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Asheville-area visual arts calendar



12/17/2012 - Asheville-area visual arts calendar
by Asheville Citizen Times

"NEW YEAR-NEW MEMBERS": Reception 1-4 p.m. Jan. 1, Asheville Gallery of Art, 16 College St. Featuring Jennine Hough, Everett Schmidt, Mary Webster and Eileen Ross. To Jan. 25. For more information, call 251-5796 or visit

"FIRE & ICE: Pottery, Glass, and Metalwork": Opens Jan. 16 at Haywood County Arts Council's Gallery 86, 86 N. Main St., Waynesville. Reception 6-8 p.m. Jan. 25. Celebrates the heating and cooling process involved in the art. To Feb. 9.

WORKS BY BLUE RIDGE REALISTS: Opens today at Hickory Museum of Art, 243 3rd Ave. N.E., Hickory. Reception Jan. 25. In the 1970s, WNC was the cradle of an artistic movement known as the Blue Ridge Realists. The works of the 10 men who represent this movement will be shown together for the first time. To March 10. 327-8576 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


ABSTRACT PAINTING WORKSHOP: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 5, River's Edge Studio, 191 Lyman St., #310, Asheville. No experience necessary. Explore methods of the great 20C abstract artists. $100 includes materials. 776-2716.

WATERCOLOR WORKSHOPS: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 10 and 24, River's Edge Studio, 191 Lyman St., #310, Asheville. $75 per class or $135 for both. 776-2716.

"WINTER SCENES IN PASTELS" WORKSHOP: Six week class, 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 16-Feb. 20, River's Edge Studio, 191 Lyman St., #310, Asheville. Learn how to get realistic shadows. $200 (add $25 if using class supplies). 776-2716.

"GOING DEEPER THAN WORDS" WORKSHOP: Eight week class, 9:30 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, Jan. 16-March 6, River's Edge Studio, 191 Lyman St., #310, Asheville. Learn techniques for getting in touch with your feelings with art and simple meditations. $200. Minimal supplies needed. 776-2716.

EXPRESSIVE LANDSCAPE SERIES starts with this one day color workshop: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 17 with Jo Ridge Kelley, River's Edge Studio, 191 Lyman St., #310, Asheville. Explore the world of oil pigments. $125. 776-2716.

BEGINNING ENCAUSTICS: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Jan. 18, River's Edge Studio, 191 Lyman St., #310, Asheville. Learn archival methods to get started painting with wax. $100 plus $35 for most materials. 776-2716.

COLD WAX & OIL TECHNIQUES: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 26-27, River's Edge Studio, 191 Lyman St., #310, Asheville. $245 includes specialty materials. 776-2716.

ART EXPLORATION FOR AGE 1-7: Inspired by the Waldorf Philosophy of early childhood education. Introduction to various mediums and art techniques. Parents welcome to attend with child. Classes are in Weaverville on Wednesdays and in Marshall on Thursdays. Contact Joyful Noise Music & Arts Center at

FAMILY NIGHT: 6-8 p.m. every first and third Thursday, Clay Mates 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,

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.


"AFTER THE DINOSAURS: The Age of Mammals and Ice": N.C. Arboretum, Fredrick Law Olmstead Way, Asheville. Robotic replicas bring creatures from the Ice Age alive and interactive components allow visitors to touch the Ice Age. "On the Edge of the Great Ice" will be in the Baker Exhibit Center greenhouse, about ancient plant life. To Jan. 6. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Standard parking fee ($8 per personal vehicle) plus admission of $3 adults and $2 age 18 and younger. Admission and parking is free for Arboretum Society members. 665-2492 or visit

"AMERICAN CRAFT TODAY": Fifty-seven craftspeople exhibit baskets, ceramics, decorative and wearable fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper and wood craft objects. To Dec. 29, The Bascom, 323 Franklin Road, Highlands. 526-4949 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

"ART/SEWN": Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Sq., downtown. Focuses on works of art in which sewing is integral to the making and viewing experience. To Jan. 6.

