May 13, 2018

Random Arts: The Hub of Creativity in Saluda NC

Spring has arrived in Saluda NC and along with it an inventory of brightly colored linens and the lighter fabrics that are perfect for spring. Soft chambray blues and white set the tone this spring making it soft and and comfortable for warmer months ahead. Slip on a long sweater for cooler nights or trips to the market, movie or dining out.

Stop by and browse through a dazzling display of fun and fanciful frocks  and touch, feel and try on something new. You deserve it!

If you are looking for summertime creativity, you will most certainly find it at Random Arts. You will discover workshops offered in watercolor, gouache, book arts, lettering, calligraphy, painting, collage and much more.

 Upcoming Workshops 

Tues. 15th - Zen@Ten Open Group, No fee, No registration

Wed. 16th  Monthly Book Arts Workshop - 

Long Stitch book with Gelli Plate Covers.  1-3 $45

Beginners welcome & all supplies are included!

Sat. 19th - BIG Outdoor Arts and Crafts Supplies 

Flea Market 10am till 3pm

Fri. 25th  Brush Stroke Lettering with Catherine Langsdorf
This is part 1 of a 2 part series. 1:00 till 3:30

$80. for both sessions (2nd session is June 1st )

"It Takes A Village" Recycled House Book
Fri. 1st - Brush Stroke Lettering with Catherine Langsdorf

This is part 1 of a 2 part series. 1:00 till 3:30

Sat 2nd - It Take a Village Recycled House Workshop. 10 AM - 4 PM. What do muffin mixes, quinoa & rice mixes & brown sugar have in common?  - They all come in boxes of ideal size to make a book from recycled materials!  We'll cut our box into the shape of a house, cover with tissue or collage papers, then stitch text pages from used brown paper bags. After adding unique collage elements, you'll have a special gift for a journal writer, a guest book or a great place to record your own thoughts, sketches or ideas. Makes a great gift  or memory book. Only $80. for a full day instruction and some supplies are necessary. Beginners welcome.

Tues. 5th - Zen@Ten Open Group, No fee, No registration

Fri. 15th Little House On The Hill Hand Stitched Collage 
  "Hand Stitched mini fabric collage" from 10am till 4pm   $80.
Seeds and Pods
Sat. 16th Seeds and Pods with Susan Edmonson
"Hand stitched mini fabric collage" from 10am till 4pm $80.

Tues. 19th Zen@Ten Open Group, No fee, No registration
Wed. 20th - Monthly Book Arts Workshop
Learn to"play the accordion book"with DJ Gaskin
1-3 $45
Beginners welcome and; all supplies are included!

Sat. 23rd - Have Fun Solving the Perspective Predicament 
with Miriam Hughes 10-Noon $45. Beginners Welcome
Sat. 23rd - Watercolor your Perky Pet 
with Miriam Hughes  1:00 till 3:30 $45. Beginners Welcome

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Registration information
*Payment for workshops is required at time of registration.
*You may email us for workshop availability or
call us at the shop 828-749-1165
*We accept Visa, M/C, Amex, Paypal, check or cash.
Random Arts is located at 481 Louisana Avenue in Saluda NC

May 3, 2018

Upcoming Events at The Asheville Art Museum

May's First Friday Events


Friday, May 4
Asheville Art Museum On the Slope - 175 Biltmore Avenue  in Asheville NC  Free!

Art Break: Turning Traditions | 12pm
Join us for an Art Break to discuss Turning Traditions, an installation that features the amazing work of Edward, Philip, and Matt Moulthrop, who represent three generations of Southern woodturners. Their minimalist works capture and explore the eccentricities of wood.

First Friday Art Walk | 5-8pm  
The Asheville Art Museum is pleased to be a part of the Downtown Asheville Art District’s First Friday Art Walks occurring the first Friday of every month April through December. On these evenings, the Museum offers light refreshments and drinks, and the opportunity to view the current exhibition during extended hours from 5-8pm. Currently on view: Crafting Abstraction and Turning Traditions. Our Museum Shop is also open!

Film Screening: Craft in America: Family | 6pm
Craft in America promotes and advances original handcrafted work and inspires people of all ages to pursue their own creativity. Family explores the creative environments and personal dynamics of four families of craft artists and asks: Is talent inherited? What is it like to live in a household where objects are made by hand? In this episode, President Jimmy Carter shares stories of Ed Moulthrop, a fellow Georgian who was known as the “father of modern woodturning.” Meet Ed’s son Philip and grandson Matt, who both carry on the family tradition. 

Mother's Day sale in the Museum Shop
30% off scarves now through May 13




Mother's Day is May 13! Visit us at our Museum Shop On the Slope at 175 Biltmore Avenue  through Sunday, May 13 and receive 30% off all of the beautiful scarves we have in the Shop. You may also purchase online! Visit the online Shop -- through May 13 you may use the code CELEBRATEMOM and receive 30% off any scarf.


Upcoming Events: 

During construction, the Museum is continuing an active schedule of programming On the Slope and elsewhere in our community.

Kids' Programs
-- After School Art Adventures
-- Storytime & Art
-- Summer Art Camp!

Art Break
Turning Traditions
May 4, 12pm
Asheville Art Museum On the Slope

First Friday Art Walk
Film Screening | Craft in America: Family
May 4
Film screening: 6pm
Extended Museum hours: 5-8pm
Asheville Art Museum On the Slope

Spring Workshops
Not Flat: Assemblage
May 19
Transparent Challenge: How to Draw Glass
June 16

Summer Workshops
Alchemy: Image Transfers
July 14
Delicious Ambiguity: An Uncertainty Workshop for Uncertain Times
August 11

December 11, 2017

December 3, 2017

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum Presents Scholars and Scones: Cecil and Maud in the Laurel Valley

December 7, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Scholars and Scones: Cecil and Maud in the Laurel Valley. Join ballad singer and storyteller Joe Penland as he discusses the journey of song collectors Cecil Sharp and Maud Karpeles, who collected ballads in western North Carolina in 1916.
This talk will complement BRAHM's exhibition of the historic photographs taken by Sharp on his journey through Appalachia.Complimentary breakfast goods and locally-brewed coffee will be served.  Free for members, $5 for non-members.

Joe Penland has appeared at numerous festivals, toured Great Britain eight times, and has been awarded the coveted Bascom Lunsford Award, named for his cousin, the founder of the longest running folk festival in America, for his “significant contribution to preserving our mountain music."

photo courtesy of The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum

Cecil Sharp in Appalachia Exhibition - This is the first US exhibit of rare, century-old photos taken by British song collector Cecil Sharp. The photographs feature some of the singers Sharp visited during his travels. Cecil Sharp and his assistant Maud Karpeles collected variants of English bal-lads between 1916-1918; their collecting work began in Hot Springs, NC, with the help of Olive Campbell, founder of the John C. Campbell Folk School. By the end of their 46-week travels through North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky and Ten-nessee, the pair had collected more than 1600 variants of English ballads collected from 281 singers.  Photos are on loan from the Country Dance and Song Society, with permission of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, Cecil Sharp House, London.

BRAHM (The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum) is located at  159 Chestnut Sreet in Blowing Rock NC.