April Roundup: You’re Invited to Craft + Design Event, Five Featured VGArtists, Podcast News with Candace Reilly of NC Glass. NEW! Hayden Wilson Q+Art Interview

April Roundup: You’re Invited to Craft + Design Event, Five Featured VGArtists, Podcast News with Candace Reilly of NC Glass. NEW! Hayden Wilson Q+Art Interview

April is bursting with fresh blooms, and Artsville is bursting with new events and talented artists. This month we cover our first Craft in the Courtyard on April 25th and five featured artists from our spring virtual gallery. Then, immerse yourself in the world of glass art in Western North Carolina with a Q+Art Feature on Hayden Wilson and our latest podcast episode featuring Candace Reilly and the North Carolina Glass Center.

NC Glass Center’s IG featuring Virtual Gallery Artist Sarah Garrard

Don’t Miss Craft in the Courtyard on April 25th from 5 to 7PM

Ceramics from Kurt Ross, Artsville VGA Artist

On April 25, enjoy Craft in the Courtyard, a delightful meet-and-greet with ArtsvilleUSA, WINK Hair Salon, Further Boutique, and the ever-popular FIG restaurant. On this special day, these creative businesses bring attention to crafts and creativity showing makers of jewelry, ceramics, glass and wearable weavings, products for hair care, fashion-forward designs from Michael Kors, and afternoon tid-bits with liquid refreshment in the Courtyard at 18 Brook Street in Biltmore Village. Hosted by Wink Hair Salon and Artsville USA. For more information, click here.

Craft in the Courtyard
Craft in the Courtyard Event

April Feature Artists

This month we continue our feature on our Spring Virtual Gallery artists, highlighting the surrealism of Jodi Karr’s dreamscapes, structured mixed media pieces by Justin Breitzke, and watercolor masterpieces of Sue Dolamore. Tiffany Payne’s modern spin on Appalachia history through metals and Elle Tracey’s captivating graphite drawings round out our highlights with a fresh take on traditional mediums. Click here to view all of our virtual gallery artists.

Photographer: Dot Editions Inc. | Source: Artist

New Podcast Episode featuring Candace Reilly and the NC Glass Center

Discover North Carolina's pivotal role in the Studio Glass Movement through a conversation with Candace Reilly, Executive Director of the North Carolina Glass Center. Candace highlights the center's commitment to preserving tradition and advancing the future of glass art through integrated arts education. Learn about the history of glass in North Carolina, the educational opportunities at the NC Glass Center, and the excitement surrounding the upcoming Dale Chihuly exhibition at the Biltmore Estate. With recent expansion to a second location in Black Mountain, the center continues to grow, supported by diverse revenue streams and a dedicated community. Tune in to the Artsville Podcast and click here to read more for a fascinating exploration of North Carolina's studio glass legacy.

Episode 29 with Candace Reilly

NEW MONTHLY FEATURE: Q + ART Gets Going with Hayden Wilson

Glass art flourishes in Asheville, NC, deeply rooted in its scenic surroundings and supportive artistic community. Hayden Wilson, a second-generation glass artist, thrives in this environment, blending traditional and modern techniques to craft functional tableware and fine art sculptures. His studio reflects Asheville's rich history as a hub for glass art, dating back to the 1960s with Harvey Littleton's influence. Wilson's recent series, "Fall of the Monarch," delves into contemporary ecological themes with meticulous craftsmanship. Committed to both his craft and community, Wilson played a pivotal role in founding the North Carolina Glass Center, fostering cooperation among local artists. Wilson's dedication extends to educating visitors through studio tours, reflecting his passion for glass and the region's artistic heritage. Wilson's current projects, including a series exploring ecological and societal issues, exemplify his commitment to meaningful artistic expression over fame. Read his full interview here.

Like many glass artists in Asheville, Hayden Wilson blends traditional and modern techniques.

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