Art Bets: Smart Space

Local artists Melissa Terrezza, Sean Pace and Jeremy Russell were recently awarded a residency through the City of Asheville, granting them round-the-clock access to the ground level space of The Pioneer Building on Broadway (where the Dripolator is located). The artists have until the first week of March to produce site-specific collaborative installations and individual art pieces. Until then, every Friday and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. the community is encouraged to check in on the artists’ progress, ask questions and see the creative process in action. An installation of roses by Terrezza requires outsider participation for its development: visitors are invited to write a personal reflection on a scrap of paper, each of which is connected to a rose and hung upside down. “Eventually I want this to just be a huge wall of roses,” says Terrezza.

A closing reception for Smart Space will be Friday, March 2 from 6-9 p.m. The space is at 190 Broadway.

— Ursula Gullow writes about art for Mountain Xpress and her blog,

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