March 1, 2019 – March 29, 2019

In March, the Asheville Area Arts Council is excited to host 16 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, passion…. 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.  Also, because of the expense of the dye, red cloaks and hats have been worn as status symbols throughout history.  The associations are endless.

The works will primarily be paintings, along with two sculptors.

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

Artists include: Alicia Armstrong, Ian Brownlee, Margaret Curtis, Suzanne Dittenber, Barbara Fisher, Spencer Herr, Karen Ives, Nava Lubelski, Daniel Nevins, Kevin Palme, Jeremy Phillips, Bethany Pierce, Peter Roux, Molly Sawyer, Ralston Fox Smith, Kirsten Stolle

 

Image: Rhapsody in Red by Barbara Fisher

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