Sumi-e, Japanese Sumi-Ink Painting with Ayako Abe-Miller
Mar
5
1:00 PM13:00

Sumi-e, Japanese Sumi-Ink Painting with Ayako Abe-Miller

painting: where the practitioner attempts to express complex feelings and subjects with simple, minimalistic black Sumi ink (derived from charcoal) strokes. These simple strokes are the key to making an expressive yet tranquil painting.

In this workshop, you will learn the basic process of simple stroke painting from nature in a meditative atmosphere. In addition to teaching how to paint various Sumi-e subjects, Ayako will demonstrate the traditional way of making Sumi-ink as well as the final step of applying a Rakkan, a signature seal stamp. An important aspect of Japanese Sumi art is gaining a Zenlike state of mind and relaxed but focused body in order to reflect your inner self and power in your painting and creations.


March 5, 1pm - 4pm
$55 Materials included

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Polymer Clay for Beginners with Diane Kuehn
Mar
18
to Mar 20

Polymer Clay for Beginners with Diane Kuehn

Join Diane Kuehn for a three-day workshop to learn the basics of polymer clay, making veneers and turning them into finished jewelry.

Polymer Clay is a medium that can easily be used in a home studio, without a lot of expensive equipment nor a great deal of space. This workshop will give you essentials for working with polymer clay, whether you’ve never touched it before or have had some experience with it. You’ll learn about tools, how to condition clay, blend colors, form shapes, properly cure the clay, and finish your cured pieces. We will use two techniques to make veneers which will then be turned into jewelry. Each student will leave with at least one completed pendant and a pair of earrings, along with the knowledge of how to make more.

Modern day artists are using polymer clay in so many unique and clever ways. The possibilities are endless. Come discover new ways to put your creativity in action.


March 18-20, 10am - 4pm
$320 ($295 workshop + $25 supplies)

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 Book Art & Design with Ruby Bock
Mar
30
1:00 PM13:00

Book Art & Design with Ruby Bock

Join WNC artist and former elementary school art teach Ruby Bock for an afternoon of experimentation and exploration. You will create several small books that can easily be reproduced at home and that can be used for journals, sketchbooks, scrapbooks, kids’ school projects, and general amusement.

In this workshop we will:

-explore simple yet clever bookmaking techniques.

-review and use basic elements of art and design.

-experiment with a variety of materials (assorted papers and fabrics; pencil, color pencil, ink; washi and other kinds of tape; found objects including tea bags) and a variety of techniques (hand and machine sewing, taping, gluing, wiring).

- and … hopefully … have fun, try new ideas, get inspired.

No special skills are required – all levels are welcome.

A materials fee of $10 will provide everything you need, but you are encouraged to bring special items from home, such as favorite/meaningful papers and fabrics (even very small pieces), beads, buttons, found objects, photos.


March 30, 1pm - 4pm
$75 ($65 class + $10 material fee)

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Make It and Take It, Silk Scarf Dying with Diane Kuehn
Apr
8
10:00 AM10:00

Make It and Take It, Silk Scarf Dying with Diane Kuehn

Have you ever admired those beautiful hand dyed silk scarves and wished you could make your own? Now you can!

During the workshop, you will dye silk scarves with instant set, non-toxic Color Hue dyes. A variety of techniques will be demonstrated and students are encouraged to choose the techniques they want to explore. This class is a lot of fun and very rewarding as participants will go home with lovely finished work as well as a great skill set to share with friends and family (including children!).

All materials included in the fee to dye two scarves. They make wonderful gifts!


April 8, 10am - 4pm
$125 ($100 workshop + $25 materials fee)

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Exploring Watercolor Textures and Mark-Making with Jane Voorhees
Apr
22
10:00 AM10:00

Exploring Watercolor Textures and Mark-Making with Jane Voorhees

Join Jane Voorhees for this one day workshop using watercolor and different tools to create lots of new and interesting effects.

