Asheville Art Museum in Asheville, NC, Welcomes Artist Sharon Louden for Two Events – Oct. 10 & 11, 2014

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The Asheville Art Museum in Asheville, NC, is pleased to welcome artist Sharon Louden to the Museum on Oct. 10 and 11, 2014, for two events held in conjunction with her installation “Community”. On Oct. 10 at 5:30pm, Louden will discuss her artistic work and guests are invited to stay for a reception following the talk. The next day on Oct. 11 at 1pm, Louden will discuss her peer-reviewed book “Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists”, which includes essays written from the artists’ perspectives and voices. The book is available for purchase in the Museum Shop and Louden will be available to sign copies following her lecture presentation. The book lecture is a free event.

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“Community” by Sharon Louden

Recently installed in the Museum’s Artworks Project Space as an ongoing exhibition, “Community” is a continued conversation based on a series of work that Louden started in 2013 that traces its path through installation, animation, painting and drawing. In each genre, her gestures create an implication of dance — movement and energy — transposed against the resistance of fixed squares and rectangles of color.

Sharon Louden is a New York-based artist who has exhibited in numerous venues throughout the country. Her art is displayed in both public and private collections. She graduated with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Yale University, School of Art.

Founded by artists in 1948 in Asheville, NC, the Asheville Art Museum annually presents an exciting, inviting and active schedule of exhibitions and public programs based on its permanent collection of 20th and 21st century American art. Any visit will also include experiences with works of significance to Western North Carolina’s cultural heritage including Studio Craft, Black Mountain College and Cherokee artists. Special exhibitions feature renowned regional and national artists and explore issues of enduring interest. The Museum also offers a wide array of innovative, inspiring and entertaining educational programs for people of all ages.

Additional information on upcoming exhibitions and public programs at the Museum can be found online at (www.ashevilleart.org).

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