Asheville Gallery of Art (AGA) presents Fallscapes, a multi-artist show on display through Sunday, October 31. “I love how nature transforms itself into a beautiful blanket of colors in autumn,” says watercolor artist Cynthia Llanes. “The lovely blending of all the changing colors in the mountains is magical to me.” Llanes piece in the show depicts a view across a lake in Fancy Gap, Virginia, that has a special significance for her. “I selected this painting because it brings back wonderful memories of a getaway weekend with my husband,” she says. “It also evokes and symbolizes the beauty of life’s changes and transformation.”
Anne Bonnyman’s Fallscapes piece examines the season from riverside rather than lakeside. “In my painting I have attempted to capture the essence of a fall day I spent on the river,” she says. “The autumn colors surprise me every year for their vivid color and diversity. I hope viewers can recognize their own experiences of autumn in the mountains.”
The artists hope this show provides a much needed respite for visitors. “This show is important to our community during this uncertainty and chaos,” says Llanes. “Art can help us find a new focus and perspective during these challenging times.”
Asheville Gallery of Art is located at 82 Patton Avenue in downtown Asheville. Gallery hours are 12–5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. You can also make arrangements for a private tour by emailing AGAprivatetours@gmail.com. For more information, visit AshevilleGallery-of-Art.com.