Thanksgiving Gallery Walk To Be Held Nov. 27

By Transylvania Times – November 23, 2015

Do you have a house full of guests? Looking for things to do? Explore the art galleries and art locales featured on the Brevard Thanksgiving Gallery Walk on Friday, Nov. 27, from 5-8 p.m. The Gallery Walk will feature new art exhibits, music, wine and beer tasting as well as local shopping.

Hop on board the Oskar Blues Trolley, which 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 a new artist for the Nov. 27 Gallery Walk. The featured artist this month is Van Martin with his impressive landscapes.

Number 7 Arts Gallery will feature the work of three of its members: Lewis Bishop, Sonia Arnold and Joe Bruneau.

The Transylvania Community Arts Council will host a reception for their newest exhibit “In the Belly of the Clouds.”

This art show features the photography of R. K. Young, the paintings of Julie Bowland and the wood turning of Peter B. Mockridge. Stop by the TC Arts Gallery to meet the artists and to support Rosman High School senior Cassidy Knye.

Knye is practicing the art of graffiti and various other forms for her senior project. Her purpose for this project, titled “Arts for the Arts,” is to not only improve her art skills, but also raise money for the theater program at Rosman High School.

Knye will have her work on display and for sale during the gallery walk.

Trade-Arama Folk Art & Antiques invites the public to stop by and see the new line of wearable stones by emmanyb, new florals by Cecel Allee and paintings by new artist, Jay Burriss. Just a block away from Trade-Arama, across from City Hall, stop in the Drew Deane Gallery. One of our newest galleries is Collective located on Jordan Street. With a variety of artists and mediums, there is something for everyone at Collective.

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 by Rachel S. Rogers and John F. Peil.

Kiln-Fused glass artwork is created by using various complicated techniques with special glass to the desired effect. Open until 7 p.m ., the Visitor Center is a great place to park for the evening, hop on the trolley, and explore downtown.

Main Street Ltd. will host a free wine tasting from 5-7 p.m. featuring great holiday wines. Next door in the Hollingsworth Gallery explore the featured artist Deborah Johnson Kidwell. She is a life-long New Englander now living in Brevard. Her works are original soft pastel on marble dust sanded paper. The show is entitled “Four and Twenty…Birds and Bird’s nest.” The small works are six inches by six inches and affordable for holiday giving. Kidwell teaches pastel and drawing classes at the TC Arts Council.

Hunters and Gatherers will feature music by Blake Ellege and they will serve holiday specialty drinks.

Local Color invites you to come in and see new work from their wonderful 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 “Star Gazing” hanging gourd lamp, new up-cycled music themed creations from Art Wine and more.

Broad Street Wines will be having music by Mike Sweet and a tasting of wines from the Rhone Valley in France. The White Squirrel Shoppe will be serving mimosas.

D. D. Bullwinkel’s will be serving beer, wine and their famous pimento cheese.

Wine Down on Main Street will feature Brevard photographer Ashley Lowe.

Lowe, a Brevard College graduate, recently was awarded the Regional Artist Grant from the NC Arts Council, TC Arts Council and the Arts Council of Henderson County.

Visit The Haen Gallery at 200 King St. in the Brevard Lumberyard Arts District to experience new work by French artist Philippe Roussel, Atlanta photographer Kathryn Kolb, and Charlotte painter Marlise Newman.

Savor a glass of wine and a bit of dessert while you enjoy a wide array of paintings, photographs and sculptures by dozens of artists.

After the gallery walk, stay in the Lumberyard Arts District for the Hometown Holiday Jam at 185 King Street. Mike & Mike Present: the 10th annual Hometown Holiday Jam featuring Steep Canyon’s Mike Guggino and Mike Ashworth; dynamic duo Leigh Glass and Corey Bullman, Isaac Wells, Derrick Gardner, Noel Felty and surprise guests!

There will be no tables or chairs inside the venue, so bring your dance shoes and come to boogie. For more information and tickets, visit 185king st.com.

Due to the holidays, the last Gallery Walk of the 2015 Season is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 18.

Gallery Walks will resume in April 2016. For a guide to the Gallery Walks, stop by any participating location or go to http://www.artsofbrevard.org and click on Art Tours. For more information, call the TC Arts Council at (828) 884-2787.