Six women, three shows, two nights

Sink or Swim is a group art show with work by Julie Armbruster, Tiffany Ownbey and Joyce Thornburg. Dulci Ellenberger (Now You See Them, Sweet Claudette) provides music. The opening is held at Clingman Cafe on Friday, Oct. 5 from 5-7 p.m. This is also the zine release party for I Won’t Go Away. The zine is an illustration (by Ambrustar) of Ellenberger’s “Turtle Song.” Listen to it here:


Also Friday: Alli Good‘s new exhibit, Savage Flowers is set to music on tape by Ross Gentry (Villages). “This collaborative show tells a tragic tale with haunting tones and images,” says a Facebook invite to the event, which opens at Harvest Records, 7-9 p.m. “Opening night will feature a stop animation with music. The entire show will encompass the theme of the story with paintings, illustrations, books, and music. come soak it up!”


Bridget Conn (Xpress contributor and co-director of The Asheville Darkroom) opens her new installation, Timeline at Pump Gallery (in the Phil Mechanic Studios) on Saturday, Oct. 6. The reception runs from 6-9 p.m.; the exhibit will be on display to Tuesday, Oct. 30. Conn’s work includes “an installation of older photographic and mixed media works spanning 14 years.” Of her works, Conn writes, “Timeline is a way to practice letting go, to address my obsession with and curse of counting, of hoarding, of filing everything into an orderly fashion, only to be suffocated by the accessible results. I recall the weather the day I built that shadowbox, I remember the exact date I made that photograph, but weight of this information grows heavy as years pass. I am surrounded by ghosts of my past states in my piles of artwork; they create such a din that I can’t hear the voice of who I now am.”


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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall has lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. She is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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