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Second River Arts District Transportation Project Public Meeting Set

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – The second public meeting for the Wilma Dykeman Riverway River Arts District Transportation Project is scheduled for 4-7 p.m. Thursday in Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity’s conference room (located in the administrative building on Meadow Road, near Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College and Biltmore Village, just west of the Asheville Habitat ReStore).

The meeting will be a highly interactive, open-house style community meeting.  The consultant team and city staff will present the study process to date and will be available to discuss and gather feedback from members of the public on the potential alternatives.

For more information about the project, call 828-259-5842 or visit:

http://www.ashevillenc.gov/Departments/Transportation/RADTransportationProject.aspx

River Arts District Announces Upcoming Events

Friday, September 9th, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – Got plans tonight? Now you do. It’s Friday, Fall is near, the air is crisp, and there is much to do this weekend in the River Arts District.

Tonight, Friday, September 9th:

Living on the Edge” opening from 6-9 pm at The Artery inside the Pink Dog Creative Building at 346 Depot Street. Local artists Chloe Kemp and James Daniel, along with Pisgah Legal Services and Asheville Area Art Council, strive to raise awareness and assistance for the homeless through a multi-media art exhibit featuring photography, videos, paintings & drawings. Proceeds from the show will go to Pisgah Legal Services.

Also tonight,

The 8th annual Doors of Asheville Art Auction presented by HomeTrust Bank and Mountain Housing Opportunities at The Venue at 21 N. Market Street  downtown Asheville. Attendees will enjoy live bidding on works from regional and River Arts District artists, delicious hors d’oeuvres, fine wines and local beer as well as live swing music. The auction begins at 7:30 p.m. Reservations are required.  Tickets are still available and can be purchased online, or by calling 828-254-4030, ext. 116.  All proceeds from the event benefit emergency home repairs for seniors, single parents and underserved populations in Buncombe County.

Information courtesy of Pollinate Asheville.

Tomorrow, Saturday, September 10th:

Second Saturday in the River Arts District:

The River Arts District Artists are proud to participate in the region-wide Second Saturday Initiative, Collect Art Asheville. Artists and art organizations throughout Western North Carolina open their doors and host openings, events classes and workshops on the second weekend of each month.

Support your local artists and your community this weekend in the River Arts District.

Upcoming!

Mark your Calendars for the Next Studio Stroll: November 12th & 13th, 2011 Asheville’s River Arts District Artists open their studios to the public for two days of festivities.

Links

The latest on River Arts District:

un[plugged]Blog:  riverartsdistrict.posterous.com

Web: www.riverartsdistrict.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/river.arts.district

River Arts District Transportation Project Public Meeting Scheduled

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – The second public meeting for the Wilma Dykeman Riverway River Arts Distric Transportation Project will take place Thursday, September 29, from 4 – 7 p.m.  The meeting will be held at Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity’s Conference Room (located in the administrative building on Meadown Road near AB Tech and Biltmore Village, just west of the Asheville Habitat ReStore).

The meeting will be a highly interactive, open-house style community meeting.  The consultant team and city staff will present the study process to date and will be available to discuss and gather feedback from members of the public on the potential alternatives.

River Arts District Announces This Weekend’s “Second Saturday” Event!

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – You think you’re hot…

…be cool this Saturday & visit the River Arts District for Second Saturday; where artists open their studios, host openings, events classes and workshops!

We don’t mean to brag, but the artists in the River Arts District are passionate about their work. So passionate they work in extreme heat…

Take the glass blowers; their studios are called hot shops, they work with fire & they like it hot.

At the Asheville Glass Center, the furnace gets up to 2300° Farenheit during production, causing the studio to reach temperatures around 120° . The glass blowers work inches away from an open flame for hours to shape, mold & create their work.

When it is time to fire the kiln, it is time to crank up the heat. Ceramic artist, Joey Sheehan at the Phil Mechanic Building, talked us through the process. The first firing, called the bisque firing is done in his studio. The kiln gets up to 1945° , causing his studio to get up to 110° . He fires the kiln overnight to avoid some of the heat.

Sheehan explains why he is located in the River Arts District, “…to meet people who appreciate my work along with peers working towards the same goal of creation.” Sheehan’s studio has two fans, but we know he has many more…

Be a fan & visit the working artists any day in the River Arts District. The fans are blowing, the water is flowing & the creations are growing. It’s not too hot when your enjoying some cool creations…

Stay cool. Drink water & Love art.

Upcoming!
This Saturday the 13th,

Second Saturday:

Artists & art organizations throughout Western North Carolina open their doors and host openings, events classes and workshops.

Mark your Calendars for the Next Studio Stroll:

November 12th & 13th, 2011

Asheville’s River Arts District Artists open their studios to the public for two days of festivities

 

Links:

The latest on our

un[plugged]Blog:  riverartsdistrict.posterous.com

Web: www.riverartsdistrict.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/river.arts.district