Tickets are now available to purchase through RiverLink. Please click here to purchase. Ticket proceeds benefit RiverLink, as well as a portion of the sale of artwork. The artists are proud to partner with RiverLink to raise awareness of the importance of the French Broad River, and all the ways it impacts our lives.
From the RiverLink site:
Both the event and its title are inspired by Thomas Wolfe’s 1935 fictionalized autobiography that examines the the passing of time and the evolution of the creative process. It’s that theme, says RiverLink founder and executive director Karen Cragnolin, that closely parallels the recovery and growth of the French Broad alongside Asheville’s arts scene.
One of the other inspirations for the show is Wilma Dykeman, and her renowned book The French Broad. It's a book that traverses time, covering the early settler days of the French Broad Valley through Civil War days and beyond, giving the reader insight into just how large a part the river played in our local history.
John Mac Kah's easel and gear set up for painting at the Ledges River Park on the French Broad River.
A new feature of our 2nd annual show this year will be work from the children's painting class at John Mac Kah's studio, with Alisa Lumbreras as instructor. Alisa has been taking the kids out to paint on the river, and you will see some of their amazing talent at our show. Pictured above is Toby Friedman.
This chimney stands about 75 yards uphill of the right bank of French Broad River in Madison County near the county seat of Marshall. I like it because it incorporates brick, stone and cement; its present form discloses several stages of construction and a not a few repairs. Regarding it lets me imagine the builder's satisfaction in physically shaping a piece of nature that kept people warm and fed and maybe even scared away predators.
In a purely abstract way, the regular bricks offer a nice contrast to the organic shapes of the stones. And they both stand out against the soft, lush foliage as it smooths out the light.
Artists Interpret the French Broad River
Welcome! A group of distinguished artists will be presenting the 4th annual show 'Of Time and the River' in October 2017 with all work based on the French Broad River and its watershed. This blog serves to keep you informed of their adventures and thoughts leading up to the show. Enjoy!