Event Date: 06/01/2018 - 07/28/2018   Event Time: All Day

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188 Coxe Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/23/2018   Event Time: All Day

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Lost Utopias is an exhibition of works from New York-based photographer Jade Doskow. The show opened on June 1st, and will run through July 28th. For the past decade, Doskow has been documenting the remains of World’s Fair sites, once iconic global attractions that have often been repurposed for less noble aspirations or neglected and fallen into decay. Doskow’s photographs poignantly illustrate the utopian architecture and art that has surrounded the World’s Fairs, across both the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She is an award-winning photographer based in Brooklyn, New York, known for her rigorously composed and eerily poetic images that examine the intersection of people, nature, and time. This series has been featured in numerous press outlets including Architect Magazine, Elle Decor Italia, American Photo, Design Observer, Design Arts Daily, Photograph Magazine, Dwell, Slate, and Wired, among others.

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188 Coxe Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/23/2018   Event Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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Even if you don't consider yourself an artist, certified Zentangle® teacher, Susan Goodman, will show you how to create beautiful abstract images using this fun, meditative process. Zentangle® is an easy-to-learn, relaxing way to turn structured patterns—called “tangles”—into tiny (3.5” x 3.5”) masterpieces that can, ultimately, be assembled into a larger mosaic. Susan will show you how to combine dots, lines, simple curves, S-curves, and orbs to create your first "tile(s)." By the end of the workshop, you will have learned at least four basic tangles, the strokes necessary to make them, and how to add shading to bring your pictures to life!

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9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 07/27/2018   Event Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Did you know that leaves, flowers, seeds, roots, and bark leave behind a unique “signature” when exposed to water and heat? If you’ve ever wanted to explore the wonders of “eco printing”—the all-natural process of transferring plant and leaf images onto fabric—this entry-level workshop is for you! Patricia Spangler has been natural dying and eco printing for a number of years. Join her as she explains the basics of eco printing and shows you how to lay out and design an eco print, bundle and process materials, and pre- and post-mordant fabric. As a final project, you will print your own silk scarf! All materials will be supplied, but students are encouraged to bring a variety of leaves and/or flowers and some well washed 100% silk fabrics or silk garments to print if time allows!

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9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 07/30/2018 - 08/03/2018   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 07/30/2018 - 08/03/2018   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 07/30/2018   Event Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Ever wish you had a tool to jump start your creativity? Now you can! Artist and shamanic practitioner, Desiree DeMars, will take you on a guided journey to access your inner guidance. You'll use this wisdom to design a sacred tool for sparking your inspiration. Then, after you create your amulet or talking stick, you'll participate in a simple, yet powerful, group ceremony to activate your tool with your personal intention. Finally, you'll learn how to use your tool for personal ritual, healing, and inner balance. This workshop will awaken your sense of gratitude for the abundant support we receive through connecting with all of life.

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9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 08/01/2018   Event Time: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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Opening Reception: August 7 | 5-9 pm Larry Turner has been making and showing art in the Asheville area for 35+ years. This exhibition of paintings is new work focusing on a Bacchus theme.

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5 Foundy Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/03/2018   Event Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Did you know that, in the publishing industry, words come first, followed by art? The artist's challenge is to bring new dimensions to the writer's story—maybe humor or surprise, beautiful landscapes or unforgettable characters. The artist makes the story come alive, right before our very eyes. Magic! So how do you even begin to illustrate a children's book? In this workshop, award-winning author, Linda Lowery, will make the journey fun and playful for you. Linda will share her Ten Top Illustration Tips, including how to: --Read the text for clues to length of book and style of art --Plan story flow and word placement --Make a storyboard and final dummy --Divide a 32-page book into spreads, framed pages and vignettes --Illustrate a surprise or turning point in a story --Avoid common mistakes first-time artists might make She'll also show you how Caldecott-winning artists Illustrated lines like these: --"My friend Rabbit means well. But whatever he does, wherever he goes, trouble follows." (Eric Rohmann) --"Of course, Olivia's not at all sleepy." (Ian Falconer) --"He climbed to the top of a tree and looked out, wishing and hoping his friend would come. But no one came." (Dan Santat) This workshop is part of Linda's ongoing “Creating Children’s Book” workshop series at Purple Crayon, but newcomers are always welcome!

