August 24, 2011
An updated reunion schedule has been posted under the SCHEDULE tab. For all of
you who are coming, see you in ten days... and for those of you who are not, we
promise a full report for your pleasure afterwards!
July 13, 2011
Take a look! We've been steadily adding photos of life at Apeiron to the PICTURES
section of this website and remind all of you, whether you're going to attend the
reunion in September or not, to dig into your archives and send in your photographs
too. Please email your images as .jpg files of no more than 2 megs each to Jim Koch
at firstname.lastname@example.org and include captions for each image. If there are people
in the photos, please identify as many of them as you can.
We also invite you to check out the new website of Austrian artist-in-residence
Branko Lenart: www.brankolenart.com (along with lots of other interesting work)
is a segment on Millerton, New York that will give you new insight into how someone
from abroad saw our part of rural America (and our obsession with guns} in 1980.
It's not too late. Seven weeks to go, and we're just rolling on towards Labor Day now.
If you've been on the fence about coming for one reason or another, there are a
half-dozen rooms left in our reservation block at the reunion site, so there's still time
to sign on.
May 20, 2011
Travel tips for getting to the Reunion
By Air: Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) is Western North Carolina's largest airport
and is serviced by AirTran, American Airlines, Continental, United, US Airways and
Delta. AVL has non–stop service to Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth,
Detroit, Houston, Orlando, Tampa, Philadelphia, New York City and Newark.
Trip Advisor is a good site to monitor available prices; enter your itinerary and they
will provide weekly updates on fares: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Flights
AVL is 25 minutes south of Asheville proper, and about 45 minutes from the reunion
site (401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757). Instead of flying into AVL, it may be
worth considering flying into various alternate airports, and renting a car. The benefits:
1) It is often much cheaper to fly into other airports;
2) You will avoid any connection delays if you are not flying direct*;
3) You will not have to find transportation from AVL to the reunion site;
4) You will have a car for local exploring.
*Many flights to AVL go through Charlotte, and can involve long waits for
Other destination airports to check out for cheaper fares (if you are willing to rent
a car) include Charlotte NC, Knoxville TN and Greenville/Spartanburg SC.
The drive to the reunion site should take about:
from the Asheville airport (AVL)
1 hour 44 minutes......
from the Greenville/Spartanburg airport (GSP)
1 hour 55 minutes......
from the Charlotte airport (CLT)
2 hours 15 minutes....
from the Knoxville airport (TYS)
We will do our best to connect people who wish to share car rentals.
By car: Asheville is accessible via interstate highways I-26, I-40 and I-240; and
U.S. 19/23, 25, 25A, 70, & 74. You can get current road and weather conditions
information for the Asheville area from the North Carolina D.O.T. by calling 511
while in the state. Up-to-date weather information is also available from the
National Weather Service. Check out: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/
A Red Cab Company – (828) 232-1112
Metro Cab – (828) 254-1155
Yellow Cab Company – (828) 253-3311
Your Cab – (828) 259-9904
Local: Asheville Transit System – (828) 253-5691
National: Greyhound and Trailways bus lines – (828) 253-5353
Info on things to see (besides your old friends):
BBC Travel / lonely planet on Asheville:
Asheville Travel Blog:
May 1, 2011
Communications: Now that the web site is up, it will be the source of all news about
the reunion, including how to get there, who’s coming, etc. But you won’t have to keep
checking the site -- Whenever a new update is posted, we will send everyone in our
database a notice via e-mail.
Our next update will include travel tips, alternative airports, and ways to get to
Montreat from local transportation hubs. It may also include some images from a
roll of film of the first summer Peter just found...
April 14, 2011
We have signed the contract with Montreat Conference Center, and would appreciate
receiving 50% deposits by May 30th from those now planning to attend. Balances will
be due by July 15th. Although reunion registrations may be possible after that date, we
do have a “threshold” to cross in terms of number of attendees, so early payment will
Remember that we are doing the room registration, so please do not call Montreat
Please make your checks payable to Apeiron Reunion, and send them to:
8 Severance St.
Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
April 5th, 2011
An announcement of the reunion was posted on the Aperture Foundation blog today
with a brief description of how Peter came to found Apeiron after working for Aperture
in the late 1960's in New York and studying with Aperture's editor, Minor White.
Check it out: http://www.aperture.org/exposures/?p=9934