Nov
10
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SPECIAL EXHIBIT @ Birthplace of Country Music Museum Tickets
Nov 10 2018 – Jan 7 2019 all-day
SPECIAL EXHIBIT @ Birthplace of Country Music Museum | Bristol | Virginia | United States

Coming in November! For All The World To See: Visual Culture and The Struggle for Civil Rights special exhibit at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.

Dates: November 10, 2018—January 7, 2019

For All The World To See: Visual Culture and The Struggle for Civil Rights examines the role that visual culture played in shaping and transforming the struggle for racial equality in America from the late 1940s to the mid-1970s. Through a compelling assortment of photographs, television clips, art posters, and historic artifacts, this exhibit traces how images and media disseminated to the American public transformed the modern civil rights movement and jolted Americans, both black and white, out of a state of denial or complacency.

Visitors to this immersive exhibition will explore dozens of compelling and persuasive visual images, including photographs from influential magazines, such as Life, Jet, and Ebony; CBS news footage; and TV clips from The Ed Sullivan Show. Also included are civil rights-era objects that exemplify the range of negative and positive imagery—from Aunt Jemima syrup dispensers and 1930s produce advertisements to Jackie Robinson baseball ephemera and 1960s children’s toys with African American portraiture.

For All The World To See is not a history of the civil rights movement, but rather an exploration of the vast number of potent images that influenced how Americans perceived race and the struggle for equality. As Ebony founder John H. Johnson put it, magazines and television “opened new windows in the mind and brought us face to face with the multicolored possibilities of man and woman.”

This exhibition has been made possible through NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It has been adapted and is being toured by Mid-America Arts Alliance. For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights was organized by The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, in partnership with the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution.

For All the World to See will be on display in the Special Exhibits Gallery from November 10, 2018 to January 7, 2019. A variety of public programs will be held throughout the exhibit, and the exhibit can serve as a wonderful educational resource for local and regional schools and educators.

Feb
15
Fri
Brandy Clements: Chair Caning & Seat Weaving @ Grovewood Gallery Tickets
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am – Feb 17 @ 4:00 pm
Brandy Clements: Chair Caning & Seat Weaving @ Grovewood Gallery | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Brandy Clements of Silver River Center for Chair Caning – the nation’s only fully dedicated chair caning school and museum – will be at Grovewood Gallery on February 15-17 from 11am-4pm demonstrating a variety of seat weaving techniques, including hand-woven chair caning (laced caning), Shaker tape weaving, Danish cord weaving, and more. This is a hands-on demonstration where visitors are encouraged to step up and learn a few weaving techniques. Bring a photo of your special chair and get advice on restorations, or just share your chair’s story.

Demo: Traditional Oil Painting with Bryan Koontz @ Grovewood Gallery Tickets
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Demo: Traditional Oil Painting with Bryan Koontz @ Grovewood Gallery | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Bryan Koontz, who was chosen to create the artwork for Biltmore’s 2018 Christmas wine labels, will be at Grovewood Gallery on February 15 and 16 from 11am-4pm demonstrating traditional oil painting techniques – working on a landscape, using photos to aid his memory, or painting en plein air (weather permitting).

Koontz is an Asheville native who can date his ancestry in Western North Carolina back to the late 1700s. His deep appreciation for the mountain culture, heritage, and scenery is evident in his artwork, which he paints in a realistic style similar to that of the mid to late 19th century American landscape painters. Employing traditional methods and archival materials, his aim is to produce works of art that will endure and be cherished for many generations.

Feb
16
Sat
Demo: Traditional Oil Painting with Bryan Koontz @ Grovewood Gallery Tickets
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Demo: Traditional Oil Painting with Bryan Koontz @ Grovewood Gallery | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Bryan Koontz, who was chosen to create the artwork for Biltmore’s 2018 Christmas wine labels, will be at Grovewood Gallery on February 15 and 16 from 11am-4pm demonstrating traditional oil painting techniques – working on a landscape, using photos to aid his memory, or painting en plein air (weather permitting).

Koontz is an Asheville native who can date his ancestry in Western North Carolina back to the late 1700s. His deep appreciation for the mountain culture, heritage, and scenery is evident in his artwork, which he paints in a realistic style similar to that of the mid to late 19th century American landscape painters. Employing traditional methods and archival materials, his aim is to produce works of art that will endure and be cherished for many generations.