Art Gallery Galore

Art Gallery Galore
Asheville Art Galleries Host Downtown Art Walk.

Deborah Muhl, "Regal Red #1353"
Downtown Asheville's second Art Walk of the 2012 season takes place tonight, Friday, June 1st from 5-8 p.m.

Over twenty participating downtown galleries are open extended hours to welcome visitors on the self-guided tour.

Some of the things you’ll see include: 

16 Patton opens two exhibitions during the Art Walk: Laurie Adams, “Collections” (figurative paintings) and Charles Philip Brooks, “North Carolina Pastoral” (tonalist landscape paintings). Exhibitions continue through July 14. 

Asheville Art Museum (2 South Pack Square, 253-3227, standard admission or free with Museum Membership). The Museum Shop, Holden Community Gallery and Biltmore Gallery, all on first floor, will be open to the public free of charge. Current exhibitions include works by pioneers of WNC’s Studio Glass movement, contemporary Cherokee ceramics, fine prints by Robert Motherwell, and much more…  

Atelier Gallery (68 College Street, 505-3663) will be operating solely out of their 68 College Street space as they prepare for their big move to 63 N. Lexington Avenue! The new, larger space should be open mid-July. Atelier Gallery at 68 College Street will stay open later than 8 p.m. for the June Art Walk to introduce visitors to a sampling of gallery offerings. 

Larry Gray, "Cibola Pass"  

Emily Wilson, "East Garden"
The Bender Gallery (12 S. Lexington Avenue, 505-8341) presents “Divergent Visions”, a group exhibition featuring an array of glass by over 25 artists. Showcased artists include Wendy Saxon Brown, figurative works; Carole Perry, cane glass tapestries reminiscent of hard candy ribbons; and new gallery artists Stephen Pon and Janis Miltenberger. Exhibition continues through August 31. 

Blue Spiral 1 (38 Biltmore Avenue, 251-0202) begins its summer season the week following the June Art Walk. The gallery opens the following exhibitions Thursday, June 7: new work by Charles Ladson, Michael Barringer and Eric Knoche; “Glass Secessionism” (group show); “Pattern” (group show); Andy Farkas (narrative prints); and Jim Sams “wildflowers” (carved & painted wood). Exhibitions continue through July 26. 

Gallery Minerva (8 Biltmore Avenue, 255-8850) features new paintings by Chris Sedgwick. 

Mountain Made (Grove Arcade, 350-0307) features an exhibition of new work by Lisa Ringlespaugh-Irvine, titled "The Mermaid Series" (mixed media paintings). IMAGE 

Woolworth Walk (25 Haywood Street, 254-9234) opens “The Colors of Art” exhibition featuring the work of Jane Voorhees & Julie Calhoun-Roepnack. (watercolors and pottery, respectively) Come meet the artists and enjoy the opening reception on Friday June 1st from 5-7p.m. Exhibition continues through June 29. Celebrate Woolworth Walk’s 10-yr anniversary with an Ice Cream Social on June 15th. 

Working Girls Studio (30 Battery Park, 2nd Level, 777-7073) opens two exhibitions during the June Art Walk: Karen Deans (wooden tiles) and Dot Griffith (images of birds). Exhibitions continue through July 26. 

ZaPOW! (21 Battery Park Avenue, Ste. 101, 575-2024) opens the exhibition, Jenny Schultz “Urban” (as featured in New American Painting) during the June 1st Art Walk from 7-9 p.m. along with a group show riffing off the theme "Urban". Live music by Granpappy and the Bruthaship and locally-brewed beer by French Broad Brewery on tap during Art Walk.

Pick up a map of the 2012 gallery walk at any participating galleries. For more information, please call 251-0202 or visit

Can't make it tonight? Check out their upcoming Art Walk's this year. August 3, October 5 and December 7 are the next scheduled events.

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