Gallery Nomads - Asheville is the newest of GreenHill’s exhibitions highlighting NC’s regional art centers with a focus on the arts and economic resurgence. Five of Asheville’s most innovative art spaces will set up camp all summer in The Gallery at GreenHill and present an exhibition of their choosing in 500 square feet of space each. Participating organizations include: Blue Spiral 1, Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, Asheville BookWorks, Pink Dog Creative, and REVOLVE.
Cited as a “Top 25 Small Cities for Art” for the past 12 years, Asheville has been described as an “artist’s utopia.” This exhibition will look closely at Ashville’s art scene, from leading commercial art gallery Blue Spiral 1 representing major southern artists for 25 years to the artist collective studio space Pink Dog Creative, one of the first to be established in Asheville's River Arts District. In addition to works by contemporary Western NC Artists, visitors will be able to see works by 20th century masters such as Joseph Albers and Kenneth Noland from the collection of Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center.
Asheville BookWorks, founded in 2004 by Laurie Corral, is a working studio, a teaching studio, and exhibition space, formed to ignite a community of artists practicing book arts and printmaking in Western North Carolina.
In addition to a series of special projects created by the Asheville BookWorks community, the Asheville BookWorks exhibition at Gallery Nomads Asheville will spotlight the individual work of artists Margaret Cogswell, Laurie Corral, Lisa Blackburn, Karen Hardy, Laura Ladendorf, and Kristen Necessary.