These two encaustic paintings were created by Celia Gray, but this Asheville artist is well-versed in other craft disciplines such as blacksmithing, fiber arts, and metal-smithing. A two year student of Penland School of Crafts, Gray's work combines traditional methods with contemporary aesthetics.
Look for Gray's belt buckles and jewelry at The Big Crafty on July 12 and her encaustic paintings at Blue Spiral 1 next fall.
To watch an episode of Art Seen Asheville that was made in 2007 about Celia Gray visit this link. The video showcases her diverse talents as well as sculptural pieces she was working on at that time.
www.celiagray.net to see more of the artist's encaustic paintings.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
There is still time to check out the larger than life sized drawings by Daniel Avazpour on display at The FLOOD Gallery in the Phil Mechanic Building. The show will be hanging until May 29th.
The Phil Mechanic Building is located at 109 Roberts Street.
FLOOD is open Tues-Sat 10-4
This is Avazpour's first solo show in Asheville since he moved here last August. It is a must-see.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
The New York Times last Friday compared performance/video artist Shannon Plumb to Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin in their rave review about her work and the work of other contemporary female videographers. This video is just a teeny taste of her charisma and talent. To see lots more amazing and funny stuff visit her website: www.shannonplumb.com Posted there are excerpts from her most recent project "The Park" that are well worth checking out.
Oh, and I went to college with her!