draw or paint on coasters, assemble coasters into sculpture or use them in any creative way imaginable.  "BUZZ" will be on display July 3 - 26. Join us for the opening reception, an evening of fine art and craft beer, July 12 from 6:00 - 9:00pm.

MOTION Dance Theatre Presents “Re:CREATE” program at Asheville Area Arts Council

Friday July 5th from 7-9pm Join the dancers and choreographers of MOTION Dance Theatre for an evening of discussion about the creative process and the art of making dances. What goes into making a piece of dance? How do the steps and phrases come together? What do they mean? Hear what inspires these artists and be the first to see sections of the new works that are being created as part of MOTION’s 2013 Summer Choreographic Residency Program.
MOTION is Asheville’s own professional, contemporary ballet company; sourcing talent from across the country and presenting BOLD programming featuring ALL NEW WORK. Founder and Artistic Director, Nick Kepley, has travelled far and wide to collect the knowledge and talent needed to provide Western North Carolina with the very best that American dance has to offer. Dancers from Ballet Austin, Ballet West, Company C Contemporary Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Nashville Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet, will take the Diana Wortham Theatre stage by storm, displaying their unbelievable athleticism and aesthetic beauty. Performances July 12-13, 8pm.

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"One Sultry Night" to benefit the AAAC

Who: Jesseca Bellemare Photography; On the Inside (custom lingerie by Elise Olson); Meghan Pulliam Hair/Makeup.
What: "One Sultry Night": An artistic evening celebrating three Asheville-based women artists/entrepreneurs, which will include live performances, custom lingerie, boudoir and beauty photography, high-end raffle prizes and refreshments. Please note this event is open to the general public, however guests should be age 21+
When: Saturday, June 29 from 7pm-10pm. No RSVP is necessary.
Where: The Asheville Area Arts Council Gallery,

Cost: Admission is complimentary.
On June 29 from 7pm to 10pm at The Asheville Area Arts Council Gallery Jesseca Bellemare Photography, On the Inside (custom lingerie by Elise Olson), and Meghan Pulliam Hair + Makeup will bring locals a sensual summer event fused with art. The event, appropriately themed "One Sultry Night" due to the risqué yet stunning works featured, will showcase each woman’s artistic vision including live performances, music, photography, local beverages and sweets donated by French Broad Chocolate Lounge.

The 2013 summer collection of On the Inside will be featured as a special highlight throughout the evening through colorful, creative performances inspired and conceived by Olson.  Olson also stated that the three women recently collaborated on two boudoir-style photo shoots of her new work, many of which will be presented by Bellemare as large scale photographs and in a tantalizing behind-the-scenes video.

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Traveling Postcard Exhibition

on display through June 29th

The Asheville Area Arts Council Gallery presents the Western Arts Agencies of North Carolina (WAANC) Traveling Postcard exhibition. The Traveling Postcard exhibition presents over 80 postcard-sized artworks created and donated by Western North Carolina artists, including 20 Buncombe County artists.  The intention of this exhibition is to increase public awareness of local artists, the role that the Asheville Area Arts Council plays in our community. All work is priced at $70 and all proceds go to WAANC and the Asheville Area Arts Council!  A special thanks to the area artists who created and donated all the art work for the exhibtion.

Special thanks to Pisgah Brewing Company and French Broad Chocolate Lounge for providing refreshments for the opening reception!