Event Date: 10/03/2019 - 10/30/2019   Event Time: All Day

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Small-format paintings by members of the Appalachian Pastel Society http://www.appalachianpastelsociety.org/). A variety of subjects & styles is represented. Proceeds benefit Open Hearts Art Center (http://openheartsartcenter.org)

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365 Merrimon Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 10/11/2019 - 11/06/2019   Event Time: - 11:00 PM

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Small-format paintings by members of the Appalachian Pastel Society http://www.appalachianpastelsociety.org/). A variety of subjects & styles is represented. Proceeds benefit Open Hearts Art Center (http://openheartsartcenter.org)

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365 Merrimon Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 10/19/2019 - 11/14/2019   Event Time: - 11:00 PM

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Small-format paintings by members of the Appalachian Pastel Society http://www.appalachianpastelsociety.org/). A variety of subjects & styles is represented. Proceeds benefit Open Hearts Art Center (http://openheartsartcenter.org)

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365 Merrimon Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 10/24/2019   Event Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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Have you ever wanted to do something creative but didn’t know where to begin? Why not release your “inner artist”—which we all have!—by learning how to draw? It's easier than you probably think. A few basic techniques, and you’re on your way! In this fun and stress-free class, you’ll learn a new skill and create a beautiful portrait in the process. By the end of the workshop, you’ll have a lovely piece of art to hang on your wall, and you’ll have developed a drawing style that is uniquely yours! Best of all? You’ll have had a great time doing it! This approach has worked for beginning artists from 6 to 86. Basic drawing concepts learned can be applied to other art mediums as well. No prior drawing experience necessary. For more information, or to register, visit the Purple Crayon website: www.purplecrayonavl.com/workshops.

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50 N Merrimon Ave, Ste 111 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 10/26/2019   Event Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Woodcarvings produced by local mountain artisans. Open to the public. Free admission and parking. Vote for your favorite carving.

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382 Blue Ridge Parkway , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 10/26/2019   Event Time: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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2700 River Ridge Drive , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 10/27/2019   Event Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Woodcarvings produced by local mountain artisans. Open to the public. Free admission and parking. Vote for your favorite carving.

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382 Blue Ridge Parkway , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 10/31/2019   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: 11/01/2019   Event Time: 1:00 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—including a couple of more advanced options. You’ll practice the techniques, making multiple 8” x 10” abstract paintings, and you’ll learn how to finish your painting with an acrylic coating. This class is great for people who have never created fluid art, but it also gives “frequent flyers” opportunities to try new pouring methods and continue experimenting with color! For more information, or to register, visit the Purple Crayon website: www.purplecrayonavl.com/workshops.

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50 N Merrimon Ave, Ste 111 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 11/01/2019   Event Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Asheville Gallery of Art’s November show, “Reflection and Interpretation,” features the work of Michael Robinson with landscape paintings and drawings. The show runs November 1-30 during gallery hours, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. A reception for the artist will be held November 1, 5-8 p.m. at the gallery, 82 Patton Avenue. “Beyond the pure tactile and creative pleasure of putting oil paint on canvas, I try to find ways to convey the unique sensory experience of being in a special place, “ Michael says. “In the mountains, these experiences can encompass crossing high shadowed peaks and grassy balds or walking along bouldered streams with swirling eddies. In the Low Country, it may be the color of the ocean under passing clouds, a tideline at sunrise, or a rippled tidal creek under a full moon. For me the challenge of landscape painting is not to record every detail, but to look into the human experience of the moment and bring it to life.” Michael's drawings from his sketchbooks include scenes of China, Mo-rocco, Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia. “Over the years, traveling with others, I’ve learned to artfully linger behind and steal what's important with just a few strokes of the pen.” Michael grew up in Mitchell County, North Carolina, sketched and painted from an early age, and was selected to study art the NC Governor’s School. In college, he set aside art for architecture at NC State University School of Design, where, after graduation, he was drafted into the army, which side-lined his architectural career. Returning home, he studied photography and printmaking at the Penland School of Craft before earning a Master of Fine Arts degree at UNC Greensboro. Michael practiced architecture for more than 30 years, frequently calling on his drawing and design skills. For further information about this show, 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: 11/02/2019   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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NC coppersmith Andy Brinkley and his master craftsman Mark Shrum will demonstrate the techniques used to create unique garden sculptures.

