Event Date: 08/31/2019   Event Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Have you ever wanted to create an abstract painting but weren’t sure how to start? If so, fluid art—also called [acrylic] pour painting, flow art, liquid art., etc.—might be just what you’re looking for! Fluid art is a form of abstract art that uses acrylic paints with a runny (fluid) consistency. The paints react with each other when combined to make interesting and visually organic motifs. As the paints run amok and spill across your canvas, the possibilities are endless! In this workshop, Deana Murchison will show you several different ways to do acrylic pours. Then, you’ll practice the techniques, making multiple 8” x 10” abstract paintings. Finally, Deana will demonstrate how to finish your painting with an acrylic coating. This is a fun and easy class and is great for experimenting with color! For more information, or to register, visit the Purple Crayon website: www.purplecrayonavl.com/workshops.

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9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 09/06/2019   Event Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 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. In this workshop, Susan will review the history of the Zentangle® Method and the benefits of using good quality tools. Then, you will learn how to use “strings” to create boundaries within a paper tile, how to create several tangles, and, finally, how to shade your designs to increase their depth and richness. For more information, or to register, visit the Purple Crayon website: www.purplecrayonavl.com/workshops.

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9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 09/06/2019   Event Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Asheville Gallery of Art’s September show, “Taking the Ordinary to the Extraordinary,” features the work of Bill Cole, whose paintings celebrate the art hidden in everyday scenes. 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. A reception for the artist will be held September 6, 5-8 at the gallery, 82 Patton Avenue. Bill’s paintings blend realism with abstraction to show the interplay of bright colors with the geometry of planes and angles. By breaking scenes down to their basic shapes, he is able to present the essence of them to draw the viewer into his paintings. “I try to capture my feelings when I glance at scenes and suddenly realize that there are pieces of art in plain sight all around us. With no figures in the painting, I’m inviting the viewer to be the figure in the painting and to imagine his or her own feelings upon seeing such a scene” Although he studied watercolor painting for a short period in Paris while living there in 1996, Bill is primarily a self-taught artist. “Like many painters, I began by trying to paint the most realistic images that I possibly could. Often, the paintings that I did with that mind set showed no more expression or feeling than a vacation photograph. I then began to realize that, to express your feelings, you must push your art and develop your own interpretation of what you see.” Bill, a native of Western North Carolina, began painting after retiring from 26 years in the Air Force. He has worked in watercolor, oil, acrylics, linocuts and monotypes. Bill’s other interests include playing his mandolin in a small band named Blackberry Jam, playing tennis, travel and trekking. For further information about this show, 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: 09/06/2019   Event Time: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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Asheville Gallery of Art’s September show, “Taking the Ordinary to the Extraordinary,” features the work of Bill Cole, whose paintings celebrate the art hidden in everyday scenes. 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. A reception for the artist will be held September 6, 5-8 at the gallery, 82 Patton Avenue. Bill’s paintings blend realism with abstraction to show the interplay of bright colors with the geometry of planes and angles. By breaking scenes down to their basic shapes, he is able to present the essence of them to draw the viewer into his paintings. “I try to capture my feelings when I glance at scenes and suddenly realize that there are pieces of art in plain sight all around us. With no figures in the painting, I’m inviting the viewer to be the figure in the painting and to imagine his or her own feelings upon seeing such a scene” Although he studied watercolor painting for a short period in Paris while living there in 1996, Bill is primarily a self-taught artist. “Like many painters, I began by trying to paint the most realistic images that I possibly could. Often, the paintings that I did with that mind set showed no more expression or feeling than a vacation photograph. I then began to realize that, to express your feelings, you must push your art and develop your own interpretation of what you see.” Bill, a native of Western North Carolina, began painting after retiring from 26 years in the Air Force. He has worked in watercolor, oil, acrylics, linocuts and monotypes. Bill’s other interests include playing his mandolin in a small band named Blackberry Jam, playing tennis, travel and trekking. For further information about this show, 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: 09/07/2019   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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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!

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50 N Merrimon Ave, Ste 111 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 09/07/2019   Event Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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The Center for Craft is hosting a series of Craft City Tours! Asheville is a Craft City. From the mugs we make out of local clay to the beer we brew with seasonal produce, craft is everywhere. We value the local, entrepreneurial, small-batch, high quality, and handmade. If you are curious about craft, join us as we explore what makes Asheville a Craft City. Discover craft in surprising places! Join local experts for a behind the scenes tour of the best small-batch, high-quality, and handmade in Asheville. Visit galleries, taste local beers, watch live demonstrations, sip craft cocktails, and meet the creatives that continue to make Asheville a Craft City. Join the Center for Craft for an Asheville food and art tour co-led by local experts. Throughout this two-mile walking tour, Craft City guides will offer ways to understand Asheville's urban landscape and restaurant scene through the craft philosophy—thoughtful making with a reverence for process and material. Taste, touch, and sip your way among carefully chosen stops, all while learning about the history of craft in the region, and encountering the creative people, objects, and libations that make Asheville a Craft City. If you love all things high-quality, small-batch, and handcrafted—join us! Please note, reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the tour. Additional information available at: craftcityavl.com

