Filtering by: Demonstration
Feb
15
to Feb 17

Brandy Clements: Chair Caning & Seat Weaving

Brandy Clements of Silver River Center for Chair Caning - the nation’s only fully dedicated chair caning school and museum - will be at Grovewood Gallery on February 15-17 from 11am-4pm demonstrating a variety of seat weaving techniques, including hand-woven chair caning (laced caning), Shaker tape weaving, Danish cord weaving, and more. This is a hands-on demonstration where visitors are encouraged to step up and learn a few weaving techniques. Bring a photo of your special chair and get advice on restorations, or just share your chair's story.

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Feb
15
11:00 AM11:00

Demo: Traditional Oil Painting with Bryan Koontz

Bryan Koontz, who was chosen to create the artwork for Biltmore’s 2018 Christmas wine labels, will be at Grovewood Gallery on February 15 and 16 from 11am-4pm demonstrating traditional oil painting techniques – working on a landscape, using photos to aid his memory, or painting en plein air (weather permitting).

Koontz is an Asheville native who can date his ancestry in Western North Carolina back to the late 1700s. His deep appreciation for the mountain culture, heritage, and scenery is evident in his artwork, which he paints in a realistic style similar to that of the mid to late 19th century American landscape painters. Employing traditional methods and archival materials, his aim is to produce works of art that will endure and be cherished for many generations.

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Feb
16
11:00 AM11:00

Demo: Traditional Oil Painting with Bryan Koontz

Bryan Koontz, who was chosen to create the artwork for Biltmore’s 2018 Christmas wine labels, will be at Grovewood Gallery on February 15 and 16 from 11am-4pm demonstrating traditional oil painting techniques – working on a landscape, using photos to aid his memory, or painting en plein air (weather permitting).

Koontz is an Asheville native who can date his ancestry in Western North Carolina back to the late 1700s. His deep appreciation for the mountain culture, heritage, and scenery is evident in his artwork, which he paints in a realistic style similar to that of the mid to late 19th century American landscape painters. Employing traditional methods and archival materials, his aim is to produce works of art that will endure and be cherished for many generations.

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Oct
13
11:00 AM11:00

Wet Felting Demo with Kendall White

In celebration of American Craft Week, Asheville fiber artist Kendall White will be at Grovewood Gallery on Saturday, October 13 from 11am-4pm demonstrating the wet felting process she uses to create sculptural wool baskets and merino wool neck wraps.

Kendall began her exploration in fiber art at a very early age, often helping her grandmother, a quilter, in cutting and piecing together fabric. In 2005, she moved to Smithville, TN to pursue her BFA in fiber arts at the Appalachian Center for Craft, studying weaving, spinning, dyeing and printmaking. But it wasn’t until 2008, at a workshop at the John C. Campbell Folk School, that she opened her eyes to one of the oldest forms of textile creation: felting. Kendall has since been dedicated to honing her craft while exploring new methods for creation. Her work can be found at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Store and Gallery of the Mountains (our sister shop) in Asheville. 

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Oct
12
to Oct 13

Plein Air Painting Demonstration with Shawn Krueger

On October 12 and 13, visitors to Grovewood Village will have the opportunity to meet Michigan-based artist Shawn Krueger who will be in the sculpture garden demonstrating plein air painting techniques and interacting with guests (weather permitting) from 11am-4pm. Krueger, a contemporary landscape painter, favors the American Arts & Crafts and Tonalism movements - both based on love and respect for nature, hand-craftsmanship, and good design. His work has garnered a number of awards over the years, and his paintings are in dozens of private and permanent collections throughout the country. Krueger was featured in the June 2018 issue of American Art Collector and was also recently juried into the highly reputable Roycroft Artisan Guild based in East Aurora, New York.

Please note: If the weather is bad, Shawn will do a meet and greet and demo inside Grovewood Gallery.

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Oct
6
11:00 AM11:00

Audrey Laine - Jewelry Demo + Pop-Up

In celebration of American Craft Week, local metalsmith Audrey Laine Sawyer will be at Grovewood Gallery on October 5 and 6 from 11am-4pm selling her wares and demonstrating her process of piercing nature-inspired silhouettes on the face of her hand-fabricated hollow form jewelry. Audrey’s signature collection of shadowbox earrings, pendants, and rings will be available to purchase, as well as her jewelry that incorporates lost-wax castings of her own carvings and found objects, such as stag beetles and bird bones. 

