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Asheville Art Gallery Mountain Made hosts Live Art Demos – 2014

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” ~Plato

Mountain Made, a downtown Asheville art gallery, is pleased to present our summer 2014 schedule of  live arts and crafts demonstrations.

Once again every Saturday from 11-4PM, we will be hosting a live demonstration given by one of our local artisans on a variety of crafts such as hand molded ceramics, fiber crafts, metalwork, bead-making as well as many other wonderful and original art forms.

Each artist will be available to speak with you, while working at our mini artist’s studio, inside the gallery.

 

We invite you to Come By & Watch Our Artists in Action!

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Check out the complete schedule below…

Our Summer Schedule

Our Asheville Artists

Past Demos

Decorating With Mirrors – Handcrafted Mirrors by Asheville artists

“We are mirrors whose brightness… is wholly derived from the sun that shines upon us.” ~ C.S. Lewis

 

Simple Reflective glass. Mirrors are unique devices that bend light waves so that we can see a clear image of ourselves and the world around us.

We know of few homes that don’t boast of a decorative mirror or two.  Yet this wonderful inventions have become so common place that few of us understand the true power that decorating with mirrors can have on our homes.

According to an article we found on Home and Garden TV, interior designer Andreea Avram Rusu says there are never rules when it comes to decorating with mirrors.

Breast Cancer Quilts – How one woman’s cancer journey was transformed into art

A cancer diagnosis can be one of the scariest moments in a person’s life, but now, more than ever, that diagnosis doesn’t have to be a death sentence.

Today, it is estimated that two in three people diagnosed with cancer survive at least five years, according to the American Cancer Society. In fact, as of 2012, there were an estimated 13.7 million cancer survivors in the United States alone.

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Asheville Art Gallery Mountain Made hosts Live Art Demos – 2014

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” ~Plato Mountain Made, a downtown Asheville art gallery, is pleased to present our summer 2014 schedule of  live arts and crafts demonstrations. Once again every Saturday from 11-4PM, we will be hosting a live demonstration given by one of our local artisans on a variety […]

Live Art Demo: Wire Bonsai Sculptures by Jim Begthol

The Easiest to Care for Houseplant A Wire Bonsai Tree! Jim’s metal bonsai trees are crafted (twisted by hand) from over a 1000 individual pieces of wire using only simple hand tools. He uses galvanized steel wire, stainless steel, bark covered wire, bare copper as well as “Artistic” wire. Jim will be here at Mountain […]

Summer Entertaining Ideas from Our Asheville Artists

 Art for Outdoors How to Use Handcrafted Art to Create Outdoor Spaces The coming of the Fourth of July in the mountains heralds the height of grilling season and summer entertaining. From fun-filled barbecues to rough and tumble backyard games to candlelit parties and dinners, your outdoor living spaces can be a hub for entertaining […]

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Asheville Ceramic Artist Sondra Hastings’ Meditation Plates

“Meditation is all about the pursuit of nothingness. It’s like the ultimate rest. It’s better than the best sleep you’ve ever had. It’s a quieting of the mind. It sharpens everything, especially your appreciation of your surroundings. It keeps life fresh. ” ~ Hugh Jackman Sondra Hastings started bringing us her “Original Asheville Mediation Plates” […]

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Paper Bead Jewelry by Asheville Artist Madeline Parker

“Even a broken heart doesn’t warrant a waste of good paper.” ― Dodie Smith, No one really knows when the first piece of paper was rolled and subsequently turned into a colorful art known as paper bead jewelry. However, in the Victorian era, wallpapers became the focal design element in almost every home in England.  […]