ASHEVILLE -- Fresh off its most successful year ever in Asheville’s River Arts District, CURVE studios & garden will celebrate the energy of the season by spotlighting seven new CURVE artists during its Spring 2010 Open House Weekend April 23-25, and Twilight Party, Friday, April 23.
Despite the sluggish economy, CURVE artists found 2009 rewarding. “What recession?” responded Pattiy Torno, CURVE studios & garden owner, when asked how the enclave of artists who maintain working studios in 6, 9 and
The CURVE studios & garden Spring 2010 Open House Weekend is an opportunity for visitors to enjoy the beauty of new growth in the garden & in the studios of the seven new resident artists. Barb Butler and Karen Donde are Sutherland Handweaving in #6. Fran Welch and Greg Vineyard, upstairs in #9 and Akira Satake, Kyle Carpenter and Linda McFarling, downstairs in #12, all work in ceramics.
In addition, some CURVE artists are showing off new studios. The demand for works by encaustic painter Constance Williams has predicated the need for a larger studio. Williams can now be found on the main floor of #9. Cassie Ryalls and Jenny Mastin have moved upstairs in #9. Maria Andrade Troya has moved her pottery over into #12 CURVE. Torno and Meagan Chaney remain in #6. Represented artists include Simone Wilson and Mimi Strang in #6 and Patty Bilbro, Cynthia Wynn, Kelly Prestwood and Mystery Masiello in #9 CURVE.
Open house hours are 11 am-8 pm Friday and 11 am-4 pm Saturday and Sunday. The twilight party begins at 5 pm Friday and features a Mediterranean-themed feast, hand made chocolates, wine, Wedge beer and music. Everyone is welcome.
Throughout the weekend, CURVE studios & garden artists will offer in-studio demonstrations. Sutherland Handweaving will present its Just Weave class, inviting beginning and experienced weavers to weave a scarf in one day. Cost for the Just Weave class is $75 plus yarn, and reservations are required.6 • 9 •