Painting Exhibition by Charles Bowden to Open at UNC Asheville May 2

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"A Crucifix" by Charles Bowden

Divine Intervention, an exhibition of paintings by UNC Asheville senior Charles Bowden, will open with a reception from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, May 2, in UNC Asheville’s S. Tucker Cooke Gallery. The exhibit is the culmination of Bowden’s work toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

Divine Intervention, a series of large-scale paintings, explores “Christianity’s influences on politics, particularly of Christian ideas about homosexuality that are reflected in politics,” according to Bowden. The exhibition, he says, “drives for a collective shift from a political climate controlled by religion, to one composed of understanding for human equality.”

The exhibition will remain on view through May 13. Located on the first floor of Owen Hall, the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. For more information, call UNC Asheville’s Art Department at 828.251.6559, or visit the Department of Art website.