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Asheville area art openings, receptions, and tours.



7/16/2012 - Asheville area art openings, receptions, and tours.
by Living - Asheville Citizen Times

"FLORA & FAUNA: WNC Art Educators Juried Exhibit": The Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University, Cullowhee. Reception 5 p.m. Thursday. To Aug. 3.

"LASTING IMPRESSIONS: Print Portfolio of Contemporary Native American Artists from the Fine Art Museum Collection." The Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University, Cullowhee. Reception 5 p.m. Thursday.

PISGAH FOREST POTTERY CELEBRATION: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 20-21, Pisgah Forest Pottery, N.C. 191/Brevard Road, Mills River. Informal tours and demonstrations. Site preserved as it was in the 1920s-30s. 684-6663 or

BREVARD'S GALLERY WALK: 5-9 p.m. July 27, downtown Brevard. Visit art galleries, stores, restaurants, look for animal sculptures and murals. Call 884-2787 or visit

CALL FOR PASTEL ARTISTS: Appalachian Pastel Society Juried National Exhibition Oct. 18-Dec. 14 at the Asheville School, off Smokey Park Highway. Deadline for entries is Aug. 1. For prospectus, visit

"FIRST FRIDAYS": 5:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 3, Monte Vista Hotel, 308 W. State St., Black Mountain. Enjoy "Artini" drink specials, appetizers, live music and featured art by AnTHM artists and artists of the Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League. 669-8870.

ART IN THE PARK SATURDAYS: Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 6, American Legion parking facility, Wallingford Street, Blowing Rock. About 90 artisans. Free shuttle available. 877-295-4636 or

HOME-SCHOOL PROGRAM: For grades 1-4. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. second Tuesday every month, Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Square. $4 per student, per session. Guided tour and hands-on activities. 253-3227, ext. 121 or 122, or

ASHEVILLE ART MUSEUM FREE ADMISSION DAY: 3-5 p.m. first Wednesday of each month. Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Square, downtown. 253-3227 or


ADULT SUMMER CLAY CAMP: 9 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday, Black Mountain Center for the Arts, 225 W. State St. $200. No previous clay experience is required. Call 669-0930 to register.

WEEKLY WATERCOLOR CLASS: 1-4 p.m. every Monday, Asheville Area Arts Council, 346 Depot St. Annual membership $35, per class fee $3. To register, e-mail name, address, phone, and desired start date to or call 258-0710, ext. 108. Payment will be collected at class.

"COME PLAY WITH CLAY": 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday with sculptor Josephine Burgwyn Pratt, A-B Tech, Coman 124, Victoria Road, Asheville. Learn basic sculpting techniques in polymer clay. $225 for tuition, clay, tools and lunch. To register, visit or call 398-7814. Visit for scholarship information.

CELL PHONE PHOTOGRAPHS: 2-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Satu rday, The Bascom, 323 Franklin Road, Highlands. Learn basic photography skills to enhance the light, composition and overall look of your images. $125 member, $160 non-member. Call 526-4949 or visit to register.

THE BASCOM COMMUNITY KNITTERS: 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays (to Nov. 24), The Bascom, 323 Franklin Road, Highlands. Free.

"PAINTING FROM NATURE": 1-4 p.m. every Saturday in July, The Bascom, 323 Franklin Road, Highlands. Learn about watercolor. $150 member, $185 non-member. To register, call 526-4949 or visit

THE ART OF THE TEAPOT: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 23-27, The Bascom, 323 Franklin Road, Highlands. Wheel and hand building workshop dedicated to the art of the teapot. $375 member, $410 non-member. Call 526-4949 or visit to register.

ART EXPLORATION FOR AGE 4-7: Inspired by Waldorf Philosophy of early childhood education, Art Exploration is a wonderful introduction to various mediums and art techniques. Parents welcome to attend with their child. Classes are in Weaverville on Wednesdays and in Marshall on Thursdays. Classes also available for age 1-3. Contact Joyful Noise Music & Arts Center at

CHILDREN'S ART CLASS: For age 5-8. 10:45-11:30 a.m. July 23-27, Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon. $50 for one child, $75 for two. 859-8322 or

STILL LIFE PAINTING WORKSHOP: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 23-27 with Rich Nelson, Skyuka Fine Art Gallery, 133 N. Trade St., Tryon. Open to all levels and media, but oil will be emphasized. $450. Call 859-0318 or visit

DROP-IN CLAY DAY: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 25 and Aug. 1, Black Mountain Center for the Arts, 225 W. State St. Teacher Elise Reed or studio manager/teacher Charles Freeland will be on hand for drop-in students. $15 per hour with a two-hour minimum. Children under high school age must be accompanied by an adult. 669-0930.

