Shape of Spring in Brevard

A vibrant group show including sculpture, painting, and photography opens this week at            Haen Gallery in Brevard.

Two Brevard natives — and former Bold Life featured artists — are on deck to present new sculptural works at Haen Gallery’s “Lumberyard Springtime” group show, opening Friday. J. Aaron Alderman’s coiled-copper figurative works, including life-sized elk and horses, are roadside hallmarks in the WNC area and beyond. And Kyle Lusk, who returned to his roots to become Associate Professor of Art at Brevard College, will make his Haen debut. Lusk’s compelling steel and polished-stone forms can reach 16 feet tall; his sculptures are fixtures on college campuses across the country.

Another mountain-native sculptor, Rick Lazes of Charlotte (born in West Virginia), also makes his first showing at the gallery. Fine-art photographer Ben Nixon and painters Marlise Newman and Mark Carter, all Haen regulars, round out the assembly. An advance peek promises a particularly vibrant group showing — an exciting tip-off to the warm-weather visual-art season in Brevard.

“To me, the seasons of the year are like tides. This tide is bringing in freshness, renewal, and celebration,” says gallery director Chris Foley.

Lumberyard Springtide: A Group Exhibition in Brevard at Haen Gallery, opening reception is April 22, 5-8pm, 200 King St., Brevard. The show runs through the end of June. 828-883-3268. For more information: info@thehaengallery.com.

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