Event Date: 12/18/2017   Event Time: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Description:
All Mediums, All Subjects, All Levels. Students choose projects & Instructor for the day will help you to continually improve your work with gentle guidance & encouragement. Enjoy working together. Please call if you are beginning. We welcome beginners and want to give you a good start!! Individualized drawing instruction and painting instruction in all media.Monday dates listed below. Morning Session: 9:30-12:30, Afternoon Session: 1-4 Sign up for one, or take both sessions to paint all day!! Non-sequential, pick your dates! See below $27 /class or preregister for 4 classes with tuition for $95 Instructors: Lorelle Bacon and Nadine Charlsen, Instructors rotate class dates for a comprehensive learning experience for you.

Contact Info:
191 Lyman Street, #310 , Asheville, NC 28801
View More Event Details
Event Date: 12/18/2017   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Description:
Curated by Akira Satake The thing that defines a tradition is the way it grows and develops over time.  No traditional art form, whether it be music, painting or ceramics, remains static and easily labeled for very long.  New influences are always coming into play, as upcoming generations learn to appreciate and revere the work of established artists but are inevitably inspired to interpret the art in new and sometimes brilliant ways. This year, we look towards a fresh generation of potters inspired by the rich traditions of our region’s ceramics.  We are very proud to feature these exceptional young artists in the exhibition, “Intro — Emerging Ceramicists in Western North Carolina,” and we look forward to seeing how their talents and vision shape the traditions of our ceramic heritage in the coming years.  Participating Artists Include: Matt Wegleitner, Tara Underwood, Micah Thanhauser, Dustin Fowler, Kristen Schoonover, The Bright Angle, Nina Kawar , Amanda Holloman – Cook, Anja Bartles, Candice Hensley, Molly Morning Glory, Samantha Oliver

Contact Info:
207 Coxe Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
View More Event Details
Event Date: 12/18/2017   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Description:
Craft in Toyland opens on Saturday, November 18 at Grovewood Gallery in Asheville, just in time for the holidays. This group exhibition will showcase handcrafted toys and games – all American made! Also on display will be a collection of antique wooden toys from the heyday of Tryon Toy Makers & Wood Carvers, on loan from Tryon, North Carolina resident Rick Dunn. An opening reception will take place on November 18 from 2 – 5pm, free and open to the public. This show will remain on view through December 31, 2017. Craft in Toyland will feature works by 10 artists and craftspeople from across the country, including toys by local makers Paul Frehe, Greg Krolick, Sarah Owen, and Alicia Williams of Heartwood Rocking Horses. This exhibit will also showcase works by Julia Calhoun, Elizabeth Swing of Emergolde, Joe Godfrey, Delilah Iris, Lumpy Buttons, and Wolfum. All handcrafted toys and games will be available for sale, with the exception of Rick Dunn’s collection of antique toys.

Contact Info:
111 Grovewood Road , Asheville, NC 28804
View More Event Details
Event Date: 12/18/2017   Event Time: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Description:
Asheville Gallery of Art’s December show features the work of Elinor Bowman, whose watercolor interpretations of the human figure capture both spontaneity and grace of movement. The show runs December 1-31 during gallery hours, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. The gallery, located at 82 Patton Avenue in Asheville, across from Pritchard Park, will host a reception for the artist on Friday, December 1, from 5-8 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited to stop by. “My favorite subject is people, primarily painting live models. No matter how many times I’ve painted a model, some other aspect shows up. And new models are a completely new experience,” says the artist. The paintings in this show were all painted at an open studio at the Swannanoa Art League in Black Mountain, NC. “Watercolor, black walnut ink, and Chinese ink are currently my favorite mediums. I love the spontaneity, with results in the painting which may not have been expected or predicted.” Bowman shared how she works from life. “The paintings of clothed models were completed when the model maintained one pose (in twenty minute increments) for three hours, although I sometimes paint several paintings during the session. The nude model poses were usually short poses – five two-minute poses, two ten-minute poses, then twenty minute poses for the remainder of the session.” Before taking up painting, Bowman worked with figures of another sort. She was a consulting actuary, working with hospitals and government employers who provided pension plans for their employees. “I began painting in my 50s, and love it. I did take a figure drawing class when I was younger, but never pursued art. After careers in business, painting is so enticing.” Bowman’s work, as well as the paintings of the other 30 gallery members will be on display and for sale through the month of December. For further information about this show, you can contact Asheville Gallery of Art at (828) 251-5796, visit the gallery website at www.ashevillegallery-of-art.com, or go to the gallery Facebook page.

