Event Date: 08/19/2017 - 08/20/2017   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 AM

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$295.00 Sat and Sunday, August 19th and 20th, 10-4 $295 includes these materials – inks, lots of assorted papers and plants, wax, and all printmaking and encaustic tools needed. New! Two full days of nature and wax this Summer! New Techniques! Nationally known Bridget Benton, and long time Instructor for the Nature Printing Society is bringing all new ways to embrace nature and make art with encaustic. Learn nature printing techniques using leaves, vegetables, and other natural objects with nontoxic printing inks on fabulous assorted papers. Make a ton of prints, then select your favorites to embed or encapsulate into encaustic wax for a permanent luminous surface that needs no glass protective framing. Learn the basics and safety of encaustics the second day too before you paint with wax! You'll also learn how to embed dried botanicals directly in the encaustic, and make direct plant impressions into the surface. Take home up to 7 finished works, and lots more nature prints you can frame, make into cards or use as collaging materials. You bring three unprimed cradled panels sized 6 x 6 and four unprimed panels sized 4 x 4. And we will provide you with some extra panels too. Also bring non glossy, absorbant art and decorative papers of your choice.

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191 Lyman Street, #310 , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/20/2017   Event Time: All Day

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We invite you to join us for the twelfth annual Come to Leicester studio tour. We are excited to celebrate this annual event. The Come to Leicester studio tour is held every year on the third weekend in August; for 2017, that is 19-20 August. Our community of artists create in a variety of mediums, including painting, iron work, wood work, textiles, pottery, jewelry, aroma therapy candles, and brooms. They welcome you to their open studios so that you can enjoy their talented work. Come to Leicester to see for yourself!

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4005 New Leicester Hwy , Leicester, NC 28748
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Event Date: 08/21/2017   Event Time: All Day

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We invite you to join us for the twelfth annual Come to Leicester studio tour. We are excited to celebrate this annual event. The Come to Leicester studio tour is held every year on the third weekend in August; for 2017, that is 19-20 August. Our community of artists create in a variety of mediums, including painting, iron work, wood work, textiles, pottery, jewelry, aroma therapy candles, and brooms. They welcome you to their open studios so that you can enjoy their talented work. Come to Leicester to see for yourself!

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4005 New Leicester Hwy , Leicester, NC 28748
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Event Date: 08/23/2017   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Postcards in the 20th century served the same function that social media does today. Join Terry Taylor as he presents a visual potpourri of a selection of postcards which can be found in the North Carolina Collection. You’ll see Asheville (and Western North Carolina) as you’ve probably not seen it before, from the early years of the 20th century into the more recent past.

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1030 Merrimon Avenue , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 08/27/2017   Event Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM

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Asheville Outlets will team up with OpenDoors of Asheville to host Flea for Y’all the last Sunday of each month through October 2017. The Flea takes over the tree-lined lot next to Field & Stream. The next Asheville Outlets Flea for Y’all will be held on Sunday, August 27, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Asheville Outlets Shuttle will be available to drive shoppers to and from the center parking lot during Flea for Y’all from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. “This event has been tons of fun for shoppers of all ages. Even our four-legged furry friends are coming out to enjoy the day with their owners,” says Asheville Outlets General Manager, Sharon Morgan. “We are also pleased to provide the Asheville Outlets Shuttle to transport our guests to and from the center parking lot, making it even easier to bring their new treasures home,” she continued. The Flea features over a hundred booths and displays filled with art from local artisans and master craftsman, antiques, collectibles, vintage and repurposed home furnishings. Food trucks will highlight local cuisine and Tonic Craft Beer MRKT will provide local craft beer and more. A portion of the proceeds from the gate will benefit OpenDoors of Asheville, a non-profit that invests time and energy into supporting our local children. OpenDoors of Asheville will be onsite at each event to provide detailed information about their organization, services and volunteer opportunities. For more information about the Flea for Y’all visit: www.ashevillefleaforyall.com, call (828) 771-6361 or email [email protected] Asheville Flea for Y’all is currently taking vendor applications for all shows. Upcoming Asheville Outlet Flea for Y’all dates are Sunday, September 24 and October 29. Adult entry is $2, children are free.

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800 Brevard Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 08/27/2017   Event Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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Join artist Tessa Lang for a welcome beer and light snacks at Swell Salon August 27th from 4-6pm. The exhibition features representational abstract ink and oil paintings inspired by nature.

