The Asheville Gallery of Art, with 31 regional artists, is Asheville’s longest established fine art gallery.
After 27 years in the same location we’ve opened in a new location : 82 Patton Ave. Asheville, NC 28801 (Across from Pritchard Park) 828-251-5796
BOOK LAUNCH PARTY
Saturday, August 26, 2 – 4:30 pm
Where: Kenilworth Inn 60 Caledonia Road, Asheville, NC 28803
What: Celebrate with Ruthie Rosauer the launch of her book,
ABOUT THE BOOK
Photographer Ruthie Rosauer has a new photo essay book THESE TREES (Rose River Press, 2017). As the title suggests, it is a collection of 140 photographs detailing trees as you may never have seen them before: whole trees, groups of trees, close-ups of bark, leaves, roots, and interesting shapes formed by tree branches, within the bark, or from twisted trunks. Nuts, flowers and fruits form the “Crowning Glories” section. Ruthie’s passion for trees has been translated into this veritable ‘valentine’ to the arboreal world.
The book is organized into six chapters: Bark, Leaves, Shapes, Roots, Crowning Glories and Whole Trees. It is in part contemplative, part whimsical, but always a celebration of the tree in its natural setting. To keep you company on your virtual walk through these trees are 25 companion poems penned by 20 poets.
What people are saying about “These Trees”
“[This] book is stunningly beautiful, gorgeous. At the same time it’s very contemplative and meditative—it is a “find” in the sense that images like these remind us to take our nose from the ‘grindstone’ of daily busy life.”
“You have married the photos and writings perfectly!”
“In this delightful book, artistic images combine with soothing language to create something more powerful than either alone. Immersing oneself in this inspiring world of trees would be a perfect antidote to a gloomy winter evening.” Kenn Amdahl, author and president of Clearwater Publishing.
“These Trees” is an artistic and contemplative exploration of the anatomy of trees. It is interspersed with Ruthie’s thoughtful curation of poetry and quotations as well as her own insights.”
The photos and poems left me feeling warmly peaceful and grateful for the wonders of this world!
For more about These Trees see Ruthie’s website: www.RuthieRosePhotography.com or pick up a copy at A Walk in the Woods, 423 N. Main St. Hendersonville, Tryon School of Arts and Crafts or Malaprops in Asheville.
Ruthie Rosauer email@example.com
Book title: These Trees
Photography and Poetry
Editor and Photographer: Ruthie Rosauer
Publisher: Rose River Press Publication date: June 2017 Number of pages: 176 Price: $25
Deborah Lacks grew up without her mother, who died when she was only 2 years old. Her longing for details about her mother’s life is a key aspect of the new HBO film The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, with Oprah Winfrey as co-star and an executive producer.
It’s such an exciting time! We are moving to the Refinery Creator Space at 207 Coxe Avenue. It’s 15,000 square feet and creates a home to ten individual artist entrepreneurs and five community organizations.
Things to do in, about and around Asheville, North Carolina online The Asheville Scene Year Round
Films Every Friday 8 pm
Presented by Courtyard Gallery. Doors open at 7:45 / close at 8:15. Film begins at 8:00 pm. Come on in, get comfortable, have some refreshments and enjoy great films from around the world! Check our website for the film schedule or Cranky Hanke’s Reviews under Special Showings. Donations appreciated. In the Railroad Library, Phil Mechanic Studios.
“Ours is a community arts center with a mission of “bringing arts to the people and people to the arts.”
The Black Mountain Center for the Arts (BMCA) was the dream of a small group of visionaries, who in 1993 organized and found a way to save the Old City Hall from destruction. They obtained the building, raised over a million dollars and succeeded in renovating the 6,000-square-foot facility into a welcoming and vital landmark. BMCA was incorporated in 1995 and opened its doors in October 2000. In 2009, the Old City Garage was also renovated and made into a clay studio behind the main building. This community arts organization has sought to create a physical place for the arts to come together and flourish in the Swannanoa Valley in Buncombe County. See our website for more information
Little Pearls are “tiny films” that open hearts and minds, inspiring authentic connection and compassionate action on behalf of all living beings. Created by the media non-profit Little Pearls, these beautiful films are gifts of the heart – for you and for the world. Little Pearls
We invite you to join us for the twelfth annual Come to Leicester studio tour 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. We are excited to celebrate this annual event. The Come to Leicester studio tour is held every year on the third weekend in August; for 2017, that is 19-20 August. Our community of artists create in a variety of mediums, including painting, iron work, wood work, textiles, pottery, jewelry, aroma therapy candles, and brooms. They welcome you to their open studios so that you can enjoy their talented work. Come to Leicester to see for yourself! Click for a map of the tour
Upcoming Events at BMCM+AC
June 22—PRESENTATION: Robert Motherwell*
Jerald Melberg, founder of the Jerald Melberg Gallery in Charlotte, NC, and representative of the Dedalus Foundation (Robert Motherwell Estate), will discuss the artist’s balance between wildly expressive work and his deep intellectualism and consideration of literature, music, and politics. Motherwell’s background will be covered as well as the artist’s Surrealist roots. 7 pm, 56 Broadway, FREE for BMCM+AC members + students w/ID / $5 non-members
I find joy in creating. When my work is focused on social and environmental issues I find a particularly deep satisfaction.
32nd Annual Penland Benefit Auction – Online registration is open for this year’s annual auction. Join us under the tent August 11-12 for a celebration of craft featuring artists Vivian Beer, Cynthia Bringle, Edwina Bringle, and more.
Innovative programming utilizing an outstanding collection of American art of the 20th and 21st centuries has established the Asheville Art Museum as a leader in the arts for Western North Carolina and the Southeast. It is the only organization of its kind providing cultural and educational experiences for residents and visitors to the 24 county region.Established by artists and incorporated in 1948, the Asheville Art Museum is committed to being a vital force in community and individual development and to providing life-long opportunities for education and enrichment through the visual arts.
Innovative programming utilizing an outstanding collection of American art of the 20th and 21st centuries has established the Asheville Art Museum as a leader in the arts for Western North Carolina and the Southeast.
Let’s get our art history on.
Next month, Sotheby’s will bring a broad array of photography to the auction block, illuminating the impressive range of the medium through a survey of Modern and Post-War image makers. While audiences will get their fair share of the men who helped changed the history of photos — think Bill Brandt, Robert Frank, Weegee, Alfred Stieglitz and Ansel Adams — some of the most impressive names in the bunch belong to the 20th and 21st century women who have brought the art of photography to new heights. Continue reading
Penland is a national center for craft education dedicated to helping people live creative lives. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Penland offers one-, two-, and eight-week workshops in books & paper, clay, drawing, glass, iron, metals, photography, printmaking and letterpress, textiles, and wood. The school also offers artists’ residencies, community collaboration programs, and a gallery and information center. Visit our Website for Events and General Information
At the Fine Arts League of the Carolinas, modern education techniques and the master-apprentice studio system combine to form an immersive curriculum based on rigor and accomplishment. The curriculum’s basic goal is to equip artists with the skills needed to explore the four major aspects of representational art: figure, portraiture, landscape and still life. We believe that in order to do this well, one must have a solid foundation in drawing and in the various tools and materials of the artist. These foundations are established by daily practice and discipline. We are located at 362 Depot St. in Asheville’s River Arts District. visit our website www.fineartsleague.org a 501(c)3 non-profit organization
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