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November 2019 Rapid River Magazine

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FINE ART 22nd Voorhees

FINE ART 22nd Voorhees Family Art Show and Sale BY STAFF REPORTS • NORTH ASHEVILLE This year’s annual event will feature new artwork created by four Voorhees family members, along with two guest artists. The event will again be featured in a family home in Norwood Park, this year at Susan Voorhees’ house. Meet this extraordinary family of artists known throughout North Carolina and the Southeast. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to MANNA FoodBank and Kiva, helping others locally and globally. The arts legacy began with Edwin Voorhees (1919-1999) known for his NC coastal watercolor seascapes, and Mildred Voorhees and now their children and grandchildren. Mildred (1924-2007) was best known for her colorful, patterned watercolors and rich oil still lifes and landscapes. Reproductions of David Voorhees porcelain vase Edwin and Mildred’s artwork will be available. Edwin had long wanted to host a family art show as a way of gathering the clan and sharing the varied talents of those working in the arts. So, the first Voorhees Family Art Show was held in the family home in Morehead City in 1998. Edwin passed away the next year, but the Voorhees Family Art Show continued in Morehead for several years. In later years the show was held in Asheville in addition to Morehead City. With Mildred’s move to Asheville, the show followed with it being hosted in one of several Voorhees family homes in North Asheville ever since. This year’s show celebrates the 22ndshow for the Voorhees Family and continues the legacy begun by Edwin Voorhees back in 1998. Three of Edwin and Mildred’s six children and one daughter-in-law will be showing their New Work by Rick Hills Visit “Art by Rick Hills on Facebook” 828.452.0228 28 |RAPIDRIVERMAGAZINE.COM | RAPID RIVER’S ARTS & CULTURE | VOL. 23, NO. 3 NOVEMBER 2019

FINE ART MUSIC work at this event: Susan Voorhees, oil and pastel paintings and art aprons; Jane Voorhees, watercolors, pastels, prints, cards and calendars; David Voorhees, wood-fired stoneware and porcelain pottery; David’s wife, Molly Sharp Voorhees, sterling silver and gold jewelry, some incorporating natural beach stones. Also exhibiting are guest artists Chad Alice Hagen, felted art and handmade books and Cheryl Stippich, stained glass, and polymer clay. IF YOU GO The 22nd Voorhees Family Art Show and Sale Saturday, November 23, 10-5 pm and Sunday, November 24, 10 - 4 pm at 55 Woodward Avenue in the Norwood Park area of North Asheville. For more information and map visit This art show and sale is free and open to the public. ‘Health’ continued from page 20 actions. As noted, CBD helps control certain kinds of epilepsy. All other uses are based on patient testimonies and little else. It does seem to help with chronic pain (nerve pain, etc.). But it is not effective in helping arthritis, cancer, opioid withdrawal, and Alzheimer’s disease. And CBD inhibits the metabolism of certain drugs, possibly increasing blood levels of steroids, hormones, proton pump inhibitors, and blood thinning medicines. Other side effects of CBD include tiredness, sleepiness, and diarrhea. Again, except for epilepsy, the use of CBD oil is based on hearsay evidence at best. The bottom line on THC and CBD is – so few studies are available, it is too early to know for sure what these compounds can actually do – and the side effects and risks are considerable. The safe bet is to wait until further research is done before jumping on this bandwagon. If one wants to try them for a specific medical problem, do so with the advice of and under the observation of a medical professional. AmiciMusic will celebrate Veteran’s Day weekend with a special four-hand piano program entitled “AMERICAN FOUR-HAND” highlighting great American music, including Sousa marches, Ragtime, the Great American Songbook, plus fun arrangements of Copland’s Appalachian Spring and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Alex Watson and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will play the 88 keys together at one piano in a great ballet of twenty fingers and four hands. There will be three performances. On Friday, November 8, at 7:30, they perform at a House Concert in Hendersonville. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. On Saturday, November 9, at 2 pm, they play at the White Horse in Black Mountain, and on Sunday, November 10, at 2 pm, the concert will be at the intimate St. Giles Chapel in the Deerfield Retirement Community. Half-price admission to all the public concerts for Veterans and active Military. IF YOU GO For more information and to buy discount seats in advance, please visit and click on the link to the “Asheville Concerts” at the top of the page. Alex Watson AmiciMusic presents “AMERICAN FOUR- HAND” to celebrate Veteran’s Day weekend. BY STAFF REPORTS • HENDERSONVILLE 70 Main Street • Clyde, NC 28721 VOL. 23, NO. 3 — NOVEMBER 2019 | RAPIDRIVERMAGAZINE.COM | RAPID RIVER’S ARTS & CULTURE | 29