January 27, 2016

Final Week of the Anniversary Sale at Heartwood Gallery

Now through January 31, 2016 - Heartwood Gallery, 21 East Main Street in historic downtown Saluda NC: This is the final week of the Gallery's 30th Anniversary Sale. Take advantage of this sale hrough Sunday, January 31st and receive $30 off all purchase totals of $100 or more - including items already marked down 25%. 
  • $30 off all tickets totaling $100 or more
  • All sales FINAL....no returns or exchanges
  • Christmas exchanges do not apply
  • No gift card purchases
  • Gift cards and in store credits may be used
  • No complimentary gift wrap
  • No special orders
  • No multiple discounts
  • 25% off sale items may be used towards $100 purchase total

Heartwood Gallery offers handmade wearables, jewelry, paper, paintings, fine porcelain, stoneware, glass, metal,  wood and more. The Gallery is a destination well worth considering when you're looking for a special indulgence for yourself, your home or a friend. One of a kind describes not only the items found at Heartwood, but also the unique quality of the Gallery itself. 

January 21, 2016

This Week at the Ashevile Art Museum

courtesy Asheville Art Museum
January 25, 2016 from 4:30 - 6:30 PM at the Asheville Art Museum, 2 S Pack Square in downtown Asheville NC: The Museum is undergoing major construction beginning in 2016 and is kicking it off in sparkling style!

All are  invited  to join the Museum in this launch to Make It New and Make It Yours. At this exciting event, you can learn  what's happening at the Museum in the coming months. Join many other members of our wonderful community to enjoy refreshments, giveaways and entertainment. FREE event.

January 23, 30, February 6 and 13, 2016  (Saturdays) 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Explore the Power of Art and Writing. In this four-part writing workshop, explore the influence that the visual arts have on emotions, memories, and stories. 

Each week focuses on a different type of artwork in the Museum's collection or special exhibitions, both as a point of meditation and inspiration for discussion and written responses. This workshop is an outlet for writers of all levels to broaden familiarity with artistic and written genres, spark creativity in surprising places, develop and hone writing skills, and receive valuable feedback. 

Space is limited; call 828.253.3227, ext. 122. or register online today. Museum Members: $80; Non-members: $100.

January 15, 2016

Random Arts - Ready for a Creative New Year

Our friends at Random Arts are ready with their usual "open mindedness" for another exciting, fun and creative year in 2016. New artists will arrive on the scene along with "tried and true" artists that return year after year. Some events are already posted on their website while others will continue to develop as the year unfolds and the creativity blossoms.

Coming SOON:   It's The Random Arts spin on the coloring book trend.This paper table runner is perfect for adults and kids alike--and it doubles as beautiful gift wrap and the perfect table topper for your studio. 20" x 25' roll. Designed and printed in the USA.

The painted peace poles by Stephanie Burgess, well known artist from Bellingham, WA.You will find these in all sizes at Random Arts this spring and along with the poles Stephanie has created both large and small flags for your yard. How have we lived without these this long?

January Workshops:  
January 22, 2016 from 1-3:30 PM -  $25. per person Gouache Resist Workshop, Limit 6 This will get us warmed up for the 2016 season..
January 26  - Zen Doodle with us 10 AM - noon (moved from the 19th.

Please contact Random Arts for registration information. Some workshops may be filled with a wait list and others may have available space. Paypal, visa, mc, and personal checks are accepted - www.randomartsnow.com (828) 749-1165.   

Random Arts is located at 481 Louisiana Ave in Saluda NC.

January 7, 2016

Art Break at the Asheville Art Museum

January 8, 2016 at 12 PM at the Asheville Art Museum, 2 S Pack Square in downtown Asheville NC - Art Break: Cathryn Griffin. Free with membership or Museum admission.

Come visit the Museum for an informal gallery talk that will both inform and engage you in dialogue with special guest Jon Jicha, Exhibition Curator and Professor, from Western Carolina University. Jicha will discuss the exhibition, Somewhere Between Here and There: Cathryn Griffin

January 5, 2016

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum January Special Events

January 5, 2016 at 6 PM - Movies at the MuseumSunny Side of Life.  Experience the history of the Carter Family and examine the way old-time music continues to be integrated into the life of the community with speaker Dr. Gary Boye. $5 Members and Students / $7 Non-members.
January 15, 2016 at 7:30 PM - Winter Old-Time Dance.  Old-time dance with caller John Turner and the Laurel Creek String Band.  $5 per person / Free for children under 12 years of age.

January 19, 2016 at 11 AM - Coffee with the Curator. Spend the morning sipping coffee and learning more about Selections from the Collection with Dianna Loughlin, Exhibitions and Collections Director. Free for Members / Regular admission for Non-members.

January 21, 2016 at 11 AM - SCHOLARS and SCONES: Birds of the High Country, Amazing Stories from a Remarkable Place.  Enjoy this energetic and informational talk by Curtis Smalling, Director of Land Bird Conservation at Audubon North Carolina. Suggested donation $5.

January 24, 2016 at 2 PM - MINI MATINEE Wonders and Woodwinds.  Experience an enchanting mixture of fairy tales, fables, and classical music, brought to you by the Hayes School of Music, Appalachian State University. Members $8/family , Non-members $10/family.

January 29, 2016 at 5:30 PM - CORK and CANVAS:  Wassily Kandinsky, Winter Landscape.  An evening of wine and painting in a relaxed atmosphere facilitated by trained instructor, Carole Childers. Registration required. $30 Members / $40 Non-members.
Wassily Kandinsky’s Winter Landscape (1909)

January 30, 2016 at 2 PM - WINTERFEST Arctic Art at BrrrrrAHM.  Celebrate winter by making some arctic art at the Museum, then join the WinterFest Snowflake Parade beginning at 3 PM. Free event.

TUESDAYS, January 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 3:30 - 4:30 PM -  Afternoon Art Club Ages 6-10 Free for Members / $5 Non-members **Registration required.

THURSDAYS, January 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 1 - 2 pm and 3:30 - 4:30 PM -  Doodlebug Club Ages 3 -5.  Free for Members / $5 Non-members ** Registration required.

Additional Museum News:

North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM) has 800 Member Institutions! Museum members, Friend level ($150) and above, benefit from NARM with free/member admission, discounts at museum shops and on concert/lecture tickets.

Membership Matters Did you know that as a member you receive free admission to the Museum, free and/or discounted tickets to all events, 10% off all workshops and more?  CLICK HERE to learn about Membership.

BRAHM is Hiring! The Museum has three part-time employment opportunities available: Administrative Assistant, Education Center Coordinator and Facilities Manager. LEARN MORE HERE.

Happy Monday! The Museum has announced that it will be open on Mondays, beginning January 4, 2016. The new hours are Monday - Saturday, 10 AM - 5 PM, with extended hours on Thursdays - 10 AM - 7 PM.

Call for Exhibition Proposals  The Museum is accepting exhibition proposals for the Alexander Community Gallery. The gallery, located on the 2nd floor of the Museum, features monthly exhibitions of artwork by local, regional, and community artists. Solo and group exhibitions are considered. 

The Blowing Rock and History Museum is located at 159 Chestnut Street in Blowing Rock NC.