Event Date: 04/27/2017   Event Time: All Day

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Learn to make custom 10th Century Scandinavian Turnshoe with Recycled Rubber Soles. This shoe, made with a button and flap closure and a very thin recycled rubber sole, is made inside out and then turned right-side-out so that the stitching ends up on the inside of the shoe. Replace the sole easily and indefinitely to have your shoes last a lifetime. You will walk away with a pair of shoes that allow you to feel the ground below your feet while maintaining good traction and be uniquely stylish.

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5 Consensus Circle , Black Mountain, NC 28711
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Event Date: 04/27/2017   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: 04/27/2017   Event Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Join us for the artist reception from 4-6pm on April 8th and meet the artist or come in any day this month to see the exhibition as well as all of our other member's work. We are very excited to be welcoming Betsy Kendrick this April as our first guest artist of the year here at the Asheville Ceramics Gallery. Betsy's work is an "exploration of slab building to create human forms." She works completely by hand to create the stylized and figurative vessels that you will see in her show at our gallery. "I am thrilled to be following my dream of being a ceramic artist. When I delve into my work, my hands take over and I trust them more than I trust my head. When I can make some people happy with my art, that inspires me and keeps me moving forward." - Betsy Kendrick

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109 Roberts St , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/28/2017   Event Time: All Day

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Learn to make custom 10th Century Scandinavian Turnshoe with Recycled Rubber Soles. This shoe, made with a button and flap closure and a very thin recycled rubber sole, is made inside out and then turned right-side-out so that the stitching ends up on the inside of the shoe. Replace the sole easily and indefinitely to have your shoes last a lifetime. You will walk away with a pair of shoes that allow you to feel the ground below your feet while maintaining good traction and be uniquely stylish.

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5 Consensus Circle , Black Mountain, NC 28711
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Event Date: 04/29/2017   Event Time: All Day

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Learn to make custom 10th Century Scandinavian Turnshoe with Recycled Rubber Soles. This shoe, made with a button and flap closure and a very thin recycled rubber sole, is made inside out and then turned right-side-out so that the stitching ends up on the inside of the shoe. Replace the sole easily and indefinitely to have your shoes last a lifetime. You will walk away with a pair of shoes that allow you to feel the ground below your feet while maintaining good traction and be uniquely stylish.

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5 Consensus Circle , Black Mountain, NC 28711
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Event Date: 04/29/2017   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Choose your date: Saturday April 29th, 2017, 10-4 pm $125 includes some materials Learn amazing experimental techniques, this is NOT your usual watercolor workshop!! You can experiment with; scrubbing, dripping, splashing and glazing and more in an unexpected way! Learn about different papers, non-traditional tools, brushes and painting on an easel. Start new work, bring your own work to salvage/enhance, bring your own reference or use what is provided. Experiment with light and dark before color and creating a strong mood before subject. Have a fun day of loose experimentation. This is a workshop for all levels, artists with no or a lot of experience who want to explore new and free techniques with watercolor. Nadine is an award winning former New York artist now residing in Asheville, with a studio at 310 ART.

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191 Lyman St., #310 , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/30/2017   Event Time: All Day

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Learn to make custom 10th Century Scandinavian Turnshoe with Recycled Rubber Soles. This shoe, made with a button and flap closure and a very thin recycled rubber sole, is made inside out and then turned right-side-out so that the stitching ends up on the inside of the shoe. Replace the sole easily and indefinitely to have your shoes last a lifetime. You will walk away with a pair of shoes that allow you to feel the ground below your feet while maintaining good traction and be uniquely stylish.

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5 Consensus Circle , Black Mountain, NC 28711
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Event Date: 04/30/2017   Event Time: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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Mountain Art Quilters presents “Nature’s Apothecary”, a textile art exhibition encompassing fiber art, embellished works, photo-transfer onto fabric, and other modern techniques. Focused on studio art quilts and the exploration of the natural world that surrounds us. The Church Street Gallery (at the Central United Methodist Church, 27 Church Street.) will be open to the public on Sundays, from 9:00am to 12:30pm, during church services, for the duration of the exhibition. The artists are a regional division of SAQA: Studio Art Quilt Associates (www.saqa.com).

