Tickets On Sale for the 6th Annual {Re}HAPPENING


Tickets On Sale for the 6th Annual {Re}HAPPENING

  • Ayana Dusenberry

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Press Release >
The Media Arts Project (MAP) and the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center  (BMCM+AC) announce that tickets are now on sale for the sixth annual {Re}HAPPENING, taking place on Saturday, April 4th from 3pm to 10pm on the grounds of the former Black Mountain College at Lake Eden, now Camp Rockmont. The event is a fundraiser for both organizations.
The {Re}HAPPENING re-imagines Black Mountain College’s tradition of Saturday night parties and performances, and pays tribute to the innovative artists of the legendary Black Mountain College. The event launches a contemporary platform for more than 50 artists, performers and patrons to experience adventurous art and creativity in the present day. 
The event has two ticket levels available -- General Admission for $20 ($18 for BMCM+AC members) which includes two drink tickets and access to all art installations and performances between 3pm and 10pm. An $85 dinner ticket ($75 for BMCM+AC members) enables patrons additional entry to the cocktail reception (6pm-7pm) and small plates feast-style dinner (7pm-8pm.) More details about the dinner below. Children under 12 are welcome to attend for the reduced ticket price of $10 (available only through BMCM+AC). Gray Line Trolley will provide trolley service from downtown Asheville $10 roundtrip. Tickets should be purchased in advance through or at the BMC Museum + Arts Center. The Trolley will depart from HomeTrust Bank (corner of Broadway and Woodfin St.) at 3pm, 5pm and 6pm and makes return trips at 7:00, 9:00 and 10:00pm. All tickets can be purchased online at and can be purchased in person through Black Mountain College Museum or Harvest Records (general admission tickets only). General admission tickets will also be available at the entrance gate on the day of {Re}HAPPENING.

Dinner tickets to the {Re}HAPPENING include a social hour from 6:00-7:00pm for dinner guests, with refreshments by sponsors such as, Biltmore Winery, Wedge Brewing Co., and Highland Brewing. At 7:00pm, the small plates reception-style feast will begin in the historic Lake Eden Dining Hall, hosted by Master of Ceremonies Chall Gray. Dinner sponsor Black-Eyed Susan Catering has designed a menu of Southern dishes incorporating local, seasonal ingredients provided by sponsors Hickory Nut Gap Farms, Sunburst Trout Farms, and Earth Fare. Short Street Cakes will be the main dessert table sponsor. The dinner is a significant component in the evening, fostering a sense of community and shared experience that informs the rest of the evening.
Extended Daylight Hours
This year {Re}HAPPENING begins at 3pm to enable more visitors during the daylight hours. Guests can roam the scenic grounds of Camp Rockmont, experiencing art, artists’ presentations and performances during the afternoon and into the evening. Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and take advantage of the on-site food vendors such as Cecilia’s Kitchen. Children under 12 are welcome to attend for the reduced ticket price of $10 (available only through BMCM+AC).
In partnership with Moog Music Inc., the {Re}HAPPENING is collaborating with Odyssey Community School on a special project for the event: an improved event navigation/lighting element designed and installed by students in Odyssey’s Social Design class. We intend for this collaboration to be one of many future educational partnerships with local schools, which will provide students with hands-on design and technology experience, and exposure to the limitless creativity that skillset can engender.
John Cage Room
Moog Music Inc. is also sponsoring the “John Cage Room", a venue within the {Re}HAPPENING dedicated to performances by local and national experimental musicians influenced by the music of legendary composer and Black Mountain College faculty member John Cage. The evening’s lineup includes Grammy-nominated musician Aron Kallay; Head of the NY Theremin Society Dorit Chrysler; Canadian composer, musician, and artist Gordan Monahan; and Asheville-based musicians, Elisa Faires and Meg Mulhearn. Dorit Chrysler will also be offering theremin demos to {Re}HAPPENING attendees throughout the afternoon.
Gene Felice, Featured Artist
New media artist Gene Felice was an integral force in helping to produce the first three {Re}HAPPENINGS; The MAP and BMCM+AC are thrilled for his return to {Re}HAPPENING 2015. Felice’s plans include a mapped projection on the historic Studies Building, and a project on the water. He will be joined by faculty and students from The University of Maine where he currently teaches.
Highlighted Artists
A diverse line-up of 25 projects by local, regional and national artists will be presented throughout the grounds of Lake Eden including:

  • “Post Piano Aeolian Harp” Asheville team, Michael Luchtan and Kehren Barbour will arrange a decontrusted piano with strings extending over Lake Eden to vibrate in the wind.
  • "Rocket Launch” A mapped projection onto trees by Tennessee artists McLean Fahnestock and Michael Dickins.
  • “Caryatid“ A multi media dance performace by Asheville artists Adam Larsen and Janice Lancaster Larsen.
  • “Lighthammer “ an interactive lightsmithing camera invented by RISD faculty member, Andrew Goodman.
  • “A Step Into the Elements” This non-traditional version of a photo booth, produced by local artists Amanda Ray Danko, Misha Schmiedecke and Emily Wooton invites visitors to costume themselves in elaborate garb representing elements found in nature.
  • “Nowhere Radio” David Sanchez Burr of Las Vegas, Nevada presents his interactive sound sculpture complete with microphones and an FM Transmittor. Participants are encouraged to create and broadcast a community soundtrack of {Re}HAPPENING. 

In addition to the 25 highlighted artist productions, four Chance Operations teams will be preparing collaborative site-specific projects. These teams are paired together through chance procedures and then choose sites drawn from a hat to situate their projects. Each year the Chance Operations teams contribute a unique and truly experimental element to the {Re}HAPPENING program.

About The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC) > The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC) preserves and continues the unique legacy of educational and artistic innovation of Black Mountain College. We achieve our mission through collection, conservation, and educational activities including exhibitions, publications, and public programs.
About the Media Arts Project (MAP) > The Media Arts Project (MAP) supports artists using performance, new media and/or digital media components in their work. Believing that a vital art scene should enable innovative expression, the MAP provides ways for media artists to connect with resources, professional opportunities, and each other through events, grant programs, and, a dynamic portfolio and networking site.