Asheville Crafts, Yarn and more at the Grove Arcade

In the Grove Arcade stands a shop of creativity called Asheville NC Home-Crafts. Now this is not your ordinary “Craft Store” as it only features local Artists from the Western North Carolina. They currently have items in stock from over 100 artists which makes them a hub and outlet for many that would never get to feature their work in this capacity.

Asheville NC Home Crafts is owned by Judy and Marie. You can usually catch one or both of them there answering questions and helping customers. When you make a purchase here, you also make an investment in the local community. These are items with heart put into them and handled with care. This is something you cannot find at the larger craft and yarn stores in the Asheville area.

Asheville NC Home Crafts is located inside of the Grove Arcade downtown. If you park in the Wall Street Parking Deck, you come out the exit and it is right in front of you. Go inside and check out this great shop and many others.

You can also find Asheville NC HomeCrafts on Facebook & RelyLocal.




Fine Artist Cindy Walton Featured Instructor at Ghost Ranch, N.M.

Emerging artists from across the U.S. converge at the arts center May 14-20 to study technique with award-winning, nationally recognized Asheville artist in residence.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Noted abstraction fine artist Cindy Walton teaches “Abstraction and Cold Wax Techniques,” May 14-20, at the prestigious Ghost Ranch, N.M. Emerging artists from across the U.S. will explore the diversity of the cold wax medium.

About the Artist

Selected work from Walton’s signature, color-driven Landscape series compared favorably to mid-20th century Colorist Hans Hoffman in a 2011 exhibit at Asheville Museum of Art.

Now, working predominantly in the Cold-Wax medium, her current “Horizon Lines” series creates elegant, subtle palettes layered to create intricate jewel-like canvas treasures. In fact, her mastery of versatility in medium and mood captured the attention of regional art enthusiasts in 2010 with her introduction of the cold wax medium – consisting of a beeswax paste mixed with oil paints for a matte, layered texture – into her repertoire. The result has generated a furor of interest among discerning collectors and experts in the U.S. and abroad. Recently accepted to the juried National Association of Women Artists, Walton enjoys emerging prestige as an artist with increasing significance in the national arena.

With her growing reputation as a significant artist to watch, and an awe-inspiring mastery of technique and style, the demand for Walton’s works has increased, and her workshops for professional artists have sold out repeatedly.

About the Event

Artists attending “Abstration and Cold Wax” will explore the diversity of the medium, which can be used with oil paints, pigment sticks, and powdered pigments. The cold-wax medium lends itself to experimentation with non-traditional tools to achieve texture and finishes similar to encaustic, but without the fumes and heat. As the exciting medium gains popularity, it opens doors for painters to explore new vistas and bring a fresh eye to artist vision.

“The cold wax medium has totally changed the way I approach painting,” says Walton. “It offers opportunities to develop complexity through layers of introspective and emotional interpretations.”

For Walton, being an artist isn’t something she does, it’s who she is: bright, decisive, present, emotive, evocative, intelligent and saturated with complexity.

“I’m simply happy to be able to do something I love, and share it with others who find beauty and meaning in the work,” she says. “Fine art is meant to be enjoyed. For someone to choose to live with one of my paintings is the highest praise of all.”

For more information on Cindy Walton, visit http://www.cindywalton.com, and learn more about the Ghost Ranch event here.

 




Fine Artist Cindy Walton Moves Studio to Historic River Arts District

Award-winning, nationally recognized Asheville abstractionist now located  in the Wedge Building at the heart of the district’s burgeoning artist’s community

Cindy Walton

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Noted abstraction fine artist Cindy Walton announces the opening of her studio to the public in the Wedge Building, located in the River Arts District. She joins fellow artists and studio mates Bee Sieburg, Chris Dismukes, and Lisa Overreuter beginning May 5.
“The River Arts District has always been a special place to me as an artist,” says Walton. “It is a place where I visit friends, share ideas, rejuvenate, and walk my dog, Cleo. By being in the district, I can offer my expertise as a working artist to individual artists, artist business owners, and to the RAD organization.”
Walton remains a nationally sought-after artist and instructor.  She teaches “Abstraction and Cold Wax Techniques,” May 14-20, at the prestigious Ghost
Ranch, N.M., where emerging artists from across the U.S. will explore the
diversity of the cold wax medium under her tutelage. “One of the best parts of where I am in my career is being able to encourage  and support artists at different places in their own careers,” she says.
About the Artist
Selected work from Walton’s signature, color-driven Landscape series compared favorably to mid-20th century Colorist Hans Hoffman in a 2011 exhibit at Asheville Museum of Art.
Now, working predominantly in the Cold-Wax medium, her current “Horizon Lines” series creates elegant, subtle palettes layered to create intricate jewel-like canvas treasures. In fact, her mastery of versatility in medium and mood captured the attention of regional art enthusiasts in 2010 with her introduction of the cold wax medium – consisting of a beeswax paste mixed with oil paints for a matte, layered texture – into her repertoire. The result has generated a furor of interest among discerning collectors and experts in the U.S. and abroad. Recently accepted to the juried National Association of Women Artists, Walton enjoys emerging prestige as an artist with increasing significance in the national arena.
With her growing reputation as a significant artist to watch, and an awe-inspiring mastery of technique and style, the demand for Walton’s works has increased, and her workshops for professional artists have sold out repeatedly. For Walton, being an artist isn’t something she does, it’s who she is: bright, decisive, present, emotive, evocative, intelligent and saturated with complexity. “I’m simply happy to be able to do something I love, and share it with others who find beauty and meaning in the work,” she says. “Fine art is meant to be enjoyed. For someone to choose to live with one of my paintings is the highest praise of all.”
For more information on Cindy Walton, visit http://www.cindywalton.com. Her studio is in the historic Wedge Building, 129 South Roberts St., 828-776-3034.



