Event Date: 03/31/2019 - 04/28/2019   Event Time: All Day

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757 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 04/07/2019 - 05/05/2019   Event Time: All Day

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757 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 04/14/2019 - 05/12/2019   Event Time: All Day

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757 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 04/21/2019 - 05/19/2019   Event Time: All Day

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757 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 04/24/2019   Event Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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In this fun—and very colorful!—three-week course, you’ll experiment with the unique effects that transparency, light, and color create with mosaic on glass. You’ll create a beautiful, framed, 8"x10" transparent artwork that will convey the same beauty and qualities of stained glass, but with mosaic techniques. You can either get creative and develop your own design, use one of the designs that Pam Robbins, your instructor, can provide, or search online for ideas. In the first class, Pam will review what a mosaic is, the materials and tools needed to create one, and what to consider when designing and assembling a glass-on-glass piece. Then, you will spend the majority of the class working on your piece. In the second class, you will continue working on your artwork. Pam will be available to answer questions, provide guidance, and troubleshoot as necessary. You will be encouraged to work on your piece at home so that you will be ready to grout by the third and final class. In the third and final class, if you are finished assembling your piece, you will grout it. If you are not ready to grout, you will continue working on your piece, observe the grouting process, and take home a grouting kit so you can do it at home. For more information, or to register, visit the Purple Crayon website: www.purplecrayonavl.com/workshops.

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9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 04/25/2019   Event Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Chinese brush painting is one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world. In this four-week course, veteran artist, Camille Daunno, will help you solidify and build on its basic techniques. In addition to practicing simple strokes, Camille will teach you how to make more complicated strokes and when and how to incorporate color into your paintings. Subjects will include flowers, trees, birds, and branches. In the first class, Camille will review Chinese brush painting materials and basic techniques. You will have ample opportunity to practice using black ink, different values, and different brushes to create simple flowers and birds. In the second class, you will focus on techniques to create flowers, trees, birds, and branches. Camille will show you how to paint a flower using very little stokes. Then, you will spend the rest of the class creating and experimenting with composition. In the third class, Camille will teach you how to use color to enhance your composition. You will continue to practice using all of the techniques you have learned and pick a theme for your final piece. In the fourth and final class, you will create a final painting(s) that makes a unique personal statement and a beautiful addition to your home! For more information, or to register, visit the Purple Crayon website: www.purplecrayonavl.com/workshops.

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9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 04/26/2019   Event Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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Zentangle® is an easy-to-learn, relaxing way to turn structured patterns—called “tangles”—into tiny (3.5” x 3.5”) masterpieces that can, ultimately, be assembled into a larger mosaic. In this four-week course, you will acquaint, or re-acquaint, yourself with the basics of Zentangle®. Then, you will continue to build your knowledge by learning new, more complicated tangles and working with different colored squares and pens. In the first class, Certified Zentangle® Teacher, Susan Goodman, will review the history of the Zentangle® Method, the benefits of using good quality tools, and how to create tangles. Then, you will create two tiles to refresh or practice your Zentangle® skills. In the second class, Susan will go into more detail about how to use “strings” to create boundaries within a paper tile, and how shading increases the depth and richness of a design. Then, you will learn several new patterns and create two additional tiles. In the third class, you will explore shading and highlighting on Renaissance (tan) tiles. You will build upon what you’ve learned previously and learn two new patterns. In the fourth and final class, you will play with black tiles and white pens, shading “in reverse” to create your designs. You will add two final tangles to your repertoire. For more information, or to register, visit the Purple Crayon website: www.purplecrayonavl.com/workshops.

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9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 04/26/2019   Event Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Have you ever wanted to create an abstract painting but weren’t sure how to start? If so, fluid art—also called [acrylic] pour painting, flow art, liquid art., etc.—might be just what you’re looking for! Fluid art is a form of abstract art that uses acrylic paints with a runny (fluid) consistency. The paints react with each other when combined to make interesting and visually organic motifs. As the paints run amok and spill across your canvas, the possibilities are endless! In this workshop, Deana Murchison will show you several different ways to do acrylic pours. Then, you’ll make two, 8” x 10” abstract paintings using the dirty pour/flip pour method. Finally, Deana will demonstrate how to finish your painting with an acrylic coating. This is a fun and easy class and is great for experimenting with color! For more information, or to register, visit the Purple Crayon website: www.purplecrayonavl.com/workshops.

