SPRUCE PINE GALLERY
269 Oak Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 828.765.0520 10:30AM to 5:00PM Tuesday – Saturday
“SERVING UP THE ARTS”
JANUARY 13-FEBRUARY 11
RECEPTION JANUARY 13
Cold wind may be whipping up your pant legs or nipping at your nose, but take a moment and to help celebrate over a decade of ceramic instruction by ARTsCentere, “Serving up the Arts.” If you came to the opening that first Friday, you would understand the title. Everyone got an opportunity to support the Empty Bowls Project by sharing a bowl of homemade soup served in a handmade bowl created and donated by ARTsCentered students and faculty. Proceeds from the evening’s sale of bowls will be donated to the project whose goal is to raise awareness of hunger in our area and raise funds to help eliminate that hunger.
ARTsCentered, the brain-child of artist Jann Welch, began over 15 years ago with a mission to “provide the community with affordable and comfortable arts and crafts education through diverse instruction, high quality materials, liberal open studio hours, and a supportive learning environment.” That diversity will be showcased in works that include not only empty bowls, but other functional pottery and sculpture, basketry, two-dimensional pastels and watercolor, mixed media, and book and paper making. The Bakersville-based, independently-owned arts and crafts school places its emphasis on making the study of art a joyous experience. For these beginning weeks of 2017, ARTsCentered students and faculty will share that joy with visitors to the gallery.