"BLACK & WHITE III": Showcasing work by members of Southern Highland Craft Guild. Folk Art Center, Milepost 382 on Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville. To Jan. 6. 298-7928 or

"CHANNELING THE USA": Featuring Asheville artist Randy Shull. McColl Center for Visual Art, 721 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. To Jan. 12. 704-944-8224 or

"CHASING THE IMAGE": Works by figurative artists Madeleine Lord and Sally Massengale. Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Sq. To Jan. 20. $8, free age 3 and younger. 257-4503.

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.

DANIEL LAI: 3D Hieroglyphs: Hermeneutics: 16 Patton, 16 Patton Ave., Asheville. Lai transforms books into sculpture. Amazing, innovative wall sculptures. To Dec. 31. 236-2889 or

"DIFFERENCES": New works by emerging artist Janis P. Rose, 310 ART at Riverview Station North, 191 Lyman St., #310, Asheville. 776-2716.

"DISPOSABLE": Featuring hundreds of photos taken with disposable cameras, DeSoto Lounge, 504 Haywood Road, Asheville. 255-1109.

"DOLCE FAR NIENTE": Show by mixed media artist Heather Shirin. Working Girls Studio and Gallery, 30 Battery Park Ave., Asheville. To Dec. 31. 575-7731.

EARRING EXHIBIT: Mora Designer Jewelry, 9 W. Walnut St., Suite 2A, Asheville. 16 jewelers, 80 pair of earrings. To Dec. 31. 575-2294.

"EARTH AND SKY": Artists Fleta Monaghan, Betty Carlson, Bob Martin and Mark Holland and the 310 ARTists share their vision of the universe in their own unique way. 310 Art at Riverview Station North, 191 Lyman St., #310, Asheville. To March 31. 776-2716 or

GINGERBREAD HOUSE COMPETITION: View houses from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday to Jan. 2, Grove Arcade, O. Henry Avenue, Asheville.

HARRY WOZNIAK: Oil paintings and pastels, Square One Cafe, 111 S. Main St., Hendersonville. 698-5598. Visit

IAN BROWNLEE, STEVE ST. CLAIRE, JEAN CAUTHEN, CASSIE RYALLS: Paintings and sculptures, Gallery Minerva, 8 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, ongoing. 255-8850.

J.F. STEWART: New Work, New Voice: 16 Patton, 16 Patton Ave., Asheville. Using unconventional methods, her highly reflective city scenes and textural abstracts show a more contemporary style. To Dec. 31. 236-2889 or

JONAS GERARD: Live painting 2 p.m. second Saturday of each month, Jonas Gerard Fine Art, River Arts District, 240 Clingman Ave., Asheville. 350-7711.

KAREN JACOBS "ARCS": New works of mixed media abstract paintings at Gallery Minerva, 8 Biltmore Ave., Asheville. Features the artist's signature style using layers of geometry, arcs and texture. 255-8850.

"KIN": Paintings by Ursula Gullow based on photographs taken of her and her five siblings during the mid 1970s. PUSH Gallery and Skate Shop, 25 Patton Ave., Asheville. To Jan. 8. or

"LATE BLOOMER, A Celebration of Color": Mica Gallery, downtown Bakersville. Exhibition of floral inspired oil paintings by Dorothy Buchanan Collins. To Dec. 31. 688-6642 or

LONE BACKPACKER GALLERY OF WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY: Fine art photography taken on all seven continents from the perspective of the solo traveler. 94 Depot St., Waynesville. Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Wednesday and Sunday. 550-8105 or visit

MARTIN STRANKA: "The Language of Stillness," Castell Photography, 2C Wilson Alley, Asheville. 255-1188.

MOLLY COURCELLE: Paintings, Atelier, 24 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville, ongoing. 275-0640.

MONTY TRAN PHOTOGRAPHY: "Old Work, New Day," Studio Chavarria, 84 W. Walnut St., Asheville. 236-9191.

