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Black Mountain College | New Bauhaus Conference

Take notice of this very special and exciting conference happening here in Asheville later this week. The conference will be examining the educational and artistic legacy of the Bauhaus in the U.S. through Black Mountain College and the New Bauhaus/Institute of Design. For details go here. Screen Shot 2015-09-02 at 5.43.08 PM

Cheers to everyone who is working hard to make this happen!

Convergence | Divergence

Exploring Black Mountain College + Chicago’s New Bauhaus Institute of Design | Last evening was the opening for Black Mountain College’s newest and most comprehensive exhibit on the college’s beginnings. The seriously stimulating exhibit showcases everything from architecture, textiles, photography and sculpture. A definite must see!BMC Cover

Program Director Alice Sebrell describes it like this, “As we consider the unusual and serendipitous circumstances that led to the founding of and early influence on Black Mountain College {BMC} we quickly encounter the Bauhaus, a lasting force in arts education. The Bauhaus closing dovetailed with BMC’s birth; the two were deeply connected through the powerful presence of Josef and Anni Albers and other refugees who found their way to this isolated rural outpost of progressive education in Western North Carolina. The other prominent recipient of Bauhaus energy and ideas emerged in urban Chicago. The New Bauhaus became the Institute of Design, led by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, an innovative and dynamic teacher, handpicked by Walker Gropius to lead the institution. The two educational forces have since become legendary for their impact on art, education, and ideas. thought the were different in many ways, they shared much. The exhibit investigates those shared connections.”BMC Comp

We recommend you see this exhibit and pick up on the rich creative and cultural foundation of our area. Hopefully, it stimulates you today to bring that energy forward into our collective tomorrow. Cheers to all those who have worked so hard on this one. Well done!

Black Mountain College | Bauhaus Conference

Take notice of this very special and exciting conference happening here in Asheville later this month. The conference will be examining the educational and artistic legacy of the Bauhaus in the U.S. through Black Mountain College and the New Bauhaus/Institute of Design. For details go here. Screen Shot 2015-09-02 at 5.43.08 PM

Cheers to everyone who is working hard to make this happen!

Architect Tony Lord’s Skyline Cooperative Dairy

skyline-imageI recently discovered a blog post and postcard image by the North Carolina Room at our Bert King designed Pack Library downtown. So much fun to have discovered this! The building was originally designed by local architect Tony Lord who designed our newspaper building across from the Grove Arcade. I won’t steel the thunder away from the Library’s post, but allow you to go and read the details there yourself. Enjoy! TroySkyline Altered