Women of Black Mountain College
June 1, 2018 to July 29, 2018

 

Mary Emma Harris to Speak at Yvette Torres Fine Art, June 10th

 

Black Mountain College near Asheville, North Carolina was one of the most interesting experiments in American education. Founded in 1933, during the 23 years of its bright and brief life some of the most adventurous artists in the fields of art, dance, music, poetry and design taught or studied there.  Yvette Torres Fine Art in Rockland, which represents a number of BMC artists, will feature nine BMC artists in its upcoming show, “Women of Black Mountain College”, opening June 1.

In conjunction with the show, There will be a talk by the noted BMC scholar and author of the definitive book on the college, The Arts at Black Mountain College, Mary Emma Harris, which is set for Sunday, June 10, at 3 p.m.

Various other gallery events are planned to illustrate the multi-dimensional artistic energy that BMC embodied, including a poetry reading and a performance of local dancers and artists demonstrating the Light Sound Movement Workshop (dates to be determined). In conjunction with the show, various other gallery events are planned to illustrate the multi-dimensional artistic energy that BMC embodied, including a poetry reading and a performance of local dancers and artists demonstrating the Light Sound Movement Workshop (dates to be determined). The opening on June 1 will be from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibit runs through July 29, 2018. For more information, call 332-4014.

The opening on June 1 will be from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibit runs through July 29, 2018. For more information, call 332-4014 of visit the website, www.yvettetorresfineart.com.

 

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Women of Black Mountain College at Yvette Torres Fine Art

Black Mountain College in Black Mountain, near Asheville, North Carolina was one of the most interesting experiments in American education. Founded in 1933, during the 23 years of its bright and brief life some of the most adventurous artists in the fields of art, dance, music, poetry and design taught or studied there. Most of the more famous names – John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Joseph Albers, Charles Olson, Buckminster Fuller – were men, but there were also notable women artists. Yvette Torres Fine Art in Rockland, which represents a number of BMC artists, will feature nine of these women in its upcoming show, opening June 1.

Susan Weil, who at 88 years old is the only one among the artists still alive, is best known as a painter of mixed media. Hazel Larsen Archer was a photographer, known for her photographs of BMC denizens and its surroundings. Lorna Blaine Halper did a bit of everything, from painting to sculpture to silkscreens. Karen Karnes was a well-known potter. Elaine Schmitt Urbain, created wonderful portraits in pen and ink. Lore Lindenfeld was an accomplished textile artist and Cora Kelly Ward, who studied painting under Joseph Albers, was known as a photographer and a painter. M.C. Richards was primarily a poet and writer but also created some striking pottery. And Elizabeth Jennerjahn, known chiefly as a dancer studying with Merce Cunningham and who started the innovative Light Sound Movement Workshop with her husband Peter, was also a textile artist.

In conjunction with the show, various other gallery events are planned to illustrate the multi-dimensional artistic energy that BMC embodied, including a poetry reading and a performance of local dancers and artists demonstrating the Light Sound Movement Workshop (dates to be determined). There will also be a talk by the noted BMC scholar and author of the definitive book on the college, The Arts at Black Mountain College, Mary Emma Harris, which is set for June 10 at 3 p.m.

The opening on June 1 will be from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibit runs through July 29, 2018. For more information, call 332-4014.

 

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