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Arts Fest

  • 03/24
  • 10:30 am-10:30 am

UNC Asheville’s third annual Arts Fest, including free musical performances, film screenings, exhibits, creative workshops and more, will be held April 6-8 across campus. Featured artists Clarissa Sligh, David LaMotte, and David Hess will present their respective works related to the Arts Fest theme, “Arts for Social Change.”

Featured Artists:

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Arts Fest Activities - April 7

  • 03/23
  • 1:52 pm-1:52 pm
  • 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., art hack event, in which participants will combine computer code with traditional art materials to co-create projects, and will combine code, cardboard and microcontrollers to develop survival-oriented materials. Activities will take place in the CrAFT Studio in the lower level of Ramsey Library.
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Arts Fest Activities April 6

  • 03/23
  • 1:52 pm-1:52 pm
  • 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m., literary readings by Odyssey Middle School poets and UNC Asheville faculty in Ramsey Library Glasshouse.
  • Noon-1 p.m., origami crane folding for peace, solar observing and in-praxis dance showings on the quad.
  • 4:15-7 p.m., CrAFT Studio and video production events, including hands-on tours and demonstrations in the lower level of Ramsey Library.
  • 7-8 p.m., students show dance works-in-progress of Choreographing Gender and Identity, in Sherrill Center dance studio 351.
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"Facing Project" Performance and Discussion on Unaffordable Housing in Asheville

  • 03/23
  • 9:58 am-9:58 am

UNC Asheville’s "Facing Project: Facing Unaffordable and Inequitable Housing in Asheville," a performance and discussion, will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 13 at the YMI Cultural Center at 39 S. Market Street in downtown Asheville. The event will focus on individual Asheville residents’ experience with affordable housing, and is free and open to the public.

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Asheville Community Theatre: "Peter and the Starcatcher"

  • 03/21
  • 2:53 pm-2:53 pm

There’s a brave young girl and a penniless orphan who doesn’t even have a name to call his own. There’s a ship full of pirates and a lagoon full of mermaids. And there’s a trunk filled with “starstuff,” a mysterious and powerful substance that could wreak havoc if it fell into the wrong hands.

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Brown Bag Talk - Practice as Research: CCBdance Project, Resistance and Methods of Inquiry In The Field of Dance

  • 03/21
  • 2:34 pm-2:34 pm

Ramsey Library Brown Bag Talks take place on Thursdays at noon in Special Collections, with light refreshments served and brown bags welcome. Free and open to everyone.

This talk will feature Celia Bambara, assistant professor and director of UNC Asheville's Dance Program, who provides this description:

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Differences: The Precarious Position of Portrait Masks in Southwestern Burkina Faso

  • 03/21
  • 3:12 pm-3:12 pm

Lisa Homann, assistant professor of African art history at UNC Charlotte, presents a lecture, Differences: The Precarious Position of Portrait Masks in Southwestern Burkina Faso.

This event is free and open to everyone.

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Reggae Jam Session with Blakk Rasta and UNC Asheville Faculty

  • 03/21
  • 10:13 am-10:13 am

Abubakar Ahmed, popularly known as Blakk Rasta, will lead a lunch & learn titled "Navigating Civil Discourse," from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23 in the Overlook Hall Multipurpose Room 011. 

Ahmed also will present a lecture, "Religion vs. Pan-Africanism in Africa Today," in Humanities Lecture Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 23.

He also will jam with two members of the UNC Asheville faculty, Agya Boakye-Boaten on drums,  and Jeremias Zunguze on guitar, from 7-8:30 p.m. in Highsmith Union in The Grotto.

These events are free and open to everyone.

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Center for Jewish Studies 35th Anniversary Concert with Danny Maseng

  • 03/21
  • 10:13 am-10:13 am

Danny Maseng will perform a concert of inspirational music from Jewish and world traditions on the main stage at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd. in Asheville, at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 26. Tickets are $15 with food and beverages additional. For dinner reservations and/or tickets, call 828.575.2737 or visit isisasheville.com.

This is the culminating event in the celebration of the 35th anniversary of UNC Asheville's Center for Jewish Studies (CJS). 

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Center for Jewish Studies 35th Anniversary Celebration - Danny Maseng and "The Passion, the Beauty, the Heartbreak: Israel through Poetry and Music"

  • 03/21
  • 10:13 am-10:13 am

The Center for Jewish Studies (CJS) 35th Anniversary Celebration continues with Danny Maseng, presenting The Passion, the Beauty, the Heartbreak: Israel through Poetry and Music, at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 24th in the Reuter Center. Free and open to everyone.