American Craft Week Events: (Oct 1-16) begins on Saturday!
This will be the 7th annual American Craft Week (ACW), a 16-day event which was created to celebrate the skills and artistry of American craftsmen and their work.
Once again, Mountain Made will be a proud sponsor of ACW here in Western North Carolina (WNC). And the artisans at MOUNTAIN MADE are getting into the spirit of things by helping us host several live art demonstrations during the upcoming weeks.
Dozens of places in the Blue Ridge area will be involved in this event celebration either by offering workshops or showcasing the works of local artists and hosting live demonstrations.
What is American Craft Week?
Melinda Knies, owner of Mountain Made says, “American Craft Week is much more than just a way to promote individual artists or small art retailers – it is also a love of handcrafted arts and crafts. And a deep belief in the future American enterprises…”
Mrs. Knies goes on to say, “…The “Made in American” movement is a growing trend of discerning people who want to enrich and beautify their homes and work spaces with locally produced and handcrafted artwork – pieces that reflect both the unique creative designs and the quality of our American craftsmen.”
“Not to mention it’s becoming cool to buy things you know are ‘Made in America’ again!” she said.
“During American Craft Week we will be highlighting Jo Ridge Kelley’s beautiful oil paintings.”
Below are the dates and times of the live art demos/activities we recommend that you check out…
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Fine art Oil Paintings by Jo Ridge Kelley
Fine Art Originals – Oil Paintings by Jo Ridge Kelley
Mountain Made art gallery welcomes Jo Ridge Kelley as its featured artist for the summer of 2016. The gallery will be hosting a series of artist demonstrations given by Ms. Kelley from June until November 2016.
Ms. Kelley is well-known in the state and art community for her expressive plein air and studio landscapes and abstractions from nature.
She has works in private and corporate collections all across the globe and has often been featured in American fine art magazines over the years. (more…)