Events

  • Wen Lin (Lam) Chinese Watercolor Painting Talk 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Friday, July 29, 2016 - 13:00

    1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Reuter Center 206 Wen Lin (Lam) Chinese Watercolor Painting TalkA Chinese Artist's Genealogy: Family, Education and Rampant CuriosityIn this talk Wen Lin traces a genealogy of the familial, educational and cross-cultural influences that have impacted his watercolors and sculptures. An introduction to his artistic family provides a window into three generations of Chinese artists spanning the transformations from imperial China, the collectivist era and the current post-reform moment. Wen Lin will also discuss how his curiosity about other artistic traditions enriched his formal, studio-based education at China's Central Academy of Fine Art. The result is an exploration of how one contemporary Chinese artist selectively combines aesthetics and methods from Chinese art history with other traditions to create work that resonates for both Chinese and international audiences. A studio workshop on watercolor and Chinese brush techniques follows the talk.The talk and workshop is free and open to the public.

  • Wen Lin (Lam) Chinese Watercolor Painting Talk 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Friday, July 29, 2016 - 14:00

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Reuter Center 230 - Art Studio Wen Lin (Lam) Chinese Watercolor Painting TalkA Chinese Artist's Genealogy: Family, Education and Rampant CuriosityIn this talk Wen Lin traces a genealogy of the familial, educational and cross-cultural influences that have impacted his watercolors and sculptures. An introduction to his artistic family provides a window into three generations of Chinese artists spanning the transformations from imperial China, the collectivist era and the current post-reform moment. Wen Lin will also discuss how his curiosity about other artistic traditions enriched his formal, studio-based education at China's Central Academy of Fine Art. The result is an exploration of how one contemporary Chinese artist selectively combines aesthetics and methods from Chinese art history with other traditions to create work that resonates for both Chinese and international audiences. A studio workshop on watercolor and Chinese brush techniques follows the talk.The talk and workshop is free and open to the public.

  • Appalachian Summer Theater: "Outlander" (*) 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 14:00

    2:00 PM to 5:30 PM - Reuter Center 102 - The Manheimer Room OLLI at UNC Asheville and Asheville Community Theatre's Autumn Players jointly present 'Outlander,' a play by storyteller Gary Carden about the creation of Great Smokies Mountains National Park. Performed as readers theater with music by Joe Penland. General admission seating with tickets $6 at the door.

  • Appalachian Summer Theater: "Patchwork Perspectives" (*) 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 14:00

    2:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Reuter Center 102 - The Manheimer Room OLLI at UNC Asheville's Appalachian Summer Theater series concludes with 'Patchwork Perspectives,' Barbara Bates Smith's latest monodrama based on characters from the works of Lee Smith (no relation). Free and open to the public.

  • Exploring CCRC's 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 11:00

    11:00 AM to 2:00 PM - Reuter Center 206 “Exploring Continuing Care Retirement Communities” will meet for seven sessions over the course of six weeks. Three of the meetings will be held at the Reuter Center where participants will hear from experts to set a context for better understanding the advantages and challenges of life in a CCRC. For the other meetings, participants will travel to representative communities to hear both from marketing directors and from residents to gain a clearer understanding of quality and character of individual communities. Informational sessions held at CCRCs will generally last from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; participants will have the option to eat lunch at each of the CCRCs.Registration required. Program fee: $150 per person payable by check, cash, Visa or MasterCard; OLLI membership required to participateVisit the OLLI CCRC webpage to learn more: https://olliasheville.com/exploring-ccrcs

  • Opera Talk (*) 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Friday, August 12, 2016 - 15:00

    3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Reuter Center 102A Opera TalkAsheville Lyric Opera (ALO) brings great stories and music to life on Asheville’s premiere theatrical stage, the Diana Wortham Theatre. Come enjoy a behind the scenes journey as ALO General Director David Craig Starkey and a cast of industry professionals guide you through their operatic world. Mark your calendar to attend these lively and informative musical presentations: May 20 - David Starkey hosts Dr. Jon Truitt from Ball State University on 'Auditions from Behind the Scenes', 11:30 a.m. (note special time) June 24 - Asheville Lyric Opera Young Artist Program Performance and 'Talk Back', 3 p.m. July 8 - Summer Opera Cast Performance Highlights, 3 p.m. August 12 - Asheville Lyric Opera Local Troupe Performance and Discussion, 3 p.m.For more information about ALO or to purchase tickets for a performance, visit http://ashevillelyric.org

  • Tim Lowry Storytelling Event (*) 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Friday, August 12, 2016 - 19:00

    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Reuter Center 102 - The Manheimer Room Storytelling EventMark your calendar for Friday, August 12, 7 p.m. to attend this Tim Lowry storytelling event! Whether slipping into the colorful lexicon of Gullah or anecdotes about his Great Nina Gwynn, or Harper Lee, Tim Lowry is ready with fascinating stories of culture and history. He is a time traveler who takes us with him wherever he chooses to go. He has been telling stories of the People, by the People, and for the People for 15 years. Tim has been invited several times to the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesboro, TN. This free event is cosponsored by OLLI and the Weaverville Library.

  • Women's Soccer v. LaSalle 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 13:00

    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Outdoor Greenwood Soccer Field Open to the public. Season tickets are available for $30 at www.uncabulldogs.com or by calling 828-258-7900. Tickets are also available at the gate for $6.

  • Women's Soccer v. Tennessee Tech 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Friday, August 19, 2016 - 19:00

    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Outdoor Greenwood Soccer Field Open to the public. Season tickets are available for $30 at www.uncabulldogs.com or by calling 828-258-7900. Tickets are also available at the gate for $6.

  • Storytelling Events 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Friday, August 19, 2016 - 19:00

    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Reuter Center 102A Appalachian Story TellingScheduled in the Manheimer Room on August 19, 7p.m., mark your calendar to attend this breakthrough storytelling event! Telling real Appalachian stories, the super star line up includes two nationally recognized Appalachian storytellers, Connie Regan-Blake and David Joe Miller who both have materials in the Library of Congress and have lengthy professional CV's and local Appalachian teller Tom Godelski, the playwright and lead singer of Buncombe Turnpike. Ticket price_____________. Storytelling Event ' APPALACHIAN TALES AND TRUE STORIES'A Treat Especially Presented in The Manheimer Room at OLLINo Charge: donations welcomed. Our featured tellers for the evening: Connie Regan-Blake who has appeared on NPR-All Things Considered, PBS, ABC’s Good Morning America, and CNN. Connie delivers humor and pure Southern charm. Connie hosts and is a featured performer at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough Tennessee.David Joe Miller who is in his 27 th year of telling stories. He’s a native of Jonesborough, TN.  Former staff storyteller for the National Storytelling Association, he's now the executive director of David Joe Miller Presents. He produces shows in Asheville, Jonesborough and around the globe.Tom Godeleski, an Asheville native is a storyteller, and lead performer for the Buncombe Turnpike. Tom entertains audiences from 7-95 years old. Tom wrote several plays such as 'Fresh Preserves', and “Snowbound”, to be performed at the ACT in December 2016.

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