Feature Articles

March 2011

Black Mountain Center for the Arts in Black Mountain, NC, Offers Works by Emerging Artists

Each March, during Youth Art Month, the Black Mountain Center for the Arts, located in the old City Hall in Black Mountain, NC, hosts a gallery show entitled Emerging Artists Exhibit that features the works of students who take visual arts classes at the Center. This year’s exhibit will begin with an opening reception on Mar. 11 from 3-4pm, and continue in the Center’s Upper Gallery through Apr. 5, 2012.

Students who participate are not only youth, but also adults through retirement ages. They take classes from professional artists at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts, who are currently Bob Travers and Cheryl Keefer. Travers teaches painting and drawing classes on a weekly basis. Keefer teaches plein air classes on location seasonally.

The Council for Art Education, sponsors of Youth Art Month, states, “Art education develops self-esteem, appreciation of the work of others, self-expression, cooperation with others, and critical thinking skills, skills vital to the success of our future leaders - our children.” Having a venue provided where self-expression and talent can be viewed by the public also allows the emerging artist to develop a sense of community and pride.

The Black Mountain Center for the Arts believes strongly that encouraging all artists, beginning to advanced, to exhibit their work to the public creates a learning environment of expectation and growth.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Center at 828/669-0930 or visit (www.BlackMountainArts.org).


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