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Winners of the 2018 In Character Contest Announced

November 15, 2018

The four winners of Ramsey Library’s 2018 In Character Costume Contest have been decided! Thanks to everyone who voted and especially our student, staff, and faculty contestants!

First Place was Chris James’ Anubis: 


Second Place was Anna Marshall’s Princess Mononoke: 

Mononoke 1

Third Place was Alex Levine’s “Deer After the Headlights:”

Deer After the Headlights

Fourth Place was Dean Imholz’ Carrie:


Thanks so much to our 40 contestants for participating this year! We had many great costumes and we look forward to everyone’s participation in next year’s’ contest! Thanks to all the students, staff, and faculty who took part in the contest, Argo Tea, Biltmore Fitness, and Horse and Hero, who provided our prizes, and all the library staff (especially Jhierry Lewis our enthusiastic leader) who made In Character 2018 happen.

On Exhibit: What We Saw

October 30, 2018

What We Saw

On Exhibit in Blowers Gallery: November 1–16, 2018

Images made for the Resettlement and Farm Security Administrations in the 1930s documented dire environmental conditions in rural America caused by drought, erosion, and crop-killing pests such as grasshoppers, all exacerbated by the collapse of the stock market and economic depression. The result was widespread need and desperation in the American heartland. Photographs by Arthur Rothstein and others provided visual evidence of the extent of the crisis as well as justification for new federal programs to help alleviate the suffering.

This event is part of the larger photo+sphere photography events in Asheville taking place November 7-11th. For more information and a schedule of events please visit


Photos of the Allen School Exhibit

October 15, 2018

The Allen School

Where: Ramsey Library’s Blowers Gallery
When: October 9th – October 29th, 2018 

An exhibit of nearly 40 photos curated from Allen High alumna scrapbooks and photo albums is on display in Ramsey Library’s Blowers Gallery until October 29. Allen High School opened in in Asheville in 1887 and educated over a 1000 African American women before it closed in 1974, including jazz musician Nina Simone and Dr. Christine Darden, the NASA pioneer portrayed in the movie “Hidden Figures.”  The exhibit is a collaboration between UNCA’s Special Collections and the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection at Appalachian State University. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Faculty & Staff Campus Creatives Exhibit Now in Blowers

August 17, 2018

Campus Creatives

Artistic Works from UNCA Faculty and Staff

Where: Ramsey Library’s Blowers Gallery
When: August 15th- September 30th, 2018 

Reception will be held September 14th from 1-2pm in the Library’s Blowers Gallery.

Come enjoy a sampling of the creative works of UNCA faculty and staff from all over campus at our 2018 Campus Creatives Exhibit! Artistic works include mixed media pieces, paintings, sculptures, wood-turned bowls and vases, photographs, drawings, poems, and even hand crafted furniture. Works will be on display in Ramsey Library’s Blowers Gallery August 15th until September 30th during the library’s open hours.
Those UNCA departments represented include Communications & Marketing, Campus Police, Facilities Management, the Writing Center, English, the Center for Teaching and Learning, One Card, Humanities, Education, Information Technology Services, Administration and Finance, the Media Design Lab, Ramsey Library, Health & Wellness, and Housing Operations. Thanks to everyone who contributed this year!



‘Mend’ Exhibition by Courtney McDaniel now in Blowers Gallery!

July 6, 2018


Paintings by Courtney McDaniel

Where: Ramsey Library’s Blowers Gallery
When: July 1st-30th, 2018

Come see UNCA Bachelor of Fine Arts alumna Courtney McDaniel’s ‘Mend’ exhibition of paintings now in Ramsey Library’s Blowers Gallery. The exhibit will be available for view during the library’s open hours until July 30th, 2018. In the artist’s own words:

Art has always served as my preferred form of self-expression. As a quiet, introverted person, I find it easier to convey my thoughts and ideas through creating artwork. It also serves a method for communicating, not only with others, but with myself as well. Through my development as an artist, I have adapted to using art as a way to work through difficult experiences and emotions. Painting has allowed me to harness my emotions and release them through layers, textures, motions, and the overall art making process. Art making has become my own way of mending the “broken” parts of my life in order to move forward in a more positive mindset. This body of work is an embodiment of that as it shows an amalgamation of my work over the years.


Fiber Arts Alliance Exhibit Now Up in Blowers!

May 30, 2018

Now in Ramsey Library’s Blowers Gallery is one of our perennial favorites: The Fiber Arts Alliance! The Fiber Arts Alliance is a group of fiber artists and enthusiasts in western North Carolina. This years’ exhibit is called, “ Delicious Fiber” and includes 35 works by 11 artists. Cheryl Alderman, Julie Bagamary, Kathie Briggs, Lynn Della Posta, Carole Honeycutt, Carol Hanniffy, Tina Hvitfeldt, Meg Manderson, Diane Mullins, Jenny Perry, Laurel Reinhardt, and Heather Yurgeles. The exhibit runs from May 31-June 28, 2018, when the Library is open. Please see Library hours at


BA Senior Exhibition in Blowers Gallery

April 30, 2018

Come see UNC Asheville’s Senior Bachelor of Arts students present their work in Ramsey Library’s Blowers Gallery from April 30-May 12. Reception with the artists will be Friday May 4th from 6-8 p.m. 

Students who are exhibiting their work include:

Bryan Croymans (ceramics)
Jessica Olin (ceramics)
Rachel Vera (painting)
Mechal Harward (photo)
Charlotte Clark (print)
Noah Lentz (print)
Mary (Amelia) Pate (sculpture)