Feature Articles

March 2011

The Bascom in Highlands, NC, Offers Ceramic Works by High School Students, an Exhibit of Birds & Works by Frank Vickery

The Bascom in Highlands, NC, will present several new exhibits including: From Mud to Art - Highlands High School Ceramics, on view in the Landing Gallery, from Mar. 17 through May 20, 2012, with a reception on Mar. 17, from 5-7pm; Chicks: It’s All Gone to the Birds, on view in the Bunzl Gallery, from Mar. 31 through June 17, 2012, with a reception on Mar. 31, from 5-7pm; and Emerging Artists: Frank Vickery, on view in the Atrium Gallery, from Mar. 24 through May 10, 2012, with a reception on Mar. 24, from 5-7pm.

Explore with the students as they not only demonstrate their proficiency in pottery but their understanding of the science and chemistry that makes it happen. Student work and an explanation of clay bodies, firing and glazing will be on view. Now in its third year, the High School Ceramic Class is an ongoing partnership between Highlands School and The Bascom.

The Bunzl Gallery will be filled with a plethora of art works that portray an avian theme. Despite the focus on a single theme, the exhibition offers rich variety. Artists pursue the topic through a range of approaches and media. This exhibition, devoted to our feathered friends, provides a broad look into the world of contemporary and traditional art, letting divergent approaches take wing. From the traditional to the way out and wacky, visitor will experience a flight of fancy. This exhibition is presented in partnership with the Highlands Biological Station and the Highlands Audobon Society.

Every year, we select a graduate student from Western North Carolina University to install his or her thesis exhibition at The Bascom. Frank Vickery, the honoree this year, is no stranger to us. He has been with our institution as an intern and is currently The Bascom’s Ceramics Program Manager. Vickery has been selected for the quality of his work, his dedication to the field of ceramics and his enthusiastic ability to share his talent with others.

High on a mountain plateau, The Bascom art center provides audiences of all ages with stimulating, diverse exhibitions, studio art instruction and other cultural experiences. Join us now on our new six-building, six-acre campus in Highlands. The Bascom offers you and your family and friends a community gathering-place amid art and nature, along with many program offerings.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the center at 828/526-4949 or visit (www.thebascom.org).


[ | March 2012 | Feature Articles | Carolina Arts Unleashed | Gallery Listings | Home | ]



Carolina Arts is published monthly by Shoestring Publishing Company, a subsidiary of PSMG, Inc. Copyright© 1987-2012 by PSMG, Inc., which published Charleston Arts from July 1987 - Dec. 1994 and South Carolina Arts from Jan. 1995 - Dec. 1996. It also publishes Carolina Arts Online, Copyright©1998- 2012 by PSMG, Inc. All rights reserved by PSMG, Inc. or by the authors of articles. Reproduction or use without written permission is strictly prohibited. Carolina Arts is available throughout North & South Carolina.