From Louise Glickman: Over the coming months you will be getting more blogs and stories written by writer Kristina Aaronson and myself. SHAC also invites artists and art enthusiasts to tell us their stories. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and put SHAC Blog in the subject line. Asheville community artist Leslie Rosenberg’s expertise is in redesigning community spaces. “I am interested in how we assign meaning to places and how spaces engage the community… we all want to live in safe neighborly places that feel walkable and inviting,” she says. Known as… Read More
When I’m creating art, I feel spiritually inspired and have no consciousnesses of time. I’m not concerned about perfection or with being famous but compelled to express myself freely before God, sharing my creative messages with others.
Sometimes childhood memories stay with us forever. One of my favorites was having dolls I could dress and whose hair I could style. I would even use old hand-me-downs to make new outfits for them, giving authenticity to the character of the doll. Dolls taught me quite early to love and care for others. My name is Jenny Pickens, a native of Asheville, NC as well as a self-taught artist. Although my mediums lie in several categories, sewing is a favorite. I paint, quilt and freely tackle new ideas and art mediums to… Read More
Beautiful Ukrainian Psanky Eggs, created by artist Andrea Kulish, are featured in Our State magazine in an article on art and food and festivities befitting the Spring/Easter season. Read the full article here. Andrea has a studio at Pink Dog Creative in the River Arts District. She is also the social media coordinator for Sand Hill Artists Collective, so we are particularly pleased to see her receiving this recognition. Congratulations, Andrea! And thanks to Our State for featuring her work.
As an encaustic painter and businesswoman with deep ties to the Midwest, I can’t believe I took the plunge and moved to Asheville in the midst of the pandemic. At first glance, it appeared that I might have to exchange the quest for a peaceful and inspiring space to paint for the commotion of two side-by-side houses (mine and my daughter’s), a settling-in period, and lots of babysitting. Always my goal in moving the family to Asheville was to connect with local artists. As luck would have it, I read about Sand… Read More
On a personal note: Today, midway through SHAC’s Virtual Holiday Gallery Tour, I’ve come to some realization of how far we have advanced bringing a kernel of an idea to satisfying fruition. Bob Ware has literally made this virtually possible with his tech skills. Our production is smoother now, including segues from live to video and our content has been strengthened by daily communications with gallery presenters. I’m also learning why so many people are out of work and possibly never to return. Since Covid, everyone has had to reinvent their businesses and non-profits… Read More