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.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

RITES: a public performance

It happened! Last night, around 300 people came out on a gorgeous Saturday evening to watch RITES, live in all its color and glory!

Photos by Colby Rabon:

And a few more photos by Zen Sutherland:

Thank you so much to everyone who came out, and to everyone who helped make this vision a reality!!


  1. this was so fantastic!!! amazing photos!!!!

  2. Love the color scheme! Looks like an amazing performance.