The streets of downtown Brevard will come to life with art on Monday, July 4, as Transylvania Community Arts Council (TC Arts) celebrates its 48th Annual Fine Arts and Crafts Showcase in conjunction with Heart of Brevard’s Independence Day Community Celebration & Fireworks Extravaganza, and Transylvania Region AACA Classic Car Show.
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Owners Kristen Mode and Sabrina Romero are excited to celebrate the one-year anniversary of eARThly Minds Gallery, which they launched during the pandemic. “Many, like ourselves, found themselves without jobs and turned to full-time creating,” says Mode.
Opening on Saturday, July 2, at Revolve Gallery, This Skin I’m In: A Visual Narrative of Self is a collection of images and narratives by artists in the LGBTQIA+ community. “The aim is for this exhibition to invite the viewer to rethink societal labels of difference and otherness,” says photographer Starr Sariego.
For the month of July, Asheville Gallery of Art will present a joint exhibition of paintings by Joyce Schlapkohl and Sally Lordeon. From Realism to Abstract will open with a reception on Friday, July 1, from 5–8 p.m. at the gallery.
Blue Spiral 1 hosts four new exhibits opening Friday, July 1, and running through August 24. Blue Ridge, in the Main Gallery, presents work from artists who live in and travel through the region to expand their creativity by experiencing breathtaking views, seasonal colors and the way light moves over the mountains.
After receiving her Bachelor’s in Fine Art, Cynthia Llanes became active in the Los Angeles art scene. Since childhood, she had been drawn to sketching and designing clothes for her dolls. “I was always creating,” Llanes says.
Through Friday, July 29, the Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum at Bardo Arts Center presents the latest installment of its "Cultivating Collections" multi-year series, which highlights and examines specific parts of the museum’s permanent collection.
Art MoB Studios & Gallery will host an artists reception for its newest gallery members on Saturday, July 16, from 4–6 p.m. Visitors will meet eight artists: David Adler, Lenore Barrett, Rick Rowland, Anne Marie Brown, Susan Coe, Mary McCullough, Shannon Pagano and Natalie Bennett.