On April 6 through 28, Grovewood Gallery in Asheville will host their 3rd annual exhibition of artwork created by pediatric patients and participants in the Arts For Life program at Mission Children’s Hospital. This year’s show, All Together Now, will be celebrated with an opening reception on Saturday, April 6 from 2-5pm, which will include complimentary ice cream, craft activities for kids, and live music by the Haw Creek Sweet Hots (performing 3-4pm). Admission is free, and all artwork will be available for sale, with 100% of proceeds benefiting Arts For Life. Grovewood Gallery will also donate 10% of all regular gallery sales from the exhibition’s opening day.
Stones & Dreams, Shadows & Streams is a solo exhibition of dreamscape and landscape paintings by Hendersonville, North Carolina artist Cynthia Wilson. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, May 18 at Grovewood Gallery from 2-5pm, with the artist in attendance. Wilson is a member of the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic. Her work can be found in a number of public and permanent collections including the Pardee Cancer Center, Georgia Tech, and the Housatonic Museum of Art.
Grovewood Gallery invites you to Eat, Drink & Be Merry - a showcase of artfully curated table settings for festive holiday entertaining, on view November 10 through December 31, 2018. Works will include ceramic tableware, wooden cutting boards, one-of-a-kind serving pieces, drinking vessels, and more - all displayed on handcrafted tables throughout the gallery. An opening celebration will take place on Saturday, November 10 from 2-5pm, where guests can enjoy locally crafted beverages from Noble Cider and Troy & Sons, as well as light appetizers from Golden Fleece Slow Earth Kitchen. This event is free and open to the public.
Grovewood Gallery presents Animal Attraction, an invitational exhibition featuring animal-themed art by 14 artists who work across mediums. An opening reception will take place Saturday, September 22 from 2 - 5pm where guests will have a chance to meet and interact with participating artists. The show runs through Sunday, October 28.
Melissa Bennett, Mark Bettis, Josh Cotè, Patricia Cotterill, Tess Darling, Todd Frahm, Kathleen Gibbs, Jordan Jones, Daniel McClendon, Eleanor Miller, Taylor Robenalt, Charlie Teft, Libba Tracy, and Alicia Williams.
Falling, a solo exhibition of contemporary paintings by Michael Francis Reagan, opens at Grovewood Gallery on Saturday, June 9, with an artist’s reception from 2-5pm (free and open to the public). This show will feature acrylic paintings on canvas from Reagan’s popular Falling Series, inspired by a haunting memory of a childhood encounter with a mourning dove that had fallen from the sky. This exhibition will remain on view through Sunday, July 15, 2018.
Reagan received a degree in art and American literature and an MFA in painting from the University of Arkansas. Aside from his paintings, Reagan has established himself as one of American’s leading mapmakers. As a freelance illustrator, he has been employed by major publications such as National Geographic, The New Yorker, Smithsonian magazine, Travel and Leisure, and The New York Times. Reagan’s bird paintings and environmental maps continue to be commissioned by Audubon, The Nature Conservancy, The National Parks of America, and other conservation organizations.
Grovewood Gallery presents Interactions, an exhibition featuring figurative sculptures and teapots by contemporary ceramic artist Taylor Robenalt, who has drawn attention for her innovative narrative style, using flora and fauna to illustrate emotion. Robenalt’s latest body of work is influenced by her daily interactions between humans, animals and nature. An opening reception will be held Saturday, May 5 from 2 – 5pm, with the artist in attendance. Admission is free.
Robenalt received an MFA in ceramics from the University of Georgia in 2011. Since then she has completed artist residencies at Odyssey Clayworks in North Carolina and at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Maine. Aside from her personal work, she has taught ceramics at Auburn University, Columbus State University, and State College of Florida. She is also a co-founder of Ceramic Sculpture Culture, an artists' collective which works to promote the art of emerging sculptors creating narrative and figurative works in clay.
On April 7 through 23, Grovewood Gallery will host Spring Awakening, a pediatric patients’ exhibition to benefit Arts For Life, an Asheville-based nonprofit that provides pediatric patients and their families with arts education and engagement opportunities. An opening reception will take place on Saturday, April 7 from 2-5pm and feature live music by the Haw Creek Sweet Hots, ice cream by The Hop, and craft activities for kids. Admission is free.