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38 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/14/2019   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Spoonin’: A Showcase of Handcrafted Spoons will open at Grovewood Gallery on Saturday, September 14, with a reception from 2-5pm (free and open to the public). This group exhibition will include both functional and sculptural works from 18 notable artists from across the country, whose mediums range from wood to sterling silver and copper. Spoonin’ will remain on view through Sunday, October 13, 2019. Participating artists: Curtis Buchanan, Lisa Colby, Andrew Dohner, Melissa Engler, David Fisher, Mark Gardner, Barry Gordon, Aaron Iaquinto, Kristin LeVier, Tim Manney, Erica Moody, Dawson Moore, Graeme Priddle, Jill Rikkers, Norm Sartorius, Gerrit Van Ness, Terry Widner, and Wild Cherry Spoons.

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111 Grovewood Rd , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 09/14/2019   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Spoonin’: A Showcase of Handcrafted Spoons will open at Grovewood Gallery on Saturday, September 14, with a reception from 2-5pm (free and open to the public). This group exhibition will include both functional and sculptural works from 18 notable artists from across the country, whose mediums range from wood to sterling silver and copper. Spoonin’ will remain on view through Sunday, October 13, 2019. Participating artists: Curtis Buchanan, Lisa Colby, Andrew Dohner, Melissa Engler, David Fisher, Mark Gardner, Barry Gordon, Aaron Iaquinto, Kristin LeVier, Tim Manney, Erica Moody, Dawson Moore, Graeme Priddle, Jill Rikkers, Norm Sartorius, Gerrit Van Ness, Terry Widner, and Wild Cherry Spoons.

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111 Grovewood Rd , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 09/14/2019   Event Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of the newest and most exciting media to hit the art community: alcohol inks. Their popularity is well-deserved! With very little effort or experience, you can create incredible textures, brilliant colors, and intricate patterns on a wide variety of surfaces. Whether you’re a new artist, or have been “making stuff” for years, artist extraordinaire, Deanna Murchison, will show you how to create beautiful, professional-looking artwork for your home or office. Only you (and your fellow classmates, of course!) will know how quick and easy your masterpieces were to make! For more information, or to register, visit the Purple Crayon website: www.purplecrayonavl.com/workshops.

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50 N Merrimon Ave, Ste 111 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 09/14/2019   Event Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of the newest and most exciting media to hit the art community: alcohol inks. Their popularity is well-deserved! With very little effort or experience, you can create incredible textures, brilliant colors, and intricate patterns on a wide variety of surfaces. Whether you’re a new artist, or have been “making stuff” for years, artist extraordinaire, Deanna Murchison, will show you how to create beautiful, professional-looking artwork for your home or office. Only you (and your fellow classmates, of course!) will know how quick and easy your masterpieces were to make! For more information, or to register, visit the Purple Crayon website: www.purplecrayonavl.com/workshops.

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50 N Merrimon Ave, Ste 111 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 09/21/2019   Event Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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If you like doing puzzles, you'll love doing mosaics! Just bring your imagination, and we'll supply everything else you need to get started! In this fun and easy workshop, Purple Crayon owner, Pam Robbins, will teach you what a mosaic is, the materials and tools you need to create one, what to consider when designing a piece, and, finally, how to do it. By the end of the class, you’ll have created a pretty—and practical—coaster to showcase your new craft! For more information, or to register, visit the Purple Crayon website: www.purplecrayonavl.com/workshops.

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50 N Merrimon Ave, Ste 111 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 09/21/2019   Event Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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The Center for Craft is hosting a series of Craft City tours! Asheville is a Craft City. From the mugs we make out of local clay to the beer we brew with seasonal produce, craft is everywhere. We value the local, entrepreneurial, small-batch, high quality, and handmade. If you are curious about craft, join us as we explore what makes Asheville a Craft City. Discover craft in surprising places! Join local experts for a behind the scenes tour of the best small-batch, high-quality, and handmade in Asheville. Visit galleries, taste local beers, watch live demonstrations, sip craft cocktails, and meet the creatives that continue to make Asheville a Craft City. Join the Center for Craft for an Asheville food and art tour co-led by local experts. Throughout this two-mile walking tour, Craft City guides will offer ways to understand Asheville's urban landscape and restaurant scene through the craft philosophy—thoughtful making with a reverence for process and material. Taste, touch, and sip your way among carefully chosen stops, all while learning about the history of craft in the region, and encountering the creative people, objects, and libations that make Asheville a Craft City. If you love all things high-quality, small-batch, and handcrafted—join us! Please note, reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the tour. Additional information available at: craftcityavl.com

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38 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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