Hi Folks! Don’t forget that today and tomorrow is the RAD Studio Stroll. Go HERE for more info. Cheers!
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Kelly and I are pleased to bring this cool, artistic condo conveniently located between downtown and the River Arts district to the market today. The 2 bedroom and 1 bath condo home sits privately on the top view floor of the Clingman Lofts. The designer living space has been upgraded with everything you need. There are many updates including heating and cooling, washer and dryer, plumbing hardware and interior paint. The condo comes with an assigned parking space and locked storage unit. This one is ready to go!
Want to see more? Check out the tour here or give us a call for more information. Cheers! Kelly and Troy
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!
By the Citizen Times | Here is a nice article featuring some of our friends regarding artists making a living here in Asheville. Go here to read. Enjoy!
Catching Up with Artist Barbara Fisher | I stopped by for my yearly trek to Barbara’s studio over the weekend. Barbara was the first artist I wrote about eight years ago today so it has become a little tradition for us.
Barbara has always been both super prolific and evolutionary in her work. One can look around her studio and see her journey as an artist. Currently she has been led to work with mixing acrylic and ink on canvas in a series she calls “Tangled Mapping.” The works appear as aerial views of chaotic cities, intricate weavings, interstices, energy blips or the fabric of the “ether” around us. She relates them to slices of our thoughts at any moment in time or the invisible chemical trails of the energy between us these days.
Barbara has recently been working on collaborations with German photographer Norbert Guthier. As Guthier travels he selects artists in various cities to work with him on art. Below is one of their most recent collaborations called “The Sky is Crying.”
Barbara’s work can be found in various cities across the country and you can find Barbara most days in her studio at 170 Lyman St in the River Arts District. Or peruse her website here and check out some of my past posts on Barbara here. Enjoy our Monday. Cheers!
Hi Folks! This weekend is the River Art’s District Studio Stroll. We have sooooo many friends down there with cool fine art and hand made items to see. It should be nice weather so get out and enjoy it. While you are wandering about be sure to stop by Splurge for some refreshments with extended hours Friday and Saturday. Hope to see you out there. Cheers!
November 14-15 from 10am to 5pm
Getting to the River Arts District is easy (Here’s a map!). Take advantage of ample parking and hop aboard one of our free trolleys running throughout the Studio Stroll Weekend. The River Arts District consists of a vast array of artists and working studios in 22 former factories and historical buildings nestled along the French Broad River.
More than 180 working studios, many with showrooms and galleries, are open every day, all year round. Our Artists work in paint, pencil, pottery, metal, fiber, glass, wax, paper and more. Come be inspired, shop, meet the artists and watch live demonstrations!
We attended the opening of REVOLVE art space last evening. The new venue is the combined effort of artist’s Colby Caldwell and Alicia Armstrong. Last night they featured their own work, but will be showcasing works of other creative folks in the future, along with offering space for the creative community. Their spaces, one upstairs and one down, are located in the Cotton Mill Studios in the River Arts District. Cheers!
Venerated artist Mark Bettis favored by WNCAP this year receiving top honors for the October art auction. The industrious painter has been a longtime supporter of WNCAP throughout his years here in Asheville.
Mark is a mixed media artist blending oil paints with either hot or cold wax depending on the piece and desired depth. He begins with a graphic notion of what he wants to create before starting, but allows the organic process to takeover. Sometimes the results are unexpected and better than his original vision.
Driven to be uplifting, the honored piece for WNCAP, “Radiance”, evolved to illuminate the feelings of tranquility and calm through design and color.
Mark has been in the River Arts District for two years now. His studio is located in the Wedge Studios overlooking the train tracks and the circus we affectionately call the Wedge Brewery. Before venturing to Asheville five years ago he was a Creative Director at an Advertising Agency in Chicago. Prior to that — a graduate at Ringling College. Like many of us, it is Asheville where Mark ultimately came to plant his artistic roots.
Beyond his own work he wants people to know that the Wedge Studios is home to many working studios and it was a great place to engage artists pursuing their craft in real-time. Along with his studio Mark has art at Gallery Minerva. To see more of Mark’s work click here.