Flood Fine Art Center
Rimas Zailskas Opens Photo Exhibition, "Looking For You" at the Flood Gallery May 20th 2017. 6pm-9pm
Shelby Stephenson, North Carolina's Poet Laureate, will read from his upcoming book, "Country."
Andy Cohen and Ash Devine Concert, May 25th from 7pm to 9pm

Looking For You

New & old Photography by Rimas Zailskas

Opening reception 4-7pm

Saturday, May 20th

at the Flood Gallery Fine Art Center with 128 new and photographs grouped into 12 Themes.

Hendersonville-based photographer Rimas Zailskas will display 128 images both old and new, including his most recent series — masked figures cavorting in a forest — in “Looking for You.”

Rimas and his wife Mary publish
Rimas and his wife Mary publish Bold Life and Carolina Home + Garden. Previous exhibits include shows at Flood Gallery in Asheville and Upstairs Artspace in Tryon. Rimas’ projects include editorial, portraiture and “strange” images.

Previous exhibits include two solo shows at the Flood Gallery in Asheville. The Living Mask (2012) was comprised of 30 pinhole portraits of people. Asimulacrum (2014) was the flip side of his previous exhibit. The show was comprised of 20 very large (3” x 4”) black and white portraits, providing an intimate and penetrating look at his subjects.

Endless Night, previously at the Upstairs Artspace, abandons portraiture to look at the world in a new way. Over 60 large black and white images are combined with text to present a false awakening - a dream about awakening from sleep while the dreamer, in reality continues to sleep. It is a dream within a dream.

His current exhibit, "Looking for You," opening at the Flood Gallery May 20th is another exploration of masks showing portraits of people hiding their inter-most personas behind exotic masks from around the world.

Shelby Stephenson, the North Carolina's Poet Laureate, will read from his forthcoming book of poetry, titled "Country" at the "Looking for You" exhibition at the Flood Gallery, on May 20th.
Shelby Stephenson grew up on a small farm near Benson, in the Coastal Plain of North Carolina. “Most of my poems come out of my background,” he says, “where memory and imagination play on one another."
The state of North Carolina presented him with the 2001 North Carolina Award in Literature. And he has received the Bellday Poetry Prize, the Oscar Arnold Young Award, the Zoe Kincaid-Brockman Award, the Brockman-Campbell Award, the Bright Hill Press Chapbook Prize, and the Playwright's Fund of North Carolina Chapbook Prize.
He is the current Poet Laureate for the State of North Carolina.
May 2017 Film Screenings
2160 Hwy 70
Swannanao, NC

May 5
"Stolen Kisses" by François Truffaut
(France 1968; 91 min)
Jean-Pierre Léaud returns as the mischievous and perpetually love-struck Antoine Doinel, now dishonorably discharged from the army and released onto the streets of Paris, where he stumbles into the unlikely profession of private detective. Whimsical, nostalgic, and irrepressibly romantic, "Stolen Kisses" is Truffaut’s timeless ode to the passion and impetuosity of youth.
May 12
"The Quiller Memorandum" by Michael Anderson
(UK, 1966; 1hr 45 min)
Two British agents are murdered by a mysterious Neonazi organization in West Berlin, and American agent Quiller is sent to investigate, soon becoming involved in a dangerous contest. With its gritty, real-world depiction of contemporary international espionage, this film was one of the more notable “anti-Bond” films of the 1960s. Noted for its plot twists and the portrayal of Quiller as refreshingly vulnerable and occasionally inept. Starring George Segal, Alec Guinness, and Max von Sydow.
May 19
"Trainspotting" by Danny Boyle
(UK 1996; 1hr 34 min)
A wild, freeform, Rabelaisian trip through the darkest recesses of Edinburgh low-life, focusing on Mark Renton and his attempt to give up his heroin habit, and how it affects his relationship with family and friends: Sean Connery wannabe Sick Boy, dimbulb Spud, psycho Begbie, 14-year-old girlfriend Diane, and clean-cut athlete Tommy, who's never touched drugs but can't help being curious about them...
May 26
"The Wild Child" by François Truffaut
(France 1970; 1hr 23 min)
This is the essentially true story of a "wolf boy" who lived like an animal in the woods, and about the doctor who adopted him and tried to civilize him. Truffaut tells the story simply and movingly. It becomes his most thoughtful statement on his favorite subject: The way young people grow up, explore themselves, and attempt to function creatively in the world.

True Home Open Mic
hosted by Jarrett Leone, Every Sun.
Open mic is hosted every Sunday by Jarrett Leone at the Flood Fine Art Center. Sign up is 5pm and the open mic begins at 5:30pm and runs to 7:30pm. Everyone gets at least 15 min to perform so bring your best songs, poetry, comedy or whatever and claim your fame!
Open mic is podcast on itunes so the audience is endless! Come on Down to 2160 Hwy 70 and be part of the action. Ash Devine with Andy Cohen to Perform at the Flood Gallery Fine Art Center, Thursday, May 25th 7pm to 9pm

Andy Cohen and Ash Devine will be performing original and traditional folk and country blues at the

Flood Fine Art Center, Thursday May 25th located at 2160 Hwy 70 near Swannanoa, NC. from 7pm to 9pm. This is a donation based event open to the public at no charge. Join us for a special and rare evening with the legendary Blues Guitarist and Folklorist, Andy Cohen and Americana folk singer Ash Devine . The two will play in collaboration and solo a variety of folk songs, old country blues, original music and lively stories.

Andy Cohen
Andy Cohen grew up in a house with a piano and a lot of Dixieland Jazz records, amplified after a while by a cornet that his dad got him. At about fifteen, he got bitten by the Folk Music bug, and soon got to hear records by Big Bill Broonzy and the Jim Kweskin Jug Band, both of which reminded him of the music he grew up to. At sixteen, he saw Reverend Gary Davis, and his course was set. He knew he had it in him to follow, study, perform and promote the music of the southeast quadrant, America’s great musical fountainhead. Although he’s done other things, a certain amount of writing and physical labor from dishwashing and railroading to archeology, playing the old tunes is what he does best.

Ash Devine's music is dedicated to healing, connection and singing together. Expect to hear original Americana-ethereal-folk songs to activate your heart, to learn a few songs for singing and to connect at Asheville's new epicenter of art, The Flood Gallery. www.ashdevine.net

This event is free and open to the public, May 25th, at the Flood Gallery Fine Art Center, 2160 Hwy 70, near Swannanoa, NC. More information is available online at www.floodgallery.org or by calling 828-273-3332.

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