• Laurel Contributor

Winter’s Wonder at The Bascom

Billy Love

The Bascom welcomes the new year with an exhibit spotlighting new talents.

Winter is here and The Bascom celebrates the changing season by providing professional development and exhibition opportunities for students and faculty of higher education institutions. Through two important programs, The Bascom becomes a crossroads for connecting students, faculty, and the community through the new and innovative work being created in these art programs.

In 2020, The Bascom will be using an annual theme to focus many of its programs, with The Power of Ten being selected as the guiding concept for the coming year. Kicking off The Power of Ten, The Bascom presents “100 Miles,” an exhibition that showcases faculty and their student’s art from community colleges and universities within a 100-mile radius of Highlands. Over 30 regional institutions qualify for participation. We invite applying faculty to select one student’s work to accompany their own piece for this exhibition.

The Bascom Winter Resident Artist Program, better known as the W.R.A.P., calls on students or faculty from the surrounding universities to submit site-specific installation proposals for The Bascom’s beautiful Thompson Gallery. The W.R.A.P. is designed to accommodate the winter break schedules of artists enrolled in degree programs or higher education instruction. Students and faculty from across the southeast apply for this unique and challenging opportunity to live and work on The Bascom campus to design, build, and install their project proposal in only four weeks.

Both exhibits are open January through March of 2020, with a shared reception being held on February 7.

The Bascom Center for Visual Arts is located at 323 Franklin Road (The Gorge Road) in Highlands. For more information, call (828) 526-4949.

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