Audrey holds a bachelor's degree in studio art from Rollins College and is also a 2010 graduate of Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts Program. She was juried into the prestigious Southern Highland Craft Guild in 2016.

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Oct
6
11:00 AM11:00

Fall Themed Needle Felting with Karen Kennedy

On October 5 and 6, Asheville fiber artist Karen Kennedy, a graduate of Haywood Community College's Professional Crafts Program, will demonstrate needle felting using locally dyed wool to create fall pumpkins and leaves. Pre-made versions will be available to purchase, a perfect addition to your Halloween and Thanksgiving décor. 

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Oct
5
11:00 AM11:00

Fall Themed Needle Felting with Karen Kennedy

On October 5 and 6, Asheville fiber artist Karen Kennedy, a graduate of Haywood Community College's Professional Crafts Program, will demonstrate needle felting using locally dyed wool to create fall pumpkins and leaves. Pre-made versions will be available to purchase, a perfect addition to your Halloween and Thanksgiving décor. 

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Oct
5
11:00 AM11:00

Audrey Laine - Jewelry Demo + Pop-Up

In celebration of American Craft Week, local metalsmith Audrey Laine Sawyer will be at Grovewood Gallery on October 5 and 6 from 11am-4pm selling her wares and demonstrating her process of piercing nature-inspired silhouettes on the face of her hand-fabricated hollow form jewelry. Audrey’s signature collection of shadowbox earrings, pendants, and rings will be available to purchase, as well as her jewelry that incorporates lost-wax castings of her own carvings and found objects, such as stag beetles and bird bones. 

Audrey holds a bachelor's degree in studio art from Rollins College and is also a 2010 graduate of Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts Program. She was juried into the prestigious Southern Highland Craft Guild in 2016.
 

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Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

Spring Sip & Shop

Grovewood Gallery’s annual Spring Sip & Shop event will take place from 10am-5:30pm on March 23 and 24. Shop a unique collection of American-made art and crafts while enjoying complimentary wine and treats. All gallery merchandise will be 10% off, and local artists will be performing craft demonstrations and interacting with guests from 11am-4pm each day.

March 24 craft demonstrations (11am-4pm): 

  • Karen Kennedy will demonstrate needle felting using locally dyed wool to create bird nests.
  • Local painter Patricia Cotterill will demonstrate brushstroke techniques in oils. 
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Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

Spring Sip & Shop

Grovewood Gallery’s annual Spring Sip & Shop event will take place from 10am-5:30pm on March 23 and 24. Shop a unique collection of American-made art and crafts while enjoying complimentary wine and treats. All gallery merchandise will be 10% off, and local artists will be performing craft demonstrations and interacting with guests from 11am-4pm each day.

March 23 craft demonstrations (11am-4pm): 

  • Andrea Kulish will demonstrate the ancient art of pysanky, a Ukrainian craft and tradition that involves a wax-resistant method in designing and decorating Easter eggs.
  • Karen Kennedy will demonstrate needle felting using locally dyed wool to create bird nests.
  • Local painter Patricia Cotterill will demonstrate brushstroke techniques in oils. 
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Feb
17
11:00 AM11:00

Demonstration: Plein Air Oil Painting Techniques

Local painter Bryan Koontz will demonstrate plein air oil painting techniques at Grovewood Gallery on February 17 from 11am-4pm. As a lifelong native to the area, with a family heritage spanning back two centuries, Bryan has developed a deep appreciation for the mountain culture, heritage and scenery.  To impart some of that sensibility, Bryan strives to create art that draws people into what they are viewing - historic places, paths and fields, and expansive mountain vistas.

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Feb
17
to Feb 18

Hanji Flower Lamp Techniques with Pamella O’Connor

Asheville artist Pamella O’Connor will be at Grovewood Gallery on February 17 and 18 from 11am – 4pm demonstrating paper gathering techniques used to create texture on her signature line of hanji flower lamps. Hanji is traditional handmade paper from Korea, made from the inner bark of Paper Mulberry, a shrub-like tree that grows throughout Asia. Hanji is extremely durable, capable of being stretched, feathered, gathered, and twisted. It’s also highly malleable, making it an ideal material for creating various handicrafts. 

