“{Re}HAPPENING 2011”

Second Annual Art Event Announced

Media Arts Project and Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center
Celebrate Innovation & Collaboration in the Arts

The Media Arts Project (MAP) and the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC) announce the second annual {Re}HAPPENING, on Saturday, April 9 in the original dining hall of the former Black Mountain College, now Camp Rockmont.

Inspired by our idea of what a typical Saturday night at Black Mountain College might have been like, the {Re}HAPPENING begins with a meal – with tastes from over a dozen different local restaurants and farms – surrounded by art as various performances happen around the seated audience. During the second half of the evening the dining hall becomes the main performance space, while music, multimedia art and more takes place across the rest of the campus into the night. Nearly 400 people attended the inaugural event in 2010. For a detailed look at the 2010 {Re}HAPPENING, please visit www.rehappening.com to view photos and video from the show.

“The BMC campus will be transformed into site-specific art spaces where everything from sculptural video installation, to interactive sculpture, to multimedia-based performance takes place,” said Gene Felice, a board member of both organizations and the artist coordinating the event. “The idea is that art is ‘happening’ all around us simultaneously. It’s up to the viewer to choose to see or experience in the moment, possibly missing something going on in another space, but knowing that they are part of the creative process that is transpiring around them.”

In partnership with the MAP, this BMCM +AC event pays tribute to Black Mountain College by bringing its dynamic energy into the present day. The project has developed as an innovative fundraising and art-based collaboration between the two non-profits, balancing the history, innovation and experience of BMCM+AC, with the forward-thinking and media-based collective of artists that defines the MAP.

The April 9, 2011 event will begin with a cocktail social, leading into a seated “family style” dinner. The second part of the evening will include drinks, light appetizers and an extended evening of art, performance & dancing. Tickets for the entire evening including dinner are $50 ($40 for BMCM+AC and MAP members). For the second half only, the ticket price is $15 ($10 for members).

Vinnie’s Neighborhood Italian will again provide the main course, and dozens of local restaurants will contribute. The 2011 artist lineup will be announced soon, so stay tuned to www.rehappening.com for updates.

Contact us or stop by for more info or to purchase tickets for the event:

Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center

56 Broadway, Asheville