Art openings, classes, events in and around Asheville

by Dryridgeinn on August 12, 2014

Art Classes

ATELIERJAMESDANIEL: A school for classical drawing and painting. Studio open 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. James teaches on Tuesday and Friday. AtelierJamesDaniel, 2002 Riverside Drive, Asheville. 335-2598 or www.atelierjamesdaniel.com.

ART WORKSHOPS: Thursday-Sunday, The Urban Art Retreat and Studio, 315 Pearson Drive, Asheville. Release your inner artist. New workshops offered all the time. Contact Mary McDermott at 619-227-0912 or www.theurbanartretreatandstudio.com.

POTTERY CLASS: Opportunity House, 1411 Asheville Hwy., Hendersonville. Meets 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays for eight weeks. Ongoing: sign up at any time. Cover techniques that include making a pinch pot, coil construction, throwing objects on the potter’s wheel, glazing techniques with a bonus of making handles for pottery pieces. Supplies included. $120 members, $140 non-members. 692-0575.

LAPIDARY ART-CABBING 101: Opportunity House, 1411 Asheville Hwy., Hendersonville. 5-9 p.m. Monday-Tuesday. $50 members, $60 non-members for both nights. Ongoing: sign up at any time. The art of cutting and polishing gemstones. Cabbing refers to the preparation of cabochons, a gemstone cut with a curved or domed top surface and a flat or convex bottom. Learn to cut and polish a stone by hand using a diamond belt combined with power tools. 692-0575.

CANVAS & CORKS CLASSES: Aug. 13, 6-8 p.m., Art MoB Studios & Marketplace, 124 4th Ave. E., Hendersonville. Aug. 13 and 27, Sept. 10 and 24. Share a bottle of wine or other sorts of bubblies (BYOB) and paint away. $35 with all supplies included. 693-4545 or www.artmobstudios.com.

DRAWING INSTRUCTION: 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays, Art MoB Studios & Marketplace, 124 4th Ave. E., Hendersonville. Four-week class on Thursdays. Learn basics of drawing. Learn to work in pencil, charcoal, crosshatching and various methods of shading and forming. $90 plus supplies. Call 693-4545 for dates on class and to register.

LINOLEUM BLOCK PRINT WORKSHOP: 5-8 p.m. Saturdays, The Urban Art Retreat and Studio, 315 Pearson Drive, Asheville. Participants introduced to principles and elements of design, how to cut linoleum, and how to print on paper. Tools provided. $45. 619-227-0912 or www.theurbanartretreatandstudio.com.

GOURD ART: Aug. 17 and Sept. 8, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Art MoB Studios & Marketplace, 124 4th Ave. E., Hendersonville. Different techniques taught in each class. Stop by the studio to see examples of Laraine’s work. $42. Supplies included. 693-4545 or www.artmobstudios.com.

PAINTING SOCIAL: Aug. 18, 6-8 p.m., Livi’s Pantry, 41 N. Merrimon Ave., Asheville. During these fun and casual painting sessions we offer lighter fare, non-alcoholic drinks, and all necessary materials. Beer, wine and other prepared foods available for purchase via the business hosting event. Creative focus and locations will vary every third week of the month. $25. Contact Bridget Hepler at brh@risdondesign.com or visit www.facebook.com/morningglorydesignasheville?fref=ts.

SCRATCH ART: Aug. 18, noon-3 p.m., Art MoB Studios & Marketplace, 124 4th Ave. E., Hendersonville. Teaches scratch methods on boards and then painting them. $40. All supplies included. 693-4545 or www.artmobstudios.com.

WATERCOLOR GOUACHE RESIST PAINTING: Aug. 19, 1-4 p.m., Art MoB Studios & Marketplace, 124 4th Ave. E., Hendersonville. Learn an exciting and simple technique creating watercolors that look like woodcuts. $35. Supplies included. 693-4545 or www.artmobstudios.com.

BOB ROSS PAINTING CLASS: Aug. 23 and 27, noon-4 p.m., Art MoB Studios & Marketplace, 124 4th Ave. E., Hendersonville. Instructor Pete Ferry teaches you happy little trees and so much more. Learn to paint for first time or increase skills. Different subjects. $55 per class. Call 693-4545 to register. www.artmobstudios.com.

