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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 8

  • 03/23
  • 1:52 pm-1:52 pm

Arts Fest will culminate with a festival from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, followed by film screenings at 6 p.m. in Humanities Lecture Hall. Various music and dance performances take the stage on the Reynolds Green, while art vendors display and sell their crafts. David Hess's interactive exhibit, Gun Show: An Art Exhibit will also be on display. Several science-related activities will be available, including a giant interactive camera obscura, and a presentation on the art of physics in Whitesides Hall.

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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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"Gun Show: An Art Exhibit" by David Hess

  • 03/23
  • 1:52 pm-1:52 pm

Artist and lecturer David Hess works mostly with found materials, which he calls “rescued objects.” His current installation, Gun Show: An Art Exhibit, will be on display on the Reynolds Green from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 8. The exhibition features 100 rifles made out of industrial materials and household objects, and is Hess’ response to recent gun violence in the United States. This show is an art exhibit and is not a gun show, or gun sale or trade event.

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David LaMotte Free Concert

  • 03/23
  • 1:52 pm-1:52 pm

Award-winning songwriter, speaker and writer David LaMotte will perform a free concert on the UNC Asheville Quad at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 7. LaMotte had suspended his 18-year music career at its peak in 2008 to pursue his other passion by accepting a Rotary World Peace Fellowship to study international relations, peace and conflict resolution at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. He is the author of three books, including two illustrated children’s books, and is a public speaker and workshop leader.

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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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Carolyn Finney - Radical Presence: Black Faces, White Spaces and Other Stories of Possibility

  • 03/23
  • 5:54 pm-5:54 pm

Carolyn Finney, author of Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors, will speak at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 30 in UNC Asheville’s Humanities Lecture Hall. This event is free and open to everyone, and is the keynote talk for UNC Asheville's Spring Greenfest 2017.

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Film: "Democracy for Sale"

  • 03/21
  • 11:23 am-11:23 am

This screening is sponsored by the student ACLU organization at UNC Asheville and is free and open to everyone.

About the film, part of the America Divided series, from the producers:

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Brown Bag Talk - Electric Vehicles: Driving Progress in the Post-Truth Era

  • 03/23
  • 5:54 pm-5:54 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 Dave Erb of UNC Asheville's Mechatronics Engineering Program. Ramsey Library provides this description of Erb's talk:

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Brown Bag Talk: Black Youth Protest in Asheville, 1969

  • 03/21
  • 1:55 pm-1:55 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 Sarah Judson, associate professor of history, who provides this description:

“I was born in jail, I’m still in jail:” Black Youth Protest in Asheville, 1969