June 30, 2011

Freedom Festival Arts & Crafts Show in Waynesville

July 2 - 3   Freedom Festival Arts & Crafts Show   The Blue Ridge Artists and Crafters Association, a local nonprofit crafters group located in Haywood County, is sponsoring the Freedom Festival Arts & Crafts Show.  9 AM - 5 PM  Saturday and Sunday.  One of the longest-running shows in the area, the Freedom Festival is an indoor show with approximately 50 crafters, free parking, free admission, and food available.The Festival is held on the Haywood County Fairgrounds, 758 Crabtree Road in Waynesville NC.

June 29, 2011

Summertime Art and Craft Show at WCU

July 2-3   Summertime Art and Craft Show   10 AM - 5 PM at the Western Carolina University Ramsey Center. 100 exhibitors and craft demonstrations with work from some of the area's most unique artisans. The Show will have booths both inside and outside.  Some of the outside exhibitors will be demonstrating their arts around the entrance. The show is located at WCU in Cullowhee NC ( near Sylva).

June 28, 2011

Cherokee Art Market Showcases Native American Art

July 1 - 3    6th Annual Cherokee Art Market   A showcase of the best Native American artists from across the country, the annual Cherokee Art Market is the perfect opportunity to marvel at and purchase prize-winning art in all mediums directly from the artists.This 6th annual event is sponsored by the Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts and funded by the Cherokee Preservation Foundation. This year more than 100 artists are expected to participate.

June 27, 2011

Arts and Culture Week in Brevard - Events for June 27

Parks & Recreation offers a place to “Paint on your Own” each Monday morning 9 am - 12 noon. You can get more information by calling 884-3156.

Brevard Philharmonic will present a concert during A & W week at the First United Methodist Church, at 12 noon. This free concert will feature their principal cellist, Franklin Keel. 884-4221

Open Mic Nite for Writers
TC Arts 349 S. Caldwell Street
The Transylvania Community Arts Council invites all writers to come share their literaryworks from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
Register at 828-884-2787.

Brevard Music Center Chamber Music Concert at the Porter Center
Scott Concert Hall 7:30 pm, tickets $15
Please call 828-862-2105 or go to www.brevardmusic.org

Carwile-Dodson Pottery Camps for Kids at TC Arts Council
TC Arts 349 S. Caldwell Street
Students will be introduced to the properties of clay and will learn and practice basic hand-building skills. Some of the pieces made during the week will be raku fired. Tuition per Camper: $215
Register Call: 828-884-5771
Get a complete schedule for Brevard Arts and Culture Week here...

June 26, 2011

Art After Dark in Waynesville

July 1   Art After Dark  Stroll downtown Waynesville's many galleries and art studios the first Friday of each month, May throuch December. Watch demonstrations and enjoy artist receptions, music and refreshments as galleries stay open during the evening. The WGA group flag is displayed by members representing the Waynesville Gallery Association.

June 25, 2011

Asheville Art Museum Summer Art Camp

The Asheville Art Museum is pleased to once again host our Summer Art Camp for youngsters in kindergarten -12th grade. Camp officially kicked off last week with Let's Draw and Paint in the morning (pictured above) and Art Adventure in the afternoon. This week, campers have been enjoying People, Places and Animals and Mixed Up & Messy. Camp continues weekly with morning and afternoon sessions through August 1, 2011. Don't miss this fun summer learning opportunity! Visit website for complete camp details or to register (limited space available).

June 24, 2011

Marion's Honeybee Crafts Festival

June 25  -  Honeybee Arts and Crafts Festival   Arts and crafts, locally produced honey, food vendors, live performances, street music and more. Sponsored by the McDowell County Arts Council. Admission is Free! 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Main Street, Historic downtown Marion NC.

