January 15, 2016 – February 20, 2016

A Point of View exhibition curated by Ken Abbott

Artist Reception: Friday, February 5th, 5pm – 8pm

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From January 15th to February 20th, 2016 the AAAC Gallery will feature a Point of View exhibit curated by Ken Abbott titled “The Asheville Stockyards, From Brownfield to Brewery.” The exhibition features photography, poetry and video from multiple artists focusing on the transition of Asheville’s stockyards into New Belgium’s new brewery site.

See the site before New Belgium broke ground.

Participating Artists:

Ken Abbott, photographer (curator)

Ken Abbott completed his MFA in photography from Yale University in 1987, and received a North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship Award for his work at Hickory Nut Gap Farm, in 2006. This past summer his book, titled, Useful Work: Photographs of Hickory Nut Gap Farm, was published, and photographs from the project were exhibited at the Asheville Art Museum. His work is in many collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, in New York, and the Yale University Art Gallery.  He lives in Asheville with his family.


Elaine Bleakney, poet

Elaine Bleakney is the author of the prose-poem memoir For Another Writing Back (Sidebrow Books, 2014). She is an art editor at large for At Length, a place for long-form writing, and the editor of the tear-apart poetry anthology Poem In Your Pocket (Harry N. Abrams, 2009). Her chapbook, 20 Paintings by Laura Owens, was published by Poor Claudia in 2013. She lives in Asheville with her family.


Rod Murphy, filmmaker

Rod Murphy is an award winning documentary filmmaker. Through his Asheville company, Industrious Productions, he produces video for a wide variety of clients in the corporate, commercial and non-profit sectors. His feature documentary, “El Chivo”, about the intrepid Asheville runner and author Will Harlan, is currently screening on the film festival circuit. He lives in West Asheville with his family.


Lisa Smith, artist

Lisa Smith is an artist and textile designer. She seeks to make objects that exist like the French word chaleureux, meaning warm, welcoming and ardent. Lisa lives in Asheville.


Zen Sutherland, artist

Zen Sutherland, a consistent and devoted photographic documenter of the ”interesting and the inane, the dull and the surreal”, art friend and Asheville fixture.

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