Contact Info:
82 Patton Ave. , Asheville, NC 28801
View More Event Details
Event Date: 12/18/2017   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Description:
The Show will open on December 1st during the December art walk, from 6-8PM. This exhibition will feature works from local artist Kirsten Stolle, who's collages and text-based works respond to corporate propaganda and narratives regarding our food industry. The second artist featured, Stacy Kranitz, is a photographer who's work explores history, representation and otherness within the documentary tradition. She was named Time Magazine’s Instagram Photographer of the Year in 2015. The show will run through the 27th of January. The gallery is opened Tues-Saturday 10-6, and Sunday 12-4.

Contact Info:
188 Coxe Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
View More Event Details
Event Date: 12/20/2017   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Description:
Join instructor Nadine Charlsen for a fun evening class painting in watercolor. All styles and levels welcomed! Enjoy a relaxing evening while you work on your own projects in this open studio style class. (Tuition is interchangable with Marvelous Mondays and attendance is nonsequential just like our Marvelous Monday Studio classes)

Contact Info:
191 Lyman Street, #310 , Asheville, NC 28801
View More Event Details
Event Date: 01/05/2018   Event Time: All Day

Description:
January 2018 Show “Winter Blues” “Winter Blues” at Asheville Gallery of Art Asheville Gallery of Art’s January show, “Winter Blues” features the work of 23 member artists. The show runs January 1-31 during gallery hours, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. The gallery, located at 82 Patton Avenue in downtown Asheville across from Pritchard Park, will host a reception for the artists on Friday, January 5, from 5-8 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited to stop by. What better way to brighten the cold and gray January days than by enjoying a display of great art? Each piece will be an interpretation of the artist’s winter experience. Work will range from serene, snowy landscapes to abstracts in colors calculated to warm and cheer you as you wait for spring. “Our artists enjoy participating in themed shows,” says member Jane Molinelli. “Every artist I know can almost instantly come up with dozens of different angles on how to interpret a given idea. You never know what will be in the show until it’s time to hang it, and that makes it as exciting to create as to see.” The pieces for the show, as well as the work of all 31 gallery members, will be on display and for sale through the month of January. For further information about this show, you can contact Asheville Gallery of Art at (828) 251-5796, visit the gallery website at www.ashevillegallery-of-art.com, or go to the gallery Facebook page.

Contact Info:
, Asheville, NC 28801
View More Event Details
Contact
Event Date: 01/13/2018   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Description:
$125 Make-up class in the event of inclement weather scheduled January 18. Scratchboard is a fine art medium in which the artist scrapes off a black top layer to reveal a white layer underneath. Unlike most techniques, in which the artist adds mid-tones and shadows, when using scratchboard, the artist works by exposing highlights. This yields highly detailed, precise, and evenly textured art work. Students that are not familiar with scratchboard will learn basic techniques while creating a piece of artwork from references furnished by the teacher. Learn how to create a variety of textures with the focus on values. Students already familiar with working in scratchboard may bring their own reference or chose from some the instructor has that challenge them more than the beginner references. Move to the next level in creating artwork that is striking and grabs attention. They may also add color to their piece if they so desire and if time allows.

Contact Info:
191 Lyman St., #310 , Asheville, NC 28801
View More Event Details