Welcome to The Bascom
A Center for the Visual Arts
High on a mountain plateau, The Bascom art center provides audiences of all ages with stimulating, diverse exhibitions, studio art instruction and other cultural experiences. Join us at our six-building, six-acre campus in Highlands, North Carolina. The Bascom offers you and your family and friends a community gathering-place amid art and nature, along with many program offerings. Free Admission!
|Hours of Operation:
Open Year Round!
| Exhibition, Galleries & The Shop
Monday—Saturday | 10am—5pm
Sunday | 12 noon—5pm
Monday—Friday | 9am—5pm
The Bascom visual arts center in Highlands will hold its annual Mountains in Bloom event July 11 through 14, 2013.
Visit the website for details: www.mountainsinbloom.com
A Never Ending Stream: The Art of Linda Anderson
April 20 – July 28
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 20 5:00 – 7:00 pm; Artist Talk 6:00 pm
Recent paintings by Linda Anderson reveal how her bucolic scenes have matured and become more refined. Anderson’s work continues to surge forth in a never-ending stream of pictures, stories and fantasies. This exhibit will display a selection of Anderson’s early works along with more recent ones revolving around the things she loves.
Highlands High School Ceramics
May 11 – July 14
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 11 4:00 – 6:00 pm
In an on-going partnership between The Bascom and Highlands School, the Highlands High School Ceramics Class, taught in the Studio Barn during spring semester, will display their best work, based on traditional and contemporary approaches to making and finishing ceramic works of art.
ReDress: Upcycled Style by Nancy Judd
May 25 – August 18
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 25 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Artist Talk: Sunday, May 26 4:00 – 5:00 pm
ReDress is an exciting collection of amazing couture creations by Santa Fe artist Nancy Judd, each piece meticulously constructed from everyday throwaways, and each with a message for, by and about our contemporary lifestyle.
In her Artist Talk, Judd will talk about her couture fashion sculptures made from trash and how she uses them to engage people in thinking about environmental conservation. She will share the unusual journey that has brought her to this unique career and tell stories about some of the difficult choices she has made along the way.
June 8 – September 1
Specific types of wood can capture the hearts of furniture collectors, but the underlying form is of great importance. A rocking chair should be very comfortable, but can a dining chair be too comfortable? Ten craftspeople will be challenged to design a piece of furniture based on the concept that “form follows function.” These pieces will be on display along with a description of how the furniture’s form was designed to follow its function.
Featured Youth Art and Family Art Experience Workshops:
- Kids' Creation Stations – Saturdays
- Summer Art Camp II - Free the Art!, June 10—14
- Summer Art Camp III - Space is the Place, June 18—21
- The Painted Mind, Saturday June 22
- Nature's Story, June 29—30
…and much more in Youth Education!