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November 2019 Rapid River Magazine

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POTTERY “Vessels of

POTTERY “Vessels of Merriment” Returns to Grovewood Gallery BY STAFF REPORTS • NORTH ASHEVILLE Vessels of Merriment is back for another round at Grovewood Gallery. This exhibition, celebrating its third run, will feature handcrafted drinking vessels by 16 studio potters from around the country. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2-5 pm, free and open to the public, where viewers will have the opportunity to meet some of the participating artists. This show will remain on view through December 31, 2019. Vessels of Merriment will showcase growlers, goblets, whiskey cups, wine cups, tumblers, and more. All pieces are for sale, making this exhibition the perfect opportunity for holiday gift buying. Most of the vessels are priced between - , an affordable price for oneof-a-kind, handmade works of art. Cups by Kelly Daniels Industries, an Arts and Crafts enterprise - initially backed by Edith Vanderbilt - that played a significant role in the Appalachian Craft Revival during the early 20th century. Today, Grovewood Gallery offers two expansive floors of handcrafted treasures, contributed by over 400 artists and craftspeople from across the US. The gallery also 555 Merrimon Ave • 828.424.7868 Herbal Apothecary • Tea & Reading Room Essential Oil Blending Bar • Bath & Body Events & Workshops • Local Artisans Books • Jewelry • Unique Gifts • Visit Us at Facebook: Asheville Raven & Crone • • Participating artists: Kurt Anderson, Anja Bartels, Kelly Lynn Daniels, Maria Dondero, Kim Dryden, Lisa Gluckin, Phil Haralam, Jordan Jones, Reiko Miyagi, Samantha Oliver, Ronan Peterson, Helen Purdum, Justin Rothshank, Amy Sanders, Rebekah Strickland, and Charlie Teft. About Grovewood Gallery Established in 1992, Grovewood Gallery is nationally recognized for its dedication to fine American art and craft. Located in historic Grovewood Village adjacent to The Omni Grove Park Inn, the gallery is noted for its charming, old-world setting and rich craft heritage. This site once housed the weaving and woodworking operations of Biltmore boasts an outdoor sculpture garden and presents rotating exhibitions throughout the year. IF YOU GO Justin Rothshank Grovewood Gallery Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10-5:30 pm, and Sunday from 11-5 pm. Free parking is available on site. Visit or call (828) 253-7651. Opening reception, Saturday, November 16, 2-5 pm. 111 Grovewood Rd, Asheville. 4 |RAPIDRIVERMAGAZINE.COM | RAPID RIVER’S ARTS & CULTURE | VOL. 23, NO. 3 NOVEMBER 2019

CONTENTS ON OUR COVER November 2019 • Volume 23, NO. 3 15 15 ART AND MORE FEATURES COLUMNS / DEPARTMENTS 6 8 12 19 Artists in the RAD Celebrate the 2019 Studio Stroll “Every travel sketch has a story,” Virginia Pendergrass show, November 7 at Art Mob Detail of the painting “Little Charmer,” by Angela Alexander 22nd Voorhees Family Art Show At Firefly Taps and Grill, brunch and Sale reigns supreme AmiciMusic presents “AMERICAN 29 FOUR-HAND” to celebrate Veteran’s Day weekend. 310 Art: New Adventures in Bill Walz: The fullness of Learning at 310 ART emptiness 10 21 Chicken Warrior and the Divorce Art Classes Attorney’ exclusive book preview 11 24 Asheville Gallery of Art: Books: Top-eight overlooked books “Reflection and Interpretation” features for autumn reading 14 work by Michael Robinson 25 Cover: Personality depicted in art — Black Mountain: Hogslop 15 interview with Angela Alexander String Band performs at White 26 Horse Black Mountain on Friday, Downtown Asheville: The November 8 Haywood Street Fresco sabotages the 16 shame of poverty Rapid River Magazine’s 18 30 Wild About Waynesville Comics 20 Exhibit showcases Asheville artists’s diverse interpretation of the figure Health: Is CBD safe? And does it help with chronic pain? 22 31 *Red # Artwork of the RAD Short Fiction: While Rome burns — The bat and his enemies 27 BILL BRYSON 27 28 NEW BOOK: ‘The Body: A GUIDE FOR OCCUPANTS’ by Black Mountain is alive with the sound and sights of music! Happenings: An Asheville Vacation Rental Sends Guests Through Portals and Alternate Realities NEXT MONTH “It’s All About Me,” by Angela Alexander Online NOW 8 “Every travel sketch has a story,” Virginia Pendergrass show DECEMBER 2019 12 Chris Peterson, “Penny For Your Thoughts” HIGHLIGHTING 3D ARTWORK IN WNC — JEWELRY, POTTERY, SCULPTURE, AND MORE. Publisher/Layout and Design/Editor: Dennis Ray CONTACT US: Rapid River’s Arts and Culture Magazine is a monthly publication in WNC. Mail: 85 N. Main St. Canton NC 28716 Email: Phone: (828) 712-4752 • (office) 828-646-0071 Distribution: Dennis Ray/Rick Hills Marketing: Dennis Ray/Rick Hills ADVERTISING SALES: Downtown Asheville and other areas — Dennis Ray (828) 712-4752 Dining Guide, Hendersonville, Waynesville — Rick Hills (828) 452-0228 All Materials contained herein are owned and copyrighted © by Rapid River’s Arts & Culture Magazine and the individual contributors unless otherwise stated. Opinions expressed in this magazine do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Rapid River’s Arts and Culture Magazine or the advertisers herein. © ‘Rapid River’s Arts & Culture MagazineNovember 2019 • Vol. 23, No. 3 VOL. 23, NO. 3 — NOVEMBER 2019 | RAPIDRIVERMAGAZINE.COM | RAPID RIVER’S ARTS & CULTURE | 5