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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)


Check Out our Graphic Novels Display!

April 19, 2018

In addition to copies of the recent winner’s of UNCA’s Graphic Novels Competition, now on display in Ramsey Library at the corner of our Blower’s Gallery is a sampling of Ramsey Library’s extensive Graphic Novels collection (*link includes links to requestable results from ASU and WCU in our shared catalog).  If you need more, come browse Ramsey Library’s main collections of print graphic novels in the following ranges on our Upper Level:

PN6700 – PN6790: Comic books, strips, etc.
NC1300 – NC1766: Pictorial humor, caricature, etc.


Comic Art & Graphic Novel Contest Winners!

April 16, 2018

We are pleased to announce the winners of our 2018 Comic Art & Graphic Novel Contest!

First place: KE Stultz (Junior, Art)
Second place (tie): Ginger Buxeda (Senior, Art) and Keith James (Senior, Computer Science)
Honorable mention: Keith James (Senior, Computer Science) and Jill Nelson (Senior, New Media)

Thank you so much to all the student artists who submitted wonderful creative work, as well as to our generous sponsors: the National Cartoonists SocietyThe Southeast Chapter National Cartoonists SocietyThe UNC Asheville Department of Art and Art History, and D. Hiden Ramsey Library.

Thanks finally to our jurors and organizers: Greg Cravens (National Cartoonist Society /, Jack Cassady (, Sasha Hussey (UNC Asheville Media Design Lab), James Lyle (, Cynthia Canejo (Art & Art History, UNC Asheville) and Brandy Bourne (Ramsey Library, UNC Asheville).

“Spheres of Influence” Exhibit in Blowers

March 2, 2018

Spheres of Influence by Linda Gritta

ON EXHIBIT: March 1st – March 30th, 2018 on the main floor of Ramsey Library.

RECEPTION: A reception will take place on Saturday, March 3rd from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Ramsey Library.

Spheres of Influence, an exhibition of abstract paintings by Linda Gritta, will be featured at UNC Asheville’s Ramsey Library Blowers Gallery March 1-30. Originally from Chicago, Gritta earned a BFA at Converse College and then continued her studies at the New York Studio School. After gaining a foundation in traditional painting and printmaking, Gritta has turned to abstraction, driven, she says, by her “fascination with the order and the apparent chaos we find in nature, physics and within ourselves.” Spheres of Influence does feature spheres along with what Gritta describes as “grandly meandering abstract paintings” – her goal in the exhibition is presenting an “honest attempt of one artist to express both the simplicity and the complexity of the world.”


Black Classicists Exhibit in Ramsey Library

December 12, 2017

“14 Black Classicists: A Photo Installation.”

ON EXHIBIT: December 8th, 2017 through February 27th, 2018 in Ramsey Library (Main Level).

More information available here.

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Mango Languages Database Returns!

November 13, 2017


Interested in studying abroad during your time at UNCA, maybe in living a post-graduation gap year abroad as an expat, or simply love learning languages? In any case, get ready by developing your language skills using Ramsey Library’s newest database addition, Mango Languages! With it you can learn any of 70 world languages in a fun, engaging way, including through mainstream movies. Mango Languages is available from our list of ‘Online Resources‘ on the library’s homepage.

Mango Languages also has handy dandy apps for Android and iOS devices for learning on the go.

A preview snippet of the learning through movies Mango module:

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Mango Languages and Pronunciator Languages are both available currently, but Mango will replacing Pronunciator in our database collection starting January 2018.  If you have any questions about getting started using Mango Languages or other research needs, stop by the Reference Desk or contact a Ramsey Librarian anytime.



Winner’s of 2017’s In Character Costume Contest!

November 7, 2017

Many thanks to all of our amazingly clever costumed contestants who participated this year in our Halloween In Character contest, the many students, staff, and faculty who joined in on our festivities, and the wonderfully supportive staff of Ramsey Library who helped make this happen (especially its creator Jhierry Lewis!), and for all of your patience in waiting for these results.

With no further ado, this year’s winners of Ramsey Library’s In Character Costume Contest are….

#5: Martika Welch’s The Joker​​


#4: Peridot Blalock’s Red (Transistor)IMG_4328.CR2


#3: Grace Kirik’s Belle (Beauty and the Beast)IMG_4375.CR2


#2: Kristen Walden’s Mario


and our 2017 In Character Winner is………
#1: Alden Roberts’ Gandalf the Sexy​​​IMG_4429.CR2


Thanks to everyone so much for making this such a fun year with so many amazing entries. We look forward to seeing you and your new costumes next year at Ramsey Library’s 2018 In Character festivities!

Under the Covers, Between the Sheets Display

November 6, 2017

As part of Fall 2017’s ARTS 310.012: Under the Covers and Between the Sheets class come see a display of their current assignment, a class book. Each individual page artistically represents a student’s own evolution of self through mixed-media. The display is located in the Blowers Gallery, above the New Books Shelves.

The class proposes that students will explore books as sculptural art by using mixed-media to create personalized texts, alter existing texts, and consider/express their own artistic identity through their art. What is a book? What is text? What is a narrative?


Celebrate Halloween at Ramsey Library!

October 24, 2017

In Character

On Halloween (10/31/2017) from 1:00 to 4:00pm in Ramsey Library’s Blower’s Galley, come dressed as your favorite character (or as you are), get your photo taken, and eat some spooky snacks. Students, come compete in our costume contest to win fabulous prizes, such as large format poster prints!


Meet Ramsey Library Community Author Kim Mako

October 9, 2017

Local writer Kim Winter Mako has been in residency as the 2017 Ramsey Library Community Author for prose in Western North Carolina. Her tenure will run through December 2017, and will culminate in a reading and reception on Tuesday, December 12 from 5:30-7:30PM in Ramsey Library’s Whitman Room. We hope you’ll join us for this special event!

Kim Winter Mako