Asheville Area Arts Council Newsletter - September 10, 2015

Arts and Entertainment

September 12, 2015

From: Asheville Area Arts Council

Our Next Exhibition: Aurora; A Healing Light

Exhibition runs September 10, 2015 September 20, 2015
Opening Reception: September 11th, 5pm 8pm

 Aurora; A Healing Light has been hung at the Arts Council and I could not be more proud. It looks luminous! Please join us this Friday, September 11th from 5 - 8 pm for our Opening Reception. Food prepared by Michael Gentry of Everyone Cooks.
Unfortunately, Rita Zoey Chin, the keynote speaker has had a family emergency. However, she turned lemons into delicious lemonade, by making us a video for the occasion. The video will be played at 6:30pm.

Heather Shirin Exhibition in the ARC Gallery

Exhibition runs through September 19 in the ARC
This series focuses on portraits of women, featured in a quiet and reflective way... exploring relationships that women have with other women - the closeness between sisters, mothers, lovers and best friends.
Shirin captures the vulnerability, strength and romance that women share when together - using materials that define their beauty and presence.
View Heather's website here.
Artist Business Brainstorm Sessions

Artist Business Brainstorm Sessions are free or by donation one-on-one brainstorming opportunities for artist entrepreneurs with professionals in the business and arts business fields who would like to brainstorm and assist with arts business support.
Upcoming ABB Session:
Understanding How Businesses Interact With Banks on September 15th, 2015

Regional Artist Project Grants Available

The Regional Artist Project Grant is awarded annually to provide financial support for committed, accomplished artists by funding a project pivotal to a career in their respective art forms.
This grant is sponsored by: The Asheville Area Arts Council (AAAC), Madison County Arts Council (MCAC), and the Toe River Arts Council (TRAC). Support is provided by the North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency, with additional contributions by the Asheville Area Arts Council, Avery County, Madison County Arts Council, Asheville Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts, and the Toe River Arts Council.
Application Deadline is October 15th, 2015 by 5pm.
Learn more about the RAPG Grant Here

Regional Artists Project Grants Orientation

The AAAC will hold an information session on Thursday, September 17th from 5-6pm for the upcoming Regional Artist Project Grant.
Application is open to professional, individual artists as well as small unincorporated groups of collaborating artists of all disciplines who are at least 18 years of age and have resided within a participating county for at least one year. Deadline for applications is October 15th. Artists currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program and artists who have received a Regional Artist Project Grant within the last two funding cycles are not eligible.

Creative Business Management Course

Don't Miss Out on This Great Opportunity For Artists!
Ready to turn your creativity into a job? The Asheville Area Arts Council presents an 8 week business planning course designed specifically for artists.
September 30th, 2015 November 18th, 2015
Wednesdays 2pm-5pm
@ Goodwill Career Center
1616 Patton Ave., Asheville, NC 28806