At Friday's Gallery Walk - Explore Art, Music And Wine
Last updated 9/21/2016 at 7:17pm
Twenty-seven downtown art galleries, retail stores and restaurants will be participating in Brevard’s Fourth Friday Gallery Walk on Sept. 23 from 5-8 p.m. The Oskar Blues Trolley will run during gallery walk with stops at the following locations: TC Arts Council, West Main Street in front of Hunters & Gatherers, and the Haen Gallery/Brevard Lumberyard Area. The trolley does continuous loops from 6-8 p.m.
During the gallery walk, the Transylvania Commun-ity Arts Council will be hosting their annual meeting from 5 p.m. to 5:20 p.m. in conjunction with the opening of their newest exhibit, “Printmaking.” The public is invited to the annual meeting and the wine and cheese reception for the Printmaking opening exhibit. Local printmakers in the exhibit include Ann DerGara, Kristen Necessary, Kourt-ney Riley and Nancy Richards. There will also be another 12 printmakers from North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Red Wolf Gallery will feature the new pastel work of Jen Starwalt. Her interest in animals and the natural world started as a young child. From her early days Hiking in the Appalachian mountains of Pennsylvania with her family, to her travels throughout the world, nature and wildlife have made a lasting impression on her. Starwalt’s soft pastel paintings are instantly recognizable by their large scale, vivid color, life like details and delicate weaving of intensely colored strokes. Starwalt studied art and design at The Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Calif. before receiving a Bachelors of Fine Art in illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2006.
Number 7 Arts Gallery will feature three of its members, Gwen Flinn, Rose Haynes and Marian Miller. Flinn’s natural curiosity and love of nature led her to a passion for painting. She excels in capturing the wildlife of Western North Carolina. Rose Haynes’ animals in pen and ink and colored pencil are exquisite. Her specialty is wild animals and pet portraits. Miller is a stained glass artist who began her career in Sarasota, Fla., working with a group of artists who specialized in stained glass designs for commercial, residential and ecclesiastical windows. She is a ninth generation native of the Southern Highlands, born and raised in Transylvania County.
Gallery at 44, located upstairs at Jaime’s Creole Brasserie, features artwork by world-class abstract painters, sculptors and potters. Artists include Judith Duff, Jerry Domokur, Shozo Michikawa and Seungho Yang. Stop by Steve Owen and Associates and see the artwork of Brevard’s very own 14-year-old artist, Alana Merrell.
Art Works will showcase the work of Cason Rankin. Stop by during the gallery walk to meet her and watch as she will demonstrate development of her semi-abstract spirit figures.
Rankin said, “I start my paintings with an abstract application of acrylics with a palette knife until a figure or face seems to be emerging. Then I bring it forward with contrasts between the spirit image and the background.”
Paul Hawkins with Local Color invites gallery walk visitors to stop in.
Hawkins said, “We have additional work from our already popular new artist, Brenda Marks. Many of Brenda’s original digital collages incorporate a hint of darkness or mystery. Terah Cox has greatly expanded her original poetry and word-art cards and prints. We also have work from over 75 local artists. You will find a wide range of art, including multi-media, jewelry, functional, clothing, pottery, up-cycled, yard, photography, cards, furniture and more.
Main Street Ltd. will host a free wine tasting.
The Starfangled Press gallery is hosting an opening reception for a new solo exhibition featuring the etchings of Rachel Singel, assistant professor of printmaking at the University of Louisville.
The newest gallery in town is Dragonfly Gallery located at 72 S. Broad St. They are having their grand opening for the gallery on Friday, Sept. 23, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Their artists will be present and Dragonfly will be giving away several door prizes.
Check out Aura Gallery & Studios located on Jordan Street behind Be Boutique. This is the working studio of Billy Smith, Bonita Shipman, Angela Cunningham, Grey Freeman, Simply Wright and guest artists. During gallery walk they will host a life drawing demonstration with Q&A. They will also have information on their fall schedule.
Looking for music during gallery walk? Broad Street Wines will have musical entertainment by the Bill Berg Jazz Trio from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wine Down on Main will have music by Evalina & Darlyne from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Enjoy Blues Rock at 185 King St. with Kevin Reid and Dalton Monroe. The Phoenix will host old school country music with Old Chevrolet Set starting at 9 p.m.
Lumberyard Arts District
Located behind The Haen Gallery is the new location of the Under-ground Salvage Co. They have over an acre of architectural salvage and vintage treasures.
Looking for dinner? Visit one of the gallery walk supporters - Jaime’s Creole Brasserie, Market at 36, Marco Trattoria, The Square Root, The Phoenix, Wine Down, Rocky’s Grill and Soda Shop, or Magpie Meat & Three.