Posts Tagged ‘Visiting Mills River NC’

Appalachian Pastel Society Presents Bev Kies at Monthly Meeting in Mills River, NC – July 8, 2017

June 29, 2017

The Appalachian Pastel Society will present a demonstration by Bev Kies at their monthly meeting held at the Grace Community Church, located at 495 Cardinal Road, in Mills River, NC, 28759, on Saturday, July 8, 2017, from 10am to noon. The meetings are open to the public.

Kies will present painting animals with pastels with vibrance! Her work features brilliant colors, dimensional modeling and near Pop-Art vitality. She will demonstrate and speak to us about how she creates.

Beverly Kies is a regionally recognized pastel artist residing in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Her interest in art began at the age of five, when her mother sent her to the Atlanta School of Art. This early passion eventually led to a degree in art education from The Ohio State University.

Although she has worked in other mediums, pastels are what she loves. “The immediacy of pastels and the layering of colors works well for me.” Some people associate pastels with muted colors, but in Beverly’s paintings the colors explode off the paper. Her paintings are represented in a medley of work, with her most recent emphasis on the animal world, primarily horses, dogs, cats, bears, and cows. Although her studio is in her home, she is currently represented by Firefly Craft Gallery in Flat Rock, North Carolina.

For further info contact Cathyann Burgess by calling 828/595-9518, e-mail to (cathyannburgess@gmail.com) or visit (www.appalachianpastelsociety.org).

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Appalachian Pastel Society Holds Monthly Meeting in Mills River, NC, – March 11, 2017

February 27, 2017

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Appalachian Pastel Society will presents Pamela Winkler at their monthly meeting at Grace Community Church in Mills River, NC, Mar. 11, 2017, from 10am-noon. Winkler’s presentation will include a Power Point Presentation “Painting Shiny Things” covering preparation and editing of photographs to enhance reflections prior to the painting process. In addition she will present a demo showing process and techniques for painting shiny things.

Meeting location and address:
Grace Community Church
495 Cardinal Road
Mills River NC 28759

For further information contact Cathyann Burgess by calling 828/595-9518, e-mail to (cathyannburgess@gmail.com) or visit (www.Appalachianpastelsociety.org).

Appalachian Pastel Society Holds Monthly Meeting on Jan. 14, 2017, in Mills River, NC

December 30, 2016

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The Appalachian Pastel Society will hold its monthly meeting on Jan. 14, 2017, from 10am-noon, at Grace Community Church in Mills River, NC.

The meeting will be a “Paint Around” with members and guests participating. We will have five easels set up in the room, each with a sketch on pastel paper. Each easel will
have a “Host Artist” who is providing a set of basic pastels for us to use. We will each take  turns painting on one easel for a few minutes then moving along to the next easel, etc. so we will collectively create five different paintings over the two hours. Should be both fun and educational.

Grace Community Church is located at 495 Cardinal Road
in Mills River, NC, 28759.

For further information contact Cathyann Burgess by calling 828/595-9518, e-mail to (cathyannburgess@gmail.com) or visit (www.appalacianpastelsociety.org).

Appalachian Pastel Society in Mills River, NC, Offers Addren Doss During Monthly Meeting – Sept. 10, 2016

August 22, 2016

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Appalachian Pastel Society in Mills River, NC, will present a presentation and demo by Addren Doss, pastel painter, from Greensboro, NC, Sept. 10, 2016, from 10am – noon, at Grace Community Church, 495 Cardinal Road, Mills River, NC, 28759.

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Work by Addren Doss

Using the landscape of Georgia O’Keeffe country we will explore how the colors and elements of the New Mexico landscape differ from those of the Blue Ridge, and what they have in common. We will create two small landscape paintings using an image from the Santa Fe National Forest, and an image from the Pisgah National Forest. Each painting will begin with the same under tone on the paper and notan/value thumbnail sketches. Then we will let the colors of the region take over.

For further info call Cathyann Burgess at 828/595-9518, e-mail to (cathyannburgess@gmail.com) or visit (www.appalachianpastelsociety.org).

