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Buncombe Community Remembrance Project: Mars Hill Art Exhibit

While the Buncombe Community Remembrance Project e-newsletter typically comes out monthly on or near the first of the month, there are times where an “e-blast” will be sent about a call to action or an event. This is one such e-blast.

Ron Katz
Editor

Mars Hill Art Exhibit

The Weizenblatt Gallery’s first exhibition of the fall semester opened Wednesday (9/9), featuring works by Mars Hill University (MHU) faculty. One of the pieces is a painting by the Gallery’s director Skip Rodhe, “Say Their Names”, with portraits of 13 people killed by police or vigilantes. They are George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbury, Rekia Boyd, Sean Reed, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, Walter Scott, Yvette Smith, Ayanna Stanley-Jones, Dontre Hamilton, Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain, and Tamir Rice

The Weizenblatt Gallery is located on the campus of MHU in Moore Auditorium. The show runs through Friday 9/25, 10 am – 4 pm, Monday – Friday.

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Mars Hill University, Skip Rodhe, Weizenblatt Gallery

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