HAPPENING: a joint fundraiser for the MAP and the Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center
WHEN: Saturday September 26 8pm- Midnight
WHERE: The Phil Mechanic Building, 109 Roberts Street, Asheville
HOW MUCH: $7 for MAP members, $10 for the rest of ya!
WHAT: Wine! Beer! Dancing!!
Along with The Media Arts Project (MAP), the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center will sponsor HAPPENING, a fundraiser dance party in the heart of the River Arts District of Asheville. This exciting event will raise money for the Museum’s “Living Legacy: Living Artists of Black Mountain College” exhibition series, and is the official kick-off celebration to announce an exciting new series of Saturday Night Events at the original dining hall of the Black Mountain College.
Wedge Microbrewery will provide the beer. DJ Trevor Baker will be spinning records. Come early to enjoy the yummy food and to view the art installation downstairs in the Flood Gallery space. There will also be a salon in the upstairs library, hosted by Jolene Mechanic, where you can learn more about the college, our organizations, and our exciting upcoming events series.
Back in the day students and staff at Black Mountain College got together on Saturday nights to entertain each other with music, dance, poetry, theater or whatever they were moved to share.
“Saturday night parties were…a tradition at Black Mountain…for that one night in the week everybody put on shoes and dressed up: the women in dresses and stockings, the men in ties and jackets. Booze for the party was supplied by the student home-brew master on campus…” Michael Rumaker, Black Mountain Days
Starting this fall, the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center and The MAP are hosting a series of Saturday Night dinner and entertainment-filled evenings in this vein but with a fresh new twist. So be at HAPPENING, Saturday, September 26 at the Phil Mechanic Building to help us revive the Black Mountain College Saturday night tradition. More information can be found at www.blackmountaincollege.org or by calling 828.350.8484