June 23, 2011

Asheville Art Museum gets visit from performance artist Joe Bigley

June 28 (12:00 Noon) Up for Discussion: Traversing a Foreign Border Domestically   The Asheville Art Museum is one stop on the performance artist Joe Bigley's piece, Traversing a Foreign Border Domestically. The performance is a 3,400 (+) mile bicycle tour through the eastern U.S., beginning and ending in Manhattan and forming the shape of Afghanistan. The event takes place in the Holden Community Gallery (first floor of Museum) and admission is FREE. Learn more about Bigley's unique presentation here.

June 22, 2011

Arts & Culture Week in Brevard

Arts and Culture Week is June 24 - July 4 in downtown Brevard NC.  The event is part of the Transylvania County Sesquicentennial 150th Celebration.  Enjoy more than 65 art events in one week in downtown Brevard and Transylvania County.

Some of the events include:Opening of the Brevard Music Center, Brevard’s 4th Friday Gallery Walk, Street Dances, Music Jams, Open Mic Nite, Live Radio Variety Show, Art Show & Sale and the week ends with a BANG at the Heart of Brevard 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks Extravaganza! Get a complete schedule of events here.

June 21, 2011

Salamander Gallery "Meet the Artist" Wine and Cheese Reception

June 24, 6PM to 8 PM at The Salamander Gallery "Meet the Artist"  Wine and Cheese Reception. This is the Opening Reception for Johnny dean McCurry. Johnny dean's work will be on display all throughout the month of June.  Come meet the artist and enjoy his art and our "wine and cheese" reception.  The painting shown here is called "Grove" a 30"x 30" original acrylic beautifully framed ~ painted by Johnny dean McCurry. The Salamander Gallery is located at 127C W. Main Street in Burnsville, NC. 

June 20, 2011

Knife Making Workshop at Tryon Arts and Crafts

Tryon Arts and Crafts School will host a knife making workshop with blade smith Gerry Drew on Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26. The goal of this class is to bring students to a basic understanding of knife design and workmanship in the forge. They will learn to forge, heat treat, temper and grind knife blades that can be attached to a bone, antler or wood handle. By the end of the weekend, students will forge several hunting knife blades and create at least one fully functional tool with a pleasant design and artistic qualities.

Instructor Gerry Drew has been making knives for over 25 years using the stock removal method (start with a flat piece of steel and grind off everything that doesn’t look like a knife). Recently, after attending a forging class at Tryon Arts and Crafts, he developed an interest in the forged knife. Drew says, “Forging gives a person much more flexibility in designing and building a knife. There are bends, twists and tapers that would never be possible with stock removal.” Drew’s knives are hard working tools that have been used all over the world by hunters, fishermen, and campers. A good number of his knives are purchased by collectors who are only interested in the art of his knives and never cut a thing. Drew’s knives are available at the Tryon Arts and Crafts gift shop.

June 19, 2011

6th Annual Lavender Festival in Burnsville

June 18  - 19  BURNSVILLE   6th Annual Lavender Festival   at Mountain $5 admission, Free Parking. NO PETS PLEASE, they frighten our farm animals. The Festival features cut-your-own lavender (bring your own scissors), Lavender plants, local crafts, live music, food vendors, festival cafe, goat cheese, essential oil distillation, massage therapist, shearing demonstration, learn how to milk a goat, baby goats/babydoll lambs, lavender products in the Mountain Farm shop, workshops, guided garden tour.

June 17, 2011

Craft Festival at the Old 1886 Mill this weekend

June 18 -  Craft Festival at the Old 1886 Mill   Artists from all over the Southeast will gather to demonstrate and sell their hand crafted works. See a variety of media including Cherokee Indian stone carvings, wood carving, Cherokee gourd art, blacksmithing, jewelry design, plus Appalachian crafters and authors.
The 1886 Historic Mill is real Indian Trading post, #90, and located on the edge of the Cherokee Reservation at 3082 US 441 N.  Open Monday - Saturday in season and Saturdays only during the winter. Goods include Handmade Soaps, Candles, Antiques, Moccasins, Cherokee Crafts, Cornmeal, Grits, Honey, Country Ham, Jams, Cheese, Pickles and Orchard Fresh Cider, gold, diamonds and American Indian made Jewelry.

