T E X T I L E S : Traditional to modern hand woven to hand dyed

T E X T I L E S: Traditional to modern | hand woven to hand dyed These seven artists express their evolving response to the world through textiles. Cassie Dickson, Catharine Ellis, Vicki Essig, Heather Allen Hietala, Amy Putansu, Kathie Roig, Barbara Z …

February 24, 2017 – April 1, 2017

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Brad Qualls: Mountain Drawings

From February 24th to April 1st, 2017, the AAAC will feature the drawings of Brad Qualls. A lead fueled adventure into wooded landscapes featuring men, women, and dogs.  A laborer with an Asheville land surveying company, this self-taught artist shares …

February 24, 2017 – April 1, 2017

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CMYK (cyan-magenta-yellow-black)

Artist Reception: Friday, February 3, 5pm – 8pm CMYK is an interactive, experiential installation that examines the relationship between color and light. Artists in this installation use color and light immersion inspired by the color printing model mo …

January 13, 2017 – February 17, 2017

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Susanna Euston: Nature in Abstract

Susanna Euston is a long-time, award winning photographer, and artist and graphic designer. Her background includes work in the for-profit and non-profit sectors, and the arts. Susanna is a leader and co-coordinator of the Carolina Nature Photographer’ …

January 13, 2017 – February 17, 2017

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Melanie Norris: Hallucinations

The Asheville Area Arts Council is excited to announce the latest hall exhibit by painter Melanie Norris from November 28, 2016 – December 6, 2017. A graduate of East Tennessee State University, Melanie focuses on the quiet chaos of the mind and transl …

December 6, 2016 – January 6, 2017

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Beauty + Function: Ceramic Arts in Western North Carolina

Akira Satake’s 2nd Annual Ceramic Invitational “Beauty + Function: Ceramic Arts in Western North Carolina” will be on display in the Thom Robinson | Ray Griffin Event & Exhibition Hall from December 2nd through January 7th, 2017.

December 2, 2016 – January 7, 2017

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Best of WNC:
Emerging Craft Artist Showcase

From September 23rd to November 23rd, 2016, the Thom Robinson | Ray Griffin Event & Exhibition Hall in the new Refinery Creator Space will feature the WNC Emerging Craft Artist Showcase, in partnership with American Craft Week and the Mountain Xpress.

September 23, 2016 – November 23, 2016

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Off The Clock

From August 12th to September 16th, 2016, the Thom Robinson | Ray Griffin Event & Exhibition Hall in the new Refinery Creator Space will feature a Point of View Exhibition curated by Elaine Bleakney titled OFF THE CLOCK.

August 12, 2016 – September 16, 2016

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The “Hello My Name Is…” Project

From August 12th to November 23rd, 2016 the new Refinery Creator Space hallway gallery will feature a selection of works by Douglas Lail from the AAAC fiscally sponsored project “Hello My Name Is…”

August 12, 2016 – November 23, 2016

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MUX: Asheville

From July 1st to August 6th, 2016 the Refinery Creator Space’s Thom Robinson | Ray Griffin Event & Exhibition Hall will feature works from the MUX: Asheville film festival, curated by Shira Service.

July 1, 2016 – August 6, 2016

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Two Roads One Vision

From July 1st to August 6th, 2016 the new Refinery Creator Space lounge gallery will feature an exhibition titled Two Roads One Vision, a selection of works by award-winning artists Fian Arroyo and Joe D. Burleson.

July 1, 2016 – August 6, 2016

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A thing re | sembling a win • dow

From May 20th to June 25th, 2016, the AAAC Gallery will feature A thing re | sembling a win • dow, an exhibition curated by Dawn Roe. Included in the exhibition are Bridget Conn, McLean Fahnestock, Dana Hargrove, Anna Hegelson, Ursula Gullow, and Leigh-Ann Pahapill.

May 20, 2016 – June 25, 2016

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Jenny Bowen: The Elemental Essence

From May 20th to June 25th, 2016 the AAAC ARC Gallery will feature a selection from Jenny Bowen’s new series The Elemental Essence, a collection of preserved natural found items assembled with antique portraiture.

May 20, 2016 – June 25, 2016

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Geezer Gallery: An Artful Life

From April 8th to May 14th, 2016 the AAAC Gallery in partnership with The Geezer Gallery of the Council on Aging in Buncombe County will feature an exhibit curated by Fleta Monaghan and Nadine Charlsen. This show will honor and showcase some of the regions distinguished master artists, including Nadine Charlsen, Diane LaRose, Bob Martin, Fleta Monaghan, Jean Wall Penland, Bernie Segal, and Monika Teal.

April 8, 2016 – May 14, 2016

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Jane Allen Nodine: Thermal Response

From April 8th to May 14th, 2016, the AAAC ARC Gallery will feature a selection of encaustic works by Jane Allen Nodine, titled “Thermal Response”. It will also include her installation “Obscurely Relevant”.

April 8, 2016 – May 14, 2016

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Thoughts of Home

From February 26th to April 2nd, 2016, the AAAC Gallery in partnership with Asheville Sister Cities, Inc. will be showcasing works by the late Vadim Bora, and a sampling from colleagues in the Caucasus Mountains of Russia (the late Murat Kaboulov, Natalia Abaeva and Akhsar Esenov). This Point of View exhibition curated by Constance Richards will feature sculpture, paintings, and applied arts.

February 26, 2016 – April 2, 2016

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Perry Houlditch: Meridional Topography

From February 26th to April 2nd, 2016 the AAAC ARC Gallery will be featuring an exhibition of a selection from Perry Houlditch’s Meridional Topography landscape series. The opening reception on Friday, March 11th will feature Perry demonstrating his paint-making technique.

