April 14th 
Phil Kurz, Paintings, Sculpture, Writings
Opening Reception Flood Fine Art Center--Black Mountain
6pm to 9pm--850 Blue Ridge Rd, Black Mountain
 

Flood Gallery Fine Art Center
850 Blue Ridge Rd
Black Mountain, NC 
Open Every Day in Black Mountain, NC from 10am to 6pm
http://www.ashevillecourtyard.com/floodgallery.org • 828-273-3332
The Flood Gallery Fine Art Center educates, challenges and inspires the community through music, film, and contemporary art and writing. 
To exhibit or submit writing and art for publication, please go to 
http://www.theblackmountainpress.com or http://www.thehalcyone.com

 Saturday, April 14 • 6-9 pm • Flood Gallery

Opening reception for

the point in between: the ART of PHIL KURZ

revolution, religion, identity, insanity…and love

 

Flood Gallery, GRAND OPENING in Black Mountain with the Art of Phil Kurz and Concert.

 On April 14th from 6pm to 9pm,  an extensive exhibition featuring the art works and writings of Phil Kurz, will announce the new location of the Flood Gallery Fine Arts Center in Black Mountain, NC. Located at 850 Blue Ridge Rd, the Flood Fine Arts Center is pleased to announce it's new location in the Black Mountain River Arts District, near Veteren's Park.


Curated by Cynthia Hatfield the evening with also feature Introductions by Oguz Erdur and Keith Frederick and include live American Folk music by TRIO OF FRIENDS all at the new location at 850 Blue Ridge Rd.

 

Phil Kurz was born in Washington, D.C. in 1951 and lived, worked and exhibited within a few miles of there in Kensington, Maryland. His extended family had already spawned generations of painters, dancers, artisans and writers who saw the beauty in the world and tried to share that with others. Phil’s work shows the influences of the Russian Expressionists and Asian artists he most admired, yet it is uniquely his own. In addition to his myriad drawings and paintings, he was an incredibly prolific writer. He developed an extensive comic-strip/graphic-novel, produced journals, a revolutionary manifesto, scrapbooks, abstract visual narratives, all enclosed in his custom wood-crafted boxes.

 

Phil's art ranges in style from graphic figures & illustrations to geometric & organic abstractions. Highly-intelligent, serious, honest & sensitive, the schizophrenia that plagued him also informed him. "In short," states Oguz Erdur, professor of Anthropology at UNCA, " Phil's art attracts me, draws me in and promises a tragic encounter—tragic in the sense that life itself is tragic: we all know what happens at the end. But that tragedy becomes a beautiful one when we encounter those whose company gives us joy and solace by allowing us to recognize a piece of ourselves in their lives, past and present. And that to me is the definition of anthropology anyway: a detour to the self that goes through the other… "

 

A percentage of sales of select works will go to the Unicef Safety in School Fund and the Asheville Southside Kitchen in memory of Phil Kurz. An 84 page full color exhibition catalog will also be available for sale.

 

Exhibit runs April 14 - June 3, 2018

 

Flood Gallery Fine Art Center--new exhibition space in Black Mountain

850 Blue Ridge Rd, Unit A-13 • Black Mountain, NC 28711 • Next to Veterans Park  floodgallery.org • 828-273-3332 • Look for us on Facebook for updates!

carlos@floodgallery.org

The Flood Gallery Fine Art Center educates, challenges and inspires the community through music, film, literary, and contemporary art. These events are open and free to the public. 

April 2018
Film Screenings
2160 Hwy 70
Swannanoa, NC or Black Mountain
Every Friday at 8pm



 

April 6 & 13 only – These films will be at current Flood Gallery location at 2160 Hwy 70 Swannanoa:

 
Fri, April 6 ~ “Teorema”
Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini (Italy, 1968)
Terence Stamp plays a mysterious stranger who insinuates himself into the home of a wealthy Italian family, where he exerts a curious, sensual & seductive spirituality over everyone in the household. After he's gone, none of them can continue living as they did. Who was that visitor?
 
Fri, April 13 ~ “Russian Ark”
Director: Alexander Sokurov (Russia, 2002)
This experimental historical drama was filmed entirely in the Winter Palace of the Russian State Hermitage Museum using a single Steadicam sequence shot. The narrator awakes as a spirit in the Winter Palace and as he drifts through each room, he encounters various real and fictional people from different periods in the St. Peterburg's 300-year history.
 
 
Below films will show at the new Flood Gallery location in Black Mountain:
850 Blue Ridge Rd, Unit A-13, Black Mountain, NC 28711 (next to Veteran’s Park)
 
Fri, April 20 ~  "Day for Night"
Director: Francois Truffaut (France 1973)
Truffaut himself appears as the harried director of a frivolous melodrama, the shooting of which is plagued by the whims of a neurotic actor (Jean-Pierre Léaud), an aging but still forceful Italian diva (Valentina Cortese), and a British ingenue haunted by personal scandal (Jacqueline Bisset). 
 
Fri, April 27 ~ “Dodes’ka-den”
Director: Akira Kurosawa (Japan, 1970)
The tragic and transcendent daily lives of a group of people barely scraping by in a slum on the outskirts of Tokyo. Yet as desperate as circumstances are, each of them—the homeless father and son envisioning their dream house; the young woman abused by her uncle; the boy who imagines himself a trolley conductor—finds reasons to carry on. Kurosawa's first color film.
True Home Open Mic
hosted by Jarrett Leone, Changes to Thur night in Black Mountain.
Open mic is hosted  Sunday April 8th in Swannanoa by Jarrett Leone,then moves to Black Mountain on Thursday April 19th.
At the Flood Fine Art Center in Swannanoa, 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.

After April 14th, the Open Mic goes back to it's original Thursday night slot and will be 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.

 

24th Annual Twin Rivers Media Festival---June 16th at the Flood Gallery in Black Mountain. 
Details coming, we will be screening animation, short drama, documentaries, and experimental films on Saturday June 16th from 11am to 6pm
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