Appalachian Pastel Society Holds Meeting in Mills River, NC – July 9, 2016

June 29, 2016

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The Appalachian Pastel Society Holds Meeting in Mills River, NC, featuring Cathyann Burgess on July 9, 2016, from 10am-noon, at the Grace Community Church at 495 Cardinal Road, Mills River, NC, 28759.

Burgess’ presentation: Seeing the Light..Going Outside to Paint! Presentation on plein air painting history and understanding Carlson’s rules before going outdoors, how to simplify the scene before you and more. Meeting and morning presentation free and open to the public.

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Work by Cathyann Burgess

About the Artist: Burgess has been drawing or painting as long as she can remember and consciously thought of herself as artist, at age 13. She was born in Manhattan and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a MSEd in Art from SUNY College at Buffalo, NY. Her teaching experience in art for over 25 years includes formal schools both public and private, museums and workshops. Committed to life long learning, Burgess’ studies include workshops with Danni Dawson, Nelson Shanks, Daniel Greene, Matthew Mancini and Randy Sexton. Burgess with her husband, now makes her home and studio in Hendersonville, NC. She shows her work at Asheville Gallery of Art, Asheville, NC. She is Chair of Programs for APS 2016. She paints full time in oils and pastels after retiring from teaching art at Benedictine College Preparatory School, Richmond, VA, where she chaired the Department of Fine Arts she created in 1998 with a grant from the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation. Her works are in both corporate and private collections.

For further info contact Suzy Hart by e-mail at (appalachianpastelsociety@gmail.com) or visit (www.appalachianpastelsociety.org).

Appalachian Pastel Society Offers Meeting with Regina Burchett in Mills River, NC – May 14, 2016

May 9, 2016

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The Appalachian Pastel Society will offer a program with Regina Burchett at Grace Community Church, located at 495 Cardinal Road, Mills River, NC, 28759, on May 14, 2016, from 10am-noon.

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The program, “The Other side of Art: Organizing and Promoting Your Artwork”, will be presented by regional pastel artist, Regina Burchett. She started taking computer classes in 1981, and has continued her studies since that time. Currently, in addition to working as tech support for FineArtStudioOnline (FASO), Burchett teaches artists to promote their work through their website and social media, and to manage their art records, in an easy to understand manner.

An afternoon workshop will be presented from 1-4pm. Registration Required, Sign up at (http://www.appalachianpastelsociety.org/). For this workshop, some of the subjects we’ll be going over are:  taking photos of your artwork, editing your images on the computer including re-sizing and cropping, organizing your art images, editing your source photos prior to painting, artwork management and tracking, social media options, setting up an art page on Facebook and Instagram, creating an art website (free or paid), and selling prints of your work online.

For further information call 828/595-9518 or visit (www.Appalachianpastelsociety.org)

Appalachian Pastel Society Holds Meeting in Mills River, NC – Jan. 9, 2016

December 30, 2015

The Appalachian Pastel Society is pleased to announce a Swap and Shop meet at the Grace Community Church exhibition hall,  495 Cardinal Dr., in Mills River, NC, on Jan. 9, 2016, from 10am-noon. Members will be offering an array of art materials and supplies, books, paintings, videos as well as paintings by a variety of artists including oils, acrylics and pastels at bargain prices. Visitors are welcome and invited to take advantage of this opportunity to purchase art related merchandise.

For further info contact Cathy Ann Burgess by calling 828/595-9518 or e-mail to (cathyannburgess@gmail.com) or Suzy Hart, Membership Chair at (appalachianpastelsociety@gmail.com).

Appalachian Pastel Society Holds Its Next Meeting in Mills River, NC – Nov. 14, 2015

October 30, 2015

The Appalachian Pastel Society will hold its next meeting at the Grace Community Church, 495 Cardinal Road, Mills River, NC, featuring Suzy Hart, on Nov. 14, 2015, from 10am-noon. The meeting and morning demonstration is free and open to the public

Suzy Hart will demonstrate a portrait in soft pastels from the live model. The morning program is free to the public. Suzy will describe while painting, aspects of intuitive drawing, proportions, anatomy, chiaroscuro, half-tones, among elements that make a great portrait!  Beginners are welcome.