February 26, 2016 – April 2, 2016

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Asheville Stockyards: From Brownfield to Brewery

From January 15th to February 20th, 2016 the AAAC Gallery will feature a Point of View exhibit curated by Ken Abbott titled “The Asheville Stockyards, From Brownfield to Brewery.” The exhibition features photography, poetry and video from multiple artists focusing on the transition of Asheville’s stockyards into New Belgium’s new brewery site.

January 15, 2016 – February 20, 2016

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Lisa De Girolamo

From January 15th to February 20th, 2016, the AAAC ARC Gallery will feature an exhibition of Lisa De Girolamo’s collage work. An artist’s reception will take place on February 5th at 5pm.

January 15, 2016 – February 20, 2016

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This Functional Family: Potters of Western North Carolina

Akira Satake’s 1st Annual Ceramic Invitational “This Functional Family: Potters of Western North Carolina” will be on display from November 6th through January 9th, 2015. Participating artists include: Reiko Miyagi, Becky & Steve Lloyd, Courtney Martin, Daniel Shane Mickey, Naomi Dalglish & Michael Hunt, Josh Copus, Linda McFarling, Kyle Carpenter, Judith Duff, and Akira Satake.

November 6, 2015 – January 9, 2016

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Amanda Seckington: To The Harbormaster

From November 6th, 2015 to January 9th, 2016, the AAAC ARC Gallery will feature an exhibition of Amanda Seckington’s work, titled To The Harbormaster.  The series is “a love song written by a mermaid in the mountains. It features mai tai lullabies and …

November 6, 2015 – January 9, 2016

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Local Cloth: Connections

Connections, a textile exhibit and sale featuring locally made hats, scarves, wraps, cowls, mittens, bags and other fashion accessories, as well as local yarn, runs Sept. 25 through Oct. 31, 2015, at the Asheville Area Arts Council (AAAC) Gallery. An opening reception for Connections is scheduled 5pm – 8pm, Oct. 2 at the AAAC. A closing celebration, from 5pm – 8pm Oct. 30, will include ongoing fiber art demonstrations.

September 25, 2015 – October 31, 2015

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Aurora: A Healing Light

Aurora Studio & Gallery is proud to announce, Aurora; A Healing Light, a group art show, featuring the work of nine of its emerging and experienced artists, Sept. 10 – 20 at the Asheville Area Arts Council (AAAC) Gallery.

September 10, 2015 – September 20, 2015

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Contemporary Muralism in Context

The mural scene in the United States is as vast and stylistically diverse as the generations of artists, building owners and photographers who helped create and broadcast it. Contemporary Muralism in Context: Street Art, Public Art, and Graffiti looks at a cross section of that scene — one that begins here in Western North Carolina, stretches up and down the eastern seaboard and across the west coast.

August 1, 2015 – September 5, 2015

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Heather Shirin: Adieu

On display July 31st to September 19th in the AAAC Artist Resource Center Gallery, selections from Heather Shirin’s Series “The Unwritten Lyrics” focus on portraits of women, featured in a quiet and reflective way… exploring relationships that women have with other women – the closeness between sisters, mothers, lovers and best friends.

July 31, 2015 – September 19, 2015

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Drones Quilt Project

The Drones Quilt Project is a folk art project designed to remember the victims of U.S. combat drones. Each square of the quilt is made by someone who includes his or her own name and the name of a victim, along with an image that is meant to capture our common and connected humanity.

July 13, 2015 – July 25, 2015

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Misprints

Andy Herod, in collaboration with several different artists including: Anna Jensen, Julie Armbruster, Kreh Mellick, Jaime Karolich, Eleanor, Annand, Noah Prinsen, Hannah Dansie, Gus Cutty, Jason Kreckle, Chris Findley, Drew Findley, Joshua Spiceland, Gabriel Shaffer, & Gabriel Aucott, brings a masterfully curated show titled “Misprints” to the Asheville Area Arts Council’s (AAAC) Gallery.

June 19, 2015 – July 25, 2015

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Mark Flowers: Working Memory

The AAAC is excited to announce that artist Mark Flowers will exhibit his mixed media paintings in an exhibition called “Working Memory” at the Asheville Area Arts Council Gallery located in the Grove Arcade.

May 7, 2015 – June 15, 2015

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Angela Eastman: Tension/Attention

Angela Eastman is an artist based loosely in North Carolina. The Tension : Attention series explores the combination of hard and soft, industrial and domestic, solid forms and delicate linework.

April 21, 2015 – May 2, 2015

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Jodi John + Laura John

On display from April through June of 2015 in the Asheville Area Arts Council’s Artist Resource Center Gallery, this Mother and Daughter Exhibition brings a dynamic feeling to the space. With the use of vibrant colors and loose brushstrokes, both Jodi (daughter) and Laura (mother) bring a joy and playfulness to their paintings.

April 1, 2015 – June 30, 2015

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A Community in Glass

We are excited to invite you to this showcase of work from Ben Elliot, Joseph Falzone and Ben Greene-Colonnese–all artists from The Asheville Glass Center! Held at our gallery space here at the Grove Arcade, this will be an educational and fun look into the craft of hand blown and flame worked glass.

March 20, 2015 – April 17, 2015

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WCU MFA: WHEE Fresh

WHEE Fresh is a collection of works by local artists from Western Carolina University’s Master of Fine Arts Program. The MFA program at WCU is interdisciplinary, encouraging students to develop individual creative directions ranging from traditional painting and ceramics to experimental work in sculpture and new media.

March 5, 2015 – March 14, 2015

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Buncombe Built

Buncombe Built will display many of the county’s finest musical makers and their hand made instruments. The exhibition will also feature a compilation of audio samples and video exploring the makers creative process from beginning to end. Performances and educational demonstration and workshops will take place during the duration of the exhibition.

January 16, 2015 – February 28, 2015

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