Gallery Exhibiton
Matt West
Opens: Saturday March 2, 2019 6-9pm

UNCA’s Matt West will open a new exhibit, March 2nd at the Flood Fine Arts Center , located at 850 Blue Ridge Road, in Black Mountain, NC from 6pm to 9pm.   His show titled, Hydrological is concerned with the intersection of our created environments with our natural surroundings. “With  2018 being our regions wettest year on record,” explains West,  ‘it seemed fitting to show work relating or pertaining to hydrological systems to Flood Gallery.  I have always been fascinated by dynamic water, moving to the mountains in 1995 I became involved in fly fishing and kayaking bringing my interest in waters behavior to a more personal and informed level. Since 2000 most of my work has included hydrological principles as the basis for many of my concepts from watersheds

to closed loop mechanical setups. My new work will be inspired by the watershed that both I reside within and the gallery is currently located in; the Swannanoa river, part of the French Broad Basin.” 


Matt West moved to Asheville in 1995 to attend the University of North Carolina at Asheville where he received his BFA in sculpture.  In 2000 moved to the upstate of South Carolina to receive his MFA in sculpture from Clemson University.  Following school, he and Joey Manson started Silver Creek Studio in South Carolina where they created work and fabricated large-scale sculptures for NY based artists.  In 2010 he moved back to Asheville to take a position at UNCA teaching Sculpture and Ceramics while also serving as the technician for the two areas.  Matt is still currently working for the University.  Matt has always maintained a passion for the outdoors, pursuing hiking, climbing, and has been an active member of the paddling community for over two decades. Matt and his fiancé Lindsay Bostic live in Swannanoa where they have their studios started a small farm named Talus Slope Farm.


Matt West’s exhibit, Hydrological, will open on March 2nd from 6pm to 9pm at the Flood Gallery on Blue Ridge Road and continue through April 13th.  Light refreshments will be served the night of the opening. This show is free and open to the public.   

Flood Gallery Fine Art Center

850 Blue Ridge Rd
Black Mountain, NC 
Open Every Day in Black Mountain, NC from 11am to 6pm • 828-273-3332

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Feb. 2019
Film Screenings
Black Mountain
Every Friday at 8pm


850 Blue Ridge Rd. Black Mountain, NC  Doors open at 7:45pm


Feb 1, Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi, Iran, 2007

In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she witnesses first hand how the new Iran, now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, has become a repressive tyranny on its own. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at this injustice, her parents send her abroad to Vienna to study for a better life. However, this change proves an equally difficult trial with the young woman finding herself in a different culture loaded with abrasive characters and profound disappointments that deeply trouble her. Even when she returns home, Marji finds that both she and homeland have changed too much and the young woman and her loving family must decide where she truly belongs


Feb 8, Love on the Run, Francois Truffaut, France, 1979      

Antoine Doinel is now more than thirty. He divorces from Christine. He is a proofreader, and is in love with Sabine, a record seller. Colette, his teenager love, is now a lawyer. She buys Antoine's first published autobiographical novel. They meet again in a station...


Feb 15, Drunken Angel, Akira Kurosawa, Japan, 1948

After a battle with rival criminals, a small-time gangster is treated by an alcoholic doctor in post-war Japan. The doctor diagnoses the young gangster's tuberculosis, and convinces him to begin treatment for it. The two enjoy an uneasy friendship until the gangster's former boss is released from prison and seeks to take over his gang once again. The ailing young man loses his status as gang boss and becomes ostracised, and eventually confronts his former boss in a battle to the death



Feb 22,, Sawdust and Tinsel, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden, 1953

While traveling in caravan through the country of Sweden, one member of the decadent Alberti Circus tells the owner and ringmaster Albert Johansson a sad story about the clown Frost: seven years ago, his wife Alma was surprised by him bathing naked in a lake with a regiment. When the circus arrives in the town where Albert's wife Agda and sons live, he decides to pay a visit with his young mistress Anne to a famous local troupe to borrow some capes, hats and vests for their tonight show. They are humiliated by the director Mr. Sjuberg, but he lends the pieces, and the lead actor Frans gives an unsuccessful pass on Anne. When Albert decides to visit Agda, the jealous Anne meets Frans, who seduces her with an apparently valuable necklace, and they have a love affair. Anne finds that the necklace is actually worthless and returns to the circus.

True Home Open Mic
hosted by Jarrett Leone, Thursday night in Black Mountain.
Open mic is hosted  by Jarrett Leone, Black Mountain

The Open Mic is back to it's original Thursday night slot and is held in the new Black Mountain location at 850 Blue Ridge Rd, Black Mountain NC.
Sign up is at 6:00pm an runs to 8:30pm.


Ash Devine will perform her original music at the Flood Gallery Fine Arts Center, located at 850 Blue Ridge Road in Black Mountain, NC on
 Saturday February 16th from 7pm-9pm. This evening of original music with award winning songwriter and musician Ash Devine features music to be released on her upcoming album, in the Fall 2019. 

Ash Devine is an award winning songwriter, accomplished guitar and ukulele player, humanitarian performance artist and teacher based in Asheville, NC for over 15 years. Devine's music is influenced by her upbringing in the Blue Ridge Mountains of VA, world music studies, immersion in traditional Appalachian music, and her international travels with M.D. and activist Patch Adams. What sets Ash's music apart from other Americana artist is that Ash's performances often include participation, and touching stories related to her work as a social activist. Her music is dynamic, relatable, and steeped universal messages of hope, calls to action, and a longing for a better world. Devine's guitar playing is complex and satisfying as accompaniment to her breathy rich vocals, combining styles of Appalachian country blues with innovative rhythmic strumming and world influenced fingerstyle picking. According to legendary songwriter and producer Tret Fure, Ash Devine's music is,  "a rich sound that is non pretentious, Ash Devine is the real deal."
This evening with Ash Devine is free and open to the public, with a suggestion donation of $5. Light hors-d'oeuvres and refreshments will be provided by the Flood Fine Arts Center. 
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