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Asheville | A Week of Art and Craft Openings

Hi Folks! November marks a banner month in Asheville for Art and Craft with at least three major events coming up in the next week. Nov 9th and 10th is the River Arts District yearly fall Studio Stroll. Get out this weekend and enjoy that and support our local artists. We, also, have two major grand re-openings at both the Asheville Art Museum and the Center for Craft downtown. Click on the links for details. Let’s celebrate and support our Asheville cultural community in downtown that is helping us retain the Asheville we know and love there. Cheers!

TONIGHT at Black Mountain College

Aki Onda: Reflections and Repercussions | A multi-media performance exploring the interplay among luminosity, acoustic, architectural, and emotional relationships within the space. Performing with various types of lighting equipment such as theater lights, flashlights, bare light bulb, mirrors and other objects, Onda arranges and rearranges the tools composing the visual and aural as a total environment. For details go HERE.

Beaverdam Studio Tour

Hi Folks! Just a quick note in support of our North Asheville artist community. We hope you get out and support this talented group. For details go here. Cheers!

SUNDAY | Uncommon Market

Stop by the Uncommon Market this Sunday at the Asheville Outlets — Asheville’s largest market for the old, the bold, the creative and unexpected with curators of antiques, vintage decor, art, jewelry and home furnishings. Go here for details.

Modern Inspiration | Jean-Michel Basquiat

“Basquiat’s work was deeply thoughtful—the products of his ravenous observations of the world around him. “I don’t think about art while I work,” he told writer Isabelle Graw in 1986. “I try to think about life.””

As an aspiring artist I found his fearlessness and authenticity inspiring. Alexxa Gotthardt wrote this piece on Basquiat for Artsy that came across our facebook feed. Enjoy the complete article here. Happy Creating!

TODAY | The Big Crafty

Hi Folks! Today, one of our favorite contemporary craft fairs, The Big Crafty, takes place in Pack Square from 12-6pm. It is a beautiful day so go and enjoy so “urban to mountain” crafts today. Cheers!

Saturday | Asheville Art in the Park

Hi Folks! This Saturday begins Asheville Art in the Park at Pack Square Park. At this event you find find the finest in handcrafted art that Asheville Area Artists have to offer. Skilled workers of Glass, Ceramics, Wood, Jewelry, and metal make their shops open to display to the public at every market. Enjoy!

TONIGHT | Who’s Afraid of Red?

Opening tonight from 5 to 8pm the Asheville Area Arts Council is excited to host 16 artists in a new exhibit by curator Barbara Fisher called Who’s Afraid of RED? The title is inspired by a series of Barnett Newman paintings called Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue.

This exhibit will explore the many meanings and associations to the color red: love, vitality, opulence, fire, the heart, the devil, blood, power, passion…. as well as the many uses of the word red in our language such as: red tape, red carpet, red-letter day, red herring, red ink, caught red-handed, red cent.  Also, because of the expense of the dye, red cloaks and hats have been worn as status symbols throughout history.  The associations are endless.Go HERE to find out the skinny. Cheers!

Support for Artist Eric Knoche

Hi Folks! As you know artists are a big part of our Modern Asheville community and we are all too happy to support them and what they bring to our Asheville area community. Eric Knoche, also, happens to be a neighbor to John and myself and suffered a big loss being housed in the old French Broad school which burned just down the street from us. In support we all are passing along his request for assistance. Thanks for any consideration. Cheers!

Greeting friends, colleagues and patrons,

Unfortunately I am writing today with some bad news:  On Feb 5, the building where I had my studio burned to the ground due to arson.  I lost all of my tools and equipment, all of my finished inventory, 15 years of sketchbooks and four months of finished but unfired work.

I am hesitant to ask for help, but have been encouraged to do so by my friends and colleagues.  So, if you would like to help me out, here are a few ways to do so.

1. Please consider contributing to the GoFundMe that my fiancé, Kristin, has helped me set up. We are hoping to raise $20,000. I will use this money to finish the small studio I started building on my land last year and also for living expenses as I begin from scratch to build a new body of work. If you would like to contribute to the GoFundMe Campaign, a link is here
I am grateful for contributions in any amount.

2. My gallery in Asheville, Blue Spiral 1, has generously offered to temporarily alter the terms of our agreement in my favor.  For the next two months Blue Spiral 1 is donating half of their share of the sales of my work back to me.  So if any of the work they have in their inventory appeals to you, purchasing it in the next two months is exceptionally beneficial to me.  You can see the work I have there here.  I am most grateful for all of the support I have received for my work over the years.

3. I could also really use some physical help.  If you live in western North Carolina and would like to donate a day or half day of your time I would really appreciate it.  Here is a list of things I need help with: Hanging drywall, eaves, painting and trim for the little studio I have been working on on my land; splitting wood for the kiln; other kiln prep; clay making; carpentry (rebuilding some of the tables and racks that were lost.  If you have a little extra time and would like to come help me, please reach out.

4. Please consider sharing with anyone you think might be interested.

(You can find some news articles if you google ‘”french broad school fire.”  They do get some details wrong but the overview is correct).

I’ve written a bit about the event on my website

Thanks so much for your continued support.  I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Eric

Down the “Mid-Century” Rabbit Hole

Artist Roger Capron | You know how it goes — you are scrolling the internet and one image pops up and suddenly you are off into a new visual world. That is exactly how it worked when I saw the above image and got lost in the rhythm, colors and geometry of this tile piece. Roger Capron had been a prolific French artist born in Vincennes, France on September 4, 1922. Interested in drawing, he studied Applied Arts in Paris from 1939 to 1943 and worked as an art teacher in 1945. He died on November 8, 2006 leaving behind a considerable body of work that is recognized worldwide. I know you’ll want to see more so go HERE. Cheers!

SUNDAY | Flea 4 Y’all

Hi Folks! It is that time of the month again. The Asheville Flea 4 Y’all is here. Vendors will be selling vintage, antiques, mid-century and Danish modern, machine age, rustic and industrial decor, and handmade art. Go HERE for the skinny. Tell’m Kelly and Troy sent you. Cheers! 

TODAY | Flea for Y’all

Yeah! Today, May 27th is the second flea of the year so make room for some new vintage and mid-century treasures. Need to know more? Get the skinny here. Cheers!