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9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 08/03/2018   Event Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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“A Retrospective in Figurative” for August at Asheville Gallery of Art Asheville Gallery of Art’s August show, “A Retrospective in Figurative,” will feature the work of Cheri Brackett, whose dynamic, expressive figures capture the emotions, relationships, and movement of her subjects. The show runs August 1-31 during gallery hours, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m.-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, August 3, from 5-8 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited to stop by. “All art tells stories,” says the artist. “Figurative work offers a narrative for each viewer to interpret individually. It’s not just about the subject. It’s about what’s happening in your life as you take the painting in and what was happening in my life as I painted it. So, it’s biographical in a sense. It’s all there in these faces and figures, and it’s there our lives intersect.” Brackett has been painting for almost fifteen years. “I’ve been a psychotherapist for twenty-something years. What else was I going to paint? Figures. People. Stories.” Largely self-taught, Cheri uses bold colors and textures to create shapes that are semblances, not exact depictions. Her work has been described as “provocative and personal,” that is, less about the critical eye and more about moving the heart. “The sustenance we need for the creative journey often comes from examining where we’ve been and connecting the dots to where we are today, which is why I’m exhibiting a retrospective of my work this time. There’s such a variety of expression and style over the years that it even surprises me!” The artist has had solo shows at the American Folk Art Gallery and the MAHEC Education Center. She was juried into the 2016 ArtFields Regional Artist Exhibition. One of the highlights of her painting career was when she was commissioned to create a piece for Abigail Disney to commemorate the New York opening ceremony of her award-winning film, “Women, War and Peace.” In addition to Asheville Gallery of Art, Cheri’s work is in several corporate offices in downtown Asheville, the restaurant Mountain Madre at 13 Walnut Street, and in numerous collections around the globe. More than anything, the artist hopes that her paintings elicit some kind of emotional response. “If a painting brings just a smidgen of some new sense of awareness, hope, or passion, then I’m happy.” Brackett’s work, as well as the paintings of the other 30 gallery members, will be on display and for sale through the month of August. 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

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82 Patton Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/11/2018   Event Time: All Day

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310 ART at Riverview Station 181 Lyman St, #310 10am - 7pm New Exhibition "Reflections" Features work by 310 ARTists in all mediums. Art shows our inner reflections and natures scenes. See our special featured mixed media wall with glass and mirrors. Live Music, free hands on mural canvas for all ages to paint, and our special workshop "Fine Metal Clay" all on August 11th. Show, and gallery events are free! Register for workshops at 310art.com Trackside Studios 375 Depot St 3pm-6pm Artist reception for Susanna Euston and Julie Bell and wire sculpture demonstrations EcoDepot Marketplace 408 Depot Street 1pm - 5pm Painting demos with fiber pieces. As well as a beading demo for a fall-inspired table runner. NorthLight Studios 357 Depot Street 11am - 4pm Escape to NorthLight Studios, with illuminating art representing "Mountains to Sea". Cool off with refreshments, A/C and painting demonstrations from Bill George and Sarah Faulkner. Studio A - Pink Dog Creative 344 Depot St. Suite 100 12pm-6pm Join Andrea Kulish for Ukrainian pysanky - Easter egg demos and light refreshments Warehouse Studios 170 Lyman St 1pm-3pm Embellished giclée print on canvas demo Philip DeAngelo Studio 115 Roberts Street 10am - 4pm Stained Glass 2D Metal Work Demonstration: This demonstration will show the copper foil and soldier method for joining stained glass designs. Discussion will include metal work techniques for joining and strengthening joints as well as strategies to achieve smooth finished metal work. . Wedge Studios 111-129 Roberts St 11am-5pm The Making of a Glass Leaf In conjunction with Summer of Glass and Second Saturdays in the River Arts District, join glass artist Deb Williams as she demonstrates portions of the glass casting process used in creating her gorgeous cast glass leaves. Guests will be able to purchase a leaf and watch as Deb creates individual, customized pieces using a process of 'painting with glass frit". The leaf will then be taken back to the studio and fired in a kiln over a several day process and shipped upon completion. Demo is free. Glass leaf and shipping costs apply. Jonas Gerard 191 Lyman St, Studio 144 2pm For over a decade, Jonas' Painting Performances have been a staple of Second Saturday. Please join us to see the power of creation, color & harmony as Jonas paints live to music. Family friendly & free to all, the performance usually last a little over an hour. Riverview Station/ John Mac Kah Studio 236/Studio 256/ Studio 211 191 Lyman St. 12 pm "The Painters Craft" Introduction and registration for the upcoming Materials Class. Renaissance to space age application of supports, grounds and mediums for painters. A prerequisite for "Painting Methods of the Masters"class. Ongoing classes. Come see us cast sterling silver jewelry live at Studio 256! We use the vacuum casting technique and will pour molten silver into the flask(s) to complete the process. After a short amount of time the flask will be quenched showing us the results. This is part of Second Saturdays in the River Arts District and there will be plenty of studios and galleries open as well as other live demos throughout the day. This is a fun way to spend a Saturday while visiting Asheville. And it's free:) Children's art sale! illustrator Stephanie Peterson Jones will be selling her animal alphabet posters, animal mixed media pieces, Noah's Ark and many more artworks and product samples at reduced prices. Perfect for grandparents or those expecting!

