Asheville Gallery Of Art May Show 2019

  • 82 Patton Ave

  • Address: , Asheville, NC 28801
  • Times: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Contact: 828-251-5796

Asheville Gallery of Art May 2019 Show“The Color of Rain” “The Color of Rain” for May at Asheville Gallery of Art Asheville Gallery of Art’s May show, “The Color of Rain,” will feature the work of Cheryl Keefer, who is well known for her atmospheric rainy street scenes and luminous landscapes. The show runs May 1-31 during gallery hours, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. The gallery, located at 82 Patton Avenue in Asheville, across from Pritchard Park, will host a reception for the artist on Friday, May 3, from 5-8 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited to stop by. Some people find rain disconcerting, but the artist says she sees opportunities for hope, even joy, in the rain. “The quality of light is what it’s all about. I am always excited by the first brush stroke on the canvas. As the tension between light and shadow intensifies I tend to forget subject matter and focus on rendering my feelings about the scene.” Her work is noted for a soft nostalgia, a bitter-sweetness found in her misty streets and gloaming skies, that express the closing of another day. “I can be profoundly moved by the mundane. Simple, sensual experiences, the aroma of an open-air restaurant, the moist reflection of a street light, cool shade on a summer afternoon, entice me to capture not only colors, but emotion as well on my canvas. Through my work I try to offer viewers a place they can open their hearts and reflect, and possibly even find hope.” When Cheryl was very young, her mother, a teacher, provided her with pencils and paper and encouraged her to create. From then on Cheryl always knew she wanted to be an artist. She has a bachelor’s degree in art education, and a master’s degree in special education and art history from the University of Alabama, Birmingham. She took graduate painting instruction at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. She has developed a student/mentor-like relationship with some of the master artists who have impressed her most. Among her favorites are Whistler, Sargent, Corot, and Ivanov. Cheryl resides in Buncombe County, NC, and maintains a studio in The Ramp, on Riverside Dr. in Asheville. When she is not in the studio, Cheryl spends time with her family and is an avid tennis player. Keefer’s work, as well as the paintings of the other 30 gallery members, will be on display and for sale through the month of May. For further information about this show, you can contact Asheville Gallery of Art at (828) 251-5796, visit the gallery website at, or go to the gallery Facebook page. ,