Flood Fine Art Center is a non-profit contemporary art institution dedicated to advancing the careers of emerging and mid career artists, as well as educating the public and furthering the understanding of contemporary art and its importance within the community and beyond. We aim to provide a stimulating environment for artists so that they will successively enlighten, challenge, inspire, and elevate awareness for the necessity of art in contemporary culture.
Flood Fine Art Center seeks to be a vital cultural resource for Asheville through providing funding and space for innovative local and national artists as well as curators who stretch boundaries in all media. Through our extensive exhibition schedule, residency program, educational activities, presentations and publications we aim to serve a diverse audience that will in turn enhance quality of life and provide opportunities and experiences that would otherwise be unavailable.
Poetry in the presence of visual art
Flood Gallery will host the second in a monthly series of poetry readings on Friday, February 16th. This months reading will include works by poets Britt Kaufmann, Brian Sneeden, Matthew Mulder, and Barbara Gravelle. This event is free and open to the public. The goal of the live poetry series is to bring poetry and art appreciation together to form an inclusive and innovative place for the expression of poetry.
The December 22nd poetry reading held at Flood Fine Arts Center was a success in spite of the Christmas bustle and the driving rain. Hope Rinehart, Jeff Davis, Josh Flaccavento, and David Hopes presented work in a ‘Round Robin’ format with great success. Selected work of Jeff Davis appeared from New Native Press in 2006. Hope and Josh collaborated as co-editors of the recently released anthology, The Lake of the Dead Sessions, which also included some of their work. And be sure to look for Pulitzer Prize nominee, David Hopes’ new book of poetry, A Dream of Adonis, due from Pecan Grove Press early this year.