Flood Gallery Fine Art Center

Flood Mission

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.

November 4, 2006, Lorraine Walsh

Beginning Saturday, November 4th, the Flood Fine Art Center will present new work by Lorraine Walsh. On exhibit will be digital prints, animation and installation exploring nature and perception. In this work, Walsh creates landscapes inspired by diverse forms, utilizing various species of butterflies and other insects. This new work also expresses subtle references to warfare, hence the title of the exhibition, Fly Zones. 

Lorraine Walsh is a digital media artist living in Asheville, NC. Her work addresses ideas related to science and nature in contemporary society. She is Director and Assistant Professor of Multimedia Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Former visiting assistant professor in Digital Design and Interactive Media at Pratt Institute in N.Y., Walsh holds a BFA from Parsons School of Design and a MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. A recipient of numerous awards, she exhibits her work and lectures nationally and internationally. Exhibition venues include the Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany, and the José Martí National Library in Havana, Cuba. Additionally, her work is exhibited in a broad range of gallery exhibitions, and is included in several collections.

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