Spring Wildflower Saunter with Tim Jones
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Spring Wildflower Saunter with Tim Jones

To saunter is something altogether different from a hike or a stroll. It comes from a French expression that means to go on a rambling pilgrimage to a sacred place. That best describes the delight and improvisational nature of Tim’s wanderings among the mountain forests when they are resurrected with rich colors and aromas each Spring. This will be a chance to join Tim in a small group setting and experience in person many of the wildflowers that inhabit his photographs. Tim will be sharing some of his favorite plant lore along the way.

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Suminagashi - Fun Paper Marbling with Japanese Sumi Ink
Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

Suminagashi - Fun Paper Marbling with Japanese Sumi Ink

Suminagashi is a very fun and meditative way of marbling paper (making marble-like designs on paper) using an ancient Japanese technique and Sumi-Ink. Drop-by-drop different colors of the special Sumi-Ink are floated on the surface of a water basin. The ink spreads over the surface of the water like oil in concentric but random forms. A piece of paper is lowered carefully into the basin picking up the floating Sumi-Ink design. For many centuries, the Japanese have used Suminagashi to make decorative paper for their scrolls (Makimono), books and stationary. In this workshop, we will create beautiful designs on paper that can be used as stationary, envelopes or be mounted as works of art themselves. The process is fascinating to everyone from the creative type to the engineer, and anyone can do it, so everyone can produce beautiful art in a Zen-like, stress-free environment.

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Flat Rock Square Supper Nite @ St. Paul Mountain Vineyard in FR Square
May
7
5:30 PM17:30

Flat Rock Square Supper Nite @ St. Paul Mountain Vineyard in FR Square

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Chuck Connolly of Health Fit Foods shares his love of cooking with us! Each month, he offers a Flat Rock Square Supper Nite, giving us a chance to eat a meal together as a community. Supper ia “Chef’s Choice,” buffet style with vegetarian options. For those who know Chuck, there will be PLENTY of food.

Call us or stop by to reserve your spot at our monthly supper nite.

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Art in Bloom
May
25
to May 27

Art in Bloom

In a celebration of ephemeral beauty, The Gallery at Flat Rock is continuing its annual springtime tradition of pairing professional floral designers with fine artists. The resulting imaginative interpretations of juried artworks will form the basis of the fourth annual ‘Art in Bloom’ exhibit.

The exhibit will be open daily from 10 am - 5pm, Saturday May 25th - Monday, May 27th. Donations are appreciated to raise funds for our HS art programs.

 

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Map of my Self:  Carol Beth Icard 1999-2019
Jul
11
to Aug 4

Map of my Self: Carol Beth Icard 1999-2019

As a child I loved spending time in the woods behind my home, letting my imagination carry me away. As I grew up, my fanciful notions led to introspective thinking, seeking meaning beyond the visible, and a growing trust in my instincts. Now in my 70’s, reflecting on my creative path these last two decades, I realize that my paintings don’t represent places or experiences, but they are an internal response to who I am. My art threads through many doorways searching for my essential self.

Carol Beth Icard, January 2019

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 11, 5-7pm

Artist Talk: Saturday, July 27, 3pm

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Basics in iPhone Photography
Apr
22
1:00 PM13:00

Basics in iPhone Photography

The iPhone camera has made its mark on the photo world —lightweight, ubiquitous and sophisticated —it is a powerful device for making images.

In this class, we will start with understanding all the tools available on the phone. From there, we will dive into the basics of composition and lighting, giving ample time to practice what you learn.

By the end of the class, you will have a clearer understanding of your camera phone and ways to use it to take better images of your subject matter.

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Flat Rock Square Supper Nite
Apr
9
5:30 PM17:30

Flat Rock Square Supper Nite

Chuck Connolly of Health Fit Foods is sharing his love of cooking with us! Each month, he offers a Flat Rock Square Supper Nite, giving us a chance to eat a meal together as a community. Supper ia “Chef’s Choice,” buffet style with vegetarian options. For those who know Chuck, there will be PLENTY of food.

Call us or stop by to reserve your spot at our monthly supper nite.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Flat Rock Square Supper Nite
Mar
12
5:30 PM17:30

Flat Rock Square Supper Nite

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“The gentle art of gastronomy is a friendly one. It hurdles the language barrier, makes friends among civilized people, and warms the heart.” – Samuel Chamberlain

Chuck Connolly of Health Fit Foods is sharing his love of cooking with us! Each month, he offers a Flat Rock Square Supper Nite, giving us a chance to eat a meal together as a community. Supper ia “Chef’s Choice,” buffet style with vegetarian options. For those who know Chuck, there will be PLENTY of food.

Call us or stop by to reserve your spot at our monthly supper nite.

When: Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Where: St. Paul Mountain Vineyard in Flat Rock, 2698C Greenville Hwy

Cost: $25 cash or check to Chuck Connolly

Request: Bring Your Own Plate and Utensils - Not required, but we are doing our part to cut down on waste. Plus, we’d like to see your pretty plates!

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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.

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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)

Sign up Here

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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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