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27 Church Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/01/2017   Event Time: All Day

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Learn to make custom 10th Century Scandinavian Turnshoe with Recycled Rubber Soles. This shoe, made with a button and flap closure and a very thin recycled rubber sole, is made inside out and then turned right-side-out so that the stitching ends up on the inside of the shoe. Replace the sole easily and indefinitely to have your shoes last a lifetime. You will walk away with a pair of shoes that allow you to feel the ground below your feet while maintaining good traction and be uniquely stylish.

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5 Consensus Circle , Black Mountain, NC 28711
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Event Date: 05/01/2017   Event Time: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Asheville Gallery of Art’s May show, “Light + Line,” features new work by Asheville watercolor artist Sandra Brugh Moore. The show runs May 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 downtown Asheville across from Pritchard Park, will host a reception for the artist on Friday, May 5, from 5-8 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited to stop by. The artist describes her show as combining three paths she likes to take in her work. “One is my studio work where I am exploring how to define light in the landscape. Another path is creating my small designs by adding curvilinear lines to unfinished watercolors. The third path is as a plein air painter,” Moore said. Well-known for her landscapes, Moore says, “These paintings are my response to fleeting moments of light—I reflect on a moment that reveals an energy I feel as light is leaving the sky.” Her mastery of watercolor technique is the hallmark of her work. “Watercolor is also a medium of constant change. I paint in layers, using the inherent transparency to depict the transitions between light and dark, sky and land, clouds and air.” As she continues to grow in her process, the artist states: “Painting, to me, is more and more about how I feel about the subject. It is less hand-eye coordination and more hand-spirit coordination.” Through the years Moore has won awards for her work and participated in juried shows. She teaches watercolor and drawing in the North Carolina Community College system and holds workshops in the Western North Carolina area. Her work can be seen at Asheville Gallery of Art and Trackside Studios in the River Arts District. Moore's work, as well as the work of the other 30 gallery members, will be on display and for sale through the month of May. 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: 05/04/2017   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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A show of small works by artists of the Appalachian Pastel Society, through June 17th

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365 Merrimon Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/04/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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A conversation with George Scheer about hidden histories in art and his work fostering creative communities at the intersection of aesthetics and social change. Scheer is co-founder and director of Elsewhere, a living museum and artist residency set in a former thrift store in Greensboro, NC.

