Asheville School students lead closing ceremony at local art exhibit

Photo by Steve Mann, Black Box Photography, courtesy of the Center for Craft

Press release from Asheville School:

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (January 17, 2019) As part of Asheville School’s Arts in the Community Initiative, a group of students will travel to the Center for Craft in downtown Asheville to participate in a closing ceremony for their latest exhibit, “In Times of Seismic Sorrows.”

According to the Center for Craft, “In Times of Seismic Sorrows” features weavings, installations, sculpture and print by artists Rena Detrixhe and Tali Weinberg who seek to reflect on the current state of the environment.

Between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. on January 26, students will serve as docents and offer visitors insight into their favorite works from the exhibit. At 12 p.m., students will lead a closing ceremony. Gathered around the art, students will read selected poems and original work, offering a time for reflection.

Director of Fine Arts Kathy Leiner is excited to partner with the Center for Craft on this project. “Preparing for this event has been a fantastic experience,” Leiner said. “Students began with docent training as part of Asheville School’s service program, and now they are able to draw from that experience to help the works in this gallery come alive for visitors.”

Join the Center for Craft and Asheville School for the closing ceremony of “In Times of Seismic Sorrows” on January 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | 67 Broadway Street, Asheville, NC 28801.

Asheville School is a nationally acclaimed co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12. The 294 students enrolled at Asheville School represent 19 states and 16 countries. Recent graduates have been accepted to Amherst, Columbia, Davidson, Duke, Elon, Emory, Furman, Georgetown, Harvard, NC State, Rhodes, Sewanee, UNC-Chapel Hill, University of Virginia, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, William & Mary, WashU, Wofford, and Yale among others.

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