Event Date: 08/17/2018   Event Time: All Day

Description:
Tracey Morgan Gallery is pleased to present two exhibitions, both opening Friday, August 3rd. SHARON CORE creates extensively researched explorations of the living still life. In both series exhibited, 1606-1907 and Understory, we see the play between the illusion of a painting and the truth of a photograph set amidst the natural cycles of decay and renewal. This will be Core’s first show with the gallery. DAWN ROE, a local artist, will be showing recent work from her series, Conditions for an Unfinished Work of Mourning. Roe produced works using digital photography and video as well as cyanotype. This work was made along a network of trails crossing through the Pyrenees Mountains, and it closely examines the sites surrounding the specific footpath taken by philosopher and cultural theorist Walter Benjamin during his ill-fated attempt to flee Nazi persecution in 1940, as well as related paths of exile traversed by over half a million refugees during The Spanish Civil War and World War II. The exhibition runs through September 22nd, 2018.

Contact Info:
188 Coxe Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
View More Event Details
Event Date: 08/17/2018   Event Time: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Description:
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.

Contact Info:
5 Foundy Street , Asheville, NC 28801
View More Event Details
Event Date: 08/17/2018   Event Time: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Description:
The classical ideals of truth have eroded under the weight of centuries of contradiction. The duality of "what is" and "what is not" can no longer substantiate our beliefs of truth. The uncertainty of quantum physics bleeds into our lives as we find facts inadequate to explain our modern being. Thus, we turn inward to the self and find that subjectivity is truth and it is infinite. Truth Decay, a New England DIPA, releases on August 10th in limited edition cans featuring the awe-inspiring art of Maxx Hawthorn-feist. With utmost certainty, we can say that this is not a beer to miss out on.

Contact Info:
12 Old Charlotte Highway , Asheville, NC 28803
View More Event Details
Event Date: 08/18/2018   Event Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Description:
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!

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

Description:
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.

Contact Info:
191 Lyman Street, #310 , Asheville, NC 28801
View More Event Details
Event Date: 08/18/2018   Event Time: 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Description:
Asheville is known for its vibrant arts community and now you, too, can become an artist—and take home a unique memento of the city! We've put together three of our most popular craft experiences for you to choose from! 12:30-3:30 PM: Locker Hooked Coaster. Locker hooking has been practiced in the Appalachian Mountains since the 19th century. In this workshop, we’ll show you how to take colorful batik fabrics and a beautiful ceramic tile made by local artist Carolyn Kinnison and turn them into a unique piece of art that’s both pretty and practical! 1:30-4:00 PM: Decoupage Picture Frame. Try your hand at decoupage by making a personalized picture frame. It’s a great way to capture a special moment! Your frame can highlight Asheville or just about anything you can think of: another city, a person, a feeling, etc. If you can picture it, you can “paint” it with just a little glue and paper! 2:30-5:30 PM: Wirework Pendant Necklace. Learn how to make wirework jewelry by creating a stunning cabochon pendant necklace. You can put pretty much anything inside the pendant: a photograph, drawing, or even a magazine clipping! We’ll show you how to do it—and we’ll teach you how to create a beautiful, wirework beaded chain to go with it!

Contact Info:
9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5 , Asheville, NC 28804
View More Event Details
Event Date: 08/30/2018   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Description:
An informal monthly gathering of artists, writers, musicians and art patrons.

Contact Info:
362 Depot Street , Asheville, NC 28801
View More Event Details
Event Date: 09/01/2018   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Description:
Purple Crayon offers affordable studio space for women hobby artists, rental space for creativity-centered events, and a variety of arts and crafts workshops and events. Come see what all the excitement is about!

Contact Info:
9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5 , Asheville, NC 28804
View More Event Details
Event Date: 09/07/2018   Event Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Description:
Asheville Gallery of Art’s September show, “Life Is Art,” will feature the work of Michelle Hamilton. Her colorful encaustics use the textural capabilities of the medium to give meaning to abstraction. The show runs September 1-30 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, September 7, 5-8 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited to stop by. Of the title of her show the artist says, “Art can be what you do. How you dress, start a business, decorate your home, how you prepare a meal or host a dinner party. Even how you love someone. That is how I’ve always felt about my life. When I create, especially my encaustic work, it brings out a deeper sense of myself. One where I can truly be me without any hesitations. To be insentient of time even. It is truly a gift from the universe.” Hamilton says that her art education has been varied, but mostly self-taught. “Traveling and observing different cultures and their art has been very inspiring to me. Everything from Japanese fashion to Tim Burton has influenced my work, but my primary muse is nature (not surprising, considering the breathtaking beauty here in the Appalachian Mountains). I don’t limit myself to one particular theme because it’s good to be mutable in creativity, always growing and changing along with the work and proficiency with the materials.” Michelle explored many different mediums before trying encaustics. She describes this discovery, “like falling in love for the first time all over again; the versatile nature of encaustics allows me to delve into mixed media and texture, which opens my mind and makes me even more passionate about art.” Hamilton’s work, as well as the paintings of the other 30 gallery members, will be on display and for sale through the month of September. 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