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10th Annual International
Anything Goes...Everything Shows!
Mail Art Exhibit

Send in your entries for the 2015 exhibit!
Deadline October 17th postmark, 2015

Exhibit:Marigold and Skulls, the works of Jose Guadalupe Posada, Funded by the NC Humanities Council. Nov. 1 through October, 2015

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Foreign Film Series • 8pm each Friday night
upstairs in the Railroad Library
109 Roberts St, Phil Mechanic Studios
River Arts District, Asheville

World Cinema Schedule
All films screen at 8pm

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Courtyard Gallery
September 2015 Events

Sept. 4: The Son's Room
Director: Nanni Moretti, Italy/France 200--A portrait of a closely knit Italian family whose contented middle-class existence is shattered with the accidental death of their teenage son.

Sept. 11: Pagdi, The Honour--Feature Film Screening from the Twin Rivers Media Festival
Director: Rajeev Bhatia, India, 2014--The story of a man who loses his reputation and respect in society due to his son’s love interest. The film deals with inter-caste marriage woes and how eventually, parents come to realize the need to respect their children’s choices irrespective of social pressures. The title is a metaphor of how a typical family’s honour is at stake if their children decide to marry outside their socio-economic milieu­­­.

Sept. 18: Volver
Director: Pedro Almodóvar, Spain, 2006--Set in Spain, this is a generational story of three women: a good mother who is desperately in love with a man who is far from being a saint; a young mother carrying a hard life upon her shoulders; and an illegal hairdresser whose shop is the meeting point for all the neighborhood gossips.

Sept. 25: Y Tu Mamá También
Director: Alfonso Cuarón, Mexico, 2000--In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.

The Winners of the Twin Rivers Media Festival
  Sept. 11 • 8-10 pm
Sept. 12 - 10:30 pm
Courtyard Gallery

Doors open at 7:45 pm and close at 8:15, so get there on time!
This is a free event, but donations are appreciated.



We are now on the top floor of the Phil Mechanic Studios.

Expanded gallery space
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10th Annual International
Anything Goes...Everything Shows!
Mail Art Exhibit

Send in your entries for the 2015 exhibit!
Deadline October 17th postmark, 2015

Send Submission to:
Anything Goes, Everything Shows
Carlos Steward
PO Box 9907
Asheville, NC 28815
Check out these previous entries for ideas

2014 Mail Art Exhibit
Opening Reception, Friday Sept. 5th
8pm to 11pm at the Courtyard Gallery, and Flood Gallery

Courtyard Gallery • Top Floor
Phil Mechanic Studios109 Roberts St. • Asheville, NC

Using the postal system as a medium, participants have sent in a variety of fascinating entries! Artists were encouraged to explore imagery and themes of any kind, and use a variety of sizes, shapes and media. Viewers are encouraged to touch the entries, even interact. Favorite pieces from previous years are also included. Click here for more.

2013 MountainX: Mail Artist en masse
2011 article by James Shea - "Mail It In"
2010 4th Annual Mail Art Exhibit--"Anything Goes--Everything Shows III"
2009 Photo Gallery by Steve Dixon
2008 Review by Marshall Gordon
2007 Review by Connie Bostic

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Veterans For Peace,
at the Courtyard Gallery

The National War Tax Conference in Asheville was a HUGE
success. See Video of the Event here.

Join our forum--talk about art, literature, open mic, films etc!

Twin Rivers Media Festival Winners and Schedule
Click here for film and video festival information
Twin Rivers Media Festival was held May 27-29, 2011
The best animation, short drama, audio art, documentaries, and feature films submitted from throughout the world.

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At The Courtyard Gallery and Agency, we know that good design is more than just pretty pictures. In order for design to be successful to your company, it must be smart, eye-catching, and relevant. It is the ideas that move the design, which in turn moves your product or service.

We are a full service design studio focusing on print design, logo creation, web design and development, and more. Check out all that the Courtyard offers under the services tab above.

Of course not everything we do is commercial. We are also supportive of the arts. Get directions and stop by the Gallery while in Asheville to check out some of the best work from artists across the country.

Twin Rivers Media Festival
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22st Annual Film Fest!
The 22st Annual Twin Rivers Media Festival will be accepting entries in Oct. 2014. Animation, Short Drama, Feature Films, Documentary, Script Writing. Deadline, May 7th 2015. IMDB certified festival--get credits!

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