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Curious Terrain: WNC From the Air

ATTENTION: Important COVID-19 Arts Updates

Bardo Arts Center and the entire Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts will be cancelling all face-to-face events for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester. The Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum will also remain closed until further notice. For ticket refund information, virtual event opportunities, and more, please read our full update here: ARTS.WCU.EDU/COVID-19

Exhibition: January 21 - May 1, 2020 
Virtual Talk: Thursday, April 23 | 12-1:30PM

Video tour coming soon!

Alex S. MacLean, Rolling up Rows of Mulch Fabric, Erastus, North Carolina, 2019, chromogenic dye print

Above: Alex S. MacLean, Rolling Up Rows of Mulch Fabric, Erastus, North Carolina, 2019, chromogenic dye print
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Alex S. MacLean, Parking Lot Drift, Franklin, North Carolina, 2019, chromogenic dye print

Alex S. MacLean, Parking Lot Drift, Franklin, North Carolina, 2019, chromogenic dye print

Experience stunning aerial photographs of the WNC region by Alex S. MacLean, an artist and pilot with over 45 years of experience taking images from the birds-eye perspective of an airplane.

Newly commissioned by the WCU Fine Art Museum, MacLean's striking images of the seven western most counties of North Carolina capture the unique qualities of the region’s built environment while also raising broader questions about humanity’s impact on the land through agriculture, energy, industry, and housing. 

Funding for this exhibition was provided in part by a grant from The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina.

Virtual Talk | April 23 | 12-1:30PM

The event features a talk from exhibiting artist and pilot Alex S MacLean and James T. Costa, Executive Director of the Highlands Biological Station and WCU Professor of Evolutionary Biology. More information coming soon, including webinar watching details. 

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