ReVIEWING Black Mountain College 6: The Writers of Black Mountain College


September 26-28, 2014
Asheville, North Carolina

Thematic Focus: The Writers of Black Mountain College. 
The 6th Annual ReVIEWING Black Mountain College conference will focus on the writers associated with Black Mountain College and their influence on the form and content of poetry, literature and non-fiction. From the groundbreaking ideas of Charles Olson and Robert Creeley in poetry, to the incisive and revealing non-fiction of Francine du Plessix Gray and Michael Rumaker, to the scholarly and thought-provoking work of Suzi Gablik and Charles Perrow, this thematic focus is rich with material. Presentations and performances are not limited to this theme and may address any topic related to Black Mountain College and its legacy. Hosted and sponsored by Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center and the University of North Carolina Asheville. In conjunction with the conference, the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center will present the exhibition Dan Rice at Black Mountain College: Painter Among the Poets exploring the work of this important, but often overlooked, Abstract Expressionist painter and BMC alumnus. Read More >>

Performance - Sunday, September 28, 7:30pm

A reading of RED, the Tony Award-winning play by John Logan about painter Mark Rothko and his assistant (loosely based on BMC artist Dan Rice) at NC Stage Company. One performance only!


Music Performance - Saturday, October 11, 8:00pm


Performance by 10-can percussion, a North Carolina-based ensemble committed to the performance of new and classic works for percussion. With Corey Denham, Emory Hensley and Justin Mabry. $5 for BMCM+AC members & students w/ID / $8 for non-members.

Presentation - Friday, October 24, 12:00 - 1:30pm

Ideas Without Walls / In-Between the Spaces
Thriving in Chaos: Why this is the Best Time in History to be a Designer
The rate of disruptive change has become so great that constant chaos is now business as usual. From this chaos comes great opportunity. Primal Screen founder, Doug Grimmett, will show how designers can predict disruptions by identifying disconnects and converging developments. Co-sponsored by the Western Carolina University Design Development Foundation. FREE for BMCM+AC members & students / $7 for non-members.

Film Screening - Thursday, November 6, 7:30pm

Painters Painting: A Candid History of the New York Art Scene, 1940-1970
This film by Emile de Antonio examines a pivotal time in the history of American art and includes rare footage of some of the giants of the New York scene including de Kooning, Rauschenberg, Pollock, Hoffman, Johns, Frankenthaler, Warhol and more. $5 for BMCM+AC members & students w/ID / $8 for non-members.

Poetry Reading - Saturday, November 15, 8:00pm

Five Themes, with poets Chall Gray, Michael Boyko, Lisa McCool-Grime, Ashley Steineger and Gary Hawkins. $5 for BMCM+AC members & students w/ID / $8 for non-members