AAAC Community Arts News - January 31, 2018

Arts and Entertainment

February 5, 2018

From: Asheville Area Arts Council

Mixing It Up: Drawing & Mixed Media
Date: February 1 - March 8, 2018 (Tuesdays)
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: Asheville Art Museum
Admission: $220 Museum Members, $240 non-members
Ignite or expand your drawing skills by combining layers of mark-making with acrylic paint, collage, ink, transfer, and transparency, and by drawing on a painted three-dimensional object.

Skylight by David Hare
Date: February 2 - 18, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Asheville Community Theatre- 35below
Admission: $15
When a former lover’s son shows up on her doorstep, Kyra is surprised that he hopes she will reconcile with Tom, his now widowed father. Is the gap between them unbridgeable, or can they resurrect their relationship?

Valentine’s Day Pottery For Couples
Date: February 9, 10 or 11, 2018
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts
Admission: $99
Come sip a glass of wine and nibble on chocolates while you and your partner explore the sensual aspects of clay. You can dig your hands in the clay, or work on a piece together. We’ll even help you re-enact the scene from Ghost!

9 to 5: The Musical
Date: February 9 - March 4, 2018
Time: varying times
Location: Asheville Community Theatre
Admission: $25 - 30 for adults
Working 9 to 5, three female employees team up to dream up ways they could rid themselves of their horrible chauvinistic boss. These ladies live out their wildest fantasy to give him the boot and, while he is out of commission, take control of the company. There’s nothing these ladies can’t do!
Mendelssohn's Scottish Symphony feat. Elena Urioste
Date: February 10, 2018
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Thomas Wolf Aditorium
Admission: $24 - 69
Arnold Four Scottish Dances
Debussy Marche écossaise
Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3, “Scottish”
Artist Talk with Cleaster Cotton
Date: February 16, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Blue Spiral 1
Admission: Free
In conjunction with our annual artist invitational "Into the Blue," and in celebration of Black History Month, we will be hosting an artist talk with Cleaster Cotton. Cotton is exhibiting for the first time in Blue Spiral 1 alongside other Southeastern artists.
Kendall White: Demo + Display
Date: February 16, 2018
Time: 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: Gallery of the Mountains
Admission: Free
Asheville fiber artist Kendall White will demonstrate the wet felting process at Gallery of the Mountains. Several of her sculptural wool baskets, inspired by the traditional native pottery of the Southwest, will be on display and available to purchase as well as her felted merino wool neck wraps.
Brandy Clements Demonstrates Chair Caning
Date: February 16 - 18, 2018
Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Grovewood VIllage
Admission: Free
Brandy Clements of Silver River Center for Chair Caning in the River Arts District will be demonstrating authentic cattail rush weaving on a chair seat. This style of weaving dates back thousands of years to ancient Egypt.
William Frerichs’ Celebration of the North Carolina Wilderness
Date: February 17, 2018
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: Stephens-Lee Center
Admission: $25 members, $35 non-members
A native of the Netherlands, William Frerichs (1829-1905) brought his Northern European training in landscape painting to his adopted homes in New York and North Carolina. The Southern Appalachian region inspired him with its pristine wilderness; he recorded some sites for posterity before westward expansion changed them forever.
Art, the Scientific Method, and the Aesthetics of the Real
Date: February 20, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm
Location:1 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801
Admission: $10 Suggested Donation
Anrika Rupp discusses the long dialogue between the arts and sciences, her experiments with photographic permutations, and how her interests in human perception, cosmic phenomena, and data are reflected in her three-dimensional work.

Arts & Wellness Programs For Veterans

Weaving for Veterans
Mondays, January 29 - March 26
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Local Cloth Studio - 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville
Join Local Cloth and the Asheville Area Arts Council in a new textiles class designed specifically for veterans. Weaving is not only creative but also meditative. This class will take you through the basics of weaving, starting off with frame looms and then onto table looms. You will learn different weave structures which will leave you with the tools for endless weaving possibilities as well as your own personal set of napkins or handkerchiefs!

Pottery for Veterans
Friday, February 9
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Linwood Crump Shiloh Center - 121 Shiloh Rd, Asheville
Odyssey ClayWorks and the Asheville Area Arts Council will be offering pottery classes for Veterans in February at the Shiloh Community Center. Our instructors will guide you through the basics, and help you make your ideas come to life.

Explorative Fibers for Veterans
Mondays, February 26 - April 30
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Local Cloth Studio - 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville
You are one of a kind, why not create one of a kind textiles with our new Explorative Textiles Workshop. In this class, you will explore the calming art of embroidery, hand quilting, cloth mending, natural dyeing and other sewing techniques. With just a needle, thread and dye, the possibilities are endless. Unlike some other mediums, this is an easy and inexpensive art form to practice at home after the class ends.

Arts Builds Community Grant | Due February 16
The Arts Builds Community grant program funds innovative, arts-based ideas that inspire diverse groups of participants to be more active, involved, and civically-engaged by creating together. Projects must be designed to provide broad access to arts experiences, address community quality of life issues through the arts, or enhance the sustainability of cultural enterprises. Art must be central to the project, and the proposal must reflect an informed understanding of the particular art form(s) being used, as well as of the communities being served.
The projects may use any art form—visual/conceptual art, photography, new media, video, dance, theater/performance art, music, creative writing, or other forms. Priority will be given to projects based in low-income neighborhoods, Title 1 public schools, and communities in need.
Applications are due February 16, by 5:00 pm.
Learn more and apply on the AAAC grants webpage