NATIVE AMERICAN ARTISTS: "Lasting Impressions: Print Portfolio of Contemporary Native American Artists from the Fine Art Museum Collection." The Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University, Cullowhee.

"NORTH CAROLINA GLASS 2012: In Celebration of 50 Years of Studio Glass in America": The Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University, N.C. 107, Cullowhee. To Feb. 1. 227-2553.

"ON THE VERGE": 10 artists exhibit, Flood Gallery, Phil Mechanics Studio, 109 Roberts St., River Arts District, Asheville. 254-2166.

OUTDOOR SCULPTURE: Works by J. Andrew Davis, Brian Glaze, Hanna Jubran, Deborah LaGrasse and Robert Winkler on display, Western Carolina University's Fine and Performing Arts Center, Cullowhee, ongoing. 227-3591.

PAMELA HADDOCK-December Featured Artist: "In A Different Light" watercolor landscape paintings, Asheville Gallery of Art, 16 College St. To Dec. 30. 251-5796 or

PHOTOGRAPHY OF Joe Bester, Tom Nebbia, Scott Treadway: "Action Images: A Photographic Exhibition Depicting the Stunning Musicals of Flat Rock Playhouse," Opportunity House, 1411 Asheville Hwy., Hendersonville. 692-0575.

POTTERY EXHIBIT: Black Mountain Center of the Arts, 225 W. State St. To Jan. 18. 669-0930.

ROBERT MORRIS: MIND/BODY/EARTH: Selections of his prints, drawings, sculpture and video works, Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Sq. To Jan. 27. $8 admission. 253-3227 or

EATON: Paintings, Short Street Cakes, 225 Haywood Road, Asheville. 505-4822.

SCULPTURES BY MICHAEL ALFANO: Gallery Minerva, 8 Biltmore Ave., Asheville. 255-8850 or

"STORIES OF MOUNTAIN FOLK" Oral History Collection: Interviews capture memories of local people at Western Carolina University's Hunter Library in Cullowhee. Collections on Horace Kephart, Civil War letters, regional crafts, Cherokee traditions and travel in WNC available at

SUSAN FINER, BARBARA FISHER, GENIE MAPLES, CINDY WALTON: "Paint," Echo Gallery, 8 Town Square Blvd., Asheville. 687-7761.

SUSANNE SCHUENKE: F ine German art paintings and prints, The Market Place restaurant, 20 Wall St., Asheville. 252-4162.

"THE ELEMENTAL ARTS: Air, Earth, Fire Water": Ongoing. Asheville Art Museum's second floor galleries, 2 S. Pack Sq., downtown. $8, $7 seniors, free students with ID, age 4-15, and members. 253-3227 or

"VARIATIONS": Skyuka Fine Art, 133 N. Trade St., Tryon. Featuring works of nationally known artist and portrait painter Dawn Whitelaw. To Dec. 31. 817-3783 or

VARIOUS ARTISTS: "Looking Back: Celebrating 60 Years of Collecting," Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Sq. Permanent collection. 253-3227.

"VITRIC COMPOSITIONS: Assemblages in Glass": The Bender Gallery, 12 S. Lexington Ave., Asheville. The exhibition explores the work of three internationally collected glass artists who construct glass sculptures by assembling individual pieces of glass by fusing or laminating. To Dec. 28. 505-8341.


POTTERY MARKET & EXHIBIT: Pottery markets closes Friday. Black Mountain Center of the Arts, 225 W. State St. Exhibit to Jan. 18. 669-0930.

LAND OF SKY WATERFALLS ART GALLERY CLOSING: Final day is Friday. U.S. 276 S. (5388 S. Greenville Hwy.), Brevard. 883-3830.

LINDA MCCANE'S "This Year and Several Thousand Before": Closes Dec. 23. Grand Bohemian Gallery, Biltmore Village, Asheville. Based on travels in Turkey and Greece. 398-5555 or

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