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Local Gallery Walk Set


The Art of Brevard galleries and art spots will host the 4th Friday Gallery Walk on Friday, May 23, from 5-9 p.m. in downtown Brevard. There are eight galleries in the downtown area, as well as several art spots and res-taurants, that participate in the gallery walk to offer a taste of the art and culture of the area.

This month the Hollingsworth Gallery will feature the photography of S. Curtis Goodfellow. Hollingsworth Gallery is located in between Main Street Ltd. and Quotations coffee shop.

The Transylvania Community Arts Council is proud to bring together two artists cooperatives: The Hillsborough Gallery of Arts from Hillsborough, N.C. and Number 7 Fine Arts and Crafts Cooperative of Brevard. The theme for this show is "CO-2 - A Collaboration of Cooperatives." This art exhibit features artwork by more than 35 North Carolina artists in many mediums, including wood, jewelry, glass, clay, fiber, acrylics, wa-tercolors, oil, pastels, collage, mixed media, ceramics, enamel, photography, basketry, and textiles. All artists are members of an artist cooperative which is a gallery managed by member artists. The show will run through May 30.

The Red Wolf Gallery located at 8 E. Main Street in Brevard will feature the work of nationally known artist Denard Stalling for the May 23 Gallery Walk. Stalling is renowned for his paintings of musical instruments. Each piece is a masterful production that combines technique, diffused, warm lighting patterns and strong composition. Every finished Stalling painting is then complemented by one of his handmade abstract frames, each created from parts salvaged from old instruments.

Next to the Red Wolf gallery is Number 7 Fine Arts & Crafts Cooperative, a program of the TC Arts Council, run by 25 local artists who will celebrate Brevard's white squirrel. New artwork by the Number 7 members will feature the white squirrel in honor of this year's White Squirrel Festival on May 24 and 25.

Over at the Drew Deane Gallery new works by Deane herself will be on display for spring. Housed in what used to be the Brevard Fire Station in 1926, The Drew Deane Gallery opened its doors in June of 2006. The recently remodeled space at 114 West Main has unveiled itself as one of the premier emerging fine arts galleries in Western North Carolina. The clean minimal space allows for a dynamic presentation of works by established, as well as important up and coming visual artists.

Bluewood Gallery will have an exhibit entitled "Landscapes, Wildlife and Waterfalls." Featured artists include Bill Lea, Jeff Miller, Bruce Siulinski, and Susan Stanton. This exhibit will run through July 31. Bluewood Gallery specializes in fine art photography and the exhibit will showcase scenes from the Carolinas.

Our newest gallery in town is The Gallery of Contemporary Arts located in the College Plaza across from Brevard College. In May the gallery will feature the oil paintings of Rob Eder. Before moving to Brevard Eder had been a professional scenic artist whose accomplishments include ceiling murals at the EPCOT Center, the background scenery for more than 30 operas, and the props and backgrounds for numerous television commercials.

Brevard is also home to 14 award-winning sculptures located throughout the downtown area. The sculptures represent animals native to the area and are the work of artists Steve Fox, Aaron Alderman, Richard Merrill, Chris Worley, Ann DerGara, Christine Kosiba and Kathryn Wilson. It's about a 1.2-mile walk to view each sculpture and it's a fun activity for gallery walk. Walkers can also see the five murals painted by local artists located in the Times Arcade alley near Bluewood Gallery.

The Brevard 4th Friday Gallery Walks will continue on the fourth Friday of each month through December. Gallery walk visitors are encouraged to make an evening of it and visit the local restaurants before, during and after the tour of galleries.

Brochures with a map are available at participating galleries including Number 7 Fine Arts and Crafts Gallery, Bluewood Gallery, Drew Deane Gallery, Gallery on Main, The Gallery of Contemporary Art, Hollingsworth Gallery, Red Wolf Gallery and the Transylvania Arts Council Gallery. Brochures are also avail-able at the local arts spots, Gravy - a program of the Boys and Girls Club, and at Hunters and Gatherers.

For more information call (828) 884-2787.


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