June 16, 2011

2011 Craft Research Fund - Guidelines and Applications

The Center for Crafts and Creative Design awards over $95,000 annually for research and critical writing on U.S. craft through project awards to curators, academics, and scholars, as well as graduate research awards for thesis or dissertation research. Since 2004, the Center has supported 34 project awards and 25 graduate research awards.
THE MISSION of the Craft Research Fund is to advance, expand and support research about craft in the United States.
  • To support innovative research on artistic and critical issues in craft theory and history
  • To explore the inter-relationship among craft, art, design and contemporary culture
  • To foster new cross-disciplinary approaches to scholarship in the craft field in America
  • To advance investigation of neglected questions in U.S. craft history and criticism

June 15, 2011

Blowing Rock Art Museum "Third Thursday" features the Mountain Dulcimer

June 16   THIRD THURSDAY at BRAHM -  "The History & Art of the Mountain Dulcimer" with Bill and Jewel Magee at 4PM in the BRAHM office upstairs in the Martin House (1098 Main Street), A reception and refreshments will follow.

Bill Magee inherited his love for the dulcimer, a stringed instrument popular with traditional mountain musicians, from his father Rogers, who opened The Dulcimer Shop in 1971. Bill and his wife Jewel took over the shop in 2002 after retiring from their teaching careers. Today, they educate visitors about the dulcimer's history as well as the art involved in both making the instrument and the music it creates.

Coming up soon at BRAHM:
June 25  "Picture Yourself Here" Benefit Auction at Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery. Pre-auction reception at 6 PM.  Wine and heavy hors d'oeurves will be served.  The art to be auctioned is currently on display at the Gallery and can be viewed during regular business hours. There will also be a silent auction with affordable starting bids. The auction is free and open to the public.  The Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery is located at 7539 Valley Boulevard in Blowing Rock, NC.

June 14, 2011

New Workshops at Random Arts

June 23rd -  Louise McClure "Architectural Elements Bracelet". This fabulous mixed-media bracelet features a rusticated metal medallion reminiscient of archtectural hardware. Add your own image and layer with dimensional glazes for an instant antiquity. Vintage buttons, swarovski crystals, metal charms, a bit of silk ribbon and glass beads add even more character to this piece. Learn to wrap, hammer and oxidize copper wire to form beaded links and closures. $50.(10-3)

June 24th - Elements of Aging with Jane Powell. Have you ever wished you had the perfect rusty object for a project but it was nowhere to be found? With this process you can turn everyday things into rusted or patina'd objects of art. It's fast, easy and fun and it's non toxic, water clean up and odorless. Join us for this all day class and complete a painted and colleged pyramid box in addition to the rusting process. All materials included.  10 - 3. $60.

July 6th - Helen Shafer Garcia  Internationally known teacher from San Diego, CA will be here teaching Batik Reach into the sky and create connections between branches and earth while creating universal Tree of life themed mixed media paintings on Masa paper and canvas. A special batik technique with Masa rice paper will create wonderful textures and crevices for the paint to flow into. Draw and paint elements and symbolic icons of a tree of life, including birds, flowers and other great, joyful creatures with bold watercolor dropped -in color techniques. You'll play with colored pencils, ink lines and collage elements to further embellish your paintings. Discover how beautiful and bright watercolors can be with this special process. The watercolor paintings will be sealed with an acrylic varnish to protect the surface. Borders and embellishments will be added with acrylics.  Tree of Life. 10-4 $125.

