photo+sphere is an innovative city-wide event exploring our relationship to the environment through photography and photo-media, featuring nationally known speakers, exhibitions, films, and special projects throughout Asheville Nov 7-11, 2018. The Kickoff Party and Fundraiser is 5-7PM on Thursday, Nov 8 at the Asheville Masonic Temple, followed by Mel Chin's Keynote Address, "The Arctic is Asheville." Friday, Nov 9 is an evening at the RAMP Studios, including an open reception, exhibitions, Keynote Presenter Sharon Harper, followed by Short Films. Saturday happens at Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, including Keynote Presenter Justin Brice Guariglia. For tickets, schedule and information about many more photo+sphere events, see www.photoplusavl.com. Designed to be affordable and accessible, photo+sphere features high quality creative work to engage the public in meaningful dialog concerning how we see the world and the role humans play in determining the future of our planet. In the spirit of community collaboration, photo+sphere events will occur in partnership with leading art galleries, museums, scientific, environmental and educational institutions, including: Asheville Art Museum, Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, Blue Spiral 1, Buckminster Fuller Institute, Center for Craft, The Collider, Momentum Gallery, N.C. Nature Conservancy, RAMP Studios, REVOLVE, Satellite Gallery, Tracey Morgan Gallery, UNC-Asheville, Western Carolina University, and Warren Wilson College, among many others.