Watoji: Bookmaking and Beyond
Aug
25
1:00 PM13:00

Watoji: Bookmaking and Beyond

A Watoji book is a classic style of Japanese book that is bound with thread. Since the late 1100’s, Japanese have used Watoji style book as diaries, albums, sketch books, notebooks, textbooks, account books, textile catalogs, and tantra (religious scriptures) to name a few. In the first half of this Workshop, students will learn and create a number of classic Watoji style bound books. In the second half of the workshop, we will create Artists’ Books incorporating Watoji style bindings and more.

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Artist Talk: Veronika Hart
Oct
19
3:00 PM15:00

Artist Talk: Veronika Hart

The Gallery is excited to welcome Veronika Hart who will be featured during a solo exhibition October 4 through October 21, 2019. Veronika’s exhibition is entitled, On eye level... ...with power, beauty and the loss of wildlife in Africa.”

Veronika will give an Artist Talk on Saturday, October 19th at 3pm. The event is free and open to the public.

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 A Life through Letters - Book Reading and Discussion with Author Ashley Davis
Aug
1
5:30 PM17:30

A Life through Letters - Book Reading and Discussion with Author Ashley Davis

Towards the end of his life, Ashley Davis’ father—-despite extreme physical challenges—composed letters to every person who had touched his life in some way. By crafting meaningful context around each letter in his book titled A Life Through Letters, Ashley enables readers to connect in their own way to his father’s reflections. With corporate experience focused on communication and relationships, Ashley strives to generate monumental impact and enhanced human connection through an inspired global letter writing movement.

Book Reading and Discussion: Thursday, August 1, 5:30pm

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Artist Talk:  Carol Beth Icard
Jul
27
3:00 PM15:00

Artist Talk: Carol Beth Icard

The Gallery is excited to welcome Carol Beth Icard who will be featured during a solo exhibition July 11 through August 4, 2019. Carol’s exhibition is entitled, “Map of Myself: Carol Beth Icard 1999 - 2019”.

Carol will give an Artist Talk on Saturday, July 27th at 3pm. The event is free and open to the public.

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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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Creative Scribbling with Marsha Hammel
Jun
28
2:00 PM14:00

Creative Scribbling with Marsha Hammel

Just as musicians practice scales every day to remain limber and agile at their instrument so, too, artists should practice every day.

Dancers, singers, all the creative artists must practice- every day!

Scribbling with charcoal, crayon or graphite on newsprint or even butcher’s paper allows the artist to loosen up, to make a mess with no judgement as to how it looks and no great expense in materials. Drawing without looking at the paper reveals interesting perspectives and builds confidence. To feel the stroke of the line as it expresses gesture is an exercise in building skill regardless of the artist’s level.

We will not necessarily work up a sweat, but we will have a great workout and lots of fun!

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Flat Rock Square Supper Nite on the Patio of Health Fit Foods
Jun
25
5:30 PM17:30

Flat Rock Square Supper Nite on the Patio of Health Fit Foods

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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Suminagashi - Fun Paper Marbling with Japanese Sumi Ink
Jun
23
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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Goddess Rags Trunk Show - Indian Fibers Infused with Love
Jun
22
1:00 PM13:00

Goddess Rags Trunk Show - Indian Fibers Infused with Love

Trunk Show: Saturday, June 22, 1-5pm

“I love the magic of working with the fabric. There’s a synergy to me when you’re cutting things up,” says Janice. “It creates a cottage industry for (Indian) women by being able to make this fabric, and it’s made a profound difference, in that they are educating their children with what they make. I see the pieces as ‘infused with love.’”

Janice Schmidt | Goddess Rags

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Creative iPhoneography with Suzanne Camarata
Jun
18
to Aug 24

Creative iPhoneography with Suzanne Camarata

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

In this 10 week course, you will begin to develop your personal style of iPhoneography, learn how to use the iPhone settings to the full potential and explore apps for editing and image manipulation.  

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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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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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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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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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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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