For the past three years, I’ve been working with John Chapman of the Asolare Art Foundation to put art in ZSR over the summer. John is also the campus piano tuner and an eager ZSR patron. Asolare is a school, an art academy which launches exhibits all over the area and a supporter of individual artists trying to get a start. This is their mission statement:
The Asolare Fine Arts Academy was founded in 1997 as a center for the development of the arts and humanities. It is an academy in the context of the ancient academy, which was not primarily a place for instruction or research, but rather a center for inquiring, for dialogue, for the pursuit of intellectual pleasures. To this end Asolare offers residencies, instruction, exhibition, performances, and mentoring to selected artists as a not-for-profit community service arts organization incorporated in North Carolina.
Over the past few years, Asolare has exhibited painting, sculpture, ceramics and every form of print making in ZSR. These exhibitions are a delightful departure from the textually heavy displays of the academic year. I hope everyone enjoys these works of art.
Illustrations by Rachael Ainsworth will be on display during August.
Illustrations by Daylon Scott will be on display during July.
Illustrations by Logan Childress will be on display during June.
Paintings by Sergej Andreevski will be on display during May.