{Re}HAPPENING: a feast for the senses

POSTED BY: Gene A. Felice II | Wed Mar 3rd, 2010 5:38 p.m.

“{Re}HAPPENING: a feast for the senses”
Celebrates Innovation & Collaboration in the Arts

Media Arts Project and Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center Collaborate on Joint Fundraiser / Event Series

FEBRUARY 27, 2010 - ASHEVILLE, NC - The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC) & the Media Arts Project (MAP) invite you to participate in an evening of art, performance, music & dinner on Saturday, March 20th in the original dining hall of the former Black Mountain College, now Camp Rockmont. The evening includes a cocktail social at 6pm, a seated dinner at 7pm, and additional performances beginning at 8:30pm.

The remarkable creative community that existed at BMC from 1933 to 1957 inspires this unique fundraising event. Members of the Media Arts Project and the greater arts community are lining up to participate, including:

•New media work from Scott Furr, Mark Koven, Megan McKissack, Gene Felice, Mark Hanf, Marnie Muller, Lorraine Walsh, Lei Han & Wray Bowling
•Dancers Julie Becton Gillum, Sara Baird & Cilla Vee Life Arts
•Sculpture and ceramics from Sean Pace aka “Jinx” & Mellissa Terrezza
•Performance artists Poetix Vanguard, Eve Warnock & Tina Matthews, Elisa Faires
•Puppeteer Madison J. Cripps
•Sound installation and performance by Wayne Kirby, Greg Olson, Chandra Shukla, Dave Hamilton, Kima Moore, Salvatore D’Angio, Ross Gentry & Chris Ballard
•Guest chef Mark Rosenstein will represent the culinary arts.

With over thirty artists in attendance, it promises to be a unique evening of collaboration and invention. In partnership with the MAP and its community of artistic endeavors, this BMCM +AC event pays tribute to Black Mountain College by bringing its dynamic energy into the present day.

{Re}HAPPENING: a feast for the senses
launches a new event series that will draw from the wide range of artistic talents that make Western North Carolina an extraordinary community. At the March 20 event, the evening will consist of two halves. The first half begins at with the cocktail social, leading into a seated “family style” dinner served at 7 p.m. Various forms of art and performance will be take place throughout the cocktail hour and dinner. The second half begins at 9 p.m. and includes beer, wine & non-alcoholic drinks, light appetizers and an extended evening of art, performance & dancing. Tickets for the entire evening including dinner are $40 ($35 for BMCM+AC and MAP members). For the second half (art, drinks & snacks) only, the ticket price is $15 ($10 for members). The LaZoom Bus will be running a shuttle service throughout the evening from downtown Asheville to the BMC campus and back.

Sponsors for the event include Vinnie's Neighborhood Italian, Pisgah Brewing, Filo Bakery, Divine Wine, Chai Pani, French Broad Chocolates, Ultimate Ice Cream Co., Early Girl Eatery, Short Street Cakes, Nona Mia, Izzy's Coffee and Mountain Valley Spring Water.

Contact us or stop by for more info or to purchase tickets for the event:

Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center
56 Broadway
Asheville, NC 28801


About the Media Arts Project

The Media Arts Project (MAP) cultivates innovative arts & technology
in western North Carolina. Because the media arts are integral to the vibrant cultural and economic life of the region, the MAP provides ways for media artists to connect with resources, professional opportunities, and one another through events, grant programs, and, a dynamic portfolio and networking site launched in 2009.

{Re}HAPPENING Artists:

Mark Hanf & Marnie Muller

Scott Furr

Megan Mckissack

Mark Koven

Lorraine Walsh

Lei Han

Wray Bowling

Gene Felice

Mark Rosenstein

Claire Elizabeth Barratt / Cilla Vee Life Arts

Julie Becton Gillum

Sara Baird

Tina Matthews & Eve Warnock

Elisa Faires

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Madison J. Cripps - Puppeteer - Strings Attached Puppet Show

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Melissa Terrezza - ceramics

Wayne Kirby

Greg Olson - Sound Performance
Dave Hamilton - Moog Foundation Creative Director

Ross Gentry & Chris Ballard

Salvatore D'Angio - Audio Installation
Kima Moore

Chandra Shukla - Sound Performance