Event Date: 06/27/2017   Event Time: All Day

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Black Bears!! Beloved Bear Photography Exhibit - As one of "America's Best Cities for Bears", what better venue than Asheville to celebrate the American Black Bear! With large up to 54" canvas portraits all around you, come one step closer to a very personal appreciation of these often misunderstood yet amazingly intelligent, playful, and curious creatures! April Johnson and Jeff Miller of Mountain Lens are the wildlife photographers.

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70 Westgate Pkwy , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 06/27/2017   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Asheville artist, Melanie Norris, just finished a series of paintings inspired by her recent residency in a rehabilitated mental hospital in Finland. The exhibit will run throughout the month of June in Asheville. To schedule a viewing appointment, please contact Melanie's studio at (423) 741-1195.

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2002 Riverside Drive, Unit 42L , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 06/27/2017   Event Time: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Asheville Gallery of Art’s June show features the work of Bill Cole. His colorful shapes, lines, and angles of everyday objects exemplify how the ordinary becomes extraordinary through the eyes of an artist. The show runs June 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, June 2, from 5-8 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited to stop by. Primarily a self-taught artist, Cole studied watercolor for a short period in Paris while living there in 1996. He has worked in watercolor, oil, acrylics, linocuts, and monotypes. His latest series of paintings are of buildings rendered in oil and acrylic, which he describes as, “leaning more toward minimalism than photographic realism.” In this series, he uses the lines and shapes of buildings as the format for exploring the interplay of shapes, colors, and textures. A native of Arden, NC, Cole began painting after retiring from the Air Force. His other interests include playing mandolin in a small band called Blackberry Jam and hiking. He lives in Waynesville with his wife, Jane, an active art quilter, and their Airedale, Ollie, an expert at catching and fetching turtles. Cole’s work, as well as the paintings of the other 30 gallery members will be on display and for sale through the month of June. For further information about this show, you can contact Asheville Gallery of Art at (828) 251-5796, visit the gallery website at www.ashevillegallery-of-art.com, or go to the gallery Facebook page.

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82 Patton Ave. , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 06/29/2017   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: 07/01/2017   Event Time: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Asheville Gallery of Art’s July show features the work of Cheryl Keefer whose signature impressionist style interprets moody landscapes as well as urban scenes. The show runs July 1-31 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, July 7, from 5-8 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited to stop by. The artist enjoys oil painting en plein air, whether on a mountainside or along a marsh. She is often inspired to listen to that still small voice that speaks to her, sometimes quietly, filling her with awe and gratitude, and moving her to create. Simple ideas become visual expressions of her personal epiphanies: morning light glistening on a wooded stream, a sunset punctuating a cloudy sky, fresh spring blossoms highlighting an otherwise gray day, a red umbrella piercing through the rain. In a loud world full of so many inconsistencies, Keefer says she finds wonder and joy in the rhythmic cycles of life on earth, celebrating all seasons in all kinds of weather and times of day. Each composition reflects her endeavor to rejoice everyday, and her hope in the wondrousness of creation. "Momentous occasions of life are few and far between so I want the viewer to see cause for celebration, even in the rain." The artist holds degrees in art history and art education from The University of Alabama, Birmingham, and graduate painting from Virginia Commonwealth University. She enjoys working and visiting with clients and friends in her studio, NorthLight, in Asheville’s River Arts District. Keefer’s work, as well as the paintings of the other 30 gallery members will be on display and for sale through the month of July. For further information about this show, you can contact Asheville Gallery of Art at (828) 251-5796, visit the gallery website at www.ashevillegallery-of-art.com, or go to the gallery Facebook page.

