Black Mountain College Festival

Black Mountain College Festival

10 Days of events celebrating the legacy and history of North Carolina's Black Mountain College

September 16-25


Wednesday, Sept.16, 7pm: COLLAPSS Presents John Cage and Merce Cunningham. The COLLAPSS Collective will combine Cage's music with dance inspired by Cunningham


Thursday, Sept. 17,  7:00pm “Why Black Mountain College Ought to Matter (But Doesn’t),” Writer and ECU professor Alex Albright will present an overview on the extraordinary influence of BMC


Sunday Sept. 20, 3pm: On M. C. Richards and Pottery. High Point University's Charmaine Cadeau Ward will talk on M. C. Richards, author of Centering in Pottery, Poetry and the Person


Monday, Sept. 21, 7pm: Former NC Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti on Fielding Dawson, author of The Black Mountain Book. Dawson and Bathanti were a longtime friends and co-workers.


Tuesday, Sept. 22, 7pm: The Poets of Black Mountain College. Jeff Davis and David Landrey, former students of BMC poets Charles Olson and Robert Creeley, Peter Coyote and Charmaine Cadeau Ward talk about the paradigm-shifting poetry of BMC, with Jeff Davis and David Landrey


Wednesday, Sept. 23, 7pm: Melville and the Post-Modern. Poet David Landrey talks about Herman Melville's influence on the post-modern movement with a primary focus on BMC rector Charles Olson's book Call Me Ishmael


Thursday, Sept. 24, 7pm: A Happening: BMC brought together music, poetry, pottery, painting, dance and joy. We'll try to do the same in one evening of revelry


September 25, 7pm: Painter Maureen O'Neill on Josef and Anni Albers. The Albers were the first primary sources of intellectual rigor and artistic passion at BMC. O'Neill brings her own passion to their work

The Arts at Black Mountain College Cover Image
ISBN: 9780262582124
Availability: Special Order
Published: MIT Press - March 15th, 2002

Black Mountain College: Experiment in Art Cover Image
By Vincent Katz (Editor), Martin Brody (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Robert Creeley (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
ISBN: 9780262112796
Availability: Special Order
Published: MIT Press (MA) - January 1st, 2003

Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community Cover Image
ISBN: 9780810125940
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Published: Northwestern University Press - March 13th, 2009

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 7:00pm to Friday, September 25, 2015 - 9:00pm
Event address: 
304 S. Elm St.
Greensboro, NC 27401