Art Openings

KATIBIRD: Aug. 13, 5-7 p.m., Hotel Indigo, 151 Haywood St., Asheville. Wine and hors d’oeuvres. Solo exhibition featuring Katibird, local artist and 2012 graduate of UNC Asheville. Centered around the female figure and exploration of female power and empowerment. www.Katibird.com or 239-0239.

WINDSOR ARTIST RECEPTION: Aug. 14, 5-8 p.m., The Windsor Boutique Hotel, 36 Broadway St., Asheville. Boutique hotel/vacation rental property features 20 local artists on guest room hallways, all for sale. Reception will be a meet and greet with three of the artists. Event is the first of monthly receptions. Contact Laura Cousins at 844-494-6376 or visit www.windsorasheville.com.

STEWART PRATHER: Aug. 15, 6-9 p.m., Laughing Mask Candies, 84 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville. Celebrate the art of local AVL-ien Stewart Prather with a live demo by the artist and complimentary beverages. 505-4081.

EDWINA BRINGLE RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBIT: Aug. 16, 5-7 p.m., TRAC Gallery, 269 Oak Ave., Spruce Pine. The work of weaver and teacher Edwina Bringle. Over 50 pieces will lead the eye from the beginning through just yesterday. To Sept. 20. 765-0520.

DEBBIE LITTLEDEER EXHIBIT: Opened Aug. 9. Reception 5-7 p.m. Sept. 5, TRAC Gallery, 102 W. Main St., Burnsville. Book “The Rabbits Dance” co-authored by Ellie Kirby. Original artwork, giclees of pictures, photos, drawings, notes and explanations on how and why the book was created. She will participate in the Carolina Mountain Literary Festival, so stop by early on Sept. 5 to meet the artist and learn her process. To Sept. 20. 682-7215.

Art Events

SPRUCE STREET MARKET: Arts and crafts market open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. every Saturday to Sept. 20. Spruce Street is on the eastern side of downtown, just across from City-County Plaza, on the same street as Pack’s Tavern. 54 juried entrants will sell their wares.

BREVARD FOURTH FRIDAY GALLERY WALK: Aug. 22, 5-9 p.m., downtown Brevard,. Explore art galleries, art stores, retail stores and restaurants that are staying open until 9 p.m. 884-2787 or www.artsofbrevard.org.

CREATING SACRED CIRCLES: Aug. 23, 2-5 p.m., OM Sanctuary, 87 Richmond Hill Drive, Asheville. $49. Contact Martha Kiger at 230-5842 or mandalamama9@gmail.com.

LEARN HOW TO BE A CITY ART CONTRACTOR: Aug. 26, 10 a.m.-noon, Riverlink, 170 Lyman St., Asheville. Join RiverLink and Brenda Mills to find out how as an artist you can become a contractor for the city. Also Sept. 25, Oct. 29, Nov. 17 and Jan. 29. Advance reservations required. Call 252-8474, ext. 10.

“ELEGANCE & SPIRIT: The Costume Designers of Downton Abbey”: Aug. 27, 10 a.m.-noon, Peggy Crosby Center at Center For Life Enrichment, 348 S. Fifth St., Highlands. Presentation by Cornelia Powell followed by book signing. Presentation is full of beautiful images and delightful commentary with behind-the-scenes anecdotes from Downton Abbey’s costume designers. To register, visit www.clehighlands.com or call 526-8811.

OPEN AIR INDIAN MARKET: Aug. 30, Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, Tsali Manor Drive, Cherokee. Fine Cherokee art, made right before your eyes by master artisans using age old techniques. Shop for the piece that speaks to you. Purchase the genuine article, made by the real deal. 497-3103 or www.VisitCherokeeNC.com.

Call For Artists

’TIS THE SEASON HOLIDAY FAIR: Scheduled for Nov. 21-23, Davis Event Building at WNC Ag Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher. www.WNCHolidayFair.net or 606-8680.

Exhibits

“ARTIFACTS & CONTRAPTIONS”: Bender Gallery, 12 S. Lexington Ave., Asheville. Featuring glass and mixed media sculpture by Audrey Wilson and Peter Wright. To Sept. 30. 505-8341 or www.bendergallery.com.

“ART IN THE AIRPORT EXHIBIT 21”: Asheville Regional Airport, Airport Road, Fletcher. Works by Katie Kelleher, Paul Blankinship, Anne Bonnyman, Bongo, and Elise Okrend. In the gallery between the terminal waiting area and the baggage claim. To Aug. 29. 684-2227.

