January 16, 2015 – February 28, 2015
Showcasing Asheville’s Musical Instrument Making Scene
Opening Reception: Friday, January 16th, 5pm – 8pm
The Asheville Area Arts Council continues it’s Point of View, Artists Curate Artists exhibitions into 2015 with Buncombe Built, curated by Linda Go and Gar Ragland. In March of 2014, Go curated a one-night performance at the Altamont Theater for the Asheville Area Arts Council’s Creative Sector Summit. The concert, entitled “Buncombe Built”, featured all instruments made, crafted, and manufactured in Buncombe County and the inventors, makers, artisans, and musicians that make them.
In January of 2015 the Asheville Area Arts Council partners Go with producer & musician Gar Ragland, of NewSong Music, to translate this concert into a visual exhibition. Buncombe Built will display many of the county’s finest musical makers and their hand made instruments. The exhibition will also feature a compilation of audio samples and video exploring the makers creative process from beginning to end. Performances and educational demonstration and workshops will take place during the duration of the exhibition.