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CMA Fall eNewsletter

October 16, 2012

Greetings and Happy Autumn! This is a busy time of year as plans get made for 2013 programs. I want our subscribers to be the first ones to know about the exciting programs being put together for you as plans get confirmed. The first event of 2013 is going to take place in Santa Fe – an art immersion experience Including four workshop options taught by exceptional artists, in their private studios.  This year the Summer ARTS Series held on the lovely campus of Western Carolina University, will be expanding to offer to Creative Writing Workshops – information soon to be released.  
A significant part of the Cullowhee Mountain ARTS mission is to support artists through educational experiences and connectivity in communities of learners. The workshop culture creates relationships that extend far beyond the workshop week. In this newsletter you will see the new CMA Alumni corner that highlights students’ creative work and accomplishments. Lisa Broadwine is our alumni of the month with pictures of her solo exhibit, "Expressions 2012.” Below you will also get a preview of the artist workshops and dates that are now confirmed. Email or call to secure your spot and take advantage of the Early Bird Discount.

As always, I have included some highlights of art events in this region. Enjoy and Happy autumn!

–Norma Hendrix, Executive Director


April 19–27, 2013

SPRING IN SANTA FE - Art Immersion Trip
Cullowhee Mountain ARTS is excited to announce this 9 day Art Journey to Santa Fe. Four Nationally/Internationally acclaimed artists: Ron PokrassoNancy Reyner, Sandra Duran Wilson and Debra Fritts will be opening up their studios to host workshops in Painting, Mixed Media, Mono Print/Multi Methods, and Ceramic Sculpture.
The trip will also include gallery tours, visits to museums and art centers, private studio visits, an Abiquiu excursion and more.  

2013 Workshops – Sneak Preview

I am happy to announce the following workshops that are now confirmed:

June 16—21, 2013

Rebecca Crowell
Oil & Wax: Level 2
  Sandra Duran Wilson
Acrylic Textures, Transfers and Layers

June 23—28, 2013

Rebecca Crowell
Oil & Wax: Level 1

  Lisa Pressman 
Painting with Encaustic: Layers, Richness and Personal Vision
  Janice Mason Stevens
Visual Language and the Art of Critique

      July 14—19, 2013               July 21—26, 2013

 Gay Smith
Fresh & Lively: Soft Altering on the
Wheel with Porcelain or Stoneware

   Hayne Bayless
Extrusions and Slabs
Details and registration will be on line Nov 1! 
Email to be put on a workshop list.

  CMA Alumni Corner 
Artist Lisa Broadwine is standing in her solo exhibit "Expressions 2012," at the Hyatt House West in Richmond, Virginia. The exhibit runs from Sep—Dec 2012. 

 is showing abstract works in mixed water media and oil/cold wax, ranging in size from 48"x60" to 12"x12." 
Lisa was part of Rebecca Crowell’s “Oil and Wax” workshop in July, 2012.

Art in the Region

Asheville Art Museum
Mel Chin: High, Low and In Between

July 27—November 25, 2012

Image courtesy of Michael Stravato.

Mel Chin: High, Low and In Between, is an exhibition exploring the artist’s meditations on war, religion and politics. His investigations explore our natural and social ecology and the ways art can provoke greater social awareness and responsibility.  

Mel Chin The Funk and Wag from A to Z, excised printed pages from The Universal Standard Encyclopedia, 1953-56, by Wilfred Funk, Inc., archival water-based glue, paper, 8 to 17 x 11 to 23 inches.

Mel Chin The Funk and Wag from A to Z, excised printed pages from The Universal   Standard Encyclopedia, 1953-56, by Wilfred Funk, Inc., archival water-based glue, paper, 8 to 17 x 11 to 23 inches.

Central to the exhibition, a unique installation of Chin’s The Funk & Wag from A to Z is located in the Museum’s East Wing. This stunning installation is shown alongside new configurations of Chin’s recent works that highlight contemporary Surrealism and large scale assemblage. …..”

Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands
October 18—21, 2012

US Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St, Asheville, NC

Thu—Sat: 10am to 6pm
Sunday: 10am to 5pm
Admission: $8; Children up to 12 free
Info: 828-298-7928

200+ Exhibitors | Craft Demonstrations | Live Regional Music

For four days each July and October, the US Cellular in Asheville, NC comes alive with fine traditional and contemporary crafts. Over 200 craftspeople fill the two levels of the center selling their works of clay, fiber, glass, leather, metal, mixed media, natural materials, paper, wood and jewelry.


Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center

Looking Forward at Buckminster Fuller's Legacy Exhibition: Sep 21—Dec 29, 2012

“….The exhibition will address the legacy of Buckminster Fuller as a legendary inventor of the 20th century and a visionary role model for a new generation of artists, thinkers and
problem-solvers in the 21st century. The show will represent Fuller’s own ideas and inventions through a selection from Invention:…”


NEW! Celebrate the Holidays with Cullowhee Mountain ARTS by investing in a gift toward one of our Summer 2013 Workshops where you, or someone you love, even someone you want to inspire—can study with an extraordinary teacher in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina along with like-minded artists committed to learning and developing their art. MORE

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