AUGUST 10 - 31, 2006
NEW Perspectives: FOUR OF SEVEN Alumni Exhibition

AUGUST 22 - SEPTEMBER 30, 2006
Hazel Larsen Archer: Black Mountain College Photographer 

Hazel Larsen Archer created a strikingly beautiful and historically important collection of images at Black Mountain College during the late 1940's and early 1960's. Archer captured the campus, faculty and students of the influential experimental liberal arts college.

Art that Works: The Kimmel Collection of Art and Design

The Kimmel Collection exhibit kicks off the fall exhibition season. This exhibit premiere includes classic examples of Art Nouveau, Art Deco, International Style arts and crafts, and Modernist furniture, glass, ceramics, paintings, photographs and sculpture, from the private collection of Joe and Cynthia Kimmel, Asheville, North Carolina.

Crossing Boundaries: Maintaining Traditions # Teaching Artists of the Southeast

Crossing Boundaries will feature provocative new work by 22 artists who also teach in colleges, universities and schools in the Southeast. Each artist creates innovative work using traditional and well as new fiber materials, concepts and processes.

NOVEMBER 19, 2006 - MARCH 3, 2007
Harvey K. Littleton + Friends: A Legacy of Transforming Object, Image, & Idea

This exhibition highlights the Littleton legacy and the experimental nature of the fascinating vitreographic print making process.  Contemporary and early works by Littleton, and fifteen nationally and internationally known visiting artists in a variety of media.

JANUARY 11 - 31, 2007
Three Lenses Abroad

Opening reception January 23, 2007, 4 - 6 PM.

Photographs by Study Abroad Students: Hilary Linder, Liz Goettee, and Michael Campbell.

JANUARY 23 - MARCH 3, 2007
Albert Kresch - Painting the Paradox of Structure and Freedom

The Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University will feature a series of small scale oil landscape paintings by prominent New York artist Albert Kresch. The new exhibition titled Albert Kresch: Painting the Synthesis of Structure and Freedom will begin January 23 and continue through March 3, 2007.  Albert Kresch, acclaimed first generation New York School painter, will present a gallery talk on Thursday, February 8, 6-7 p.m., with a reception for the artist to follow. The gallery talk and reception are free and open to the public.

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MARCH 1 - 24, 2007
Student Portfolio Exhibition

Exhibiting seniors in ceramics are Brandon Clonts, Sara Hudgins Ruth Oktavec, Preston Tolbert; in painting are Steven Arthurs, Catherine Babb, Jennifer Childers Charlotte Hagins, Jessica Knight, Sarah Mayo, Natalie Pantuso, Kaysha Siemens, Suzanna Wejbro, Robert Werbicki, Megan Wood; photography, Sherry Vadney; printmaking, Cindy Flowers; and in sculpture are Hal Alexander, Bruce Brynildsen, Harvest Ganong, Blaine Johnston, Preston Tolbert.

MARCH 13 - 24, 2007

Karen L. Dunn, MFA Thesis Exhibition
Reception March 22, 2007, 4:30 - 6:30 PM

A video in collaboration with Katya Moorman, music by Phillip Glass.

MARCH 15 - MAY 4, 2007
Cleveland Rocks: The Rock and Roll Photographs of George Shuba

The Fine Art Museum collaborates with Jon Jicha, professor of art at Western, to organize the 2007 premiere and exhibit tour to the Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, of classic rock and roll legends by Cleveland photographer, George Shuba.

MARCH 29 - MAY 4, 2007
Department of Art and Design Annual Art Student Juried Competition

Reception and Awards, Thursday March, 29, 4-6 pm