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Hot Events at the Asheville Art Museum this August


ASHEVILLE, NC — Below are the Asheville Art Museum’s calendar event listings for the month of August 2009.

Current Exhibitions

Tradition/Innovation: American Masterpiece of Southern Craft & Traditional
Art

– May 22 – August 23, 2009

Appleby Foundation Gallery

Response and Memory: The Art of Beverly Buchanan

– May 8 – September 13, 2009

– Gallery 6

Looking Back: Celebrating 60 Years of Collecting at the Asheville Art Museum

– July 3 – Ongoing

Second Floor Galleries

Cherokee Carvers: Tradition Renewed

– July 10 – December 6, 2009

– Holden Community Gallery

August 2009 Events

Film Screening: Beverly Buchanan

– Saturday, August 1, Showings at 2:00, 3:00 + 4:00 p.m.

– Free with Museum Membership or Admission

– This half-hour long profile offers great insight into Beverly Buchanan’s working process as we watch her create a drawing from beginning to end. Along the way
we learn how her life as an artist began and the stories behind her work. Held in
conjunction with the exhibition Response and Memory: The Art of Beverly Buchanan.

Art Break Cherokee Carvers: Tradition Renewed with Curator Frank Thomson

– Friday, August 14, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

– Free with Museum Membership or Admission

A Day of Tradition + Innovation

– Sunday, August 16, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

– Free with Museum Membership or Admission

– An informal artists’ talk featuring: Alice Ballard, Elizabeth Brim, Cynthia
Bringle, Clay Burnette, Kristy Higby, Mark Peiser, Richard Ritter, Billie Ruth
Suddeth and Julia Woodman. There will be time for Q&A afterward. This is sure
to be an inspiring and enlightening afternoon!

– Held in conjunction with the exhibition Tradition/Innovation: American
Masterpieces of Southern Craft & Traditional Art
.

Last Day to View Tradition/Innovation: American Masterpieces of Southern

– Sunday, August 23, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

– Craft & Traditional Art

– Free with Museum Membership or Admission

– Take advantage of the last chance to view this exhibition! The combination of
contemporary craft and traditional art in this exhibition offers visitors the
opportunity to explore the “threads” between two different approaches to creating
artwork, and also to compare the approaches of traditional and contemporary
artists.

Art Break Response and Memory: The Art of Beverly Buchanan Docent-Led Tour

– Friday, August 28, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

– Free with Museum Membership or Admission

– Join an Asheville Art Museum Docent on a guided, conversational tour of
Response and Memory: The Art of Beverly Buchanan featuring the bold,colorful and expressive drawings and sculpture of Beverly Buchanan.

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