Smart bets: Isaiah Rice photography collection

Last fall, UNC Asheville was gifted more than 1,000 photographs by artist Isaiah Rice, including many shots taken locally from the ’50s to the ’70s. “What people will see in these photos is a different Asheville as far as the presence of African-Americans is concerned,” UNCA assistant history professor (and grandson of the now deceased Rice) Darin Waters told Xpress just before the exhibit was unveiled. A year later, the university is loaning a portion of the collection, titled The Way We Were, to public radio station WCQS, where the images will be displayed through November. Waters curated the sampling along with UNCA Special Collections head Gene Hyde, and he’ll speak at the opening reception at WCQS, 73 Broadway, on Friday, Oct. 7, at 5 p.m. Free. Photo by Isaiah Rice


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Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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