Pamella will have a variety of finished hanji flower lamps on display and available to purchase during her demonstration.

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Dec
15
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Sip & Shop

Grovewood Gallery’s annual Holiday Sip & Shop event will take place from 10am to 5:30pm on December 15-16. Shop unique holiday gifts handcrafted by local and regional artists as well as a large collection of American-made art and craft. All gallery merchandise will be ten percent off and holiday shoppers can enjoy complimentary wine, warm cider and cookies. Local artists Karen Kennedy (needle felting) and Audrey Laine (jewelry) will be performing craft demonstrations and interacting with guests from 11am to 4pm each day.

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Oct
21
11:00 AM11:00

Craft Demo: Needle Felting Fall Pumpkins

Asheville fiber artist Karen Kennedy, a graduate of Haywood Community College's Professional Crafts Program, will be at Grovewood Gallery on Saturday, October 21 from 11am - 4pm needle felting her signature fall pumpkins using locally dyed wool. A variety of pre-made pumpkins, a perfect addition to your Halloween and Thanksgiving decor, will be available for sale.

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Oct
14
11:00 AM11:00

Craft Demonstration: Fiber Vessels with Susan Lenz

Discover how ordinary yarn becomes a functional fiber vessel. Columbia, South Carolina artist Susan Lenz will be at Grovewood Gallery on Saturday, October 14 from 11am – 4pm demonstrating her craft and interacting with the public. In addition to her one-of-a-kind fiber vessels, she will also showcase select works from her popular framed textile series (available to purchase). 

Susan’s work has been widely exhibited throughout the United States. In 2016, she was awarded a solo show at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum in Arizona, and was juried into the prestigious Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show for 2016/17. Susan also had a piece selected for a group exhibition at The Textile Museum in Washington, D.C., and one of her fiber vessels was recently juried into the National Basketry Association's traveling exhibition, which will be showcased in various venues across the county.  
 

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Oct
13
11:00 AM11:00

Craft Demo: Needle Felting Fall Pumpkins

Asheville fiber artist Karen Kennedy, a graduate of Haywood Community College's Professional Crafts Program, will be at Grovewood Gallery on Friday, October 13 from 11am - 4pm needle felting her signature fall pumpkins using locally dyed wool. A variety of pre-made pumpkins, a perfect addition to your Halloween and Thanksgiving decor, will be available for sale.

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Oct
7
11:00 AM11:00

Craft Demonstration: Chairmaker Elia Bizzarri

Windsor Chairmaker Elia Bizzarri, known for his impeccable craftsmanship, will be interacting with the public and demonstrating his highly-refined turning skills at Grovewood Gallery on Saturday, October 7 from 11am - 4pm.  

Using traditional tools and techniques, Elia rives, hews, shaves and turns elegant furniture out of maple, poplar, hickory and oak. He was featured building a Continuous Arm Rocking Chair on Roy Underhill’s series “The Woodwright’s Shop” on PBS, and his work was also showcased in the Celebrate NC Craft Exhibition at the Governor’s Mansion in 2010.

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Oct
6
1:00 PM13:00

Contemporary Appalachian Basket Making Demonstration

Brevard basket maker Joe Bruneau will be demonstrating at our sister gallery, Gallery of the Mountains, on Friday, October 6 from 1 – 5pm. Bruneau, who studied art at Warren Wilson College, has been handcrafting contemporary Appalachian ribbed baskets for nearly 25 years. All baskets are made from locally sourced wood and hand-dyed reed and will be available for sale. Gallery of the Mountains is located inside the Omni Grove Park Inn.

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Sep
1
1:00 PM13:00

Bryan Koontz: Traditional Oil Painting Demonstration

On Friday, September 1, Asheville artist Bryan Koontz will demonstrate traditional still life painting in oil from 1 to 5pm at Gallery of the Mountains, inside The Omni Grove Park Inn. Several of Bryan’s original paintings, influenced by the realistic styles of the Hudson River and American landscape painters of the 19th century, will be on display and available for sale.