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56 Broadway Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/05/2017   Event Time: 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Asheville Gallery of Art May 2017 Show “Light + Line” “Light + Line” for May at Asheville Gallery of Art Asheville Gallery of Art’s May show, “Light + Line,” features new work by Asheville watercolor artist Sandra Brugh Moore. The show runs May 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 downtown Asheville across from Pritchard Park, will host a reception for the artist on Friday, May 5, from 5-8 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited to stop by. The artist describes her show as combining three paths she likes to take in her work. “One is my studio work where I am exploring how to define light in the landscape. Another path is creating my small designs by adding curvilinear lines to unfinished watercolors. The third path is as a plein air painter,” Moore said. Well-known for her landscapes, Moore says, “These paintings are my response to fleeting moments of light—I reflect on a moment that reveals an energy I feel as light is leaving the sky.” Her mastery of watercolor technique is the hallmark of her work. “Watercolor is also a medium of constant change. I paint in layers, using the inherent transparency to depict the transitions between light and dark, sky and land, clouds and air.” As she continues to grow in her process, the artist states: “Painting, to me, is more and more about how I feel about the subject. It is less hand-eye coordination and more hand-spirit coordination.” Through the years Moore has won awards for her work and participated in juried shows. She teaches watercolor and drawing in the North Carolina Community College system and holds workshops in the Western North Carolina area. Her work can be seen at Asheville Gallery of Art and Trackside Studios in the River Arts District.   Moore's work, as well as the work of the other 30 gallery members, will be on display and for sale through the month of May. 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: 05/05/2017   Event Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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Acclaimed as the “founding father” of the American Studio Glass movement, artist and educator Harvey Littleton (1922-2013) left an indelible imprint on the international glass community. During his time as professor at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and during workshops he held with glass research scientist Dominick Labino in Toledo, Ohio Littleton formed the foundation of the studio class movement and introduced artists to the use of hot glass as a material for contemporary art. Today, John Littleton (son) and Kate Vogel (daughter-in-law) carry this glass legacy forward with their own art practice. Join us Friday, May 5 for an inter-generational conversation about the life and work of Harvey Littleton with Kate Vogel and John Littleton, led by their daughter, Annalisa Littleton. About John Littleton and Kate Vogel: John Littleton and Kate Vogel’s collaboration began shortly after they met at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Since 1979 they have lived in the vibrant Toe River Arts community that surrounds Penland School of Crafts in the mountains of Western North Carolina. John and Kate’s blown works, are an exploration of soft forms that began in the early years of their partnership. The fabric-like forms are as fanciful and fluid as hot glass. Over time, the soft forms have come to mimic the playful relationship of their collaboration and family life. This event is held in conjunction with The Good Making of Good Things: Craft Horizons 1941-1979, on view at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design January 20 – May 20, 2017. The Good Making of Good Things: Craft Horizons 1941–1979 is curated by The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design’s (CCCD) 2017 Curatorial Fellows Elizabeth Essner, Lily Kane, and Meaghan Roddy and organized by CCCD. The CCCD Curatorial Fellowship is made possible by the John & Robyn Horn Foundation. This exhibition is generously sponsored by Rotasa Foundation with additional support from Gary Ferraro and Lorne Lassiter. All Craft Horizons images and content owned by the American Craft Council and provided courtesy of the ACC Library & Archives. CCCD is supported in part by a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

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67 Broadway , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/06/2017   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Instructor: Lorelle Bacon May 6 from 10 to 4 $135 includes ALL supplies, including Every Color of ink imaginable, papers and surfaces for you to try! Lorelle calls this “instant gratification art!” Students will take home at least 5 finished pieces of art. Learn a variety of techniques with ink, about the various surfaces and how to let loose and create amazing colorful works of art. Go home fired up and inspired about the things you can create in a small amount of time! Bring a lunch…Join the fun. No Experience necessary!

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191 Lyman St., #310 , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/11/2017   Event Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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A show of small works by artists of the Appalachian Pastel Society

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365 Merrimon Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/20/2017   Event Time: 10:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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Join the Crafty Historian as we make our own hand-crafted instruments. Make a mouth bow (history's oldest string instrument), a kazoo, a shaker... you can choose the skill level! We will also visit in the Smith-McDowell House Museum to see the exhibit: The Luthier's Craft: Traditional Instrument Making Traditions of the Blue Ridge. $5.00 Reservations on web site.

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283 Victoria Rd , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/20/2017   Event Time: 10:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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Join the Crafty Historian as we make our own hand-crafted instruments. Make a mouth bow (history's oldest string instrument), a kazoo, a shaker... you can choose the skill level! We will also visit in the Smith-McDowell House Museum to see the exhibit: The Luthier's Craft: Traditional Instrument Making Traditions of the Blue Ridge. $5.00 Reservations on web site.

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283 Victoria Rd , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/20/2017   Event Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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This May, Grovewood Gallery turns 25! This milestone event will be celebrated with an outdoor sculpture exhibition, artist demonstrations, live music by The Bad Penny Pleasuremakers, and local food and drinks. Customers will also have a chance to enter a free raffle to win a kinetic Wind Sculpture by Lyman Whitaker. Grovewood Gallery’s 25th Anniversary Celebration is sponsored by: Golden Fleece, Hi-Wire Brewing, Metro Wines, and Noble Cider.

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111 Grovewood Road , Asheville, NC 28804
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