Applications are now being accepted for artists wishing to participate in this year's Henderson County Open Studio Tour scheduled for Sept. 22-23. Applications and more information can be found online. This self-guided tour takes art lovers to the studios of more than 50 artists. The artists will have new artwork for people to view and purchase. All proceeds earned during the tour are retained by the artists. The application deadline is May 31.
Crate Wine Market and Project presents the work of graphic designer and artist Rachele Riley. The exhibition runs April 17-May 28.
The Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site visitors center is housing an art exhibit titled Nothing Happens Unless First a Dream. Students from North Carolina and across the nation created artwork reflecting a quote from Sandburg's writing. The exhibit features 60 pieces that represent students' perspectives on dreams, perseverance, and achievement. The display runs through May 31.
Balance and symmetry are two important photographic techniques in the creation of dramatic compositions. Professional photographer Don McGowan will discuss this technique and evaluate Camera Club of Hendersonville member’s images at its general meeting at 6:30pm on Tuesday, April 24. All are welcome to visit and membership is available. The club meets at the Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce Building at Kanuga and Church streets. See the club Website for more details: www.cameraclubofhendersonville.com.
Enjoy an evening stroll in downtown Brevard as you explore the art galleries, art stores, retail stores and restaurants that are staying open late from 5 -8 pm. Experience art, music and wine. Be sure to look for the animal sculptures and the murals located in downtown Brevard as well. Make an evening of it and stop by and have dinner in one of the downtown restaurants. A brochure for the gallery walks can be found at any of the…
Number 7 Arts presents a month-long celebration of fine art's creative process. An opening reception is April 27 from 5-8pm. Artists will be available to field often asked questions such as, "How long did it take to make that?" and "What drove you to become an artist?".
Karl Schwartz will teach students how to make an eight-bottle wine rack. The students will cut, drill and assemble the rack out of cedar or pine. Refreshments are included. Let the instructor know beforehand if you prefer cedar or pine.
Master carver Bernard Edwards will teach students how to use power and hand carving tools to create a walking black bear on a wooden base. Bring any woodworking tools you have. Tools will be available for those who do not have them. There is a $20 materials fee.
Learn how to paint with wax using encaustic iron with tips and tricks on how to make your work more realistic by using the tips and sides of the iron. No painting experience is necessary. All supplies are included except the iron. Encaustic irons may be purchased online.
Summer series is a chance to meet local artists while they work on their art. Light beverages and snacks will be provided. Elizabeth McAfee is the featured artist.
Aspiring young artists ages 5-13 are invited to participate in a youth art competition that is taking place in conjunction with the Asheville Fine Art Show scheduled for May 19-20. Youth artists' submissions are due May 1. Go online for applications or call 941-755-3088 or email email@example.com for more details.
Artist applications are available for the 59th Art on Main fine art and craft showcase in downtown Hendersonville. The festival is Sept. 29-30. Go online to download an application and for more information. The deadline is May 1.
The Laurel Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America will hold its next monthly meeting on Thursday, May 3. The program will be the first of a two-part series, a cross stitch tape measure cover, taught by Roberta Smith. The first session will focus on the techniques necessary to complete the project. The second session in June will address finishing techniques. The cost of materials is $8. Reservations can be made by calling Sandy Washington at 828-693-4499. The chapter meets at…
People are invited to make a craft each month. Sign up via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 828-894-8721, ext. 226.
Asheville Gallery of Art’s May show, Chasing the Light, will feature the work of Joyce Schlapkohl who describes her style as, “painterly realism with a strong focal point.” The show runs May 1-31 during gallery hours, 11am-6pm Monday through Saturday and 1-4pm Sunday. The gallery, located at 82 Patton Avenue in Asheville, across from Pritchard Park, will host a reception for the artist on Friday, May 4, from 5-8pm. Everyone is cordially invited to stop by.