March 1, 2019 – March 29, 2019

In March, the Asheville Area Arts Council is excited to host 15 artists in a new exhibit by curator Barbara Fisher called Who’s Afraid of RED? The title is inspired by a series of Barnett Newman paintings called Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue.

This exhibit will explore the many meanings and associations to the color red: love, vitality, opulence, fire, the heart, the devil, blood, power, etc…. as well as the many uses of the word red in our language such as: red tape, red carpet, red-letter day, red herring, red ink, caught red-handed, red cent.  Art history references to the color red as a color worn by the wealthy, the clergy, and even the Virgin Mary, to symbolize the human side of her nature, while often covered with a blue cloak.  The works will range from paintings, prints, mixed media to ceramics and sculpture.

Join us on Friday, March 1, 2019, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Asheville Area Arts Council’s Thom Robinson and Ray Griffin Exhibition Space to celebrate the opening of Who’s Afraid of RED? Artist talk will begin at 6:30 pm.

Image: Toile:Study in Red – Margaret Curtis