UNC Asheville Arts & Ideas Program

UNC Asheville Arts & Ideas Program The Arts & Ideas Program, as an integral component of the Integrative Liberal Studies (ILS) Curriculum, provides students with an intellectual engagement with the arts while also fostering opportunities for creative and aesthetic interactions.

UNCA Music
04/30/2019

UNCA Music

Wow - fantastic performances by the University Chorale and the Asheville Singers (directed by Chuck Taft) and the Keytones this afternoon!

Stunning performance from the Asheville Ballet last Friday! If you missed their performance for Spring Arts Fest, they'l...
04/25/2019

Stunning performance from the Asheville Ballet last Friday! If you missed their performance for Spring Arts Fest, they'll have a performance on May 17th & 18th at 7:30pm in Diana Wortham Theatre. Thanks to everyone who participated and came to Spring Arts Fest 2019!

Check out this exhibit in Ramsey Library now through April 30! The Miscellaneous Talents Student Art Show features artwo...
04/24/2019

Check out this exhibit in Ramsey Library now through April 30! The Miscellaneous Talents Student Art Show features artwork from upper level art classes at UNC Asheville, and includes drawings, paintings, woodworking, pottery, and photography.

Congratulations to the students who displayed their work at the New Media 16th Annual Juried Student Exhibition! Thank y...
04/24/2019

Congratulations to the students who displayed their work at the New Media 16th Annual Juried Student Exhibition! Thank you to all who visited, and thanks to New Media for allowing us to include them in Spring Arts Fest!

Mountain Xpress
04/24/2019
Mountain Xpress

Mountain Xpress

On Thursday, April 25, lawyer, activist and best-selling author Bryan Stevenson will give a talk in UNC Asheville’s Kimmel Arena. In anticipation of his lecture, local residents and organizations have come together to discuss Stevenson's 2014 book Just Mercy.

UNC Asheville
04/24/2019
UNC Asheville

UNC Asheville

It's National Poetry Month! Check out which poets some of your classmates and favorite professors are reading. Who's on your poetry reading list these days?

Photos from events on Friday, April 19
04/24/2019

Photos from events on Friday, April 19

UNC Asheville Arts & Ideas Program's cover photo
04/24/2019

UNC Asheville Arts & Ideas Program's cover photo

Spring Arts Fest is today! Some of our events had to be relocated due to the weather, but we still have plenty of exciti...
04/19/2019

Spring Arts Fest is today! Some of our events had to be relocated due to the weather, but we still have plenty of exciting things happening today! See you there!

Arts Fest is tomorrow! And we've got a lot of great events happening on the Quad so in the event of rain, here are our r...
04/18/2019

Arts Fest is tomorrow! And we've got a lot of great events happening on the Quad so in the event of rain, here are our rain locations! Can't wait to see you at Arts Fest!

The Mass Communication Department will be having a film screening of fiction and documentary films directed by Mass Comm...
04/18/2019

The Mass Communication Department will be having a film screening of fiction and documentary films directed by Mass Communication majors, in collaboration with ARTS 310 and Drama department students this Friday in Lipinsky Auditorium from 5:30-6:30 for Spring Arts Fest. Show up at 5pm and receive free pizza before the showings! Can't wait to see you there!

We're so excited about Spring Arts Fest this Friday! And we've got a ton of great music events to come to see! First fro...
04/18/2019

We're so excited about Spring Arts Fest this Friday! And we've got a ton of great music events to come to see! First from 12-1pm in Room 117 in Lipinsky Auditorium student ensembles will be performing followed by an improv session until 2pm.

We're also so excited to have Army of Mars performing at Arts Fest again on the Quad from 4-5pm!

The New Media Department will be hosting their 16th Annual Juried Student Exhibition for Spring Arts Fest. The exhibit r...
04/18/2019

The New Media Department will be hosting their 16th Annual Juried Student Exhibition for Spring Arts Fest. The exhibit reception will take place from 4:30-6:30pm. Can't wait to see you there!

04/17/2019

Dr. Eva Bares will be giving a lecture for Humanities 414 entitled Global Art Challenges. The lecture explores how visual arts addresses issues, such as racism, climate change, and gender equality, that the world continues to struggle with. The lecture will take place in Lipinsky Auditorium from 11-12:15 during Spring Arts Fest on April 19th. Seating is limited so arrive early and we ask that you not enter the space once the lecture has begun! Hope to see you at Spring Arts Fest 2019!

