Two New UNC Asheville Art Exhibitions Open with Receptions on Mar. 18, 2016, in Asheville, NC


Two new art exhibitions will open at UNC Asheville’s Owen Hall with artist receptions on Friday, Mar. 18, 2016. “Art is a Human Right for Everybody”, featuring works from the Open Hearts Art Center, opens with a 5pm reception in the Owen Hall Second Floor Gallery. Then, the annual “Art Front” juried show of works by members of the university’s student art organization opens with a 6pm reception in the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery on the first floor. The exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.

“Art is a Human Right for Everybody” features works created at the Open Hearts Art Center in Asheville, a nonprofit art education program serving adults with developmental, mental, physical and emotional disabilities. The exhibition of art and narrative comments by the artists is curated by UNC Asheville senior Hannah Wiepke and is the culmination of her year-long internship at the center. This exhibition travels later this spring to Cotton Mills Studios in Asheville’s River Arts District.


“Art Front” a juried exhibition of student works is in its 49th year and features works in a variety of media. Juror for the show is Michael Reedy, professor of art at Eastern Michigan University. Reedy, who holds a BFA in painting from Northern Illinois University, has had works included in more than 100 exhibitions, and he garnered Best in Show honors at UNC Asheville’s own Drawing Discourse exhibition of contemporary drawing. The exhibition will conclude with a closing reception for the annual Art and Art History Department Scholarships and Academic Awards Ceremony from 6-7pm on Friday, Apr. 1, 2016.

Both exhibitions will be on view through Apr. 1, with gallery hours 9am-6pm weekdays.

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