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82 Patton Ave. , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/07/2017   Event Time: All Day

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Asheville Gallery of Art July 2017 Show “Cheryl Keefer New Works: Something to Celebrate” “Cheryl Keefer New Works: Something to Celebrate” for July at Asheville Gallery of Art Asheville Gallery of Art’s July show features the work of Cheryl Keefer whose signature impressionist style interprets moody landscapes as well as urban scenes. The show runs July 1-31 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, July 7, from 5-8 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited to stop by. The artist enjoys oil painting en plein air, whether on a mountainside or along a marsh. She is often inspired to listen to that still small voice that speaks to her, sometimes quietly, filling her with awe and gratitude, and moving her to create. Simple ideas become visual expressions of her personal epiphanies: morning light glistening on a wooded stream, a sunset punctuating a cloudy sky, fresh spring blossoms highlighting an otherwise gray day, a red umbrella piercing through the rain.   In a loud world full of so many inconsistencies, Keefer says she finds wonder and joy in the rhythmic cycles of life on earth, celebrating all seasons in all kinds of weather and times of day. Each composition reflects her endeavor to rejoice everyday, and her hope in the wondrousness of creation. "Momentous occasions of life are few and far between so I want the viewer to see cause for celebration, even in the rain." The artist holds degrees in art history and art education from The University of Alabama, Birmingham, and graduate painting from Virginia Commonwealth University. She enjoys working and visiting with clients and friends in her studio, NorthLight, in Asheville’s River Arts District.  Keefer’s work, as well as the paintings of the other 30 gallery members will be on display and for sale through the month of July. For further information about this show, you can contact Asheville Gallery of Art at (828) 251-5796, visit the gallery website at www.ashevillegallery-of-art.com, or go to the gallery Facebook page.

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, Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/07/2017   Event Time: 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Asheville Gallery of Art July 2017 Show “Cheryl Keefer New Works: Something to Celebrate” “Cheryl Keefer New Works: Something to Celebrate” for July at Asheville Gallery of Art Asheville Gallery of Art’s July show features the work of Cheryl Keefer whose signature impressionist style interprets moody landscapes as well as urban scenes. The show runs July 1-31 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, July 7, from 5-8 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited to stop by. The artist enjoys oil painting en plein air, whether on a mountainside or along a marsh. She is often inspired to listen to that still small voice that speaks to her, sometimes quietly, filling her with awe and gratitude, and moving her to create. Simple ideas become visual expressions of her personal epiphanies: morning light glistening on a wooded stream, a sunset punctuating a cloudy sky, fresh spring blossoms highlighting an otherwise gray day, a red umbrella piercing through the rain.   In a loud world full of so many inconsistencies, Keefer says she finds wonder and joy in the rhythmic cycles of life on earth, celebrating all seasons in all kinds of weather and times of day. Each composition reflects her endeavor to rejoice everyday, and her hope in the wondrousness of creation. "Momentous occasions of life are few and far between so I want the viewer to see cause for celebration, even in the rain." The artist holds degrees in art history and art education from The University of Alabama, Birmingham, and graduate painting from Virginia Commonwealth University. She enjoys working and visiting with clients and friends in her studio, NorthLight, in Asheville’s River Arts District.  Keefer’s work, as well as the paintings of the other 30 gallery members will be on display and for sale through the month of July. For further information about this show, you can contact Asheville Gallery of Art at (828) 251-5796, visit the gallery website at www.ashevillegallery-of-art.com, or go to the gallery Facebook page.

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82 Patton Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/15/2017   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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from 150.00 Sat, July 15 10-4 and Sun, July 16, 1-5 $150 (extra $25 if you want supplies furnished) Learn how to tell a story using either watercolors or acrylics used like watercolors! Lorelle will share ideas and samples about the dynamics of composition and letting the viewer read into and relate to what you are trying to tell them! Norman Rockwell was a master of this but so were many of the Masters. People are drawn to your work if they can relate a painting to their own life experiences. Bring your supplies, a lunch and anticipation while taking home two completed paintings. All levels welcome.

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191 Lyman Street, #310 , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/22/2017   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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$275.00 Sat and Sun, July 22nd and 23rd 10:00-3:00 both days. Optional photo walkabout starts at 3pm the first day. $275 includes most materials Create a beautiful wall art collection using photo transfer and encaustic on cradled wood panels. Use digital photographs from recent times or past and revel in the soft, rustic, gently distressed imagery that "develops" from the transfer process. Learn to look (and see) differently through your camera lens. Capture unique perspectives and compose with charisma!

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191 Lyman Street, #310 , Asheville, NC 28801
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