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MAP NEWS: {Re}HAPPENING 2012! + Arts Festivals, Presentations, & Conferences!

Happy New Year!  It's the beginning of 2012, which means we're ready to start gearing up for a new year, full of color, light, sound, motion, art!  Here at the MAP we're busy planning events and connecting with local artists and artist resource organizations to work toward making Asheville a better place for artists to work, live and play.


Mark your calendars: on Saturday, April 7th, The Media Arts Project and Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center will host the third annual {Re}HAPPENING at Camp Rockmont (former campus of Black Mountain College).

The {Re}HAPPENING brings together artists from different disciplines and backgrounds to exchange ideas, share projects and draw inspiration from the historic site.  

The evening begins with cocktails, followed by a dinner peppered with live performances.  Next, the dining hall and the rest of the campus becomes the stage for music, dance, performance art, video installations, interactive sculpture and other projects, creating a campus that "expands and contracts with creative breath," in which art is "happening" everywhere simultaneously.

Aside from being one of the can't-miss arts events of the year, the {Re}HAPPENING enables ambitious work by local artists that wouldn't otherwise be possible.  The 2011 MAP Community Grant was funded by profits from the last two {Re}HAPPENINGs, and the work of the grant recipients will be featured at the 2012 {Re}HAPPENING.  



The 2012 Asheville Fringe Arts Festival takes place January 19-22.  The annual multi-day, multiple-venue "performing extravaganza" asks artists to push their own boundaries using theatre, movement, music, puppetry, and more!  Performances are hosted by Bebe Theatre, Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, and aboard the LaZoom Tours bus.  The artist bios, schedule and ticket information have just been posted on the official site.

WHEN: Thursday, January 19 - Sunday, January 22

WHERE: Bebe Theatre, Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, LaZoom Tours bus

HOW MUCH: $10 per show or $25 for a weekend all-access pass

MORE DETAILSwww.ashevillefringe.org or on Facebook


The Flood Gallery Fine Art Center is calling for submissions to its upcoming juried exhibition "Wolf in Sheep's Clothing," opening February 4th.  There are no limitations to what can be submitted-- video art, sound, books, paintings, sculptures, the sky is the limit! 

The organizers (Katie Johnson and Kyle Sherard) simply ask that submissions "interpret the ideas of deception, masking and not being what you appear to be".

WHEN: Submissions due January 25th.  Show opens February 4th.

WHERE: The show will be held at Flood Gallery in Phil Mechanic Studios in the River Arts District.

HOW MUCH: $10 entry fee per piece

MORE DETAILS:  on Tumblr or in The Flood Gallery's latest newsletter


"20 slides at 20 seconds apiece": Asheville's 5th Pecha Kucha Night will be held Friday, January 27th at the Phil Mechanic Studios.  Pecha Kucha Night is an evening of art and design-related presentations.  Think TED, but all the presenters are artists sharing their work, their passions and what inspires them at an exciting, rapid pace.

WHEN: Friday, January 27 at 7pm

WHERE: Phil Mechanic Studios in the River Arts District

HOW MUCH: $7 at the door

MORE DETAILS: At www.pecha-kucha.org/night/asheville or on the Facebook event page


Visual artists, performers, writers, student and mid-career artists alike are invited to learn how to build a sustainable career with their work at the Southern Entrepreneurship in the Arts Conference on February 11th in Greensboro (at UNCG).  Sessions include "Getting Known: Creating Promotion and Awareness for the Visual Artist," "Developing Entrepreneurial Career Paths for Young Artists" and "Creating Creative Publics".

WHEN: Saturday, February 11, from 9 AM until 6 PM

WHERE: University of North Carolina at Greensboro

HOW MUCH: $53 general / $38 students

MORE DETAILSseac.uncg.edu



Ready For Prime Time, the preview party for the Asheville Art Museum's upcoming Prime Time: New Media Juried Exhibition, will be held on Jan. 26 at CityMac.  Last fall, submissions were requested for any screen-based, time-based media, experimental animation or video art for Prime Time -- the inaugural exhibition of the brand new New Media Gallery space at the museum.  One work from each featured artist will be previewed at this event.  

WHEN: Thursday, January 26 at 7pm

WHERE: CityMac at 755 Biltmore Ave

HOW MUCH: $5 suggested donation

MORE DETAILS: At the Asheville Art Museum site -- plus more info about the New Media gallery space

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