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June 1 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Come celebrate on the 2nd floor at Riverview Station, where over 40 artists work and display their art. A recent 4,000 square foot renovation has unified the upstairs studios, bringing 8 new studio and gallery spaces. Now one can wander the entirety of the second floor and see a remarkable display of mediums including paintings, pottery, jewelry, mixed media, fiber art, photography, and more.
In addition to the majority of studios being open for this special night, there will be a variety of events and workshops, as well as live music and refreshments to make this a truly enjoyable evening. This is a free and family friendly event. Join us June 1st to celebrate this astonishing recent transformation, meet the artists, and support the second floor community at Riverview Station in the River Arts District.
Events Schedule & Details:
Floorwide Open Studios 4pm – 9pm
Asheville Print Studio – Denise Markbreit
Demonstrations: 4pm & 8pm
Artist Denise Markbreit will present Monotype Demos and a brief talk on safer & greener printing practices. Come and see the press in action!
Highlight: Open Studio 4 – 9pm
Emulsion Studio is a creative collective and photography studio specializing in creating imagery for food and lifestyle brands as well as editorial projects. Owners Charlotte and Johnny will be on hand to discuss their work and show off their amazing production studio, which is available to rent for your next big project!
Photography Exhibition: 4 – 9pm
A photography exhibition entitled “Hidden Worlds” by Steven Trehub, opens June 1st at his new studio in Riverview Station, Asheville, NC. The gallery features 30 mesmerizing, surrealistic photographs printed on canvas and available for sale. Steven has taken a departure from traditional photorealism to present a surrealistic world using experimental and unorthodox techniques. His passion is to create images that cross the boundaries between dreams and reality.
Galen Frost Bernard
Highlight: Open Studio 4 – 9pm
Come view Galen Frost Bernard in his natural habitat. Brush & beer in hand, with a tale for every visitor, this is a studio visit not to miss!
Bonsai Display & Demonstrations: 4 – 9pm
Bonsai demonstration and Q&A with Daniel Coffey. Stop by studio 281 for a glimpse into the beautiful world of Bonsai. Observe the techniques used to create stylized, long living, container grown trees. Bring your questions for an open discussion on the art form.
Ignite Jewelry Studios
Jessica Hall of Bluebird Designs
Demonstrations: 5pm & 7pm
Jessica Hall of Bluebird Designs will be demonstrating torch firing techniques and enamel on silver.
Michele Mitchell / Jim Ostlund
Classical and Impressionist Painting
Opening Celebration: 4 – 9pm & Artist Discussion: 5pm
Join Michele and Jim as they celebrate the opening of their second studio and gallery in the River Arts District, where they look forward to offering classes and workshops. Michele and Jim will engage a brief discussion on the advancement of seeing and the evolution of picture making up through the current century.
Studied in the Classical Tradition of picture making through their lineage of Masters’ predating the 17th century, their background is anchored in the Academic and Impressionist traditions. On display are works from plein air landscapes, delicately painted still life’s to illuminating portraiture. Their paintings will awaken a remembrance of ideals of the Renaissance as well as the working impressionists in France.
Jim’s and Michele’s work has been represented in numerous galleries nationally from The U.S. Capitol to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts to Hollis Taggart in D.C. and NY to Morseberg Gallery in LA to R.H. Love Gallery in Chicago. Both of their work is nationally collected in corporate and private collections.
To receive information concerning workshops and classes please sign up for Jim’s email newsletter on his website.
Sky + Ground Contemporary Art
Live Music: Stevie Lee Combs, 5-7pm
Stevie Lee Comb’s music is an omnivorous strand of Americana that seeks to blend urban/rural traditions. Stevie is an avid street performer and thrives on local and community-based festivals and events. After taking a family trip through Tennessee and Kentucky at age 8, he was forever fascinated by the culture and music of Appalachia; which is filtered (with absolute respect and reverence) through his songwriting and style with urban elements of blues, rock and roll, and even a hint of hip-hop.
Tebbe K. Davis – Evocative Oil Paintings
Demonstration & Artist Talk: 6-7pm
Painting demonstration and brief talk about the process of “Fearless Creativity.”
Studios #261 & 265
Sky + Ground Contemporary Art with Peter Roux Studio
Artist Talk: Peter Roux, 7:30pm
Peter Roux’s landscapes speak to the nature of contemporary spatial experience, often informed by the vocabularies of the narrative edit. Motion, time, and movement weave in as concerns in his abstract work as well, ultimately exploring similar themes.
Peter is represented by a number of galleries across the country, including Alan Avery Art Company in Atlanta, Wally Workman Gallery in Austin, and Robischon Gallery in Denver. His work is held in numerous private and corporate collections, including upcoming commissions for Mission Health and the Arras Hotel.
Peter will discuss his approach to painting as “an act of seeing” and the relationships between his work and that of others in the gallery. Q&A to follow.