Pre-registration by email is necessary to confirm space and will be final when payment is received. Payment can be made by sending a check to Random ARts PO Box 3 Saluda, NC 28773, calling with CC. or PayPal invoice request. Random Arts is located at 259 W. Highway 176 in saluda NC

June 13, 2011

Adventures in Metal Clay Workshop

Tryon Arts and Crafts School will host Adventures in Metal Clay weekend workshop with instructor Landen Gailey.  The one-day workshop will be held on Saturday, June 18 from 9am to 5pm at the craft school located on Harmon Field Road.  This workshop is designed for beginners to get acquainted with the basics of metal clay.

This medium provides incredible artistic range - it can be pinched, rolled, sculpted and manipulated and allows the artist to experiment with just how far their designs can go.  In its dried state, it is highly flexible and easy to carve. When fired in a kiln, the binder vaporizes; leaving a solid, pure metal object that can be cut, shaped, drilled, sanded, patinaed or soldered using traditional jewelry tools and techniques.

Space is limited, registration required. Tryon Arts and Crafts School is a non-profit crafts organization located at 373 Harmon Field Road in Tryon, NC and exists to provide creative opportunities for everyone!

June 12, 2011

Quilter's Quarters now a Martingale" 'Super Stitcher' store plus new fabrics in stock

Quilter's Quarters now has a new spinning rack with all the recently published Patchwork Place and Martingale book titles. Lots of new 'pre-cut' books, 'Scrap-Basket Sensations', craft books, needle felting books and  more.  The best part is every month Martingale  publishes 3 new books and Quilter's Quarters will get them before they go on the general market.  And every time you purchase a book from this publisher you get a stamp on your card and after 9 books, Martingale will send you a FREE book of your choice! It's a win-win situation for book lovers.

New Patterns and fabrics are now in at the shop. From YLI: tubes of 5 colors of silk threads.  Beautiful new blenders called "Fingerpaints" from Camelot Cotton and Stephanie Brandenburg.  10 new patterns from "Quilter's Dream"...all of these patterns use Fat Quarters.  Check out the "6-Packs" for purses. You can use that stash and just add FQ's or use color bundles to blend with your fabrics. Get out those FQ's and put them to work.  "Botanica" panels and beautiful large hydrangeas from Henry Glass.  Packaged "Insul-Fleece" for your lunch bags to keep things cold.

Save 20% on all books!! 
Come check out our new spinning book rack and all the new titles....good on any book in the store.

Offer Expires: June 18, 2011                     
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Fiber Arts Heritage Week begins at Florence Memorial Art School

June 12 - 18   GLENDALE SPRINGS   Fiber Arts Heritage Week at Florence    A week long celebration of the rich heritage of the fiber arts.  Watch fiber demonstrations co-hosted with the Blue Ridge Fiber Guild. The workshops begin on Monday with the traditional art of rug hooking with Cheryl Roberts or how to spin fiber into yarn with Nancy Hoffman. Tuesday & Wednesday, try your hand at weaving on a loom with Nancy Hoffman or spend the morning learn a variety of knitting techniques as you create your own hat with Christy Hoffman. Thursday & Friday, participants can join felt artists Rachel Nicholson for some 'Contemporary Hat Madness'. The week culminates on Saturday with a Fiber Market from 10 am - 1 pm open to the public with free admission.

June 11, 2011

Penland School's 26th Annual Benefit Auction

August 12-13, 2011  The Penland School of Crafts Annual Benefit Auction is a gala weekend in the North Carolina mountains featuring the sale of more than 230 works in books, clay, drawing, glass, iron, letterpress, metals, painting, photography, printmaking, textiles, and wood. The Penland auction is one of the most important craft collecting events in the Southeast and a perfect opportunity to support Penland's educational programs, which have helped thousands of people to live creative lives.

The auctioneer for the weekend is Mark Oliver. Reservations are required. The event often sells out quickly; early reservations are recommended. Reservations will be accepted until available spaces are filled.

Absentee and phone bids are accepted for all auctions until noon on Friday, August 12, for a fee of $25 (includes catalog). All ticket purchasers and absentee bidders receive an illustrated catalog in July. Images of artwork and details about absentee bidding will be posted on our website in late June. Catalogs are available for $25.