Using limited colors and various mark-making techniques we will experiment on small sized paper to create interesting landscapes or abstracts. All supplies provided for use in the workshop.

Drawn to the extraordinary beauty of the western North Carolina mountains, Jane has made Asheville her home since the 1980's. She teaches regularly at the John C. Campbell Folk School and comes from a family lineage of talented working artists. Jane takes daily inspiration in the ever changing colors and moods of this landscape.


April 22, 10am - 4pm
$125 Supplies included

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Flat Rock Square Supper Nite - A Monthly Gathering
Feb
12
5:30 PM17:30

Flat Rock Square Supper Nite - A Monthly Gathering

What: Flat Rock Square Supper Nite, A monthly event hosted by the businesses in Flat Rock Square. Chef Chuck Connolly from Nosh Catering, GVL presents a multi-course buffet meal.
When: 5:30pm - 7:30 p.m., February 12, 2019
Where: The Namaste Center, 2702-A Greenville Highway, Flat Rock
How much:  $25 , Contact Diane Baker at 828.513.5136 or namastemessages@gmail.com

Live music event to highlight the impact of Carl Sandburg on the young Bob Dylan - featuring The Gathering Dark.

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Mint Museum Tour with Michael Sherrill
Feb
1
8:00 AM08:00

Mint Museum Tour with Michael Sherrill

Details:

  • Friday, Feb 1

  • 8:30 am  Board bus at The Gallery parking lot to travel to the Mint Museum in Charlotte. The bus is equipped with a bathroom and outlets/WiFi access. 

  • 10:30am. Meet Michael for an exclusive tour. 

  • Chance to see other exhibits, eat, visit gift store 

  • Board bus at 3pm for return trip to The Gallery at Flat Rock parking lot.

  • Return by 5pm. 

Registration

$45 bus/ticket 

$10 ticket ( must arrive to The Mint by 10:30am for the group tour)

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Hometown Reception honoring Michael Sherrill
Jan
19
1:00 PM13:00

Hometown Reception honoring Michael Sherrill

Nationally-recognized Bat Cave artist featured in traveling retrospective exhibit;

  • Short film illuminates the path of his career

The Gallery at Flat Rock is pleased to host a special reception in honor of artist Michael Sherrill at the gallery at 1 p.m. on January 19. The event will include a screening of a mini-documentary film detailing the career path of one of the most respected artists living in North Carolina. A retrospective exhibit of Sherrill’s work in ceramic, metal and glass is currently on display at the Mint Museum in Charlotte until April 7. 

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Artist Talk: Tim Jones
Dec
6
5:30 PM17:30

Artist Talk: Tim Jones

Join us December 6th at 5:30pm for an Artist Talk with Tim Jones. Tim’s program is entitled, Light and Life: Encounters with Grace and Healing Power of Beauty”.

15% of sales will go to the Angel Fund at Four Seasons Hospice which helps individuals who cannot afford their excellent end-of-life care.

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Artists' Exposed:  Meet the Artist Behind the Art
Dec
1
11:00 AM11:00

Artists' Exposed: Meet the Artist Behind the Art

Think of a it as a creativity blitz—and everyone’s invited.  The second annual “Artists Exposed” event will bring twenty artists out of the relative safety of their private studios to get together and make their art under one roof in a pop-up style event. “Artists Exposed” is created to attract die-hard art fans, aspiring artists or collectors, or the simply curious.

The Gallery at Flat Rock is bringing artists and what they do into the spotlight for one special weekend get-together on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

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Artist Talk: Alison Chism
Oct
25
5:30 PM17:30

Artist Talk: Alison Chism

Alison Chism has been making art since she was 7 and blowing glass for over two decades. She holds a B.A. from San Francisco State University and an M.F.A from The Ohio State University in Glass Art. In addition, she has spent nearly ten years in Seattle, WA as a professional artist, glassblowing assistant, and staff member at Pilchuck Glass School. 