WOOD FIRE CERAMICS WORKSHOP IN ITALY: Led by Brevard potter, Judith Duff, Oct. 14-27 at La Meridiana International School of Ceramic Art in Tuscany. Register at or Cost is 1,850 Euro (about $2,400) and includes welcome dinner, lunches, lodging, tuition, materials, firings and side trips.

ART CLASS: Ongoing classes for oils, acrylics, pastels. River's Edge Studio, 191 Lyman St., #310, Asheville. $45 per class. 776-2716 or Visit

FAMILY NIGHT: 6-8 p.m. every first and third Thursday, Claymates Pottery, 31 Front St., Dillsboro. Bring your family for a night of painting, pottery, glass fusing, creating. Reservations appreciated. 631-3133 or

WNC FIBER FOLK GROUP: Meets noon-1 p.m. Thursdays at Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University, Cullowhee. The group crochets items to raise awareness about social issues. 227-2553 or

CERAMICS OPEN STUDIO: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and noon-4 p.m. Sundays, The Bascom, 323 Franklin Road, Highlands. 526-4949,

OPEN DRAWING 7-9 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Fine Arts League of the Carolinas School, 362 Depot St., Asheville. $5. Bring paper and drawing instruments. Model provided. 252-5050.

PAINTING & DRAWING LESSONS: Tuesdays at 10 a.m., 1, 3:30 and 6:30 p.m., Black Mountain Center for the Arts, 225 W. State St. With wildlife artist Bob Travers. For age 8-adult. Call 776-6376 or e-mail

RICHMOND'S STUDIO: Six-week fine art classes. After-school and home-school art classes as well as adult drawing and painting classes by Richmond Smith. Times and prices vary. Richmond's Studio in Phil Mechanic Studios, 109 Roberts St., Asheville. Visit or call 777-3345.


"ALEX MATISSE: OMETTO&r dquo;: The Bascom, 323 Franklin Road, Highlands. Installation of large ceramic vessels. To Oct. 21. 526-4949 or visit

"ALLURE-The Secret Life of Flowers": West One Salon, 372 Depot St., Suite 20, Asheville. To Aug. 15. Original photography, printed on metal, features work of Asheville photographer Julie McMillan. 606-4086.

"ANCIENT FORMS, MODERN MINDS": Contemporary Cherokee ceramics, Gallery 6 of Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Sq. To Aug. 12. 253-3227

APPALACHIAN PASTEL SOCIETY: Studio B Custom Framing & Fine Arts, 171 Weaverville Hwy., Asheville. To July 31. Call 225-5200 or visit

"AQUEOUS": Black Mountain Center for the Arts, 225 W. State St. To July 27. Collaborative exhibit exploring movement and transition. A special focus on materials, specifically paper and handmade paper, and the particular topic of water. 669-0930 or

ART IN THE AIRPORT: Featuring more than 40 pieces by 11 local artists, Asheville Regional Airport, Fletcher.

ART + ENERGY GROUP SHOW: Jackson County Green Energy Park, Dillsboro. Art created with renewable energy featuring blown glass, forge-hammered metals, ceramics. 631-0271 or

TRUNNELL: "Impressions of My Soul," Atelier, 24 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville.

CHRIS SEDGWICK, KENN KOTARA, GRANT PENNY, KIRSTEN MORAN: Paintings, Gallery Minerva, 8 Biltmore Ave., Asheville. Ongoing. Open 7 days a week. 255-8850.

CHRISTINE PACE: Gourd and Cypress Knee art, Land of Waterfalls Gallery, U.S. 276 S., Brevard.,

CLICK! Project Photographers: Hotel Indigo, 151 Haywood St., Asheville. To Aug. 31. Call 329-2918 or visit

"COLORS OF SPRING": Photography by f/32 Photography Group at Green Sage Coffeehouse & Café, 1800 Hendersonville Road, Asheville. To Sept. 15. Visit Call 274-4450 or visit


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