Ryland Mettee is passionate about dance and plans to go to a college where she can continue to hone her skills in classical ballet. This December, she is set to dance the part of the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Ballet Conservatory of Asheville performances of The Nutcracker at the Diana Wortham Theatre.
The Asheville School Fine Arts Program offers artistic practices that foster creativity and an innovative spirit to prepare students for their future. The arts act as a pathway to explore and celebrate our diverse perspectives and talents while building respect and connection with community.
"Finding space for students to be a part of the creative process is my goal. It is powerful to see students find their own voice."
-Kathy Leiner, Chair of Fine Arts
As part of Asheville School's Arts in the Community Initiative, Art Instructor Casey Arbor recently took students to UNC Asheville to explore "The Mystical Arts of Tibet," a touring residency by a group of Tibetan monks who work to share their culture across the globe.
On November 8, Asheville School will welcome Asheville Artist Patti Anastasi for a solo exhibition of her work. "Eccentric Archetypes" features Anastasi's mixed media portraits of characters, each imbued with their own personalities.