The Asheville Area Arts Council

American Standards
Faux Book Club

Showcasing in the Asheville Area Arts Council's Front Gallery

May 17th to June 29th, 2005

Opening Reception Friday, May 20th from 6:00-8:00p.m.

Marya Roland - House of Beauty


Marya Roland - Culture Talk

Bostic’s muted silk-screened prints portray three greatly admired women and society’s views on image enhancement.

Larsen is influenced by her work in the criminal justice system and the racial disparity within it. She calls attention to the death penalty. Her steel sculptures emanate a strong institutional vibe.

Brenda Coates - Altar

The Asheville Area Arts Council
presents the Faux Book Club’s American Standards, an all female show running from May 17th to June 29th, 2005. An artist’s reception will take place on Friday, May 20th from 6:00-8:00p.m. The five artists, Connie Bostic, Brenda Coates, Linda Larsen, Marya Roland and Alice Sebrell, began as a lunch group that wanted to form a book club. After months of disagreeing the first read, they tossed the idea. The show, American Standards, revolves around the issue that Americans have to deal with so many different sets of standards in everyday life.

Alice Sebrell - Where Do You Hide Your Fears?
40" x 30" Inkjet Print

Sebrell uses photography to question the human tendency to hide things from ourselves and others as a means of self-protection.

Roland’s work includes an installation titled “Culture Talk” which is a nine-foot video-eye tower with monitor and sound. She is concerned with the personal and cultural attitudes about our bodies.

The Asheville Area Arts Council’s Front Gallery is located at 11 Biltmore Avenue in downtown Asheville.
The council is open Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and some Saturdays 12-5.
All works in the Front Gallery are for sale.

For more information about the show please contact Erica Bell (828)258-0710 ext. #108 or email at



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