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Meaning and Object: Life in Glass - Alison Chism
Oct
18
to Oct 28

Meaning and Object: Life in Glass - Alison Chism

The Gallery at Flat Rock is excited to present “Meaning and Object: Life in Glass,” an exhibition of new work by glass artist Alison Chism, from October 18-28. Alison is the recipient of the 2017 Betty Taylor Award for Emerging Artists; her new body of work has been made possible through the award’s monetary prize distributed by the Community Foundation and the Arts Council of Henderson County.

An opening reception for “Meaning and Object: Life in Glass” will take place from 5-7 p.m. on October 18; the reception is free and open to the public. On October 25, Alison will present an artist talk at 5:30 p.m.

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The Artist Table - Heirloom
Oct
3
6:00 PM18:00

The Artist Table - Heirloom

We are doing a special Artist Table on October 3 @ 6pm with textile designer Bethanne Knudson of The Oriole Mill and Libby O’Bryan/Giovanni Daina-Palermo of Rite of Passage. We will celebrate their vision as artists in the textile industry.

A sumptuous art and dining experience with Budy Finch Catering & Revelry and Crate Wine Market & Project. $85. Sign up here.

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Open Studio Tour of Henderson County
Sep
22
to Sep 23

Open Studio Tour of Henderson County

This is the 8th annual Henderson County Open Studio Tour, sponsored by The Art League of Hendersonville and The Arts Council of Henderson County. One of the largest open studio events in the Carolinas, the event showcases over 50 artists.

This free, self-guided tour showcases the fine art and craft studios throughout Henderson County. For two days more than 50 artists in 30+ studios welcome art enthusiasts to their workplaces with plenty of new artwork to view and purchase. Why not start your collection this year? In addition to the the Open Studio Tour, Henderson County artists stage a Preview Party on Thursday, September 20 from 5 - 8pm as part of the free Rhythm and Brews outdoor music series, where guests can view all the artists' work and an art raffle raising thousands of dollars for the local Backpack Program.  

The gallery will be participating as support for the Tour. Stop in for refreshments, a tour book, or help finding a studio. Below are images of our gallery artists participating in the tour and a link to an online tour book.

The tour is from 10am - 5pm each day. Enjoy!

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Artist Talk: Cynthia Wilson
Aug
23
5:30 PM17:30

Artist Talk: Cynthia Wilson

Artist Talk, 5:30 pm 

Cynthia L. Wilson has displayed paintings in the National Academy of Design in NYC, as well as in the American Watercolor Society, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, South Carolina Watercolor Society and National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic. She has taught Process and Possibilities Workshops in Hendersonville and at Hemlocks Studios for over twenty years.

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Rapid Fire with Jennifer Halli
Aug
18
11:00 AM11:00

Rapid Fire with Jennifer Halli

Jennifer started working in clay during a decade long spell of living in New Zealand. Looking to hone her wheel and woodfiring skills, she moved to Australia and apprenticed to Robert Barron, in Kardella, VIC.

Following on from chasing wombats, travels took Jennifer back to the USA where she was introduced to the American craft scene by way of The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design; here she was able to mentor the next generation of makers. When spreadsheets became too much, ceramic sculptor Peter Callas was in need of an assistant. Taking finely tuned skills from Rob and throwing them out the window at Peter’s, it was time for graduate school. 
Today, when not travelling whenever and wherever possible, Jennifer spends her time at University of Massachusetts|Dartmouth as a Distinguished Art Fellow.

She has been invited to firings and exhibitions throughout the USA, Australia, Denmark and New Zealand. 

Join us as we welcome her to the gallery for a one day studio sale.
 

 
 
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"In the Land of Dreams"  Paintings by Cynthia Wilson
Aug
16
to Sep 9

"In the Land of Dreams" Paintings by Cynthia Wilson

The Gallery at Flat Rock is excited to present “In the Land of Dreams,” an exhibition of paintings by artist Cynthia Wilson, from Aug. 16 – Sept. 9.

