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
Michael Manes, director of Blue Spiral 1 Gallery, provided an insider’s look at the history and range of talents represented at this acclaimed gallery that has parented the Asheville art scene.
Day 2 of SHAC’s Virtual Holiday Gallery Tours told the story of culture and communities through the eyes and hands at Pink Dog Creative (PDC), its founders and artists. We were introduced to the vision of Randy Shull (Randy’s art at https://22london.org) and Hedy Fischer that PDC would form a community of artists while launching the expansion of creative businesses onto Depot Street. Their philanthropic endeavors dovetail with projects like In Solidarity where their artists and friends have done special works, sold online and at the gallery, raising over $7000 for justice & equity initiatives. http://www.pinkdog-creative.com/in-solidarity. Joseph Pearson gave us demos of delightful… Read More
Sand Hill Artists Collective has announced its Virtual Holiday Gallery Tours! For ten weekday evenings at 5:00 pm December 2nd through 15th SHAC will host live, hour-long webinar-style online tours of ten Asheville area art galleries, a different one each day. The galleries are Black Mountain College Museum, Blue Spiral 1, Center for Craft, LEAF Global, Momentum Gallery, Penland Gallery, Pink Dog Creative, River Arts District Artists, Southern Highland Craft Guild, and Tracey Morgan Gallery. Each gallery will present a unique webinar highlighting their artists and offerings, their histories and programs, and… Read More
This creative couple has carved a path of understanding through their creative activism to model Asheville as a more thoughtful and socially committed community. Randy and Hedy are collectors, travelers, curators and all around cultural pollinators who have used their dynamic capabilities as communicators, designers, builders and philanthropists. Pink Dog Creative: As a team, they are committed to art that spurs social advocacy, evokes understanding and stimulates self-awareness. Hedy curates a monthly exhibit at Pink Dog Creative, their colorful studio collective of 28+ working artists on Depot Street. This colorful venue alone… Read More
FOUR NEW EXHIBITS ON DISPLAY AT BLUE SPIRAL GALLERY Dates: July 3rd – August 28th, 2020 OPENING WEEKEND RECEPTION: All Weekend we will be open from 12-5pm for the opening of these 4 new shows! Main Gallery: Tools of the Trade: Reinterpreting Women’s Work (Image: Coke Girl) In celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, ‘Tools of the Trade’ is the first of two all women shows the gallery is hosting in 2020. This exhibition will include ceramics, glass, weavings, sculpture, furniture and more, which reference and pay homage… Read More