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Asheville area art news and events for the coming weeks



3/27/2012 - Asheville area art news and events for the coming weeks
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Gypsy photo exhibit now open

 "The Heroic Present: The Gypsy Photographs of Jan Yoors," a new exhibition hosted by UNC Asheville's Center for Diversity Education, is on view 8 a.m.-9 p.m. weekdays through April 16 in the Karpen Hall lobby on the campus.

 Yoors was just 12 when he left his home in Belgium in search of a group of Roma (Gypsies) known as Lovara, who lived on the outskirts of Antwerp. For the next six years, he traveled with a Lovara family, leaving them to serve in World War II.

The show, which features photos taken before and after World War II, is free and open to the public. A workshop and teacher training is offered 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Karpen Hall's Laurel Forum. To learn more, contact Deborah Miles at

Music competition winners named

The Hendersonville Symphony has announced the latest winners of its annual competition for music students from 13 WNC counties.

Violinist Adair Brooks, 16, from Black Mountain, won first place, $500 and the opportunity to play with the symphony at its April 21 concert at Blue Ridge Community College. She studies with Paul Statsky and plays in the Asheville-Buncombe Youth Orchestra.

Second place and $300 went to flutist Grace Kim, 16, from Asheville, who studies with Dilshad Posnock. The third-place winner, a pianist, was Ayano Annis, 15, a sophomore at Erwin High School. She won $200. Her teacher is Susan Fehr.

For concert tickets, call 697-5884 or visit www.Hen-

'Pre-Happening' scheduled for Friday at The Artery

A warm-up for April's Re-Happening event in Black Mountain is set for 6-9 p.m. Friday at The Artery, 346 Depot St., in Asheville's River Arts District. There's a $5 suggested donation.

The event is presented by the Asheville Area Arts Council in conjunction with the Creative Sector Summit and will feature a sampling of some of the performance and visual artwork to be presented the next weekend at Camp Rockmont, the former location of Black Mountain College.

Tickets to the Re-Happening, on April 7, will be for sale. Learn more at

The next day, return to The Artery for "Kolorz: A Motion Sculpture Movement Installation" designed by Cilla Vee Life Arts director Claire Elizabeth Barratt. It's 3-9 p.m. Saturday, and there's a $10 suggested donation. Visit for more.

Canadian artist Horik greets spring

Canadian artist Stefan Horik greets spring at the Grand Bohemian Gallery in the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Biltmore Village with a riot of color with his new works of vibrant landscapes and floral studies. The exhibit runs March 31-April 20.

The Quebec artist was introduced to art at a very early age by his father, Vladimir Horik, an artist of Ukrainian origin. With a French Canadian mother, Stefan was raised in Charlevoix County, a well-known region for its breathtaking landscapes and its dynamic artistic life.

To learn more, visit and click on "Art Gallery."

Chamber concert April 1

Franklin Keel and Kara Poorbough, members of the Opal String Quartet, will perform a concert with clarinetist Brian Hermanson at 3 p.m. April 1 at St. Matthias Church, 1 Dundee St., off South Charlotte Street at Max Street.

The program, co-sponsored by Echo Cooperative, will include Bach and beyond. The show is free, but an offering will be collected for restoration of the historic church. Learn more about the show at www.echocooperative. org.

Learn ballroom dancing

A four-week ballroom dance class will be held 6-7 p.m. Mondays beginning Monday, through April 16, at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts, 225 W. State St.

Taught by Micaela Scobie, the class will focus on cha-cha and swing. Singles and couples welcomed. Tuition is $35, or $65 for couples. To learn more, call 669-0930.

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