UNC Asheville Highsmith Art & Intercultural Gallery

UNC Asheville Highsmith Art & Intercultural Gallery

The Gallery is a collaboration between Multicultural Student Programs, the Center for Diversity Education, and Cultural Events & Special Academic Programs.

The Highsmith Gallery is a place where students, staff, and the community can gather to view and discuss art. The Gallery is utilized by the university as a space where BA and BFA students can showcase their portfolios, as well as a place where local and visiting artists are invited to show their work, share their talents, and spread knowledge.

Operating as usual

[04/18/13]   Interested in participatory exhibits? Join us for a meeting in the gallery next Thursday, April 25 at 12:30 to help develop an interactive exhibit that will be installed in the gallery this September!

[08/27/12]   UNCA students and faculty! Come to an informal studio visit with artist Gabriel Shaffer this Thursday, August 30th! We will be meeting in the Owen parking lot at 7:45pm and caravaning to his studio space from there.


News & Events | UNC Asheville :: North Carolina’s Public Liberal Arts University

Gabriel Shaffer to Exhibit at UNC Asheville’s Highsmith Gallery!!


[04/05/12]   "Our Voices, Our Stories" came down last weekend - the New Media Exhibition will open tomorrow!

[03/01/12]   "Our Voices, Our Stories" opens today! The opening reception is tonight, 7-9 pm. If you're still around campus, check it out!

[01/30/12]   This is the last week the the Art Front's exhibition "Vantage Point" will be up, so be sure to check it out!

[01/11/12]   Come listen to Jerome Witkin's lecture on Friday at 5:00pm in Lipinsky! It will be a great learning experience!

[01/11/12]   And on to a new semester! Make sure to check out Art Front's new exhibit, "Vantage Point"! The official reception is on this coming Friday, but is open to the public now!

[12/10/11]   Hey! If you're looking for a fun and educational experience that earns you some credit hours at UNCA, sign up for a gallery internship for next semester! There are still some openings!

[12/08/11]   This is the last week of the semester for a lot of you - if not, the end is nigh! - so make sure to come and check out the gallery before you leave! The current show will be coming down during break!

[12/03/11]   Erin Canady's show came down with the end of Thanksgiving break. Let's see what some of you had to say about her show!

"Nice work - I like the layers and content Thanks for the mind-stretch The batting doesn’t thrill me but it’s a great body of work Nice drawing, etc."

"Very beautiful work! Mixed mediums and the figure/family/togetherness and growing u theme I got was really expressed well. lovely :) "

[11/20/11]   Don't dawdle - Erin's show will come down this Tuesday, just before break! Come check out this amazing work while you still can!

[11/15/11]   Erin's show is up and fantastic! Come one by and also check out our new interactive poster - drawing or comment about the show!

[11/11/11]   Erin Canady's reception for her show "Connective Threads" starts tonight at 6:30. Come one by!

[11/09/11]   The Black Mountain College Museum & Art Center show is now down. What did some of you have to say about the exhibit?

“My art education students learned a LOT from the exhibit! It was great for teaching field trip and gallery activities."

Interesting works! Good mixture between photos & 2D pieces both abstract and not. I’m lucky to have been able to see these works."

[11/07/11]   The Black Mountain College Museum & Art Center's exhibition is coming down on the 8th and Erin Canady's BFA show is opening on the 11th - come see Black Mountain's Permanent Collection before it comes down, and make sure to make it to Canady's reception!
We'll being utilizting a new project for the gallery starting with Canady's exhibit! Make sure to stop by it and participate!

[10/31/11]   The Black Mountain College Museum & Art Center's exhibition of their Permanent Collection is only going to be up for two more weeks - see these timeless pieces before they're gone!

[10/24/11]   How creative are you going to be with your Halloween costumes this year? Pumpkin carvings? Decorations?

[10/19/11]   October is National Arts and Humanities month. What are you currently doing that's related to the arts?

[10/07/11]   The new Black Mountain College Museum and Art Center exhibition is up! Come one by!

[10/05/11]   Gene Felice's show is officially down now. Let's see what some had to say about the show!

"This is by far one of the best exhibits I have seen in the past few years. I have never seen artwork like this before. Absolutely amazing and [beautiful.] I will be surprised if anyone can do better!"

“Simply stunning. I can not believe that you generated all your sculptures from a computer system! That really amazes me. I am also very interested in how nature creates its “Golden Ratio.” You did a fantastic job recreating it!”

[10/03/11]   Notice error: Gene's show is coming down on the 4th, tomorrow! Pop in while you still have a chance, before it's all gone!

[09/28/11]   Hey everyone - Gene Felice's show is coming down on the 5th! Come in and see and learn about his amazing sculptures while you still have a chance!

[09/20/11]   The current show for Gene Felice is up and amazing! Come see his show "Rapid Progression" - there's an interactive bicycle piece. :)

cesap.unca.edu 04/20/2011

Calendar | Cultural Events & Special Academic Programs

cesap.unca.edu This exhibit includes selected works from active Art Front members and is curated by Art History students. http://artfrontunca.weebly.com/calendar.html


About the gallery | Cultural Events & Special Academic Programs

cesap.unca.edu The Highsmith University Union Gallery serves as a resource for students, faculty, and the community through its exhibitions of work by invited artists (local, national, and international), annual on-campus group shows, and Senior Shows by students in the Art Department. We strive to be an art space




Highsmith Student Union One University Heights
Asheville, NC

General information

Mon – Fri 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Sun 12-6 p.m. When fall and spring classes are in session Summer Hours beginning May 8 Mon – Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed weekends All exhibits subject to change.
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