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      February 3, 2019

      Sunday   4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

      150 Coxe Ave Suite 101, Asheville, NC 28801
      Asheville, North Carolina 28803

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      Closing Reception Reclaiming Masculinity

      Reclaiming Masculinity
      A Group Show at ZaPow!
      What: Reclaiming Masculinity, A ZaPow Member Artist group show celebrating hopeful and uplifting representations of masculinity. The Opening Reception will feature free local craft beer and live music performed by George Terry.
      When: Opening Reception, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 24th 7-9pm
      Show runs from November 24, 2018 – January 20, 2019
      Where: ZaPow! 150 Coxe Ave. Suite 101 Asheville NC 28801
      Why: Visit ZaPow to help us focus our culture’s attention on the good that masculinity has to offer our society. Let us not lose hope for what we may build if we stand together.
      Cost: Free!
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      Come see the hopeful and uplifting representations of masculinity that the artists of ZaPow have created in the forthcoming group show; Reclaiming Masculinity.

      Masculinity does not have to equal assaulting people with less power. It’s time to stop accepting that Boys will be Boys. In these troubled times we look to our heroes and role models in Pop Culture to reclaim what it means to be masculine.

      Actor Terry Krews flexes his giant muscles while also proudly proclaiming his status as a feminist. Spok highlights the benefit of cool headed contemplation in place of naked aggression. Fin and Jake (from Adventure Time) are rough and tumble adventure seekers but they would never use their power or abilities to harm others. Gandalf succeeds in battling the darkness of Sauron through clever planning and orchestration of others strengths in place of shock and awe desolation. Nick Offerman, (famed woodworker and man’s man) eloquently stated what it can mean to be masculine when he was asked in an interview about the last time that he cried:

      "I went to theatre school. I took two semesters of ballet. I’m the sissy in my family. I cry with pretty great regularity. It’s not entirely accurate to equate me with manliness. I stand for my principals and I work hard and I have good manners but machismo is a double-sided coin. A lot of people think it requires behavior that can quickly veer into misogyny and things I consider indecent. We’ve been sold this weird John Wayne mentality that fistfights and violence are vital to being a man. I’d rather hug than punch. Crying at something that moves you to joy or sadness is just as manly as chopping down a tree or punching out a bad guy. To answer your question, I recently saw Alicia Keys perform live. I’d never seen her before and the sheer golden, heavenly talent issuing from her and her singing instrument had both my wife and me in tears. What a gorgeous gift she has. Her voice is so great. And I had no shame [about crying.] If you live your life openly with your emotions, that’s a more manly stance than burying them."

      So, if you have grown weary of domestic terrorism and sexual violence, visit ZaPow to help us focus our culture’s attention on the good that masculinity has to offer our society. Let us not lose hope for what we may build if we stand together.

      *** Disney Animated Fox Robinhood by Elizabeth Albright

      ****Terry Crews by Lauren (her last name is complicated ask her again in March) aka ZaPow Tsarina

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      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Art Galleries & Exhibits

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