May Roundup: VGA Feature Artists, Amy Medford and Leonid Siveriver in NEW [Q+Art], Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts Program Podcast, and more!

May Roundup: VGA Feature Artists, Amy Medford and Leonid Siveriver in NEW [Q+Art], Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts Program Podcast, and more!

May Feature Artists

This month we wrap up our coverage of our spring gallery of virtual artists. Check out our five featured artists highlights at the links below, and be sure to see our full gallery of artists here.

KURT ROSS
Amanda Cook
Cynthia Llanes
Emelie Weber Wade
Rebecca Horne

Amy Medford and Leonid Siveriver: A Shared Studio Space Near Asheville

Explore the shared studio of sculptors Amy Medford and Leonid Siveriver nestled in Weaverville, NC. Encounter Amy's soulful figure creations and vibrant jewelry, alongside Leonid's otherworldly, futuristic sculptures. Delve into their artistic processes and enjoy personalized teaching and workshops in ceramics, sculpture, and jewelry. Immerse yourself in this one-of-a-kind interview.

Amy Medford (l) and Leonid Siveriver share a studio space in Asheville-adjacent Weaversville; photo: Bill Green.

Episode 30 - Crafting Futures: Exploring the Vibrant Community of Haywood Community College's Professional Crafts Program

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Episode 30


This Summer, Slow Down and Revere Nature’s Grandeur with Scott “Doc” Varn

Embark on a journey to rediscover America’s natural splendor with Scott “Doc” Varn this summer. As founder of Preserving a Picturesque America (PAPA), Doc merges art and activism to safeguard our nation’s historic and natural treasures. His current works of art, exhibited next to prints found in the original Picturesque America book, will be on view from May 31 through August 31 at the Ferguson Family YMCA at 31 Westridge Market Place, Candler, NC 28715. Delve deeper into preservation efforts through PAPA’s gallery in Saluda, NC, and catch the PBS pilot “America, the Land We Live In.” Don’t miss the Asheville Plein Air Painters and PAPA artists capturing Enka and Candler’s essence. Click here to learn more!

Doc Varn woodcuts of landscapes

Book an Art Tour this Summer

Art Connections proposes an Arts Connection Studio Tour, offering a fresh way to entertain guests. Partnered with ArtsvilleUSA, the tour showcases leading artists and makers in and around Asheville, including Weaverville, Bakersville, Penland, and Hendersonville. Hosted by Sherry Masters, with over a decade of experience, the tour provides insights into artists' personal stories, techniques, careers, and futures. Whether experienced or new to art, guests can enjoy tailored experiences exploring various mediums like glass, wood, paint, and textiles. Recent tours featured renowned artists like Tami Beldue and Carl Powell. Click here to learn more and for a custom studio tour, contact Sherry Masters at Art Connections Tours- 828-779-6808 or sherry@artconnections.com


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