Primarily working in acrylic paints, Cynthia looks to tap into the realm of dreams and the distinct imagery and uncanny emotion they evoke. Some years ago, while at the Kanuga Dream Conference, she learned that dreams are for wholeness and healing, and that at least some of the dream symbols are universal to all people.

An opening reception for “In the Land of Dreams” will take place from 5-7 p.m. on Aug. 16; the reception is free and open to the public. On Aug. 23 Cynthia will present an artist talk at 5:30 p.m.

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More Creatures Great & Small
Jul
26
to Aug 12

More Creatures Great & Small

The Gallery at Flat Rock is proud to present “More Creatures Great & Small,” the second exhibit at the gallery to feature beloved beasts depicted in various media, by ten artists. The group show, which runs July 26 – Aug. 12, 2018, will include works by Valerie Beck, Diane Kilgore Condon, Marsha Hammel, Bobbie Polizzi, Holly Schlater, Lauryn Welch, Katherine Maloney, Larry Calkins, Becky Street and Ken Sedberry. 

“More Creatures” will formally kick off on July 28 with an opening reception from 5-7pm.

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Basics of Making Pysanky - Beautiful Ukrainian Eggs: Workshop led by Andrea Kulish Wilhelm
Jul
18
1:00 PM13:00

Basics of Making Pysanky - Beautiful Ukrainian Eggs: Workshop led by Andrea Kulish Wilhelm

In this workshop, you will be making a couple of beautiful Ukranian Easter Eggs known as pysanky using the method of batik - also called wax-resist-dying.  You will also be introduced to a wide range of Ukrainian fold art traditional patterns, designs and symbols and their history.  The designs are made with beeswax whic is melted in the flame of the candle and applied to the egg using a tool called a kistka.  The eggs are dipped into successively darker dyes.  At the end of the process, the beeswax is melted off to reveal the beautiful and colorful design.  You may use the traditional patterns or work freestyle and create your own design.

No experience is needed for this class and all materials are included.

 $65
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Artist Talk and Demo: Erin Keane, "Light is Elastic: Encaustic Wax with Photography"
Jul
14
3:00 PM15:00

Artist Talk and Demo: Erin Keane, "Light is Elastic: Encaustic Wax with Photography"

July 14 Erin Keane,
Light is Elastic: Encaustic Wax and Photography
Artist talk and demo, 3pm 

 

Erin works primarily with photography and encaustic beeswax. Through her camera, she collects the beautiful colors and textures of daily life. When she takes photographs, even highly abstracted ones, they hold powerful memories of when, where, and why. Erin is especially interested in the elasticity of light as it dances around shadow and reflection. Capturing light is sometimes ethereal and sometimes edgy. It is intriguing how the camera lens “sees” differently than the eye.

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Watercolor Toolbox for Beginners: Traditional and  Nontraditional Techniques: Workshop with Jane Voorhees
Jun
25
10:00 AM10:00

Watercolor Toolbox for Beginners: Traditional and Nontraditional Techniques: Workshop with Jane Voorhees

Join Jane Voorhees for this watercolor class for beginners. You’ll learn about different brushes, paints and paper while expanding your watercolor vocabulary with lots of traditional and non-traditional watercolor techniques. For beginners or those wanting to refresh basic watercolor techniques. Jane comes from a well-known artistic family and she teaches regularly at the John C. Campbell Folk School.  

Sold Out - Email susan@galleryflatrock.com if you’d like to be notified the next time this class is offered.

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Evening in the Square - A Celebration of the Summer Solstice
Jun
21
5:00 PM17:00

Evening in the Square - A Celebration of the Summer Solstice

Local favorite Eric Congdon will be joined by Bass virtuoso Jake Wolf and world renowned drummer Jeff Sipe for an awesome evening of Rock, Blues, Soul, Jazz, and more! Don't miss their first live collaboration.

