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June, May 5, 2012
What could be better than time spent indulging in a summer art experience deep in the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina – where the temps cool down in the evening and the mornings are covered in soft mist? Cullowhee Mountain Arts offers 5-day art immersion experiences in state-of-the-art studios attached to a Fine Art Museum and gallery spaces in the recently built Bardo Fine and Performing ARTS Center at Western Carolina University. Here is what is coming up the week of June 24.
It is not too late to sign up for one of the four exceptional workshops offered June 24—29: Stuart Shils, "The Structure of the Visual Moment" - Painting. Jo Stealey, "Sculptural Books" - mixed media sculpture, Hayne Bayless, "Extruders and Slab" - Ceramics, and Margaret Noel "Landscape in Mixed Media".
To celebrate the first month of the first Summer Visual ARTS Series, we are offering a special, $100 off housing/meals for any June workshop. In successive years, we will be adding workshops in Creative Writing, Music and Film. Cullowhee Mountain ARTS, in partnership with Western Carolina University will become a summer learning destination in the ARTS for adult learners and youth alike. Tell your friends about this wonderful opportunity!
By Popular Demand!
Rebecca Crowell’s workshop, “Oil and Wax: Abstract Painting with Cold Wax Medium,” July 15 – 20 is now full. But, I am delighted to announce that Rebecca has agreed to add another week, July 8–13. Enrollments are already being made for that week so register now to reserve your spot.
View All Workshops at cullowheemountainarts.org
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|The weather in the mountains has been a combination of showers, keeping the temperatures cool, and sunshine bringing a spectrum of flowers into full bloom - like these native Mountain Laurel.
Cullowhee Mountain ARTS is gearing up for Youth Week – an entire week set aside to foster creative minds and nurture growth in art experience and knowledge of the art world.
There are 3 options for the week:
Art Camp for ages 5—8: This art camp is 9am – noon. The theme of the week is “Friendly Monsters and Created Creatures.” Young artists will spend the week exploring creatures – real and imagined - from literature, mythology, and the imagination. A multitude of materials, both two-dimensional and three-dimensional will be used to bring these “imaginary friends” to life as art objects. This will be a great time to play and explore but learn techniques and methods in art.
Art Camp for ages 9–12: From 9am – 4 pm, the older youth will spend the entire day making art from materials that might be considered “unconventional. "We will use drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and collage for our exploration into Recycled Art. Students will learn how reusing materials is a cost-efficient, environmentally friendly art practice that also produces unique imagery." The end result will be an "installation" of Individual works that get presented as an overall art filled environment.
The Teen Workshops: This full week of art making will allow teens to become immersed in five different disciplines of art. Students will be guided to make images that they can explore and change each day with a different medium: drawing, painting, book making, printmaking, and photography.
For details and to register visit:
The Asheville Art Museum has opened its new wing which is currently exhibiting “Fire on the Mountain: Studio Glass in Western North Carolina” running through Sunday, July 8, 2012. This is an enticing and diverse selection of exceptional work from Glass Artists in Western North Carolina, many of whom are of international renown.
While there don’t miss “The Essential Idea: Robert Motherwell's Graphic Works,” running through Saturday, August 26, 2012. Motherwell who is primarily recognized for his large-scale abstract paintings, should not be overlooked for his contributions to printmaking.
This is an extraordinary exhibit and a great opportunity to see and appreciate this dimension of Motherwell’s art.