Please return a reservation card to auction@penland.org or call 828-765-2359, ext. 30 for phone reservations. Electronic auction reservation card (Word)

June 10, 2011

2nd Saturday Art Matket in Andrews

June 11, next to the Daily Grind in Andrews from 10-3 head to the 2nd Saturday Art Market.  Every Second Saturday of the month, vendors and shoppers are invited to the Second Saturday Art Market on Main Street in Andrews. Come set up a table or a tent alongside the Daily Grind in Andrews to sell your arts and crafts or shop for one of a kind artworks by regional artisans.Vendors should plan to set up around 9:30 and shoppers should plan to come by anytime from 10 AM - 3 PM.

Have an Artful Weekend:

June 10 in Brevard:  Transylvania County Handcrafter's Guild Show
June 10 in West Jefferson:  West Jefferson Gallery Crawl
June 11 in Blowing Rock:  Art in the Park in Blowing Rock
June 11 in Old Fort:  Turtle Island Pottery Open House

June 11 In Brasstown:  Gala and Benefit Art Auction

June 10 - July 2 in West Jefferson:  Shadow of the Hills Art Exhibit

June 10 -12 in Spruce Pine and Burnsville:  Toe River Arts Council Studio Tour 

June 10-12 in Tryon: Foothills Craft Fair
June 11 in Bryson City:  Appalachian Lifestyle Festival
June 11-12 in Asheville:  River Arts District Studio Stroll

June 9, 2011

Handmade in America: Events and Updates

June 14, 6 PM - 8 PM at HandMade in America, 125 S Lexington Avenue in Asheville NC. How to Engage a Visitor in Your Studio.  Do you like having visitors in your studio, but don't know how to engage them? Do you want to participate in your area's studio tours but don't know what to do to prep your studio? Do you know the right questions to ask a potential customer to get them to buy? If you are curious about the answers to these questions, come participate in a free workshop taught by Executive Director, Gwynne Rukenbrod. To register, please contact Gwynne Rukenbrod at grukenbrod@handmadeinamerica.org or call 828-252-0121 X308.

Exhibition Opportunity at HandMade and Center for Creative Retirement! HandMade in America announces its new Exhibitions Program. HandMade in America will be hosting exhibitions in its lobby area beginning in June. The Center for Creative Retirement will also be hosting HandMade exhibitions beginning in June. For more information or how to apply please visit www.handmadeinamerica.org

Demonstrators Needed! HandMade in America is teaming up with the Southern Govenors' Conference to provide craft demonstrators. We are looking for demonstrators to set up at the Grove Park Inn on Friday August 19 from 4 - 9 pm. Electricity, a table and chair will be provided. Demonstrators must have a certificate of liability and may have the opportunity to sell their work. If you are interested, please contact Gwynne Rukenbrod at grukenbrod@handmadeinamerica.org for more information.

Director of Craft Entrepreneurship Job Opening. HandMade in America announces an opening for a Director of Craft Entrepreneurship (DCEn). This new position will replace the Director of Rural Entrepreneurship. The position will focus on major educational programs, materials, and services for craft artisan development and meet the objectives of HandMade's craft entrepreneurship initiative.

The Director of Craft Entrepreneurship will work with the Craft Entrepreneurship Committee and the Executive Director and will be responsible for conceiving, developing, funding and managing all aspects of the craft entrepreneurship program at HandMade in America. The DCEn will assess areas of strength, develop and implement strategic objectives, and establish and facilitate partnerships and collaborations that help meet these objectives. The DCEn will also oversee the Craft Across Curriculum Program, the Exhibitions Program, and the Buy Local Program. For a more detailed job description please visit www.handmadeinamerica.org.dcen@handmadeinamerica.org. The job will be open until filled.
No phone calls please. All inquiries should be sent to

June 8, 2011

Asheville Art Museum ARTmob presents Pecha Kucha Night

June 9 at 7 PM head for the Pack Place Promenade Lobby and Pecha Kucha Night with the ARTmob at the Asheville Art Museum. Following the success of the Museum's first Pecha Kucha Night held in January, the ARTmob returns with the second installment of Pecha Kucha, meaning "chit chat" in Japanese, during which presenters will once again "exhibit" 20 images for 20 seconds each.