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Aug
4
1:00 PM13:00

Wet Felting with Kendall White

Asheville fiber artist Kendall White will demonstrate the wet felting process at our sister gallery, Gallery of the Mountains, on Friday, August 4 from 1 – 5pm. Several of her sculptural wool baskets, inspired by the traditional native pottery of the Southwest, will be on display and available to purchase as well as her felted merino wool neck wraps.

Gallery of the Mountains is located inside the Omni Grove Park Inn (Sammons Wing). 

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Jul
14
11:00 AM11:00

Landscape Painting Demonstration with Shawn Krueger

Michigan-based artist Shawn Krueger will be demonstrating at Grovewood Gallery on Friday, July 14 from 11am - 4pm. Krueger is a contemporary landscape painter whose work sits comfortably in both the American Arts and Crafts and Tonalism movements. Traditional methods and an awareness of history are important to the artist. Krueger says "I consider myself a contemporary artist, by virtue of having breath and a pulse in the year 2017, but my approach to the work definitely hearkens back to Barbizon, to the Hudson River School and even the Dutch Masters." Mood and a sense of place are the primary areas of focus for Krueger in his painting, with the majority of his pieces begun outdoors, on-site.

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Jul
7
1:00 PM13:00

Oil Painting Demonstration with Al Ramirez

Gallery of the Mountains, our sister gallery located inside the Omni Grove Park Inn, will feature Asheville artist and illustrator Al Ramirez on Friday, July 7 from 1 - 5pm. Al will be working on a painting of a female cardinal, and will demonstrate brushwork techniques in oils. Several fine art prints and original works from Al’s popular Mountain Birds series will be on display and available for sale.

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Jun
2
1:00 PM13:00

Surface Design on Clay with Julie Calhoun-Roepnack

Asheville studio potter Julie Calhoun-Roepnack will be at Gallery of the Mountains in Asheville from 1 – 5pm on Friday, June 2nd demonstrating surface design on clay using handmade stamps, sgraffito and carving tools. Watch Julie create various textures for her nature-inspired subjects that she illustrates on her signature line of pottery, the Blue Ridge Collection. Several mugs, bowls and vases will be on display and available for sale.

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May
5
1:00 PM13:00

Artisan-Made Jewelry Demo with Jeri Bartley

Asheville metalsmith Jeri Bartley will be at Gallery of the Mountains on Friday, May 5 from 1 - 5pm demonstrating copper stamping & texturing on jewelry. Jeri’s artisan-made jewelry collection is handcrafted from “locally found, salvaged and bartered materials.” An array of her finished works will also be on display and available for sale.

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Apr
22
11:00 AM11:00

Wet Felting Demonstration

Asheville artist Lisa Klakulak will be at Grovewood Gallery on Saturday, April 22 from 11am - 4pm demonstrating the wet felting process as she sculpts components for her jewelry compositions. An array of her finished works will also be on display and available for sale. Klakulak has a BFA in Fiber from Colorado State University. Her body adornment, accessories and figurative sculpture have been featured in Fiber Arts, Surface Design Journal, Fiber Art Now and American Craft. In 2015, Klakulak was the recipient of the James Renwick Alliance Award of Excellence for Innovation in Craft. 

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Apr
7
1:00 PM13:00

Basket Making Demonstration

Brevard basket maker Joe Bruneau will be demonstrating at Gallery of the Mountains on Friday, April 7 from 1 – 5pm. Bruneau, who studied art at Warren Wilson College, has been handcrafting contemporary Appalachian ribbed baskets for nearly 25 years. All baskets are made from locally sourced wood and hand-dyed reed.

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Apr
7
11:00 AM11:00

Pysanky Demonstration

Asheville artist Andrea Kulish will be at Grovewood Gallery on Friday, April 7 from 11am – 4pm demonstrating the ancient art of pysanky, a Ukrainian craft and tradition that involves a wax-resistant method in designing and decorating Easter eggs. A first generation Ukrainian-American, Kulish learned the intricate art of pysanky as a young girl. Now, Andrea not only creates these beautiful objects with unique folk-inspired designs, but she also teaches classes in the art herself.

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