Smart Bets: Opening Eyes

Long a champion of dynamic local art, The Satellite Gallery hosts the exhibition Opening Eyes: New Asheville Painting, featuring recent works by Asheville-based contemporary artists. The show combines the talents of Mark Flowers, Nava Lubelski, Randy Shull, Ralston Fox Smith, Aaron Tucker and Jeremy Phillips, who also curated the exhibition. According to the gallery’s statement on the show, the collection is “meant to highlight the riches of contemporary art being made right here in Asheville” by artists who “share a common rootedness in the American modern art traditions that incubated at Black Mountain College and that have continued to define, inspire and challenge art-making in America.” An artist reception takes place Friday, June 1, 6-9 p.m. A panel discussion led by Diana Stoll takes place Sunday, June 10, 3-4 p.m. The exhibit runs through Saturday, June 30. Free to attend. thesatellitegallery.com. Image of “Snarl” by Nava Lubelski, courtesy of The Satellite Gallery

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About Edwin Arnaudin
Edwin Arnaudin is a staff writer for Mountain Xpress. He also reviews films for ashevillemovies.com and is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA). Follow me @EdwinArnaudin

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