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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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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Art in Bloom
May
26
to May 28

Art in Bloom

Think of it as ‘art with an expiration date.’ Art in Bloom presents the artful pairing of colorful, fresh blooms with sculpture and canvases to create a new experience for art lovers. It’s a visual conversation that’s amplified through the inherent transience of the experience.

In a celebration of ephemeral beauty, The Gallery at Flat Rock is pairing 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, May 25 through May 28, 2018.

Here’s how it works: professional floral designers study the artwork and then create fresh floral interpretations based on what they experience. These floral pieces are exhibited in tandem with the artwork that inspired the designer, creating a dynamic visual display. ‘Art in Bloom’ originated in 1976 at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

Twenty artists will be jury-selected to participate, based on submissions.  This year's judges are William Henry Price, Betsy Edwards and Cherington Love Shucker.

Artists may submit original 2D or 3D artwork in any medium; one work will be displayed for each accepted artist. All artwork is available for sale. Floral designers invited to participate are comprised of members of the Blue Ridge Chapter of the Ikenobo Ikebana Society as well as professional “free form” floral designers.

A Preview Reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 25 will launch Art in Bloom. The reception is $25 to attend and proceeds form the evening will benefit the Henderson County public school art programs.

Preview Party $25/person
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Meaning and Object: Life in Glass - Alison Chism
Jun
7
to Jun 17

Meaning and Object: Life in Glass - Alison Chism

In February, Alison Chism was presented with the Betty Taylor Memorial Award which promotes emerging artists in need of financial support and studying in the field of visual arts and crafts.  As a result of this award, Alison is able to attend residencies in Columbus, Ohio at Glass Axis working in the hot glass studio, and then at the world famous Wheaton Arts Center in Millville, New Jersey.

Alison will be back in our area for her gallery show, Meaning and Object: Life in Glass, which will featuring pieces created during her residences, and for her Artist Talk on June 16 at The Gallery.

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Artist Talk: Alison Chism
Jun
16
3:00 PM15:00

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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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.  

$125
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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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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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"In the Land of Dreams"  Paintings by Cynthia Wilson
Aug
16
to Sep 3

"In the Land of Dreams" Paintings by Cynthia Wilson

Opening reception, 5-7pm August 23
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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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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Open Studio Tour of Henderson County
Sep
22
to Sep 23

Open Studio Tour of Henderson County

This is the sixth consecutive year for the Henderson County Open Studio Tour, hosted by The Art League of Hendersonville and sponsored by Hunter Automotive Group. One of the largest open studio events in the Carolinas, the event showcases over 50 artists.

One of the largest open studio events in the Carolinas, 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 as part of the free Rhythm and Brews outdoor music series, where guests can view all the artists' work and an art raffle raises thousands of dollars for the local Backpack Program.  

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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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Beginning Acrylic Painting: Workshop with Cynthia Wilson : Day 2
Mar
26
1:00 PM13:00

Beginning Acrylic Painting: Workshop with Cynthia Wilson : Day 2

1-4pm
2 Day Workshop

This two day workshop is for painters new to acrylics or for those who want a  different approach to this versatile medium.  Not only will the artist explore pure transparent layering, but will also see how to add collage and printmaking to their work.  Artists are encouraged to bring inexpensive sketchbooks and soft pencils, but all other supplies are provided.  Enjoy an afternoon with others as you discover your creativity in these two classes.

$150
Class is Full

 

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Beginning Acrylic Painting: Workshop with Cynthia Wilson: Day 1
Mar
19
1:00 PM13:00

Beginning Acrylic Painting: Workshop with Cynthia Wilson: Day 1

1-4pm
2 Day Workshop

This two day workshop is for painters new to acrylics or for those who want a  different approach to this versatile medium.  Not only will the artist explore pure transparent layering, but will also see how to add collage and printmaking to their work.  Artists are encouraged to bring inexpensive sketchbooks and soft pencils, but all other supplies are provided.  Enjoy an afternoon with others as you discover your creativity in these two classes.

$150
Class is Full

 

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Playing with Alcohol Inks II:  Workshop led by Barbara Remensnyder
Mar
6
1:00 PM13:00

Playing with Alcohol Inks II: Workshop led by Barbara Remensnyder

Playing with Alcohol Inks II

Workshop led by Barbara Remensnyder

March 6, 1pm-4pm • $45

Those of you who enjoyed the introductory workshop on alcohol inks will be happy to know that we will continue to explore fun and creative projects with the inks.  We will experiment with a variety of new surfaces and you will have the satisfaction of taking home a couple of completed pieces.

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Playing with Alcohol Inks I: Workshop by Barbara Remensnyder
Mar
5
1:00 PM13:00

Playing with Alcohol Inks I: Workshop by Barbara Remensnyder

Prepare to let go and join the colorful world of painting with alcohol inks.  Barbara Remensnyder, a seasoned alcohol ink artist will demonstrate various techniques on surfaces such as paper and tile.  You will then have the opportunity to experience the wonder of working with alcohol inks on these materials.  Everyone will leave with several finished projects.  Three inks are needed for this class (light, medium, and dark) but you are welcome to bring more colors if you wish.   The Starving Artist in Hendersonville carries a great variety.  All other materials will be provided.

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March Art Madness
Mar
3
to Mar 31

March Art Madness

This first-ever month-long art obsession will launch March 3, with artists taking their respective art forms to the floorboards of the gallery in what promises to be a riotous display of creative activity.

Crafted as a stimulating cultural alternative to the endless mind-numbing basketball of that other March event, March Art Madness will get viewers involved with a free raffle offering a $150 prize for the art fan who clocks the most visits to witness artists in action as they show off their skilled finesse in paint, clay, wood and drawing media on the gallery floor.

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Acrylic Painting Workshop: Process and Possibilities with Cynthia Wilson
Feb
26
10:00 AM10:00

Acrylic Painting Workshop: Process and Possibilities with Cynthia Wilson

Come enjoy the freedom that painting with acrylics can provide.  Learn to use transparent layers interspersed with opaque areas to create compositions with a limited palette.  Bring enthusiasm and let go of preconceived ideas about this wonderfully flexible medium.  Each artist may bring photographs to work with if they choose.  All materials provided, no experience necessary.  Acrylic paints are permanent on clothing so please dress casually.

Feb 26, 10am-4pm • $125

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Japanese Cultural Day
Feb
17
1:00 PM13:00

Japanese Cultural Day

To celebrate the New Year, The Gallery at Flat Rock will host a traditional Japanese Mochitsuki ceremony, which involves making mochi, a delicious sweet or savory rice cake. This event is offered through the WNC Japanese Cultural Center, an organization dedicated to sharing aspects of traditional Japanese culture.

Inside the gallery will be kimono for women, men, and children to try on and have your photo taken. There will also be a calligraphy demonstration and origami folding.

We ask that you contribute $5 to help cover the cost of this event. All proceeds go to the Japanese Cultural Center.

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The Artist Table: Jazz NOLA Style
Feb
13
6:00 PM18:00

The Artist Table: Jazz NOLA Style

After months of planning, we are so pleased to announce an art dinner event to be held quarterly in the gallery.  The Artist Table celebrates the creative process in a spirit of cross pollination--linking fine art, culinary expertise, wine pairings and live music for an eye-opening evening of fun, learning and unexpected outcomes.

The gallery's mission is to bring artists and collectors together.  We've been contemplating a setting that would allow for deeper dialogue and interaction then what you might experience at an opening art reception.  What better way to connect people than by sharing a meal?

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