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9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 04/27/2019   Event Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Needle felting is a relatively new fiber art. Although felt has been made with a felting needle for decades, it has only been used to create art since the 80’s. The process is magical and simple; all you need is a felting needle and wool to create 3D sculpture, jewelry, adornments, and 2D art. You can make everything from wool paintings to dimensional figures and vessels. In this four-week course, you'll create two needle felted landscapes depicting the seasons of spring and fall. In the first class, fiber artist, Anne Magrath, will review the basics of needle felting: the best wools to use, ideal work surfaces, and the differences between needles. Then, Anne will explain how methods that are used in painting can also be used in needle felting. Finally, you’ll begin to layout your landscapes, blocking out the sky and mountains/meadows. In the second class, you'll explore blending colors and fibers together to add depth and shading to your pieces. By the end of the class, you'll have completed at least one, if not both, of the landscape backgrounds and be ready for the next stage. In the third class, you'll work on your trees and explore ways to add dimension and a bark-like effect to your trunks. You'll learn techniques for creating branches and discuss how the difference in the seasons lead to different choices in how you design and color your foliage. In the fourth and final class, you'll add the finishing details to your landscapes. You'll also learn how you could complete the four seasons by adding a winter and summer landscape and how you can effectively differentiate the subtleties between spring and summer. If time allows, you'll have the opportunity to start a third season. For more information, or to register, visit the Purple Crayon website: www.purplecrayonavl.com/workshops.

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9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 04/28/2019 - 05/26/2019   Event Time: All Day

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757 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/02/2019   Event Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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On Thursday, May 2nd, from 5-8pm, Momentum Gallery hosts an opening reception for a two-person, mixed media exhibition called Dissolution. The collection features individually created and collaborative works by two artists, Seth Clark and Jason Forck. Original collages mounted to panels play off architectonic sculptures in glass and wood culminating in a cohesive body of work that explores the notion of deteriorating architecture. Clark and Forck came together through a mutual interest in Americana landscape and the concept of abstraction through decay. They are attracted to the aesthetics of buildings and architectural systems that are dissolving and dissipating. Dissolution describes their work formally in terms of architecture in collapse, but it also describes their collaboration in terms of disassembling ideas and then bringing them back together. Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Dissolution is a result of a one-year, Idea Furnace residency at Pittsburgh Glass Center that pairs glass and non-glass artists for explorations in material, content, and process. Detailed architectural formations, in various sizes, play a significant role in the cohesive collection, with shingles made from glass and exposed beams and interior bracing lending to the works' authenticity. About the work, Seth Clark comments, “I see an inherent honesty in the face of my subject. Among all of the clutter—the shards of wood and layers of rubble—there remains a gentle resolve. The buildings, often on the brink of ruin, have something very energized and present trying to escape from their fragmented reality.” Momentum Gallery is pleased to bring these artists and their dynamic body of work to Asheville for the first time. A strong collection of two- and three-dimensional work by two artists speaking in one voice—the Jealous Curator comments about Dissolution, “Perhaps one of the most amazing collaborations I’ve ever seen! They truly figured out how to blend their artistic skills and talents to create something beautiful.” Dissolution opens with an artist reception Thursday, May 2nd from 5-8 pm and continues at the downtown gallery’s Lexington Avenue location through Saturday, June 22nd.

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24 N Lexington Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/03/2019   Event Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Visual and conceptual artist Tom Pazderka returns to Asheville for a solo exhibition addressing the developing mores of the 21st century and the age of cyberspace. Preview reception Friday May 3, 5-8 PM.

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29 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/03/2019   Event Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Asheville Gallery of Art’s May show, “The Color of Rain,” will feature the work of Cheryl Keefer, who is well known for her atmospheric rainy street scenes and luminous landscapes.

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82 Patton Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/03/2019   Event Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Asheville Gallery of Art May 2019 Show “The Color of Rain” “The Color of Rain” for May at Asheville Gallery of Art Asheville Gallery of Art’s May show, “The Color of Rain,” will feature the work of Cheryl Keefer, who is well known for her atmospheric rainy street scenes and luminous landscapes. The show runs May 1-31 during gallery hours, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m.-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, May 3, from 5-8 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited to stop by. Some people find rain disconcerting, but the artist says she sees opportunities for hope, even joy, in the rain. “The quality of light is what it’s all about. I am always excited by the first brush stroke on the canvas. As the tension between light and shadow intensifies I tend to forget subject matter and focus on rendering my feelings about the scene.” Her work is noted for a soft nostalgia, a bitter-sweetness found in her misty streets and gloaming skies, that express the closing of another day. “I can be profoundly moved by the mundane. Simple, sensual experiences, the aroma of an open-air restaurant, the moist reflection of a street light, cool shade on a summer afternoon, entice me to capture not only colors, but emotion as well on my canvas. Through my work I try to offer viewers a place they can open their hearts and reflect, and possibly even find hope.” When Cheryl was very young, her mother, a teacher, provided her with pencils and paper and encouraged her to create. From then on Cheryl always knew she wanted to be an artist. She has a bachelor’s degree in art education, and a master’s degree in special education and art history from the University of Alabama, Birmingham. She took graduate painting instruction at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. She has developed a student/mentor-like relationship with some of the master artists who have impressed her most. Among her favorites are Whistler, Sargent, Corot, and Ivanov. Cheryl resides in Buncombe County, NC, and maintains a studio in The Ramp, on Riverside Dr. in Asheville. When she is not in the studio, Cheryl spends time with her family and is an avid tennis player. 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 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 Avenue, Unit # 110 B , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/04/2019   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Purple Crayon offers affordable studio space for women hobby artists, rental space for creativity-centered events, and a variety of arts and crafts workshops and events. Come see what all the excitement is about!

