…a powerful image…
Oct15

…a powerful image…

It would seem that shipping containers are becoming a staple in the River Arts District. The Lego-like, steel behemoths, often temporary, are finding permanency in the neighborhood — for extra square-footage, storage and even forthcoming restaurants. Fortunately, they’ve also become a canvas to reflect RAD’s creative pulse. Randy Shull, who co-owns Pink Dog Creative with his wife Hedy Fischer, recently stacked a pair across from his...

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Money for Something
Jun05

Money for Something

Verve Magazine, Asheville, NC Artist Won’t Back Down From Overtly Political Work By Bridget Conn Portrait by Matt Rose Artist Melissa Terrezza finds herself standing in the house she grew up in as a child. She sees a group of turkeys outside, and curiously follows them into her backyard. They lead her to a Native American chief, dressed in plain clothes rather than ceremonial garb, yet she somehow understands his identity. He speaks...

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City selects 3 artists for Smart Space residency program

By David Forbes on 12/08/2011 05:09 PM Asheville, NC – The City of Asheville Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts Department is pleased to announce that three local artists have been selected for the first “smART space” artist-in-residency program. The three-artist team – Melissa Terrezza, Sean Pace, and Jeremy Russell – was selected through a juried competition and the team has been awarded a $1,500 honorarium. The...

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Melissa Terrezza
Oct05

Melissa Terrezza

from Bold Life At the Upstairs Gallery in Tryon earlier this summer, Melissa Terrezza hung tentacles of plastic drink bottles from the ceiling and projected upon them disturbing video clips of where they and their polycarbonate kin end up. Rolling over the undulating arms of bottles were video segments depicting the problems sea birds and turtles have after eating plastic lighters and grocery bags floating in the ocean. The 15-minute...

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Melissa Terrezza packs heat at Pump Gallery
Jul20

Melissa Terrezza packs heat at Pump Gallery

by Kyle Sherard on 07/20/2011 The gritty, industrial setting of Asheville’s Pump Gallery in the River Arts District is the perfect match for “Flush,” the current exhibition of screen-printed ceramic wall pieces by Melissa Terrezza. The artist is no stranger to these walls. As a well-established member of the Phil Mechanic Studios, which houses Pump, she has had plenty of time to absorb the gallery’s weathered and rugged style. It’s no...

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Funeral protests BP Gulf oil spill, remembers lost wildlife
Sep04

Funeral protests BP Gulf oil spill, remembers lost wildlife

Public marched throughout downtown On Sat., Sept. 4, 2010, Asheville activist Melissa Terrezza and area citizens participated in a public funeral dirge on the sidewalks of downtown Asheville. This procession honored the loss of human and animal life caused by the BP oil spill, said Terrezza who organized the demonstration. In an earlier press release, she wrote: “The devastation of truth in media, the devastation caused to our...

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