Letter writer: Window organizes, co-sponsors Asheville Art Theory Reading Group with REVOLVE

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I was pleased to see Kyle Sherard’s story highlighting Colby Caldwell and Alicia Armstrong’s space, Revolve, in the River Arts District [“Craft as Mindset, REVOLVE as Dialogue,” June 10, Xpress]. Indeed, Revolve is serving as a fantastic model in Asheville, where artists, arts advocates and thinkers in general can convene and share ideas.

The Asheville Art Theory Reading Group also featured prominently in the article, but may not have been presented accurately. I would like to offer this correction — the group did indeed begin small, meeting in one another’s homes. However, it originated as an offshoot of the public art space, Window (Re/production | Re/presentation), a project which itself began (in March of 2013) with the intention of encouraging dialogue and exchange around challenging issues pertinent to discussions of contemporary art.

The reading group was able to “go public” when Revolve graciously offered to host us in their space, but Window remains the organizing entity, co-sponsoring the group with Revolve. This may seem like a minor omission, but I do feel the need to clarify, as we’ve worked hard to build a sense of community and are proud of the momentum that has been established. Many thanks for your continued coverage of the arts in Asheville.

— Dawn Roe
Founder, Window (Re/production | Re/presentation)


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