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November 2019 Rapid River Magazine

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RAD FINE ART Artists in the RAD Celebrate the 2019 Studio Stroll BY STAFF REPORTS • RIVER ARTS DISTRICT, ASHEVILLE Mark your calendars for the Big Fall Art Event on Saturday and Sunday, Nov 9th and 10th. Continuing decades of ‘Strolls”, the very first of its kind and the largest in our area, hundreds of artists in the River Arts District will open their studio doors to visitors all weekend 10-5 pm. Art in all mediums and styles can be found from large statement art pieces to small gift one-of-a-kind gift items. Ride the free trolley, enjoy refreshments in every building, and see many demonstrations throughout the weekend. This is a great family-friendly event. Just a few of the artists who can be found are: Peter Roux, Riverview Station #261 Peter Roux’s Suspension series utilizes somewhat “epic” landscape subjects - clouds, “Suspension (east sky blue) no4,” large open spaces. He sets them by Peter Roux, 36x48 against elements of flat mark-making as visual pulls into imaginary space. In these offsets, he creates tensions and relationships that reflect on how contemporary spatial language, and therefore contemporary space itself, can be understood. “Roundabout,” by Nadine Charlsen, watercolor Nadine Charlsen, 310 ART at Riverview Station, #310 ground floor north end Charlsen is the president of the River Arts District Artists. She maintains a working studio/gallery space at 310 ARTand a home studio/gallery. She is an experimental watercolor artist who specialized in large format work. “Her work invites you to walk into the story and become part of the story,” as one visitor recently said. She teaches experimental watercolor classes at 310 ART and Studio classes year-round. See her Demos all weekend for the Studio Stroll. Catherine Cervas Heaton Riverview Station #213 Soul Sidewalk This is a study of a Maple tree in summer sunlight, illuminating leaves to bright yellow-green, contrasting with some in shadow, and the wind turning others over to show their gray-silver side. “Maplein Summer,” by I love the immediacy of water Catherine Cervas Heaton, watercolor gouache 5x8 media to capture a view that strikes the eye and inspires the necessity to record a slice of time and light. Cindy Lou Chenard - 362 Depot Street Studios Inspired by mid-century modern artists, I “Orange Sky. Blue Ridges,” by love to use solid, bold Cindy Lou Chenard, acrylic, 30x60 colors to portray the feeling of the Blue Ridges at different times of the day. Painting Demos all day during studio stroll “Traveling Companions,” by Lori Jusino, assemblage Lori Jusino, Eco-Depot Marketplace I am a multi-media assemblage artist inspired by Faith, Imagination, & Whimsy. I create something new from seemingly random items that surround us daily. 6 |RAPIDRIVERMAGAZINE.COM | RAPID RIVER’S ARTS & CULTURE | VOL. 23, NO. 3 NOVEMBER 2019

Susan Sinyai, 310 ART at Riverview Station, #310 ground floor north end I have become enamored of the beautiful Aspen trees since my daughter moved to Colorado, and I have experienced them in real life. I love the patterns of the trunks, the white Susan Sinyai, pastel, “Snowy Aspens,” by 25x19 that reflects the surrounding light and colors. The Fall Aspens are the most flamboyant with the brilliant yellow leaves, but these snowy, Aspens in late afternoon winter light display the stark beauty of the trunks. “Kenilworth Garden,” by Anne Allen 12x12 Pastel Anne Allen, 310 ART at Riverview Station, Ground Floor #310 En Plein air is a French expression that means “in the open air.” I love the energy that comes when I capture landscapes and garden views in natural light. WNC offers a treasure of places for painting outdoors. Recent visits have included a private garden in Asheville’s Kenilworth neighborhood, Grandad’s Apple Orchard, and the North Carolina Arboretum. Bet Kindley, 310 ART at Riverview Station, #310 ground floor north end I continue to enjoy painting waterscapes. I painted “Waterdance” from a photograph of a stream swirling with colorful autumn leaves. In contrast, “Steady as she goes,” by Bet “Steady As She Goes” Kindley, encaustic, 18x24 is a coastal scene depicting the vast calm openness of the sea. Lorelle Bacon, 310 ART at Riverview Station, #310 ground floor north end Commissioned portraits take up some of my time, and I enjoy painting them; however, I am now primarily a jewelry-artist with the focus on wire wrapping and metal clay. How exciting to still be learning at 78 years of age. I would encourage people of any age to follow where their hearts lead and live your passion if you want a happy and fulfilling life. RAD FINE ART Erin Keane, 310 ART at Riverview Station, #310 ground floor north end Keane’s encaustic journals are designed to honor books as an art form. “The Butterfly Book” is one of “Abby The Spoon Lady,” by Nadine Charlsen, 26x20, watercolor Wire wrap jewelry by Lorelle Bacon her signature pieces and only a handful of these books are made each year. She collects fallen butterfly wings found on daily hikes, and she preserves the wings between layers of encaustic beeswax. The book is bound with a specially designed Butterfly Stitch, and the covers are displayed open to showcase the full wingspan. Fleta Monaghan, 310 ART at Riverview Station, #310 ground floor north end Founder of 310 ART, the oldest independent fine art school for adults, and a vital art gallery featuring 20 local artists, Monaghan is also a noted artist with work in national and international collections. She has recently had two ink pieces go into “Big Bend Nightscape,” by separate collections in Australia! “I love the vibrant colors Fleta Monaghan, ink, 24x18 and surprises that ink paintings offer. I love to celebrate the landscape in a fun and imaginative way.” December Theme: 3D Art in WNC Deadline Nov. 12 VOL. 23, NO. 3 — NOVEMBER 2019 | RAPIDRIVERMAGAZINE.COM | RAPID RIVER’S ARTS & CULTURE | 7