BLUE SPIRAL 1 Six New Shows: Blue Spiral 1, 38 Biltmore Ave., Asheville. Featuring local and regional artists including Hoss Haley, Pablo Soto, Cristina Cordova, Kenneth Baskin and many more. To Sept. 26. 251-0202 or www.bluespiral1.com.

“BRING US YOUR BEST XI”: Arts Council of Henderson County, 401 N. Main St., Hendersonville. To Aug. 29. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, closed Aug. 18-19. www.acofhc.org or 693-8504.

“CTRL+P”: The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, 67 Broadway St., Asheville. Recent economic trends speculate that a third industrial revolution, shaped by digital technology, is underway. CTRL+P investigates the implications of such technologies. To Aug. 23. 785-1357.

“CONCERT LIFE” PHOTO EXHIBIT: UNC-Asheville, Ramsey Library Blowers Gallery, 1 University Heights. To Aug 30. Photos by UNC Asheville senior Keeley Turner. 15 photographs from Moogfest 2014 and features the bands Zeds Dead, MIA, The 1975, and Kraftwerk. The photographs capture the excitement of the musicians and their audience. www.library.unca.edu or 251-6436.

“DARK SCIENCE”: The Mothlight, 701 Haywood Road, Asheville. New works by Jason Krekel and Gus Cutty. Exploring connections between some of history’s most notoriously secretive organizations. To Aug. 31. www.krekelart.com or www.guscutty.com.

GLASS ARTIST JOHN ALMAGUER: Beverly-Hanks Discovery Center, 1 Town Square Blvd., Asheville. The glass works of Asheville glass artist John Almaguer. To Aug. 19. www.handmadeinamerica.org or 252-0121, ext. 303.

“HILLBILLY LAND: Myth and Reality of Appalachian Culture”: Asheville History Center at the Smith-McDowell House, 283 Victoria Road, Asheville. Explores the power, prevalence and persistence of the Appalachian hillbilly stereotype from the late 19th century to present day. Focusing on photography featuring the people of the region, some of them stereotypical images, combined with poetry and short prose pieces that question and challenge these stereotypes. To Dec. 31. Public programs, lectures and film presentations will accompany the entire run of the exhibition. www.wnchistory.org or 253-9231.

“INTERLUDE”: Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center, 56 Broadway St., Asheville. To Aug. 23. “INTERLUDE: A Look at the Collection” and “Jacqueline Gourevitch: Site Reconstruction.” www.blackmountaincollege.org.

JOE LONGOBARDI PHOTOGRAPHY: Grateful Steps Book Store, 159 S. Lexington Ave., Asheville. Photo exhibit and book release of “Urban Photography From The Streets Of A Bohemian Mountain Town.” Focuses on the performance and art of living, creating, and being an Ashevillian. To Aug. 30. 277-0998 or www.joelongobardiphotography.com/books.html.

JOYCE SCHLAPKOHL PAINTINGS: Asheville Gallery of Art, 16 College St., downtown. “Reflections of Summer” to Aug. 31. Once a watercolorist, she has painted almost exclusively in oils for the past nine years. 251-5796 or www.ashevillegallery-of-art.com.

“MOTIVE: Abstract Artist and Painter Douglas Lail”: RE/MAX Results, 34 Orange St., Asheville. Asheville-born artist. Lail’s industrial influenced mixed media abstractions are distinguished by multiple layers of texture, color and organic forms. His latest work focuses on the transformative power of air and water. To Sept. 30. Open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 333-5260 or www.ResultsAsheville.com.

“PATTERN, TEXTURE, EMOTION-Quilts As Inspiration”: American Folk Art & Framing, 64 Biltmore Ave., Asheville. To Aug. 21. www.amerifolk.com or 281-2134.

PHOTO EXHIBIT “Some Call It Art, Some Call It Graffiti”: Ongoing at RiverLink, 170 Lyman St., Asheville. Shows graffiti found around River Arts District, much of it at the old ice house. Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. 252-8474.

SANDEE JOHNSON “LOST AT SEA”: The Gallery at Metro Wines, 169 Charlotte St., Asheville. To Nov. 30. Johnson will offer a new exhibition in September and October. MetroWines will continue to showcase the pieces from the Alice Donor collection “Portals” and looks forward to the exhibition “French Landscapes” by Jason Rafferty in November. In December, Johnson will become the Artist in Residence at MetroWines. www.sandee-art.eu. 575-9525.

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