Arts news, events, openings in Asheville and Western NC – Asheville Citizen

Roy returns to Grand Bohemian

Colorist Expressionist Jean Claude Roy, a signature artist of the Grand Bohemian Gallery, returns to Asheville with 25 new landscapes depicting both France and Western North Carolina, created in his characteristic vivid expressionist style. A free, public opening reception with the artist will be 5:30-8 p.m. at the gallery in Biltmore Village.

The Grand Bohemian will also celebrate with an art and wine dinner, introducing a new menu from Red Stag Grill executive chef Scott Ostrander, featuring outstanding French cuisine. The private dinner, with the artist, will be at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14, moving from the gallery to the ballroom, where additional works will be on display.

The dinner is $95, two for $180, excluding tax and gratuity but including wine. To RSVP, contact 398-5555 or constance.richards@kesslercollection.com.

Free admission, market at museum

The Asheville Art Museum will host its annual Holiday Market from 5-8 p.m. Friday during the Downtown Asheville Art District’s First Friday Art Walk. The market will offer a variety of local vendors as well as items from the museum shop such as ornaments, menorahs, toys and other gifts. The event will include a raffle as well as cider and cookies.

Also this week, admission to the museum’s galleries is free from 3-5 p.m., as it is every first Wednesday of the month. Learn more at http://www.ashevilleart.org.

Mayfield featured at Brevard meeting

Heidi Mayfield, an artist from Hendersonville, will be guest speaker at the next meeting of the Transylvania Art Guild at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Transylvania Park and Recreation Center on Ecusta Road in Brevard.

Mayfield’s demonstration will be about techniques and applications using encaustic wax, photo transfers and oil paints, including using the wax as a collage medium. To learn more, call 885-2573.

Mixed media art show at the Red House

“Dimensions of Mixed Media” is the current show at the Red House Gallery, with a reception for the artists 5-7 p.m. at the gallery, 310 W. State St. in Black Mountain. Featured works include creations using two or more media in one integrated piece of art. To learn more, visit http://www.svfalarts.org or call 669-0351.

Yes, but is it art?

A gathering of beautiful vehicles titled Tryon Rolling Art will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 8, the same day as the Tryon Beer Fest, on Palmer Street in Tryon, next to Thompson’s Garden Gallery and Outdoor Living. The car, motorcycle and truck show is free to the public as well as to exhibitors.

To exhibit, contact 859-3185 or rollingarttryon@gmail.com and provide the year, make and model along with contact information.

Cage exhibits at UNC Asheville

Artist Ian M. Cage will celebrate the opening of his latest exhibit with a free public opening at 6 p.m. Thursday in Ramsey Library at UNC Asheville. Cafe will give a brief presentation followed by the unveiling of new works from his “Inner Circle” and “Orders of Abstraction” series.

“I will briefly discuss the key building blocks to my visual lexicon, such as dynamic color theory and structural abstraction,” Cage said. “Bring your favorite art questions!” To learn more, visit http://www.ianmcage.com.

Avedon at Castell reception

The free, public opening reception for “Next: New Photographic Visions” will be 6-8 p.m. Friday at Castell Photography Gallery, 2C Wilson Alley in downtown Asheville. The juror for the exhibit, Elizabeth Avedon, will be in attendance, and specialty cocktails will be served. The show runs through Dec. 20.

Avedon is an independent curator and a contributor to “L’oeil de la Photographie,” profiling notable leaders in the world of photography. She selected 42 pieces by 32 artists to represent the vision of the show. To learn more, visit http://www.castellphotographygallery.com or call 255-1188.

Brevard exhibits Necessary art

Brevard College will host an exhibition of recent work by Professor Kristen Necessary Nov. 7-Dec. 5 at the Spiers Gallery in Sims Art Center. A free public opening reception will be 5:30-7 p.m. Friday at the gallery.

Necessary’s work explores the ways people structure place and how, in turn, a place can shape a people. She uses printmaking, drawing and assemblage as her media, often merging traditional fine art techniques with the languages of decorative and craft. To learn more, call Diane Pomphrey at 884-8188.