CynthiaHomireUntitledBlackMountainCollegeJanuary 24 – May 17, 2014
Curated by Connie Bostic

This exhibition examines the work of poet, potter and visual artist Cynthia Homire, a Black Mountain College alumna, now in her early 80s. Homire was a student at Black Mountain College from 1950-1954, where she studied with Charles Olson, Robert Creeley, and M. C. Richards, among many others. The artist will be present at the opening. A new publication of her poems and drawings will be available to purchase. 

Support for this project has been generously provided by the following: The Beattie Foundation; the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support from: Emoke B’racz, Porge Buck, The Captain’s Bookshelf, Memphis Holland, Larry Hopkins, Ron & Linda Larsen and Virginia McKinley.


PLAY / PERFORMANCE – Saturday, Feb. 1, 7:00 pm
R. Buckminster Fuller: The History (and Mystery) of the Universe. Written by D.W. Jacobs and performed by David Novak, this play is a mesmerizing autobiographical monologue, inspired by Fuller’s own writing. One performance only. Not to be missed!
$15 / $10 for BMCM+AC members & students w/ID 

POETRY READING – Friday, February 14, 7:30 pm
MadHat Poetry, Prose, & Anything Goes – Valentines Day Episode
$8 / $5 for BMCM+AC members & students w/ID

FILM SCREENING – Thursday, March 6, 7:30 pm
Merce Cunningham Dance Company: Robert Rauschenberg Collaborations. Three dances documented by filmmaker Charles Atlas (Suite for Five, Summerspace & Interscape) illuminate the fruitful collaborations between Merce Cunningham, Robert Rauschenberg and John Cage, three major American artists in their respective fields of dance, visual art and music.
$8 / $5 for BMCM+AC members & students w/ID

POETRY + MUSIC – Sunday, March 30, 3-5 pm
Join us as Paulus Berensohn recites the work of his friends Mary Oliver and M.C. Richards and Tracey Schmidt recites Rumi, Hafiz, Kabir, Yeats, and her own work. Set to wonderful local music.
$15 / $12 for BMCM+AC members & students w/ID

PERFORMANCE – Saturday, April 5 
5th Annual {Re}HAPPENING 
An immersive, multi-sensory experience of art, performance and food in the Dining Hall and on the grounds of the BMC Lake Eden Campus. Info: 

PRESENTATION – Thursday, May 15, 7:30 pm
We Were BMC Kids: Megan Rice + John Corkran  
Megan Rice (daughter of Jack & Barbara Rice) and John Corkran (son of David & Marion Corkran) will share their experiences of BMC from a child’s perspective, including a reading of Megan’s book “A Childish View of Black Mountain College” & a screening of a short video recently made about John’s experience.
$5 / Free for BMCM+AC members + students w/ID

WORKSHOP – Friday night through Sunday, May 2, 3 & 4
The Poetics of Audience: Experimenting with Points of Address in Poetry
Jaye Bartell, Eric Gelsigner, Nathanael Roney & Bridget Elmer
A weekend workshop consisting of lectures, writing exercises, book making & panel discussions with poets & small-press publishers. The notion of audience will be considered as a preliminary element of writing, inherent to voice & form. Two days of writing workshops will focus on two different projects to accentuate the distinction between the personal & the public: single-edition books, written for & given to one person, & a collective, large-form work. Participants will explore the uses & applications of scale & points of address. Space is limited!Call 828-350-8484 to register. 
$160 / $120 for BMCM+AC members + students w/ID