Children ages 6 - 10 are invited to join us for creative art-making activities through a variety of media, from watercolor to clay. Each week features a famous artist, book, or theme to serve as inspiration and guidance for the art-making activity.
Presented in the Rankin West Gallery. Emergent Landscapes: Mountains, Music, & Improvisation in the Paintings of Abie Harris. Abie Harris paints the mountains—he also paints the equally dynamic landscape of Bluegrass music. He is often doing both of these things at the same time. Rooted in Harris’s iterative approach to painting, the pictures in Emergent […]
Carol Gorelick (1939-2019) began building her collection of pottery in 1970. Along with her husband Shelton (1929-2014), the Gorelicks were drawn to the medium’s texture and tactility and built a substantial collection of predominantly North Carolina pottery and ceramic objects over the proceeding decades. Interviews with exhibited artists, intimate archival imagery of the collection in […]
Free art shows in Blowing Rock! Meet different High Country artists each week and buy original art directly. This week: Zan Thompson, Watercolor Art. Watercolor artist, teacher and observer of place, Zan grew up playing and experimenting with art in his parents’ Atlanta studios. Of all the mediums, he was most attracted to watercolor but […]
Free art shows in Blowing Rock! Meet different High Country artists each week and buy original art directly. This week: Linda White, Art on Glass Windows. Linda adds oil or acrylic paint to windows, framed glass or plexiglass to create feelings of happiness and hope. Each piece comes to life with the addition of light […]
Join us as we paint inspired by Tom Thompson's "The Jack Pine" in a relaxed atmosphere. Each participant goes home with a finished work of art inspired by a famous work. All materials, including canvasses, acrylic paint, brushes, and aprons, are provided. Our trained instructor will lead you step by step. Wine, beer and light snacks […]
Attendees will learn to needle felt a beautiful landscape using dyed wool roving. Using only barbed needles, students learn to turn a pile of fluff into a memorable scene of our amazing mountains. No experience needed and all are welcome. Kits will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring photos of their favorite mountain scene […]