Chicks: It's All Gone to the Birds
March 31- June 17
Member Reception, March 24, 5-6 pm
Opening Reception, March 24, 6-8 pm
Featuring a presentation from artist Susan Taylor Glasgow.
Join us in celebrating the fascinating world of our feathered friends. This exceptional collection of avian themed art showcases artists at their finest observing and creating images of the world around us through the eyes of scientists, environmentalists and conservators. A true celebration of the freedom of flight. Presented in partnership with the Highands Biolgical Station and the Highlands Plateau Audubon Society.
Sponsored by Delta Air Lines, the Official Air Line of The Bascom; Nancy and Larry Fuller; and the North Carolina Audubon Society.
There’s a party at Buc Outdoor Center set for June 2nd, but really, every visit is a celebration.
So for the 2012 season, the Highlands Farmers Market will now be held every Saturday 8:00 a.m. – noon, June through October rain or shine in a new location – The Highlands School.
Steve Wohlrab performs at the Wine Garden Saturdays and Sundays through October
Saturday Morning, June 2
This Audubon field trip to Tessentee Farms features observing and assisting in bird banding. The opportunity to see birds up close should not be missed! Assemble at 7:30 am in Highlands Town Hall parking lot to carpool to Otto. Beginners and children are welcome. 828-743-9670 or www.highlandsaudubonsociety.org.
Alex Matisse: Ometto
May 12 - October 21
This installation of large ceramic vessels will be the signature work on The Bascom campus in 2012.
“In Italy, the word Ometto, meaning ‘little man’, is used to describe rock cairns that lead the way on hiking trails above the tree line, marking the path through barren landscapes. My own Ometti have a human quality with a large but unimposing stature, a defined head and broad shoulders...
The pots in the exhibition originate from the tradition of salt-glazed stoneware grave markers that were made in abundance in the counties of the eastern Piedmont of North Carolina...This project is my first step out of the comfort and familiarity of utility and defined function. But like all of my work, the Ometto project remains an exercise in repetition, refinement, and restraint.”
“The Ometti will convene on the front lawn of The Bascom, holding vigil for a few months, before being marshaled into the world to take up their posts.” Alex Matisse
May 17 - July 8
A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the American Studio Glass Movement and environmentally friendly art. Tracy Kirchmann, glass artist, aided in the establishment of a glass studio, which is powered by methane from a landfill, at the Jackson County Green Energy Park in Dillsboro, NC. Tracy’s love of teaching has led her to the After School Program for the Little Black Pearl Glass Lab in Chicago, IL. The students of the Little Black Pearl program represent the first glass studio on the south side of Chicago and through the lineage of Tracy, the students participating in this program are directly connected to Harvey Littleton, founder of Americas studio glass movement. Tracy Kirchmann was fortunate to have Joan Byrd, one of Harvey Littleton’s original students, as her mentor. Tracy and her students will be creating works of art from recycled glass wine bottles for this exhibition.
Tim Curtis: Suspended
May 26 - August 26
This large-scale kinetic sculpture of suspended ceramic discs that are mounted and hung from the ceiling provides gentle, undulating, invisible waves. This movement in the room provides a tangible experience with the art installation as opposed to just viewing a single work of art. The specific source of light, the background it is held in, and the magnitude of the art, creates an environment that is unlike any other. An exciting nontraditional exhibition, provides elements inclusive of the experience that the artist can use to invite the viewer in and this artist includes the viewer as writer and image maker.
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