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April 2014

UNC Asheville in Asheville, NC, Offers First Art Fest - Apr. 10 - 13

UNC Asheville in Asheville, NC, offers its first-ever Arts Fest - Art, New Media, Video & Photography, from Apr. 10 - 13, 2014.

Events and programs include:

Thur.-Sun., Apr. 10-13 – David Holt’s Musical Mentor Photography Exhibit, day and evening, Lipinsky Hall Lobby – David Holt’s black and white film portraits of some of Appalachian music’s greatest talents and Holt’s personal mentors, including the late Doc Watson and Grandpa Jones, will be shown for the first time. Free.

Thur.-Sun., Apr. 10-13 – New Media 13th Annual Juried Student Exhibition, 9am-6pm, Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery – The new media works make use of cutting-edge technology to create and express new ideas in responsive design, storytelling, visualizing information, animation, video, installation and performance, with content and themes that include science, literature, music, history and multiculturalism. Free.

Fri. and Sat., Apr. 11-12 – Specially Selected Film and Video by Mass Communication Students, 7-9pm, Highsmith University Union, The Grotto – Friday evening’s show will feature a juried collection of 2013 “Best of” short works including comedy, horror and more. Saturday evening’s show features award winning Team UNCA “48 Hour” films, and the debut of four shorts that combine to create a feature film celebrating Asheville. (*Viewer discretion is advised.) Free.

Thur.-Sun., Apr. 10-13 – Kercatch – Collaborative Sculpture with Ron Fondaw, 9am-5:30pm, Thur.-Sat. and noon-5pm, on Sun., outside of Owen Hall – Ron Fondaw, in collaboration with UNC Asheville art students, will construct a sculpture using unfired , stabilized earth (adobe) over a 10-day period. Fondaw is professor of sculpture at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. Free.

Thur.-Sun., Apr. 10-13 – International Photo Exhibit, open during library hours, Blowers Gallery, Ramsey Library – This exhibition presents the winners of the International Photo Contest held annually by UNC Asheville’s International Studies Program and Study Abroad Office. Free.

UNC Asheville’s Arts Fest is sponsored by many UNC Asheville programs and departments including Arts and Ideas, with support from the Associate Provost, the Howerton Professor of the Humanities, d&b audiotechnik, Highland Brewing, 88.7 WNCW, and 98.1 The River.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings or visit (unca.edu/ArtsFest).

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