Art Spaces: Blue Spiral 1, Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, Asheville BookWorks, Pink Dog Creative and REVOLVE.
Tile Image: Pink Dog Creative, Asheville, NC
Above: Tiny Gallery by Asheville BookWorks
Gallery Nomads Asheville is the newest of GreenHill’s exhibitions highlighting NC’s regional art centers. Five Asheville art spaces will set-up camp all summer in The Gallery at GreenHill and present an exhibition of their choosing in 500 square feet of space. Five of Asheville’s most innovation art spaces are participating: Blue Spiral 1, Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, Asheville BookWorks, Pink Dog Creative, and REVOLVE. Cited as a “Top 25 Small Cities for Art” for the past 12 years, Asheville has been described as an “artist’s utopia.” This exhibition will look closely at Asheville’s art scene, from leading commercial art gallery Blue Spiral 1 representing major southern artists for 25 years to the artist collective studio space Pink Dog Creative, one of the first to be established in Asheville’s River Arts District. In addition to works by contemporary Western NC artists, visitors will be able to see works by 20th century masters such as Joseph Albers and Kenneth Noland from the collection of Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. GreenHill will present two programs focusing on the role of art spaces in the revitalization of the communities they are situated in. The story of Asheville’s growth into one of the state’s leading destinations and the formidable impact of the arts in the city’s economic flowering will be explored in a panel discussion by experts in arts and city planning from both Greensboro and Asheville entitled “Economic Resurgence | Makers Making a Difference” on Wednesday, July 27. Asheville gallery directors will offer participants an insider’s view of their organizations during a gallery round table on Sunday, August 21.
Annual Meeting + Opening Reception
Thursday, June 23, 2016 | 4:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Come out to GreenHill for our Annual Meeting at 4:30 p.m. followed by a talk by Stephanie Moore, Executive Director of The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Asheville, NC. At 6:00 p.m. stick around for the opening of our summer exhibition Gallery Nomads Asheville with a beer tasting by Hi-Wire Brewing. Free and open to the public. Cash bar. Donations appreciated.
Economic Resurgence | Makers Making a Difference
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Join us for a panel discussion moderated by Nancy Hoffman on the role of the arts in economic resurgence and development as well as the differences, similarities and meaning of “creative economy” in Greensboro and Asheville. Asheville Panelists: Karen Cragnolin, Rob Pulleyn and Pat Whalen. Greensboro Panelists: Zack Matheny, Cecelia Thompson and Andy Zimmerman. $12 register in advance or $15 at the door. Light appetizers and beverages included. Register online HERE
Gallery Roundtable + Closing Reception
Sunday, August 21, 2016 | 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Get an insider’s view of the art spaces on view at GreenHill in Gallery Nomads Asheville at a Roundtable discussion with Asheville arts directors Jordan Ahlers of Blue Spiral 1, Alice Sebrell of Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, Laurie Corral of Asheville BookWorks and Colby Caldwell of REVOLVE. Free and open to the public.