ARTmob participants will watch guest presenters share their creative inspiration and enjoy complimentary food and drinks provided by local businesses.  Admission is $5 for Members / $7 for non-Members

June 7, 2011

Heat Transfer Printing on Recycled Synthetics Workshop

Cloth Fiber Workshop offers Heat Transfer Printing on Recycled Synthetics on Friday and Saturday, June 17 & 18 with Amy Putansu. Thrift shops (and maybe your attic!) are filled with old curtain sheers (among other synthetic things) that have a lovely transparent, lightweight drape. This is a perfect scenario of affordable materials for surface design projects!

In this class you'll transform second-hand fabrics using disperse dyes in a non-toxic way. Using a heat press and home iron, yo
u can simultaneously transfer dye and set permanent folds and pleats on polyester, nylon, acrylic and acetate. (Synthetic fibers are the only type that will permanently pleat, fold, or crease with heat, even staying through washing!)

Functional forms like tote bags, scarves, etc., for these fabrics, and appropriate seam and edge 
finishing—both hand and machine will be discussed. Resources and tips will be shared so that anyone can continue this technique in their own home safely. Level of experience: all levels. Fee: $175 + materials fee. Register HERE.

June 6, 2011

Art Sampler Starts this month at Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center

The Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center announces "Art Sampler ".  Join local artisans as they demonstrate their craft and teach you how to make something too. Art Sampler takes place every 3rd Saturday from 10 AM - 1 PM, beginning June 18.  The event is FREE and fun for the whole family.

River Arts District Studio Stroll this Weekend

June 11 - 12 River Arts District Studio Stroll includes more than 160 working artists who open their studios to the public for two days of festivities. Painters, potters, sculptors, weavers, photographers, jewelers, woodworkers, great food and more. See art and craft demonstrations and check out the new restaurants.

The "District" is comprised of 19 historical, revitalized buildings and warehouses
along a 1 1/2 mile stretch of the French Broad River, just minutes from downtown Asheville NC.  This year the Stroll includes FREE trolley service between studio buildings.

June 5, 2011

Weaving Classes at John C Campbell Folk School

Weaving is the craft that's probably most identifiable as traditionally Appalachian. The  weaving program at John C  Campbell Folk School honors traditional roots while celebrating new and creative innovations in the craft. The diversity of classes will teach beginning or seasoned weaver techniques such as doubleweave,  weaving with found objects, or Sakiori- Japanese rag weaving.

In just a week or weekend class, you'll produce beautiful table runners, place mats, bags, rag rugs, and scarves you will be proud to tell your friends you made. View a list of available weaving classes for the rest of this year. Visit the Folk School Flickr page for more weaving photos.

June 4, 2011

Asheville Art Museum Summer Art Camp

June 13 - August 1, 2011 The Asheville Art Museum is pleased to once again host Summer Art Camp for youngsters in kindergarten -12th grade! Camp officially kicks off June 13, 2011 with morning and afternoon sessions running weekly through August 1, 2011. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your child's spot right away for this fun summer learning opportunity! Complete camp and registration details can be found here

June 2, 2011

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum Update

Upcoming BRAHM Events:

June 5 at 5 PM The annual Members' Appreciation Day will be held in the Fellowship Hall at Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church. All Museum members are invited to the meeting, which will include an update on the final phase of the construction project, an introduction of new board members and a discussion of Grand Opening Events. Members will also have the opportunity to reserve benches and pavers that will be placed throughout the interior and exterior of the building, as well as participate in BRAHM's "Christmas in June" activity, which will highlight items the Museum needs to open in October. The event is always promises to be informational and fun! Refreshments will be provided.