We're so excited to welcome back the Belly Dancing Club for Spring Arts Fest 2019! The Belly Dancing Club will be perfor...
04/17/2019

We're so excited to welcome back the Belly Dancing Club for Spring Arts Fest 2019! The Belly Dancing Club will be performing on the Quad from 2:30-3pm this Friday, April 19th for Spring Arts Fest! We can't wait!

04/17/2019
Sublime (philosophy) - Wikipedia

ARTS 310 students in Arts and Being Human will be giving presentations on The Sublime in Lipinsky Auditorium from 3:30-4:45pm for Spring Arts Fest on April 19th! Check it out and read a little bit more on the Sublime philosophy below!

In aesthetics, the sublime (from the Latin sublīmis) is the quality of greatness, whether physical, moral, intellectual, metaphysical, aesthetic, spiritual, or artistic. The term especially refers to a greatness beyond all possibility of calculation, measurement, or imitation.

This year for Spring Arts Fest 2019, we'll be having another Faculty and Students Literature readings in the Glasshouse....
04/16/2019

This year for Spring Arts Fest 2019, we'll be having another Faculty and Students Literature readings in the Glasshouse.The event will take place from 12:30 until 1:30pm. There will also be light refreshments during the readings. So, come out and enjoy! Can't wait to see you there!

This Friday we'll be harnessing the power of solar and wind energy as we make pinwheels and solar prints and on the Quad...
04/16/2019

This Friday we'll be harnessing the power of solar and wind energy as we make pinwheels and solar prints and on the Quad from 1-4 pm as part of Spring Arts Fest. Stop by and make some artwork with us!

EDIT: Due to forecast of rain, this event is moving to Ramsey Glasshouse from 1:30-4:00 PM.

Tomorrow, April 16th, the fourth and final film in the Interdisciplinary Studies department four part film series The "O...
04/15/2019

Tomorrow, April 16th, the fourth and final film in the Interdisciplinary Studies department four part film series The "Other" in Focus will be happening today. Yamanja is a documentary that follows the history, social challenges, and triumphs in the Candomble spiritual culture in Bahia, Brazil as told through the voices of women leaders. The film screening will take place in the Grotto at 7pm and a brief Q&A will follow the conclusion of the film. Hope to see you there!

Photo of Mae Filhinha of Yemanja-Ogunte by Gerald Lee Hoffman, copyright 2013)

Here is the full schedule for Spring Arts Fest 2019 on April 19th! Hope to see you at Lipinsky Auditorium for some cool ...
04/12/2019

Here is the full schedule for Spring Arts Fest 2019 on April 19th! Hope to see you at Lipinsky Auditorium for some cool events!

Exciting things will be happening during Spring Arts Fest on Friday, April 19! The Anagama kiln will be firing all day i...
04/12/2019

Exciting things will be happening during Spring Arts Fest on Friday, April 19! The Anagama kiln will be firing all day in the Owen Hall Yard. Stop by and check it out!

The Asheville Ballet will be joining us for Spring Arts Fest, on April 19th, in Lipinsky Auditorium from 4:15-5pm. They ...
04/12/2019

The Asheville Ballet will be joining us for Spring Arts Fest, on April 19th, in Lipinsky Auditorium from 4:15-5pm. They will be showcasing their work "Choreography - Work in Progress". Can't wait to see you there!

Gamelan is a traditional music form from Indonesia, using mainly percussive instruments in ensemble. Join us for Warren ...
04/11/2019
Gamelan - Wikipedia

Gamelan is a traditional music form from Indonesia, using mainly percussive instruments in ensemble.

Join us for Warren Wilson Balinese Gamelan Performances from 2pm-3:15pm in Lipinsky Auditorium during Arts Fest, on Friday, April 19!

Gamelan (/ˈɡæməlæn/[1]) is the traditional ensemble music of Java and Bali in Indonesia, made up predominantly of percussive instruments. The most common instruments used are metallophones played by mallets and a set of hand-played drums called kendhang which register the beat. Other instrument...

