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SVFAL at the Red House Studios and Gallery

The Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League (SVFAL) features an exciting array of art in their 47th Annual Juried Exhibit. This year’s juror is Chris Groves, B.F.A. in Environmental Design, University of Colorado at Boulder. Groves spent ten years as an art director before studying at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy. Chris will have …

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Field of Wildflowers by Joyce Schlapkohl

Joyce Schlapkohl at the Asheville Gallery of Art

Joyce Schlapkohl presents Reflections of Summer, on display August 1-31. “For many years, I studied, taught and painted in watercolor,” says Joyce, who is a past president of the Blue Ridge Watermedia Society and a signature member of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina. “After a while, I felt a strong desire to switch to …

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One Who Came On The Waters of Time II, by Grace C. Bomer.

Grace Carol Bomer

Asheville has been a nurturing community for artist Grace (Carol) Bomer. An arts review in the Asheville Citizen-Times once called her work “a silent form of poetry.” Thirty years later, Carol’s paintings are still a silent form of poetry suggesting metaphors that allude to the extravagant mystery of God’s grace. Poetry from Michael O’Brien’s novel, …

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Painting by Amy Perrier

Interview with Amy Perrier

Finger Painting Fine Artist Interviewed by Dennis Ray Rapid River Magazine: Tell us a little about your painting process. Amy Perrier: My painting process begins by staining the canvas with several layers of color. I then begin to finger paint more color on, rather rapidly. I usually have an idea in mind when I begin …

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