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.
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. Click on event title to learn more and purchase tickets.
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
Purchase Tickets Here
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.
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.
September 14 Opening reception, 5-7pm