We're so excited to welcome back Mark Hursty to demonstrate flameworked glass art from 1-4 PM on Friday, April 19 as par...
04/10/2019

We're so excited to welcome back Mark Hursty to demonstrate flameworked glass art from 1-4 PM on Friday, April 19 as part of Spring Arts Fest. His "Glass Art: Multicultural Uses and Designs" class will be offered in the Fall so make sure to check it out!

04/10/2019

Two art exhibits will be in the lobby of Lipinsky throughout our Spring Arts Fest on Friday, April 19.

Come see artwork from the Art Department, projected in a slideshow from 4-6 PM, and visit "This is Full of Color," a Neuroscience Art Show about synesthesia.

The premiere of Nothing's Happening: A Black Mountain College Project will be taking place the week of Spring Arts Fest....
04/09/2019

The premiere of Nothing's Happening: A Black Mountain College Project will be taking place the week of Spring Arts Fest. After checking out Spring Arts Fest on April 19th, head to Carol Belk Theatre at 7:30pm to see it! Information is below!

Don't miss your chance to see this original piece of Asheville before we premier it on the international stage at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
April 18, 19 & 20 @ 7:30pm and a 2pm matinee on April 20th.

Tickets are on sale now for “Nothing’s Happening: A Black Mountain College Project”. To learn more about the show call our box office at 828.232.2291.

Tickets $7 - $12, available at drama.unca.edu

Altered Books from Mark Sidelnick's ARTS 310 course "Under the Covers and Between the Sheets" will be on display in Rams...
04/08/2019

Altered Books from Mark Sidelnick's ARTS 310 course "Under the Covers and Between the Sheets" will be on display in Ramsey Library during our Spring Arts Fest on April 19!

UNC Asheville Arts & Ideas Program's cover photo
04/02/2019

UNC Asheville Arts & Ideas Program's cover photo

Tomorrow, April 2nd, will be the 3rd movie of the Interdisciplinary Studies four part film series The "Other" in Focus. ...
04/01/2019

Tomorrow, April 2nd, will be the 3rd movie of the Interdisciplinary Studies four part film series The "Other" in Focus. "With All Deliberate Speed" follows the legacy of the landmark Supreme Court decision in Brown v. The Board of Education through first hand accounts of those who were affected by the decision and those responsible for it. The screening will start at 7pm and a brief Q&A will occur following the conclusion of the film.

Tomorrow, March 26th,the Music Department will be hosting Dr. Jennifer Iverson from the University of Chicago will be gi...
03/25/2019
UNCA Department of Music Lecture Series | Department of Music

Tomorrow, March 26th,the Music Department will be hosting Dr. Jennifer Iverson from the University of Chicago will be giving a talk on The Politics of German Electronic Music in the Laurel Fourm in Karpen Hall starting at 7pm. For more information on the talk, please go to the link below.

Dr. Jennifer Iverson, University of Chicago - Fraught Adjacencies: The Politics of German Electronic MusicTuesday, March 26, 2019 - 7:00pmLaurel Forum - Karpen Hall - UNCA CampusElectronic music has traditionally been understood inside of a purely musical rationale, as continuing the aesthetic progr...

03/19/2019
UNC Asheville

UNC Asheville

The story of Hank Williams, the "Hillbilly Shakespeare," is just one of the many stories in Ken Burns's new documentary series, "Country Music." We'll have a special screening here at UNC Asheville on April 2!

Tomorrow, March 19th, Academy Award Winning movie "Get Out" will be screened in conjunction with the Interdisciplinary S...
03/18/2019

Tomorrow, March 19th, Academy Award Winning movie "Get Out" will be screened in conjunction with the Interdisciplinary Studies department's four part movie series The "Other" In Focus. The screening starts at 7pm. There will be a brief Q&A at the conclusion of the film. Hope to see you there!

UNC Asheville Arts & Ideas Program's cover photo
03/08/2019

UNC Asheville Arts & Ideas Program's cover photo

03/04/2019

Tuesday March 5th (tomorrow) the music department will be holding a Noon-time concert in lobby of Lipinsky Auditorium. It's free and open to the public!