Spring Awakening is curated by Annie Rogers, Program Director, and Anna Long, Program Coordinator at Arts for Life. The exhibit will showcase spring-themed works of art created by pediatric patients in the Arts For Life educational art programs. All artwork will be available for sale, and 100% of proceeds will benefit Arts For Life. Grovewood Gallery will also donate 10% of all regular gallery sales from the exhibition’s opening day.
Grovewood Gallery presents Craft in Toyland, a showcase of handcrafted toys and games – all American made! This exhibition will also feature a collection of antique wooden toys from the heyday of Tryon Toy Makers & Wood Carvers, on loan from Tryon, North Carolina resident Rick Dunn. An opening reception will take place on November 18 from 2 – 5pm (free and open to the public).
Featuring works by: Julia Calhoun of Tryon Toy Makers & Wood Carvers, Elizabeth Swing of Emergolde, Paul Frehe, Joe Godfrey, Delilah Iris, Lumpy Buttons, Sarah Owen, Alicia Williams of Heartwood Rocking Horses, and Wolfum.
To highlight Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Grovewood Gallery will host an Arts For Life pediatric patients' exhibition and benefit, September 2 - 17. Arts For Life is an Asheville-based statewide nonprofit that brings educational art and music experiences to patients and their families while in treatment at Mission Children’s Hospital.
An opening reception, sponsored by The Hop Ice Cream Café, will take place at Grovewood Gallery on Saturday, September 2 from 2 – 5pm (free and open to the public). All featured artwork will be for sale, and 100 percent of proceeds will benefit Arts For Life. Grovewood Gallery will also donate 10 percent of all gallery sales and offer a 10 percent discount on all ceramic art during the opening day of the exhibition.
For more information on Arts For Life, visit http://www.artsforlifenc.org/.
Grovewood Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Southern Migrations: Five Years in Asheville, a solo exhibition of contemporary landscape paintings by Michigan-based artist Shawn Krueger. An opening reception with the artist in attendance will take place Saturday, July 15 from 2 – 5pm (free and open to the public).
Shawn Krueger is a painter whose work sits comfortably in both the American Arts & Crafts and Tonalism movements. Mood and a sense of place are the primary areas of focus for Krueger in his paintings, and the majority of his pieces for this exhibition were begun outdoors, on-site in the Asheville area. Krueger showcases his work at the annual National Arts and Crafts Conference each February at the Omni Grove Park Inn and is a member of the Roycroft Artisan Guild.
This May, Grovewood Gallery turns 25! Join us as we celebrate this milestone event with an outdoor sculpture exhibition, artist demonstrations, live music by The Bad Penny Pleasuremakers, and local food and drinks. Customers will also have a chance to enter a free raffle to win a kinetic Wind Sculpture by Lyman Whitaker. Grovewood Gallery’s 25th Anniversary Celebration is sponsored by: Golden Fleece, Hi-Wire Brewing, Metro Wines, and Noble Cider.
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Grace Cathey, Josh Cote, Mark Chatterley, Todd Frahm, Jeff Hackney, Roger Martin, David Sheldon, Brad Spencer, Eric Velleca, Lyman Whitaker, and Robert Winkler.
Visions of Nature, an exhibition featuring 10 new acrylic paintings from Santa Fe-based artist Brad Stroman, opens at Grovewood Gallery on Saturday, April 15. An opening reception with the artist in attendance will take place from 2 – 5pm (free and open to the public). Visions of Nature will remain on view through Sunday, May 21, 2017.
This exhibition will showcase framed textile art and one-of-a-kind fiber vessels by Columbia, South Carolina artist Susan Lenz. Lenz’s work reflects her passion for historic buildings, especially stained glass windows and the colors and eco-friendly ideals of the visionary painter and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser. In a unique, self-developed process, Lenz uses hand-guided, free-motion machine embroidery and melting techniques. Each piece builds on the last as she explores design motifs and stitched symbols.