Weizenblatt Gallery

About Weizenblatt Art Gallery

Established in 1991 as a gift from the estate of Dr. Sprinza Weizenblatt, Asheville physician and philanthropist, the primary function of the Weizenblatt Gallery at Mars Hill University is to educate through art. Weizenblatt Gallery hosts exhibitions of work in a variety of styles and mediums by artists of local and national prominence.

Hours are 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays. Admission is always free.

2024–25 Exhibitions:

Fall Semester

ceramicsBiennial Faculty/Alumni Exhibition
August 28–September 19, reception September 6, 5–8 p.m.

Highlighting the personal work of the MHU Art Department faculty and staff, along with work by selected MHU alumni. The exhibition features ceramics, graphic design, photography, painting, and drawing.

collagePhotography by Anna Helgeson
September 25–October 24, reception October 4, 5–8 p.m.

Working in a semi-abstracted style, Ms Helgeson explores deeply personal subjects from unusual perspectives.

art illustrating violenceGroup Exhibition: Sexual Violence
October 30–December 5, reception November 1, 5–8 p.m.

A variety of Asheville-area artists tackle an important topic. Works are in a variety of 2D and 3D media.

Spring Semester

Steel Sculptures by Julie Slattery
January 8–February 6

Ms. Slattery creates though-provoking figurative works using poured and cast steel.

Photography by Pete Candler
February 12–March 20

Using documentary-style photography, Mr Candler elicits memories of Southern places that are rapidly disappearing.

Juried Student Exhibition
March 27–April 10, reception April 2, 6–8 p.m.

An exhibition of creations by MHU art students during the school year. On view are ceramics, photography, painting, drawing, and graphic design.

Senior Art Exhibition
Aprril 16–May 3, reception April 16, 6–8 p.m.

MHU’s seniors exhibit their work in the culmination of their college careers.


2023–24 Exhibitions:

Fall Semester

Go Figure Guild (Aug 30–Sep 28)

Campaign for Southern Equality (Oct 4–Nov 2)

Robert Tynes – Trompe L’Oeil Paintings (Nov 8–Dec 7)

Spring Semester

Koreloy McWhirter – Prints and Drawings (Jan 10–Feb 8)

Summerfield, Hatch, & Elliott – Glass (Feb 14–Mar 21)

Juried Student Art Exhibition (Mar 28–Apr 11)

Senior Exhibition (Apr 17–May 3)

Location: Moore Fine Arts Building
79 Cascade Street, Mars Hill NC 28754.
Contact:  Skip Rohde at williamskip_rohde@mhu.edu,
(828) 273-6476

The gallery is open:

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 10am–4pm; closed on Tuesday, Thursday, and weekends

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