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{Re}HAPPENING - April 7th, 2012

  • Location:
    Lake Eden / Camp Rockmont, 375 Lake Eden Road, Black Mountain , North Carolina, 28711, US

Saturday, April 7th 2012

{Re}HAPPENING is a meeting of creative minds and bodies, drawn to the historic and inspirational site of Black Mountain College’s main campus, known as Lake Eden in Western North Carolina. Once a year, artists come together from various genres and disciplines to cross-pollinate and draw inspiration from these historic grounds. This project has developed from an innovative fundraising and art-based collaboration between the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC) and the Media Arts Project (MAP), balancing the history, tradition and experience of BMCM+AC with the forward thinking and media-based collective of artists that defines the MAP.

The {Re}HAPPENING is part art event, part fundraiser and at its root, a community instigator. All participating artists from years past are invited back, and many of them recruit new artists to join in. Bonds between the artists and the historically rich space are created and strengthened throughout the weekend. New collaborations produce work that expands the ability of each individual, combining talents,strengths and ideas in the tradition of BMC. It is a challenge for artists to balance private time in the studio with public time in collaborative environments. The {Re}HAPPENING provides a context and an event where these two worlds can overlap in wonderfully alluring ways.