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9 W Walnut St Unit 2D , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/29/2017   Event Time: All Day

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August 29- October 3 Cayce Kolstad Tuesdays 6:30-9pm Join Cayce for an entertaining examination of the joy of working with the potter’s wheel. In addition to throwing and trimming a variety of forms from mugs to cookie jars, Cayce will demonstrate the wheel’s capabilities beyond throwing, including banding, slipping, and even grinding your pots. This class is for true beginners as well as seasoned beginners. Level: Beginner and Seasoned Beginner Tuition: $200 + $35 Lab Fee

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, Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/29/2017   Event Time: 3:00 AM - 3:00 AM

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Laurie Caffrey Harris Tuesdays 3-5:30pm Have you completed a beginner wheel class and feel ready for more? This class will help you refine your skills on the potter’s wheel and offer tips and strategies for reaching your creative goals. We will practice making multiples of the same form, learn how to throw larger vessels, lidded jars, spouts and more. Laurie will also share an in-depth demonstration on how to get great glaze effects that reflect your unique style. Come with a list of goals and we will make it happen. Level: Intermediate Tuition: $245 + $35 Lab Fee

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, Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/31/2017   Event Time: All Day

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August 31- October 5 Barbara McGuire Thursdays 11am-1:30pm Join popular artist and author, Barbara McGuire for an exploration of metal clay, an exciting new material with remarkable creative possibilities. Learn how to use torches, special metal clay tools and dies. We will explore innovative finishing techniques to create beautiful jewelry and small sculptures that, when fired, yield amazing metallic finishes.

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, Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/31/2017   Event Time: All Day

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September Session August 31- October 5 Mac McCusker Thursdays 6:30-9pm Storytelling and pottery are two of humanity’s oldest art forms. This class will combine them to create imaginative pots that tell a story, illustrate a point, or even tell a joke. You will learn to carve imagery on pots, handbuilt or thrown vessels. We will use sgraffito, carving, and decals to layer decoration, iconography and meaning on the surfaces of our pots. Level: Seasoned Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Handbuilding or Wheel Throwing Tuition $245 + $35 Lab Fee

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, Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/31/2017   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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An informal monthly gathering of artists, writers, musicians and art patrons.

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362 Depot Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/01/2017   Event Time: 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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September 2017 Show “Radiant Fall” “Radiant Fall” for September at Asheville Gallery of Art Asheville Gallery of Art’s September show features the work of Judy Rentner, whose brilliantly colored landscapes usher in the fall season. The show runs September 1-30 during gallery hours, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. The gallery, located at 82 Patton Avenue in Asheville, across from Pritchard Park, will host a reception for the artist on Friday, September 1, from 5-8 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited to stop by. The artist works in oils, using a palette knife to create intricate texture when applying her colors. Rentner says of her technique, “Painting with a palette knife has been delightful. It has allowed me to use color as I have never done before. The process is spontaneous, intuitive, and freeing. Using this means of applying paint fits so well into interpreting the landscape in a way that captures light and shadow, infusing it with more color than is actually there.” After receiving her art degree, Rentner taught in the California public school system. She has taken many workshops in various media to learn techniques, composition, and color theory. After moving to North Carolina, she taught classes in watercolor, acrylics, and oils. Of her life’s work Rentner says, “When someone asks how long did it take to paint a particular painting, I respond, ‘Oh, about 40 years, more or less.’ That usually gets a laugh or a puzzled look. In truth, it has taken many years of learning and many years of experimentation to settle into the style of painting that I currently use.” She added, “A person can look at a piece of art and appreciate what the artist has done, but evoking an emotional response is altogether different. This is what I desire when someone views my work, a positive, uplifting, emotional response.” Rentner’s work, as well as the paintings of the other 30 gallery members will be on display and for sale through the month of September. For further information about this show, you can contact Asheville Gallery of Art at

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82 Patton Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/06/2017   Event Time: All Day

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September Session September 6- October 4 Let’s Build a Fairy House! For Kids Ages 6-12 Wednesdays 4-6pm We will create a magical little house where a Fairy may want to live… or perhaps an elf! You will learn to work with a slab of clay using a fun assortment of templates to build your own piece. We will add whimsical clay attachments by scratching, scoring and using slip, experimenting with patterns and finishing up with glaze. You will be able to choose from a variety of cool stamps and molds to embellish your house. Or, you can create your own. Bring your clever ideas and creativity…the possibilities are endless! Tuition: $150

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, Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/08/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Ever wanted to try your hand at the pottery wheel? Have you always wanted to learn to throw but you’re not sure if you want to commit to an 8-week class? Or maybe you and some friends are just looking for something different to do in Asheville on a Friday night. Well, look no further. Ready, Set, Throw is here! Even if you’ve never touched clay before, our highly skilled staff will guide you through the entire process. It’s the perfect opportunity to get creative and have fun! All ages and skill levels are welcome. Level: All Levels, Beginners Welcome Tuition: $55 Per person, per night

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/16/2017   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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$325.00 September 16-17, 10:00-4:00 both days $325 includes materials - all bookbinding supplies and tools and all encaustic materials and tools. Just come with your lunch! Encaustic journals with wax + paper + thread! Combine encaustic with bookbinding to create unique journals. We will explore mixed media encaustic techniques and make a multitude of small works to be used as journal covers. We will sew these into blank journals using historical Coptic binding. Your books will be ready for creative meanderings!

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191 Lyman Street, #310 , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 09/20/2017   Event Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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375.00 Three-day workshop Wed, Sept 20, 12-4, Thurs and Fri Sept 21, 22, 10-3 $375 includes some materials. Comprehensive intro to Cold Wax. Experiment with non-traditional tools pigment sticks, powdered pigments and more to achieve texture and finishes similar to encaustic without the “caustic” fumes and heat.

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191 Lyman Street, #310 , Asheville, NC 28801
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