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7 Boston Way , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 11/02/2019   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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50 N Merrimon Ave, Ste 111 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 11/02/2019   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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ASHEVILLE, NC (October 11, 2019) ODYSSEY CLAYWORKS announces the 7th Annual Odyssey Auction. Taking place November 2nd in their studio and gallery from 6-9pm, this year’s auction will feature over 140 items by established artists and local businesses. This year the auction will feature work by renowned potters Perry Haas, Bandana Pottery, and Will Dickert. In addition to providing over $7000 in scholarships and tuition assistance to students annually, proceeds from the auction directly support the studio’s work with veterans suffering from PTSD, substance and alcohol abuse recovery programs, and adults with developmental disabilities. Over 200 guests are expected to attend this lively event featuring a silent and live auction, beautifully catered food and drink, as well as music and dancing throughout the night. According to Studio Director Gabriel Kline, “Odyssey is known throughout the ceramics world as a premier teaching studio and we have made tremendous connections over the years. We will have work available by some of the finest artists in the country. The auction is a unique opportunity to bid on works by some of America’s most collectible ceramic artists.” A limited number of tickets are available for the event on the Odyssey ClayWorks website, www.odysseyclayworks.com. Please call the studio for more information at 828 285 0210.

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 11/08/2019   Event Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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The Museum invites Members at the Patron Level and above to attend this FREE preview of the Asheville Art Museum and its inaugural exhibitions. Enjoy complimentary light bites and drinks while mingling with artists featured in Appalachia Now! An Interdisciplinary Survey of Contemporary Art in Southern Appalachia. Guest passes not valid for this event. Members at the following levels are invited to join this special Member Preview: Patron Sustaining Benefactor Director’s Forum Masterpiece Society Patron Collectors’ Circle To RSVP or to upgrade your Membership, please email [email protected]

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56 Broadway Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 11/09/2019   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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For this grand opening celebration, guests will enjoy an exclusive preview of the building and its inaugural exhibitions before the Museum opens to the public. Hors d’oeuvres, a specialty cocktail, and dinner with drinks will be served, featuring local chefs. This special evening will not only commemorate an important moment in the city’s history, but also celebrate the potential and future of the Asheville Art Museum as the premier art museum of the Southeast. Sponsor hour starts at 5pm. Attire: Black-tie & Creative Attire

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56 Broadway Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 11/10/2019   Event Time: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Members of all levels are invited to this special preview. You will have the opportunity to tour the new state-of-the-art facility and view the inaugural exhibitions. Through the support of Museum Members, we have been able to stay active in the community during our construction. On this day, we want to express our gratitude by sharing the NEW Asheville Art Museum with you before we open to the public. Guest passes not valid on this day. No RSVP needed.

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56 Broadway Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 11/12/2019   Event Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Curator and scholar Glenn Adamson opens Fewer, Better Things by contrasting his beloved childhood teddy bear to the smartphones and digital tablets children have today. He laments that many children and adults are losing touch with the material objects that have nurtured human development for thousands of years. The objects are still here, but we seem to care less and know less about them. In his presentations to groups, he often asks an audience member what he or she knows about the chair the person is sitting in. Few people know much more than whether it’s made of wood, plastic, or metal. If we know little about how things are made, it’s hard to remain connected to the world around us. Fewer, Better Things explores the history of craft in its many forms, explaining how raw materials, tools, design, and technique come together to produce beauty and utility in handmade or manufactured items. Whether describing the implements used in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, the use of woodworking tools, or the use of new fabrication technologies, Adamson writes expertly and lovingly about the aesthetics of objects, and the care and attention that goes into producing them. Reading this wise and elegant book is a truly transformative experience.

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55 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 11/13/2019   Event Time: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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1PM RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY Join us for a short ceremony celebrating the grand reopening of the Asheville Art Museum. Executive Director Pamela L. Myers will share insights on the Museum’s journey and the future of the institution. 1:30PM PUBLIC PREVIEW Following the ribbon-cutting, we invite our Members, the Western North Carolina community, and visitors to celebrate the public opening of the Asheville Art Museum with a FREE afternoon! Come and explore the new state-of-the-art facility, view the inaugural exhibitions, take in the views from our rooftop sculpture terrace and Perspective Café, and find a special gift at the Museum Store. We will be open following our ribbon-cutting until 6pm. Docents will be in the galleries to orient you to our new space and answer any questions about the art and exhibitions.

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56 Broadway Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 11/14/2019   Event Time: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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Come explore the Museum on its first official full day open to the public! Regular Museum admission rates and hours apply. The Museum is always free general admission for Members! Join today.

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56 Broadway Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 11/14/2019   Event Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Come join in the fun with stories and songs, then make a hands-on art project just for the little ones! The Education Department staff is visiting public libraries for preschool storytime at locations near your neighborhood. Storytime & Art takes place at West Asheville Library on second Thursdays.

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 11/14/2019   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Free for Members or included with Museum admission Today’s public tour is led by a Museum docent. APPALACHIA NOW!

