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Live Sgraffito Demo by Asheville Artist Kim Anderson

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MOUNTAIN MADE will be hosting a live demonstration of the art of “Sgraffito” with Illustrator Kimberly Powell Anderson.

Sgraffito by Asheville Artist Kim Anderson

Sgraffito is a very old art form which has been used throughout Europe since classical times.  According to Wiktionary it is, ”A technique in ceramics, art and wall design, where the top layer of pigment or slip is scratched through to reveal an underlying layer”.  (more…)

Pochoir Paintings by Asheville Artist Rick Hills

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What are Pochoir Paintings?

Pochoir painting (po-shwah) is stencil-based printing or art technique has been in use for centuries.

“And while the word ‘stencil’ often conjures an image of bold outlines and singular colors, it is from an old French word meaning ‘to sparkle’ – quite a different image.”

“Dating from the fifteenth century, pochoir became highly favored in France for creating the brilliant and exuberant prints of the art nouveau and art deco periods.”

As you can see, Rick Hills  his own unique spin on this vintage art form…

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Cherokee Leaf Pounding Quilts by Asheville Artist Bonnie Lucas

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Cherokee Leaf Pounding Quilts

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Among Asheville artists, Bonnie Lucas is a well-known master quilter. In 2014, Bonnie was selected as a semifinalist among 405 other contestants in the American Quilter’s Society QuiltWeek,. The American Quilter’s Society’s quilter’s contest is now in its 31th year.

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While Bonnie uses many different techniques in her quilted pieces, one of her most popular quilting techniques found here at Mountain Made all start with a technique Bonnie calls “Cherokee Leaf Pounding”.

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Leaf pounding is a simple, yet stunning technique originally used by Native American Cherokee women to decorate their fabrics.

Bonnie uses actual flowers, leaves, and even weeds in her works! All the colors and veining in the resulting quilt pieces are actual pigments and dyes from the plants or leaves themselves.

Each in her original designs has a machine-thread technique applied over the border of the plant outline for a more rustic and organic texture.

We invite you drop by and see Bonnie’s latest quilts at Mountain Made and check out her Cherokee Leaf Pounding Quilts for yourself.

 

 

Things to Do in Asheville – Summer Art Demos by Local Artisans

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Things to do in Asheville – Every Saturday

Mountain Made, a downtown art gallery will be presenting live art demonstrations by WNC craftspeople this summer.

Things to do in Asheville - Summer art demo series

Online PR News – 08-July-2015 – Asheville NC – 2015 will mark the 4th season in which MOUNTAIN MADE, a downtown Asheville art gallery, will host a series of artist demonstrations – live every Saturday afternoon from 11:00AM to 4:00PM, at the gallery (inside the Grove Arcade).

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What is an Art Walk? Asheville Downtown Art Walks Explained

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What is an Art Walk?

Just about any size city, town or hamlet, nowadays has an art walk of some kind. And the Asheville Downtown Art Walk is no different.

An Art Walk is self-guided and self-paced tour of small businesses or organizations that specialize in local arts and crafts.

An Art Walk can be held monthly, annually or quarterly. It can be run by organized local galleries, by a chamber of commerce or with just a handful of merchants banding together.

What is an Art Walk?

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