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Suzy Hart paints expressive character studies, garnering awards from the Portrait Society of America, Allied Artists of America, the NC Statewide Pastel Exhibition and the Appalachian Pastel Society. A Life Member of the Art Students’ League of New York, she studied with the late Frank Mason, whose realist and romantic legacy she imparts to her students. She will be presenting a paper on Max Ginsburg at the TRAC2015 Representational Art Conference in California. The artist teaches workshops regionally as well as in her atelier near Greenville, SC. She paints and sculpts by private commission, and loves walking the artist’s path.

For further information e-mail to (Appalachianpastelsociety@gmail.com) or visit (www.Appalachianpastelsociety.org).

Appalachian Pastel Society in Mills River, NC, Presents Fleta Monaghan for Its Monthly Meeting – Sept. 12, 2015

August 31, 2015

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The Appalachian Pastel Society in Mills River, NC, will presents Fleta Monaghan, BFA, MaED, with “Abstract Painting-What Is It All About??” for its monthly meeting at Grace Community Church, 495 Cardinal Road, Mills River, NC, 28759, on Sept. 12, 2015, from 10am-noon.

Often we hear comments such as, “My kid could paint that!” when those unfamiliar with abstract art see work in museums or galleries.  So, what is it all about?  This discussion will touch on the development of the abstract genre since the 19th century and what is happening today.  Why is All art abstract, and what does abstraction have in common with more understood subjects such as landscapes and portraiture.  How can realist artist benefit from understanding the foundations of abstractions.  This talk will include a slide presentation and question and answer time.

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Work by Fleta Monaghan

Monaghan is Founder and Director of River’s Edge Studio and 310 Art  Gallery.  This venue was founded in  2006, and is the oldest in the River Art District.  She has exhibited extensively and her art work is in collections worldwide.

She grew up on the west coast of Florida, on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. After traveling around the United States and living in San Francisco, Oregon and Virginia, she settled in Asheville, NC, in 1981.

“I have always been attracted to beautiful and historic places populated with interesting and artistically inclined people. After visiting Asheville briefly, I decided this was a perfect place to live and work. I love the thriving arts community, and enjoy working and teaching in a poetically timeworn 100 year old warehouse in the River Arts District of Asheville.

The oldest of seven children, she began painting in oils and pastels at an early age. Her earliest works still in existence are pastel copies of Bottecelli paintings, executed at age twelve.

“I have heard it said that an artist only has to look at the art work they created as a child to see the directions and themes that will resonate in their adult work. That is certainly true with me. I experimented with all kinds of materials as a kid – marbling paper with oil paint, making handmade paper, drawing and painting and creating costumes. I would read about some new technique or see some interesting art, and the next thing you knew I was trying it out. Naturally, most of my experimentation took place outside! In recent years I have been experimenting with oil and wax, oil pastels and painting with heated beeswax. These traditional materials involving beeswax are very old, and reinventing new ways to use materials has always been interesting to me,” says Monaghan.

“I am always seeking an essence of thought and feeling when I combine imagery with materials. There is an unbroken thread that weaves through all my work, no matter what materials I use or which techniques I employ. The Gulf of Mexico strongly influenced my visual, spiritual and philosophical senses as have the Mountains here in North Carolina.”

For further information contact Kitty Williams by calling 423/764-2911 or e-mail to (bk@btes.tv).

Appalachian Pastel Society Presents Barbara Jaenicke on May 9, 2015, at Grace Community Church in Mills River, NC

April 29, 2015

The Appalachian Pastel Society presents Barbara Jaenicke, PSA, OPA, IAPS MC, on May 9, 2015, at Grace Community Church in Mills River, NC, from 10am-Noon.

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Work by Barbara Jaenicke

Grace Community Church is located at 495 Cardinal Road in Mills River, NC 28759.

The Appalachian Pastel Society’s meetings are free and open to the public.

For further information contact Kitty Williams by calling 423764-2911, e-mail to (bk@btes.tv) or visit (www.Appalachianpastelsociety.org).