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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!

SUNDAY | The Flea 4 Y’all is here Y’all

Yeah! 2018 marks the 4th year of the Flea 4 Ya’ll and Modern Asheville Real Estate‘s 4th year as sponsors. This Sunday, April 29th is the first flea of the year so mark your calendars, do your spring cleaning and make room for some new treasures. Need to know more? Get the skinny here. Cheers!

Happy Birthday ModernAsheville.com | No.9

On this date in 2009 modernasheville.com began capturing modern art, design and real estate in our region. The first post was on the Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center. That year it was exciting to receive an average of 60 views per day having assumed no more than 3. Nine years later it is 5 times that and growing. Thank you {always} for your patronage, loyalty and appreciation. And some love, too. Cheers!

RAD Studio Stroll

Hi Folks! Don’t forget that today and tomorrow is the RAD Studio Stroll. Go HERE for more info. Cheers!

Sunday Morning with Modern Asheville

I NEEDED COLOR ~ Jim Carey  Thanks to our friend Pat for this one. Cheers!

Sunday Morning with Modern Asheville

Mad Art Until the End | Thanks to our friend and client Anne for bringing this eight minute video to light. This inspiring video is for all the creative folks in our community and for always being yourself. Today, go out and be a little crazy. Cheers!

Flea For Y’all | This Sunday

It’s time, again, for all things, vintage, hand-made and cool. This Sunday is the August Flea for Ya’ll. As usual it will be at the Asheville Outlet Mall‘s outdoor venue for the day just next to Field and Stream. That means you can spend a day in bargain heaven bringing home both the old and new. Go HERE for the details. Stop by and see the Modern Asheville Real Estate team — the proud sponsors of this event. Cheers! Kelly and Troy

SOLD | The Cotton Mill Studios

To cap off a banner week at Modern Asheville Real Estate we are thrilled to announce the sale of the Cotton Mill Studios building in the River Art District this week. Our loved clients get to move on to other creative ventures and the building has been stewarded into appreciative hands for this unique property. A special thanks to Kelly and Carla for the extra effort in wrangling this one to close. Cheers!