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We have moved into the new Flood Fine Arts Center
2160 Hwy 70, Swannanoa, NC 28778

Current Exhibit: Outsider / Folk / Brute Art  by Scarlett Swann, Cold Mountain Gypsy— inspired by poetry, folk stories & dreams.

Past Exhibit by Connie Bostic titled RED

Open Mic every Sunday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm Sign up at 5pm

11th Annual International
Anything Goes...Everything Shows!
Mail Art Exhibit

Send in your entries for the 2017 exhibit!
Deadline coming up in August 2017


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Every Sunday

Foreign Film Series • 8pm each Friday night
Flood Gallery Fine Art Center
2160 Hwy 70, Swannanoa, NC
Between Asheville an Black Mountain

World Cinema Schedule
All films screen at 8pm

See Review of This Weeks Film
Scroll down to "Special Showings"

Courtyard Gallery
February 2017 World Cinema Screenings (every Friday at 8pm)

Feb. 3 ~ "M. Hulot's Holiday"
Director: Jacques Tati (France, 1953; 87 min)
Monsieur Hulot takes a holiday at a seaside resort, where his presence provokes one catastrophe after another. Tati’s masterpiece of gentle slapstick is a series of effortlessly well-choreographed sight gags involving dogs, boats, and firecrackers; it was the first entry in the Hulot series and the film that launched its maker to international stardom.
Feb. 10 ~ "My Life as a Dog"
Director: Lasse Hallstrom (Sweden, 1985; 101 min)
This is the story of Ingemar, a 12-yr-old from a working-class family sent to live with his uncle in a country village when his mother falls ill. With the help of the warmhearted eccentrics who populate the town, the boy finds both refuge from his misfortunes and unexpected adventure.
Feb. 17 ~ Twin Rivers Media Festival Kickoff: Feature Film (8pm as usual)
Director: Dan Zukovic (1 hr 48 min)
Cult indie director of The Last Big Thing returns with another arthouse monster/global film noir, starring Dan Zukovic, Alex Rocco, Bruce Glover, Alex Zahara. Enter the chaotic adventures of Silas Breece, a legendarily unorthodox business hustler who travels the world seeking capital for increasingly outlandish investments that go sour and land him in hot water with the mob.

Feb. 18 ~ 11am-8:30pm Twin Rivers Media Festival continues with award-winning documentaries (11am - 1pm) and artist demos (1-2pm), animation (2-3 pm), short drama, (3-6pm), and feature film "Money" by Martín Rosete (Spain / 84 min) starting at 7pm. This feature film follows two wealthy businessmen who are about to get away with $5 million in ill-gotten money, until their plans are revealed by an uninvited house guest. See more schedule details below.

Feb. 24 ~ Band of Outsiders"
Director: Jean-Luc Godard (France, 1964; 95 min)
Two restless young men enlist the object of both of their fancies (Anna Karina) to help them commit a robbery—in her own home. This audacious and wildly entertaining French New Wave gem is at once sentimental and insouciant, effervescently romantic and melancholy, and it features some of Godard’s most memorable set pieces, including the headlong race through the Louvre and the unshakably cool Madison dance sequence.

Doors open at 7:30 pm
This is a free event, but donations are appreciated.


23rd Annual Twin Rivers Media Festival
February 17-18, 2017

Flood Gallery Fine Art Center

Friday 2/17
Feature Film • 8pm
"Scammerhead" (NC Premiere)
by Dan Zukovic
The adventures of a legendarily unorthodox business hustler who travels the world seeking capital for a series of increasingly outlandish investments that go sour.

Saturday 2/18
Documentaries + Discussions
11am - 1pm
Four documentaries featuring life on the Ganges River in India, working the gold mines in Benin, and the creative process for 2 local artists. Filmmakers Kim Best (”Every Egg has a Story”) and Aaron Morrell (”Storyprint”) will be present for Q&As!

Art Demonstrations • 1-2 pm
Andrea Kulish from documentary ”Every Egg has a Story” demonstrates Pysanky eggs.
Andy Farkas from ”Storyprint” demonstrates Mokuhanga Japanese woodcut printmaking.

Animation • 2-3pm
Seven gems of animation styles feature true stories, be they of corruption and greed, love and hope, as well as magical worlds and characters

Short Drama • 3-6pm
This is truly an international film fest with 18 short films from France, Brazil, Iran, China, Spain, Malaysia, and the US, many of which are premieres!

Film Break • 6-7pm
Take a dinner break or browse the gallery and enjoy light refreshments before the Feature film Finale!

Feature Film Finale • 7pm
by Martín Rosete (Spain / 84 min)
Two wealthy businessmen are about to get away with $5 million in ill-gotten money until their plans are revealed by an uninvited house guest.

Full Program
2017 Schedule in printer spreads

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Pages 2,7
Pages 3,6
Pages 4,5



We are now located at 2160 Hwy 70, East of Asheville
Expanded gallery space
Additional film screening area
Arts & crafts store
Visiting artist workspace
Open Mic every Sunday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Special exhibits & events
Twin Rivers Media Festival
Publish your Book of Poetry or Fiction


11th Annual International
Anything Goes...Everything Shows!
Mail Art Exhibit

Send in your entries for the 2017 exhibit!
Deadline coming in August 2017

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


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,

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

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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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Twin Rivers Media Festival
Submit your films, video, audio art and multi-media projects. Complete film and video festival information and entry forms here.

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