Project Description

The Asheville Rites Project is a public performance collaboration between painter Molly Rose Freeman, dancer Garth Grimball, and musician Michael Libramento. In April, Molly will install a series of wall-sized panels at the RiverLink Sculpture and Performance Plaza in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC. Over the course of a month, she will paint an abstract mural on them to act as a backdrop for a dance piece that Garth will choreograph. Michael will compose an original score for the piece, and it will be played live during the performance. The performance is scheduled for May 21 and will be free and open to the public. This project is made possible with support from RiverLink, Arts2People, Asheville Mural Project, Asheville Ballet, and the generosity of the sponsors listed below.

Friday, April 8, 2011

The Next Step!

We did it! We reached our fundraising goal with the help of over forty people--friends, family, artists, neighbors, people who believe in this project as much as we do. So, on to the next step!

We officially made our first trip today to buy supplies for the project, and we break ground, so to speak, on Sunday. Steve Spurgeon and Molly Rose Freeman will be at the space that morning constructing panels for the mural. If you're in Asheville, stop by (or drive by) to see their progress, say hi, bring them coffee. Painting officially starts Friday, May 15!

Thank you again to RiverLink, Arts2People, Asheville Mural Project, River Arts District Artists, CURVE studios & garden, and the Fred Moss Charitable Trust for their support.

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