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Festive Holiday Wreath Making Classworkshop Led by Larry Crume Fromflowers by Larrynovember

November 2017 Announcements

Festive Holiday Wreath Making ClassWorkshop led by Larry Crume fromFlowers by LarryNovember 27, 5-7pm • $100 + $25 materials fee

Flowers by Larry will guide you in designing a scrumptious holiday wreath that will make a beautiful adornment to your home. The price includes the fir bough wreath and decorating supplies. Glue gun, a pair of scissors and wire cutters would be helpful to bring but are not required.

To register for workshops either call the gallery or register on the website.

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The Gallery at Flat Rock

Flat Rock Square

2702A Greenville Highway

Flat Rock, NC 28731






A juried exhibition of small artworks interpreting humanity's love and admiration for the naturalworld around us.

Nature in its many forms has been interpretedby artists since the earlycave paintings ofLascaux, France. Our natural environment and the relationships we develop within its context are, indeed, rich with inspiration. 'Small Works/Big Heart' will include small artworks inspired by this theme - the artist's love of floraand fauna; seascape and landscape; the celestial and otherworldly.

The exhibition namesake, 'Small Works / Big Heart,' is both a theme and a call to action. The exhibition is slated to run during the holiday season, a time when many of us like to carry out "small works" of kindness that show our love for our communities and our world. With this in mind, CANVAS ArtSpace is committedto donating half of the exhibition proceedsto MountianTrue, an environmental non-profit that champions resilient forests, clean waters, and healthy communitiesin Western North Carolina.

Please join us in raising funds for this important cause!

Exhibition Dates: November 16, 2017 - January 12, 2018

Opening Reception:Thursday, November 16, from 5 - 7 pm

Submission Deadline:Applications must be submitted, postmarked, or hand-delivered by Friday, November 3, 2017.

For more information visit:

Saturday Workshop Series

CANVAS ArtSpace is pleased to announce theSaturday Workshop Series, featuringan exciting range of creative topicstaught by guest artists from our amazingly talented local arts community. Held on Saturdays, year-round, guest artist/instructors will share their specialized knowledge, tips & tricks, and passion for creating!
Come todiscover new concepts, mediums and techniques, or to bring your artistic skills to the next level -- allwhile engaging in an enriching environment oflike-minded, passionate learners.


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Wildlife Sketching

November 4, 10am - 4pm
(45 min break for lunch)
Instructor:Sam Platt
Skill Level:Beginner
Media:Pencil, charcoal, paper
Fee:$60 (materials included)
This workshop is a guide for anyone interested in learning to create wildlife art.
No matter the medium,the sketch is the basis for any work of art and is usuallythe most spontaneous image. Various techniques of sketching will be demonstrated and practiced. We will study subject matter, observation opportunities, resources and techniques applicable to creating wildlife art.
To accomplish this we will also explore composition, various mediums, copyright, the importance of maintaining a sketchbook and creative use of time.
Each student will bring home a 9 x12 sketchbook and a list of local wildlife locations so you can continue to develop your wildlife art practice after the workshop concludes.

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Exploring Pastels

November 11, 10:30 - 2:30
Instructor:Deborah Johnson Kidwell
Skill Level:All Levels
Fee:$40 + $15 material fee (includes 64 1/2 stick soft pastel pallet).
Note: If you bring your own 64 piece pastel pallet, we waive the material fee.


Block-printed Holiday Cards

November 18, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Instructor:Joel & Jennifer Edwards
Skill Level:All Levels
Fee:$40 (materials included)


Cold Wax Techniques

December 9, 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Instructor:Cathyann Burgess
Skill Level:Intermediate(some painting experience preferred)
Media:Cold Wax and Oil Paint
Fee:$80, plus materials
To register for an upcoming workshop, email , call 828-557-4590, or online by clicking here.

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NEWS RELEASEContact: Mary Jo Padgett, PR


828-545-3179 or

Connie Knight, chair,



Deadlines announced for 2018 sponsors and artists …


(HENDERSONVILLE, NC, October 24, 2017) – Forty banners of outstanding artwork in downtown Hendersonville flutter on street poles in the autumn breezes, made even more visible for pedestrians and drivers alike as leaves fall from trees lining the streets and avenues. The art banners remain in place through the fall and winter, and will be replaced by a new selection of artwork next April. Which means deadlines are looming for sponsors and artists who want to participate in the 2018 show.

Applications for sponsors of individual art banners are being taken by the ArtScape committee. Deadline for sponsors at a cost of $200 per banner is December 31, or until all banners have sponsors. Sponsorships will increase to $225 January 1-15. January 15 is the final deadline for sponsorships. Individuals, businesses, galleries, and others are encouraged to support the ArtScape outdoor art exhibit by sponsoring banners for next year’s display. Sponsors will receive their banner at the end of the showcase year. A total of 50 banners will be included in the 2018 exhibit.

Artists who wish to apply to be included in the 2018 ArtScape display have a deadline of January 19, 2018, to submit their work, application, and entry fee. Artists must live in Henderson County and be 18 years or older. More information on how to apply for this juried outdoor exhibition will soon be available at . A total of 50 artists will be chosen to participate in the 2018 show.

“We have had an outstanding response to this new project in downtown Hendersonville,” reported ArtScape committee chair and artist Costanza Knight. “This is our first year to have this exciting outdoor art show on the streets and avenues for locals, tourists, students, artists, shoppers, and all to enjoy. Next year we will add 10 more banners – 10 more artists and their artwork – to the exhibit, which will include several banners along Locust Street and 7th Avenue as well as Main Street and the avenues crossing Main.”

Colorful brochures, describing each artist, each sponsor, each banner location, are available in many downtown shops and businesses as well as at the Visitors Center on South Main.

“Fall and winter are good seasons to stroll along and easily view the banners and the artwork,” Knight continued. “We are already preparing for next year’s exhibition, but we encourage everyone who enjoys art by local artists to take advantage of the current show.”

ArtScape Hendersonville is a community-building project adding interest and color to the downtown area, showcasing locally created art and helping make the city an exciting and unique art destination. The annually changing cornucopia of 40 banners on Main Street, Seventh Avenue, and the downtown side streets creates a unique twist on an outdoor gallery experience.

For more information and to download applications for 2018 sponsorships or artists, visit or email . More information is also available on facebook at ArtScapeHendersonville. # # #

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“Bathing Beauties” by Hendersonville artist Jeff Pittman, sponsored by Dunlap Construction, is one of 40 art banners in downtown Hendersonville on exhibit till April 2018. Applications for sponsors and artists are now being taken for the 2018-19 show.

Update about Christine Moriotti

For those of you who do not know Christine, she spoke to the Arts Breakfast in August. Unfortunately, during a storm she had a serious fall in her basement and has been in ICU in the hospital. But, happily we continue to receive good newsThe most recent news about Christine Moriotti:

“Dear friends,

Great news Christine has been moved to the Spartanburg Rehabilitation Institute at 160 Harold Fleming court, room 204, Spartanburg , SC 29303.

The facility is a short term intensive therapy center so visiting hours are between 12 and 2:00 pm or early evening after 5:00 pm. The family is very encouraged and would welcome short visits. Keep Christine and her family in your thoughts and prayers. Thanks for all your support!

PJ Rosen”