Bring your lawn chair. Rain plan is the deck at St. Paul Mountain Vineyard in Flat Rock.

 

Art by http://www.megandowntherabbithole.com/about/

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The Artist Table: Bloom
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

The Artist Table: Bloom

The Gallery at Flat Rock is excited to present the second in The Artist Table art-immersion dining series that celebrates the creative process with “Bloom” from 6-9 p.m. on June 19 at the gallery. In keeping with the gallery’s mission to act as an incubator for creativity, the Artist Table series creates a unique opportunity for highly talented people working in a variety of fields to share ideas in collaboration, pushing ordinary expectation to the limit. A dinner prepared by chef Chuck Connolly of Nosh Catering GVL will be the gastronomic focus of the June 19 event, titled “Bloom” to ride the wave of spring fever just as summer rolls in.

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Art in Bloom
May
26
to May 28

Art in Bloom

In a celebration of ephemeral beauty, The Gallery at Flat Rock pairs twenty professional floral designers with an equal number of artists to present imaginative interpretations of juried works of art for its third annual ‘Art in Bloom’ exhibit happening May 26 through May 28, 2018. A Preview Reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 25 will benefit high school art programs in the Henderson County Public Schools system. Click on event title to learn more.

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Artist Talk: Marsha Hammel
May
5
3:00 PM15:00

Artist Talk: Marsha Hammel

The Gallery at Flat Rock is proud to present Marsha Hammel, a Hendersonville-based painter whose colorful canvases depicting musicians, singers and dancers have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Her RetroForward exhibition at The Gallery at Flat Rock will include pieces by Hammel dating over the 30-year period between 1987-2017.

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RetroForward: A retrospective exhibit of artwork by Marsha Hammel
Apr
26
to May 20

RetroForward: A retrospective exhibit of artwork by Marsha Hammel

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Exhibit: April 26 - May 20, 2018
April 26: Opening reception, 5 - 7pm
May 5: Artist Talk, 3pm

The Gallery at Flat Rock is proud to present RetroForward, a retrospective exhibit of artwork by Marsha Hammel, a Hendersonville-based painter whose colorful canvases depicting musicians, singers and dancers have been exhibited nationally and internationally. The RetroForward exhibition will include pieces by Hammel dating over the 30-year period between 1987-2017.

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The Art of the Afternoon Tea & Etiquette
Apr
9
1:00 PM13:00

The Art of the Afternoon Tea & Etiquette

he Gallery at Flat Rock is excited to present The Art of Afternoon Tea & Etiquette, a special educational workshop featuring Kym Brown, owner of A Southern Cup Fine Teas in Hendersonville.

This would be a great way to celebrate a friend's special day. Come share the afternoon with a daughter, granddaughter and or sister. Gather your friends come have a light lunch, tea, a lot of laughs and learn about The Art of Afternoon Tea & Etiquette. 

Kym, a native of Baton Rouge, LA, has long been immersed in the culture of tea and tea drinking. She describes her tutorials as “informal yet informative.” She adds, “It’s more of a conversation, not a to-do list about my passion, which happens to be tea.” Following a concise history of the world’s most popular beverage—from the first tealeaf cultivation in China to the rise of afternoon tea culture in Britain—Brown will describe the edible components of a typical afternoon tea, from varieties of tea to the “savories” and “sweets” that complement this mini-meal. 

Brown will also illuminate participants on the requisite etiquette for both serving and consuming afternoon tea, including how to properly eat a scone. “We’ll go through the basic do’s and don’ts for the proper way to take afternoon tea,” she says. Brown will also clarify the finer points of how to slather scones with clotted cream, jam and/or lemon curd, according to various regions of the British Isles. “This will be a traditional tea with a three-tiered tray,” says Brown. “There will be time to enjoy the tea and not feel rushed.”

Cost is $25 per person and includes a full afternoon tea.
This event is limited to 40 participants.

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