In addition to the Asheville Downtown Gallery Association Art Walks that occur on the First Friday of April through December, Woolworth Walk also has our own art events regularly.
On the First Friday of every month, there is an Opening Reception for the Featured Artist in the F.W. Gallery. Woolworth Walk also has extended hours during the summer season, a Seconds Sale in February and occasionally hosts a private party.
For the month of December 2017, local artists Tanya Franklin and David Simchock will be showcased in the F. W. Gallery at Woolworth Walk.
Glass contains ripples of color and layers of reflections, frozen in motion, begging the viewer to take a closer look. One look was all it took for Tanya Franklin to choose glass as her medium for creative expression. Her designs are faith based since she finds the One who created and inspires her undeniable. Tanya is influenced by Creation and patterns in nature. She then adds her individual perspective to the design. So, although many of her pieces are functional and useful, they hopefully provide an experience involving reflection and discussion. Tanya’s design perspective can contain hidden smaller designs and symbols within the details of the larger piece, discernible to keen eyes looking for more. She wants to convey the feelings of awe, peace and humility experienced when encountering the Smoky Mountains, a fiery sky at sunset, or an ageless twisted tree on a hike. Much like Tanya believes that our individual lives are part of a greater design, her glasswork harkens back to the greater Creation that was its source of inspiration.
A native of New Jersey, David has lived and traveled overseas for many years and now resides in the Blue Ridge Mountains just outside of Asheville, NC. His award-winning images have been featured in publications around the world, and he has worked on assignments from the vast sands of the Sahara Desert, to the stages of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. David has also exhibited his worldly images in galleries throughout the Northeast and Appalachia. In addition to his creative skills and services, David shares his passion for photography as a workshop / tour instructor, and public speaker. He’s also a big music fan, regularly covering gigs in and around Asheville, while publishing his own on-line magazine, Front Row Focus. More than just a photographer, David has a vast portfolio of photography and creative endeavors.
Come meet Tanya and David and enjoy the opening reception and art walk on Friday, December 1st from 5-7 p.m.
For the month of January 2018, local artist Marilyn Sholin will be featured in the F.W. Gallery at Woolworth Walk.
Marilyn is an internationally known artist, author and educator. She creates paintings about the artistry of the spirits from beer to martinis, wine and more. She added coffee into her mix of art because it only made sense to include it. Marilyn moved from Miami to Asheville and has never looked back. Her 25 years as an award-winning portrait photographer took a turn to painting in the 90’s and developed into a passion for mixed media. Her original mixed media incorporate a long process of multiple photo references which she synthesizes into one image and digitally paints. That is printed on high quality canvas and then enhanced with acrylic paints and mediums, dyes, pigments, and a variety of other materials. This method creates many layers of textures to each painting. The fine art paintings are then converted to a final digital file that can be printed as giclée canvas, fine art paper and dye infused metals, and other substrates for collectors. Color and energy run through every Marilyn painting. She brings inanimate objects to life with their shapes, colors, and textures. Marilyn lives full time in Asheville, NC and is owned by way too many cats.
Come meet Marilyn at the opening reception on Friday, January 5th from 4-6 p.m.
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