Ideas Without Walls / In-Between the Spaces Welcome to Busytown: Or, What Ever Happened to Graphic Design?
Ellen Lupton
Friday, October 25, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Graphic Design has expanded from a specialized, largely invisible profession to an open-access enterprise. In the post-millennial scene of do-it-yourself publishing, designers are becoming authors, instigators, and entrepreneurs, while the general public has increasing access to design tools. Where do you fit in this rapidly changing world? Ellen Lupton’s recent exhibitions include “Graphic Design: Now in Production,” currently on national tour. Drawing on this and other recent projects, Lupton will assess the current state of graphic design. Co-sponsored by the Western Carolina University Design Development Foundation FREE for BMCM+AC members & students / $7 for non-members

Folded Paper Forms
Sunday, November 17, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
This half-day workshop will focus on working with paper to create dimensional forms, simple pop-ups and experimental books. Matt Liddle is Professor in the School of Art and Design at Western Carolina University and the studio coordinator of the printmaking and book arts area. Space is limited! Call 828-350-8484 to register. $25 for BMCM+AC members + students w/ID / $35 for non-members

The Return of MadHat – Poetry, Prose, & Anything Goes
Friday, November 15, 7:30 p.m.
$5 for BMCM+AC members & students / $7 for non-members

Thursday, December 5, 7:30 p.m.
Three Americans relive the day the Nazis closed the Bauhaus in Berlin. This prize-winning film directed by Judith Pearlman tells the story entirely through the work and candid opinions of Bauhaus’ survivors, enthusiasts, and sworn enemies. Discussion afterward, led by UNC Asheville Professor of Philosophy Brian Butler. $5 for BMCM+AC members & students / $7 for non-members

Support for this project has been generously provided by the following: The Windgate Foundation; the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts; and UNC Asheville. Special thanks to Susan Rhew Design and Mikkel Hansen.