Tomorrow, February 26th, will be the first of four film screenings presented by the Interdisciplinary Studies department...
02/25/2019

Tomorrow, February 26th, will be the first of four film screenings presented by the Interdisciplinary Studies department. "The Unafraid" follows four DACA students in Georgia and their fight for the equal right for education. The screening starts at 7pm in the Grotto. There will be a brief Q&A at the conclusion of the film.

02/25/2019
UNCA Department of Music Lecture Series | Department of Music

Tomorrow, February 26th, UNC Asheville Music professor Dr. William Bares will be giving a lecture in Laurel Forum in Karpen Hall at 7pm on Reverence, Race, and Rhetoric: Brad Mehldau and the Challenge of Thematic Improvisation.

This event is free and open to the public!

Dr. William Bares - Reverence, Race, and Rhetoric: Brad Mehldau and the Challenge of Thematic ImprovisationTuesday, February 26, 2019 - 7:00pmLaurel Forum - Karpen Hall - UNCA CampusIs thematic improvisation in jazz a distinctive achievement or does it smuggle in Eurocentrism through the back door?....

The Interdisciplinary Studies department will be hosting a four part film series screening entitled The "Other" In Focus...
02/22/2019

The Interdisciplinary Studies department will be hosting a four part film series screening entitled The "Other" In Focus. The films include The Unafraid on 2/26, Get Out on 3/19, With All Deliberate Speend on 4/2, and Yemanja on 4/16 all starting at 7pm in the Grotto in Highsmith. They will also include a brief Q&A at the end of the movie. Hope to see you there!

02/22/2019
When Dreams Take Flight | Department of Music

On Sunday February 24th join the UNCA Wind Ensemble, University Chorale, Asheville Singers, and the Reuter Center Singers in the When Dreams Take Flight concert at 3pm in Lipinsky Hall.

In honor of Black History Month, part of the program will feature compositions by African American composers and poets - When Dreams Take Flight, Glory Day!, as well as tunes and texts important to the struggle for civil rights - Battle Hymn of the Republic. Works by contemporary composers on themes of hope and delight will also be included - Inscription of Hope, O Love and Prayer of the Children.

The concert free and open to the public.

Featuring the UNCA Wind Ensemble, University Chorale, Asheville Singers and the Reuter Center SingersSunday, February 24, 2019 - 3:00pmLipinsky Auditorium - Lipinsky Hall - UNCA Campus On February 24 at 3:00 PM, the UNC Asheville Music Department in collaboration with the Reuter Center Singers prese...

Tonight, Crystal Hana Kim will be visiting as part of the English departments Visiting Writer Series. She'll be giving a...
02/19/2019
Visiting Writer Series: Crystal Hana Kim - News And Events | UNC Asheville

Tonight, Crystal Hana Kim will be visiting as part of the English departments Visiting Writer Series. She'll be giving a lecture in the Laurel Fourm in Karpen Hall from 7:00pm until 8:30pm. This lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please follow the link below.

UNC Asheville's Visiting Writer Series presents Crystal Hana Kim at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19 in UNC Asheville's Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum. This event is free and open to everyone.

We're getting ready for our Spring Arts Fest! Check on our website for updates as they come! Can't wait to see you there...
02/15/2019

We're getting ready for our Spring Arts Fest! Check on our website for updates as they come! Can't wait to see you there!

https://arts.unca.edu/

The Department of Drama at UNC Asheville
02/12/2019

The Department of Drama at UNC Asheville

West Virginia photographer Roger May will be visiting on March 28th and giving a lecture in the Laurel Forum in Karpen h...
02/08/2019

West Virginia photographer Roger May will be visiting on March 28th and giving a lecture in the Laurel Forum in Karpen hall from 5:30pm until 6:45pm. May is an Appalachian American photographer and writer based in Charleston, West Virginia. His photographs, essays, and interviews have been published by The New York Times, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, Al Jazeera America, National Geographic, ESPN, Huffington Post, Oxford American, Le Monde diplomatique, and others. All images in this post are copyrighted property of Roger May.

Can't wait to see you there!

12/12/2018
Happy Holidays from UNC Asheville (2018)

Happy Holidays from UNC Asheville (2018)

We offer gratitude to all who helped make this video. A special thanks to Morgan Fuller, The Asheville Singers, Melodie Galloway, Pamela Miller, Jennifer Rho...

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