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56 Broadway Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 11/14/2019   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Appalachia Now! artist Clarissa Sligh and special guest Kimberly Purser perform a reading of excerpts from Sligh’s artists’ books: Transforming Hate: An Artist’s Book (2016) and My Mother, Walt Whitman and Me (2019). Historical elements, photography, and memory are used as framing devices to construct the evolution of personal and social identity. Both books were published in Asheville. Clarissa Sligh has published 10 artists’ books. She was the recipient of fellowships and awards from the John & Robyn Horn Foundation (2016), the Puffin Foundation (2014), Anonymous Was a Woman (2001), International Center of Photography Infinity Award (1995), the National Endowment for the Arts for photography (1988), and the New York Foundation for the Arts for photography (1988, 2000) and artists’ books (2005). Kimberly Purser is an artist, poet, and Stone Medicine teacher. Her 36-year meditation practice led her to combine interests in the arts, social justice, and healing. A licensed clinical social worker, she currently works with young people and professionals at Eliada Homes. Inc. Presented in conjunction with Appalachia Now!

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56 Broadway Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 11/15/2019   Event Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Drop in to one of our lunchtime Art Breaks! Taking place on selected Fridays at 12pm, these informal gallery talks and presentations both inform and engage you in dialogue with our curatorial and education staff, docents, or special guests. Free with membership or included with Museum admission. Today’s Art Break is led by Whitney Richardson, assistant curator.

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56 Broadway Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 11/15/2019   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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This beautiful mosaic votive candle holder is similar to those found at the Walt Disney World resorts. We think ours is prettier, though, and it’s relatively easy to make! Purple Crayon owner, Pam Robbins, will step you through the process. On the first day of the workshop, you’ll learn how to use a glass cutter and straight edge to cut several strips of stained glass, which you’ll, then, glue to your candle holder. After the glue dries, you’ll return to the studio to grout and finish your project. You’ll leave with a lovely piece that you can give as a holiday gift or keep for yourself! For more information, or to register, visit the Purple Crayon website: www.purplecrayonavl.com/workshops.

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50 N Merrimon Ave, Ste 111 , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 11/16/2019   Event Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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In this four-part class, travel the Museum’s galleries, drawing as you go in handmade journals with watercolor pencils; then, transform your sketches into paint in the Studio. Engage in basic drawing exercises during each class, as well as learn tips and tricks to inform your drawing with the elements of composition, light, perspective, and color. Carry drawing and writing techniques used in class over into your personal travel journals, plein air painting, and self-expression.

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56 Broadway Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 11/16/2019   Event Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Save the date for our first Family Art Party in the new Museum! Join Education staff for an afternoon of hands-on fun with artists featured in our opening juried exhibition Appalachia Now!

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56 Broadway Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 11/18/2019   Event Time: 6:15 PM - 7:00 PM

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Join us for an evening program featuring Asheville School’s Handbell Ensemble and Chorale. Musical selections include shape-note hymn tunes from William Walker’s Southern Harmony. The music program is complemented by an original choreographed work inspired by our current exhibition, Appalachia Now!, by Asheville School dance students. Preceding the evening program, Asheville School students are popping up in the Exhibition Halls. As you visit Appalachia Now!, enjoy interacting with visual-arts students sketching after the works on view, or catch an impromptu spoken-word performance. Pre-programs take place 4:30–5:30pm, and are free for Museum Members or included with admission. Space is limited; pre-sales close 11/18/19, 12pm.

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56 Broadway Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 11/19/2019   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Naturalist and painter John James Audubon (1785-1851) is perhaps best known for Birds of America, his seminal work featuring 435 hand-colored, life-sized prints surveying the wide variety of birds in what was then the American wilderness. Posed in life-like postures with accurate settings, the volume remains an inspiration for artists in a variety of media today. Join author and collector Bill Steiner for a look at Audubon, his contributions to art and science, and his later work The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. Steiner is joined by Cindy Buckner, associate curator, for a preview of A Telling Instinct: Audubon and Contemporary Art, the Museum’s upcoming exhibition examining Audubon’s anthropomorphic and storytelling approach, and its resonance with contemporary artists. Presented in conjunction with A Telling Instinct, in partnership with the Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society.

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, Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 11/20/2019   Event Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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NOVEMBER 20—Wednesday, 3–5pm DECEMBER 4—Wednesday, 4–6pm For over six years, artist Ursula Gullow has been creating a self-portrait every day using various media. This practice has propelled her to experiment with creating portrait hybrids of her face with the faces of other sitters. Gullow returns to the Museum this fall for two onsite portrait sessions, this time working with visitors to create portrait composites which will be added to her evolving work in our opening special exhibition. No reservations required. Presented in conjunction with Appalachia Now!

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56 Broadway Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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