Artists To Demonstrate Work During Gallery Walk

J. Aaron Alderman is one of the featured artists Friday night for Gallery Walk at The Haen Gallery. (Courtesy photo)

J. Aaron Alderman is one of the featured artists Friday night for Gallery Walk at The Haen Gallery. (Courtesy photo)

By Transylvania Times – October 22, 2015

The downtown art galleries, art spots and restaurants will host the Brevard 4th Friday Gallery Walk Oct. 23, beginning at 5 p.m. Tammy Hopkins, executive director of Transylvania Community Arts Council, invites visitors and the community to participate.

“Fall is a special time here in the mountains. We invite the public to experience a fun evening of art and dining in our downtown community during this month’s gallery walk,” she said.

The Oskar Blues Trolley will run from 6-8 p.m. with stops at the Visitor Center, Hunters & Gatherers, The Haen Gallery/Brevard Lumberyard Arts District and the TC Arts Council Gallery.

Red Wolf Gallery will present the new paintings of North Carolina artist Ed Fadool. His paintings of barns and his exquisite use of color are not to be missed.

The TC Arts Council will have an opening reception for its newest exhibit by members of the Connestee Art League. Members participating include Sandy Anton, Elaine Bailey, Linda Richardson Barrick, Suza-nne Crolley, Patricia Dennis, Joe Hagarty, Sandy Hemmer, Dorothy Holum, Cindy Jednaszewski, Suzanne Karnatz, Brenda Maund, Patricia Patterson, Rachael Rogers, Richard Ryder, Karen Tuttle, Barbara Walter, and Heidi Witmer.

Number 7 Arts Gallery located on Main Street in Brevard will feature three of its members’ work. Featured artist include Elda Brown, Peter Chumbley and Erin Keane. Brown is known for her colorful limited edition jewelry, using lamp-worked glass beads that she makes by hand from Italian glass rods. She has now expanded her artistic endeavors into fiber. She is using the Nuno fusion felting process to make exquisite silk neck and table scarves. Her table scarves are both beautiful and functional, providing “artistic protection between your fine wood furniture and pottery, lamps or other table top pieces.”

Chumbley paints on wood, uplifting and “make you smile” works of art. In many of his works he shows animals living, loving, laughing, and playing.

Keane is an encaustic artist and bookbinder who is smitten with beeswax and bindings. Keane is now a full time exhibiting artist in the River Arts District of Asheville and a juried member of Southern Highland Craft Guild.

The Lumberyard Arts District in Brevard will be buzzing as artists from The Haen Gallery, Circle Factory, and Lumberyard Studios gather to present new work, demonstrate techniques, and present installation art.

Local artists J. Aaron Alderman, Mary Farmer, and Ben Nixon will be demonstrating techniques at The Haen Gallery. Alderman, a sculptor who works primarily in steel and cooper, and Mary Farmer, an encaustic artist, will both be creating new work on site while photographer Ben Nixon will be discussing the wet plate collodion process that is responsible for his body of work.

Other gallery artists will also be on hand to discuss their artwork as guests see work by more than 30 artists, listen to live music by Bradford Carson, and enjoy a glass of wine and hors d’oeuvres.

In the Courtyard next door to the Haen Gallery, Jenni Barron will be performing throughout the evening, in and around her 10-foot handmade yurt. This installation of “Symbiosis” documents a culmination of performance work regarding human relationships toward other mammals.

Just behind the Courtyard on French Broad Street, Circle Factory artists Shellie Lewis, George Peterson, and Ashley Lowe will have an open studio with current work on display. Visitors are invited to peruse the studios, see work in progress and finished pieces, and talk with the artists.

Lumberyard Studios at 145 King St. will also be open for Gallery Walk with Erin Jones, Cathy Goden, Sue Huggins, and Jenni Barron. They will open their studios with drawings, oil and acrylic paintings, as well as 2D and 3D fiber art on display for all to enjoy. There will be light refreshments and drinks as well as a collaborative spontaneous art creation to see and be a part of throughout the evening. Sound for the event will be performed by guest artist DJ Safarii.

185 King Street will feature the music of “Ellis Dyson & the Shambles” starting at 8 p.m. This is Prohibition-era inspired original music, with influences ranging from ragtime, swing, gypsy jazz and Appalachian folk.

Enjoy folk art and autumnal refreshments at the Trade-Arama Folk Art Gallery! Then explore Gravy where a percentage of all sales go to the local Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County.

In the Times Arcade Alley, The Square Root will have live music starting at 7 p.m. by the band Carver and Carmody.

The White Squirrel Shoppe will be open late and serving mimosas.

COLLECTIVE located on Jordan Street will be having an Art Opening for artist Holly Grant and live music from Crysalis. They will also have creative vendors for the Pop Up Market with original art, jewelry, ceramics, textiles and more. They will be offering light eats and drinks. The Pop Up Market runs from 5-10 p.m.

The Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center is featuring the work of Artsi Glass and will serve light refreshments. Artsi Glass is a fused glass art studio and gallery with works by Rachel S. Rogers and John F. Peil. Kiln-fused glass artwork is created by using various complicated techniques with special glass to obtain the desired effect. Glass is available in many different forms: sheet glass, textured glass, rods, stringers, frit (small chips or bits) as well as powdered glass. Open until 7 p.m ., the visitor center is a great place to park for the evening, hop on the trolley, and explore downtown.

The Hollingsworth Gallery is hosting members of the Land of Waterfalls Photography Club with fascinating images taken by local photographers Ginny Bedell, Don Voltz, Ken Voltz, Jack Christfield, Nancy Dumville, Spike Dumville, Robert Krause and Don Lander. The artists will be on hand to greet the public. Main Street Ltd. presents a free wine tasting from 5-7 p.m. Doug Parker from Skyland Distributing will be pouring.

Local Color has new creations from artists and crafters. Cool weather items are back, including wet felted wool items by Daryl Hayes, felted wool knit hats by Patti Dutton, crochet hats by Ruth Ann Brewer and knit hats by Linda Shepherd. In addition, check out Patty Consoli’s gourd art, Brevard Beer Card Company, and Jeanie Bernard’s hand painted postcards.
George Peterson will be one of the featured artists at Circle Factory located on French Broad Street in the old church just behind The Haen Gallery.
D. D. Bullwinkel’s features an eclectic mix of fun and useful goods for casual mountain living. They will be serving beer, wine and their famous pimento cheese, as featured in Southern Living.

Hunters and Gatherers features musician David McCall.

The Drew Deane Gallery will feature Susan Harb with an Outside Art Pop-Up Show. They will also serve wine and munchies.

Broad Street Wines is hosting a free wine tasting from 5-8 p.m. and over at Underground Salvage, try samplings of Oskar Blues Beers. Wine Down on Main will have featured artists the McConnell Sisters, who collaborate on innovative and dimensional painting techniques.

The Gallery Walks are scheduled for the fourth Friday of every month April through November with the December Gallery Walk slated for Dec. 18 due to the holidays. For a guide to the Gallery Walks stop by any participating location or go to and click on Art Tours. For more information, call the TC Arts Council at (828) 884-2787.