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, Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 08/11/2018   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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$150 plus supply fee $35 (includes use of all tools, your metal clays, firing and findings plus a cord chain) In this fun beginners workshop students will learn how to create stunning copper and bronze pendants and earrings without all the hassle of hammering, cutting and torching! This is a great starting point for those who have been curious as to what all the excitement is about… No previous experience with metal clays or other jewelry making techniques is necessary. You will complete at least two pendants and two pair of earrings, ready to wear or gift to someone! When you have completed this workshop you will be comfortable creating jewelry on your own and moving into more expensive fine silver or sterling pieces. Covered will be techniques, textures, designing, bales, finishing, firing, and findings. Precious metal clays are a clay-like medium used to make jewelry and other things. It consists of very small particles of precious metals (such as silver, gold, copper or bronze) mixed with an organic binder and water. Metal clay can be shaped just like any soft clay, by hand or using molds. After drying, it can be fired in a variety of ways including in a kiln. The binder burns away, leaving the beautifully detailed metal that students may patina to create a contrast in the design.

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191 Lyman Street, #310 , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/18/2018   Event Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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Already longing to be back at the beach? We've got you covered! As summer winds to an end, fiber artist, Anne Magrath, will show you how to create your own needle felted mermaid so you can return to the sea (or, at least your memories) anytime you'd like! In this fun-filled, two-day workshop, you'll learn the basics of needle felting a human face and torso; then let your imagination run as you give your mermaid a tail, hair, and her own whimsical personality! First, we'll discuss what fibers are appropriate for creating a needle felted structure and finishing a piece. Next, you'll learn how to build a 3D form using a wire frame. Then, you'll explore different techniques for blending, shaping, and attaching wool and exotic fibers to your mermaid. Finally, you'll practice your skills as you continue to build and refine your piece and bring your mermaid to life!

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9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 08/18/2018   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Sat and Sunday, August 18th and 19th, 10-4 $295 includes these materials – inks, lots of assorted papers and plants, wax, and all printmaking and encaustic tools needed. New! Two full days of nature and wax this Summer! New Techniques! Nationally known Bridget Benton, and long time Instructor for the Nature Printing Society is bringing all new ways to embrace nature and make art with encaustic. Learn nature printing techniques using leaves, vegetables, and other natural objects with nontoxic printing inks on fabulous assorted papers. Make a ton of prints, then select your favorites to embed or encapsulate into encaustic wax for a permanent luminous surface that needs no glass protective framing. Learn the basics and safety of encaustics the second day too before you paint with wax! You'll also learn how to embed dried botanicals directly in the encaustic, and make direct plant impressions into the surface. Take home up to 7 finished works, and lots more nature prints you can frame, make into cards or use as collaging materials. You bring three unprimed cradled panels sized 6 x 6 and four unprimed panels sized 4 x 4. And we will provide you with some extra panels too. Also bring non glossy, absorbant art and decorative papers of your choice.

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191 Lyman Street, #310 , Asheville, NC 28801
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