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9 Old Burnsville Hill Rd, Ste 5 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 05/04/2019   Event Time: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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Learn the basics of applying silver fuming to your flameworked creations. Demonstrations will cover how to apply silver to a piece of glass and encasement. Further techniques will include baking in the silver, dotting up, and fritting over. Students have the option to work on solid or hollow forms depending on skill level. This is a 2 day class that will take place on both 5/4 and 5/5. Tuition is $325. Appropriate for beginner to intermediate levels.

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140 Roberts Street, Suite C , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/08/2019   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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This 8-week class is geared to the person who wants to develop a firm foundation in hot glass. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or have some experience, this class will deepen your understanding of glass as an artist’s material. Students will lead an exploration from solid sculpture to vessel-making. Emphasis is on furnace glass, however, all aspects of sound studio practice will be covered including coldworking. Will meet every Wednesday from 5/8-6/26. Beginner to intermediate levels welcome. Tuition is $660.

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140 Roberts Street, Suite C , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/11/2019   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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160.00 Saturday, May 11, 10 - 5 Materials provided include: 1/3 lb silicone mold-making material (enough to make about 5 smallish molds), quick cast resin, a variety of metal-reactive and special effects paints, wire, and jewelry findings for mixed media projects. Metal casting is complicated and expensive. Ceramics require a kiln and other fancy tools. But it’s easy to make reproductions of your favorite found objects and make them look like metal or even raku! In this class, we’ll learn to use a simple 2-part silicone mold making material and quick cast plastic resin to make your own 3D cast elements – perfect for jewelry or for use in your mixed-media art! Bring your favorite found objects and bits of nature, and you’ll learn tips and tricks to make reusable molds that capture intricate detail and then learn to successfully cast them in a lightweight, paintable, sand-able, drillable plastic. Shells, small metal objects, little fossils, and even pine cones work well. Next, I’ll show you how to use reactive metallic paints to imitate the look of copper and bronze, complete with patinas! I’ll also demo how to create a crackled raku-fired look finish. Enough mold-making material is included in the class for you to make molds of 3-5 objects that average 2” square in size – and you’ll have access to enough casting material to make multiple casts from each mold. You’ll go home with your molds and plenty of finished items for use in jewelry and a variety of mixed media art projects – and all the skills to make more! I’ll also cover basic techniques for creating jewelry from your cast pieces and ways of using the items in mixed-media art projects. Note: These are press molds, meaning that the resulting form will be flat on the back. Ideal objects to cast include items that are firm, less than 3" long or wide and have a stable, non-porous surface. For example, it will be easier to cast a shell or acorn than a twig covered with flaking bark. And, it will be probably be easier to cast a twig than a leaf or bit of moss. Due to possible copyright infringement, I recommend against reproducing commercially cast items.

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191 Lyman Street #310 , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/18/2019   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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135.00 Saturday, May 18, 10 - 4 Tuition includes materials A workshop for students wanting to work from their own photographs. The focus from pre-workshop photograph instruction to drawing will be to learn to take good photographs. Students will then develop sketches as a precursor to a painting. Bring your own supplies of drawing pencils and a sketchbook. Instructions on taking an appropriate photograph will be sent 2-3 weeks before the workshop so students can get their photographs processed as a hard copy before the workshop. The workshop time will be to develop the photograph(s) into a finished drawing. Methods explored will be: freehand, grid method, projection and transfer paper. Register Early and prepare!! Photo tips will be sent out 2 - 3 weeks before class. There will be an optional outdoor photo shoot at 8am for those interested, and for those who registered late. We will contact you with details once you have registered.

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191 Lyman Street #310 , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/18/2019   Event Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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The Center for Craft is hosting a series of Craft City tours! Asheville is a Craft City. From the mugs we make out of local clay to the beer we brew with seasonal produce, craft is everywhere. We value the local, entrepreneurial, small-batch, high quality, and handmade. If you are curious about craft, join us as we explore what makes Asheville a Craft City. Discover craft in surprising places! Join local experts for a behind the scenes tour of the best small-batch, high-quality, and handmade in Asheville. Visit galleries, taste local beers, watch live demonstrations, sip craft cocktails, and meet the creatives that continue to make Asheville a Craft City. Join the Center for Craft for an Asheville food and art tour co-led by local experts. Throughout this two-mile walking tour, Craft City guides will offer ways to understand Asheville's urban landscape and restaurant scene through the craft philosophy—thoughtful making with a reverence for process and material. Taste, touch, and sip your way among carefully chosen stops, all while learning about the history of craft in the region, and encountering the creative people, objects, and libations that make Asheville a Craft City. If you love all things high-quality, small-batch, and handcrafted—join us! Please note, reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the tour. Additional information available at: craftcityavl.com

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38 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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