Asheville Area Arts Council News - July 17, 2013

Arts and Entertainment

July 19, 2013

From: Asheville Area Arts Council

NEW NC REAL Entrepreneurship Project

crafts curriculum

Friday, August 23 - 12 noon-4 p.m.

Haywood Community College
Creative Arts Building
Clyde, NC
Join a group of craft artists, educators and civic leaders to discuss a new project in Western North Carolina coordinated by NC REAL Entrepreneurship.  The project will teach craftspersons how to be better business owners and is funded in part by the Appalachian Regional Commission. 
The purpose of the meeting on August 23rd is to learn more about how the REAL Craft Artists Entrepreneurship program will benefit your organization. You also will meet REAL staff and Liz Summerfield, a potter and crafts enterprise instructor at Western Piedmont Community College, who will coordinate development of the crafts curriculum.
Feel free to designate someone from your organization to attend if you are not available on the 23rd. You also may bring along an associate who has a special interest in this type of work.
RiverFest Call for Artists!

Anything That Floats Parade

Calling all Artists and ‘Out of the Boat’ Thinkers!
We want you to gather your crew and join us on the French Broad River on August 10, 2013 for the wildest and most funtastic event of the summer!  Riverlink’s Anything That Floats Parade promises to be a day of wacky, tacky, kitschy,  kooky, freaky, cheeky, show boats. Creating a raft, float or flotilla with your  free spirited friends is not only a grand excuse to hang out and play with one another; it’s also a unique chance to have a blast while showcasing your mind-blowing creativity and funloving spirit. So, gather your crew and ‘raft it up a notch’ by creating  and building  your one-of-a kind handcrafted floatable boat. Don’t forget your costumes!
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Anything That Floats Parade is a featured event of RIVERFEST 2013 held in the French Broad River Park in Asheville from 1p.m. to 7 p.m. The festival has an exciting line-up of music, dancing, hooping and juggling, along with food, beer, crafts and kid’s activities. Admission is FREE and we hope you’ll join us.Helping Save and Protect the French Broad River has never been more fun!

Andrew Montrie Named The Buyers Market of America Craft Regional Representative 

The Asheville Area Arts Counil would like to congratulate Andrew Montrie for being named The Rosen Group's regional representative for The Buyers Market of America Craft and NICHE magazine.  Montrie will be working with nonprofit arts organizations and independent artists, to identify opportunities for growth beyond local fairs and festivals to nationwide sales in galleries and fine craft stores. 

Pots That Pour

Curated by Leah Leitson

This August, the Asheville Area Arts Council, a 501 (c)(3) institution committed to strengthening the vitality and visibility of Buncombe County’s creative community, will present a group exhibition of ceramics entitled “Pots That Pour.”  The exhibition, curated by Leah Leitson, ceramics professor at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, will showcase ten clay artists from around the country. The hand builders and throwers from Nebraska, Missouri, Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina use a variety of clay bodies and firing techniques.   The exhibit will highlight a wide range of pouring vessels, such as ewers, pitchers, flasks and decanters.“Pots That Pour” features work by Margaret Bohls, Charity Davis-Woodard, Susan Filley, Bill Griffith, Nick Joerling, Suze Lindsay, Linda McFarling, Kent McLaughlin, Ellen Shankin, and Gertrude Graham Smith will run from August 2, 2013 – August 31, 2013 at the Asheville Area Arts Council Gallery, located at 346 Depot Street in the heart of the River Arts District.  Many of the artist’s will be present at the opening reception Friday, August 2nd from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Gallery hours Tuesday-Saturday 11:00-4:00