Art enthusiasts will have a grand opportunity to add to their collection with BRAHM's  “Picture Yourself Here!” Benefit Art Exhibition and Live Auction, which will be held at Blowing Rock Frameworks and Gallery June 13-25. Approximately 30 pieces will go on display on Monday, June 13 and can be viewed during the Gallery's regular business hours (9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday). The auction will be held on Saturday, June 25 with a pre-auction reception beginning at 6 p.m. Guests will receive a special auction program that will include a photograph and details about each piece, as well as a profile on the item’s donor. Wine and hors d’oeurves will be served.

Just a reminder that the "Season of Opportunity" Challenge Grant will draw to a close on June 30. The total goal of Challenge was to raise $800,000 for the Museum’s $6.5 million Capital Campaign and as of May 15, more than $724,000 has been contributed. Donors can still contribute to this endeavor, with all gifts made through the end of the month being matched in full. The total amount of the pledge -- both the original donation and the match -- can be used toward naming opportunities, a number of which remain. Gifts may be made by cash, securities, donor-advised funds or other means and pledges should ideally be completed in two years. For more information about how to contribute to the Challenge Grant please call the BRAHM offices at (828) 295-9099.

A Local Couple will Highlight History of the Dulcimer - BRAHM's second annual Third Thursday Speakers' Series has proven to be as educational and entertaining as its first, June's event promises to continue that trend. On Thursday, June 16, Bill and Jewel Magee, owners of The Dulcimer Shop in the Martin House, will present "The History of the Mountain Dulcimer." The Magee's shop was established by Bill's father, Rogers Magee, in 1971 when the retired music teacher moved to the High Country. Initially, the shop carried both crafts and musical instruments, but eventually it became devoted to the mountain dulcimer, for which Rogers Magee had developed a particular love . Today, Bill and Jewel carry on Rogers' tradition, educating visitors about the instrument and the "mountain music" tradition.

As always, Third Thursdays are held at 4 p.m. in the BRAHM office on the second floor of the Martin House. It is free and open to the public, but space is limited. A reception will follow the presentation; light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the Museum office at (828) 295-9099.

BRAHM Rockers to Be Made by Carolina Craftsman and sixth generation chairmaker Max Woody. The chairs on the Museum's front porch will be his special creations, which are much-loved and collected throughout the state and region. Woody learned how to make chairs from his father when he was a small child and he has been working in the craft for more than 60 years.

Asheville's Gallery Minerva Updates

Gallery Minerva and Ambiance Interiors are hosting a special book signing event with Susan Sully to celebrate The Home Within Us by Bobby McAlpine. The event takes place on Thursday, June 16th from 5-8 PM. Click  HERE to receive our invitation. RSVP here! Ambiance Interiors is located at 189 East Chestnut Street in Asheville NC

New Paintings at Gallery Minerva: Chris Sedgwick

New studio works have arrived by Chris Sedgwick. The artist will be joining us to celebrate the launch of our 8th year in Asheville. Join us for the Downtown Gallery Art Walk this Friday, June 3rd from 5-9pm. The work shown is: "The Inner Cycle" 37"x65", oil and gold leaf on canvas.

June 1, 2011

Art Walks this week in Asheville and Waynesville

June 3    Art After Dark  - Stroll through downtown Waynesville NC and visit the many galleries and art studios. Watch demonstrations, attend artists' receptions and enjoy refreshments and live music. Art After Dark happens the first Friday of each month, May thru December.

June 3   Asheville Downtown Galleries Walk  More than 25 downtown Asheville art and craft galleries participate in this self-guided tour. The diversity of art, craft and media is remarkable. Restaurants, pubs and outdoor cafes will offer their fares during the Walk.