Thursday, May 13, 2010

Three fun events this Saturday!

Marble sculptor Alexei Kazantsev will be working on a piece at 85 Patton Ave all day May 15th

May 15th promises to be a hearty day for art aficionados attracted to unusual art happenings.

One of them is
Fanaticon at The Asheville Art Museum which will feature local comic book vendors, artists, panel discussions and special guests. Among the notable artists exhibiting work: Jessica C. White, Hope Larson, Gabe Shaffer, Brent Giles and a ton more.
Here's a great article about Fanaticon written by Miles Britton for the Mountain Xpress.

Another event is the
Bountiful Cities Bird House Auction at the Arts Council on Saturday evening where birdhouses created by local artists will be auctioned off 4-7:30 pm. One of the artists is Melissa Weiss of the Clayspace Co-op who created a ceramic house especially for the event.

The third event I found out about randomly while strolling through downtown Asheville today. A handwritten sign taped to a new shop at 85 Patton Aveue called Rugs-n-More alerted me that marble sculptor
Alexei Kazantsev will be in the shop all day Saturday working on one of his marble sculptures. This is a one-time event, and if you are interested in that sort of thing, it seems like a great opportunity to watch it in action.
Kazantsev does not live in Asheville, but according to the shop owner's wife, Sundae More (her real name) the artist found the shop appealing and asked if he could work on his sculptures in there. Sounds intriguing!
To see Kazantsev's work visit his website:

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