Fine Artist Cindy Walton’s Work Featured in Winter Show 2011 at Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art

The annual gala and exhibition celebrates 121 of the state’s top artists in a comprehensive survey of more than 400 professional arts & crafts works

GREENSBORO, N.C. – (Dec. 2, 2011) Noted abstraction fine artist Cindy Walton has been chosen as one of 5 Asheville artists chosen to show selected works at Winter Show 2011, one of the most well-respected exhibitions in the state.

The exhibit, which opens Saturday, Dec. 3, in a private gala, will feature color-driven work in Walton’s signature style, compared favorably to mid-20th century Colorist Hans Hoffman in an exhibit at Asheville Museum of Art earlier this year.

About the Artist

Walton creates elegant, subtle palettes layered to create intricate jewel-like canvas treasures. In fact, her versatility in medium and mood captured the attention of regional art enthusiasts last fall with her introduction of the cold wax medium – consisting of a beeswax paste mixed with oil paints for a matte, layered texture – into her repertoire. The result has generated a furor of interest among discerning collectors and experts.

With her growing reputation as a significant artist to watch, and an awe-inspiring mastery of technique and style, the demand for Walton’s works has increased, and her workshops for professional artists have sold out repeatedly. Recently accepted to the juried National Association of Women Artists, Walton enjoys emerging prestige as an artist with increasing significance in the national arena.

For Walton, being an artist isn’t something she does, it’s who she is: bright, decisive, present, emotive, evocative, intelligent and saturated with complexity.

“I’m simply happy to be able to do something I love, and share it with others who find beauty and meaning in the work,” she says. “Fine art is meant to be enjoyed. For someone to choose to live with one of my paintings is the highest praise of all.”

For more information on Cindy Walton, visit http://www.cindywalton.com, and greet her at the Collector’s Choice gala opening Dec. 3.

About the Event

In its 32nd year, the Winter Show Green Hill Center’s 2011 Winter Show and Collector’s Choice Fundraiser is Saturday, December 3, 7– 11 p.m. It opens with a holiday gala, the Collector’s Choice Fundraiser on December 3rd. Partygoers will meet and mix with exhibiting artists, including Walton, over food and wine.

As the Collector’s Choice provides a rare opportunity to truly become engaged with the top art and artists North Carolina has to offer, participants have an advance opportunity to purchase pieces in the Winter Show exhibition before they are made available to the public.

“This is a real boon to collectors,” says Walton. “The most beautiful pieces often go to discerning collectors before the show opens.”

Proceeds from Collector’s Choice benefit Green Hill Center’s exhibition and educational programming.

The 2011 Winter Show opens to the public Sunday, Dec. 4, with an opening reception from 2-5 p.m., and continues through Jan. 15, 2012, at the Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 North Davie St. Attendees will experience the works of featured NC artists in multiple mediums, including paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry, woodwork, fabric and fiber works, ceramics. The selected pieces are presented in an articulated installation in which hundreds of artworks in multiple mediums may be viewed ensemble.

Go to http://www.greenhillcenter.org for more information.







Cindy Walton Highlighted as Next-Generation ‘Colorist’

Water Source 2 is featured work in Asheville Museum of Art exhibit of significant color
driven works past and present

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Noted abstraction fine artist Cindy Walton’s work, Water Source 2, is a featured work in the exhibit, Color Study, which showcases important regional and national Colorists past and present at Asheville Art Museum July 9 – Nov. 6, with the Opening on Friday, July 15, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Color Study originates with mid-20th century gestural painters and color field artists, such as Kenneth Noland, Helen
Frankenthaler, George Bireline, Hans Hoffman, Sam Gilliam, Helen Frankenthaler, Pat Pasloff, and Frank Stella, then goes on to explore later trajectories using color as the primary means of expression.

Though most of the work in Color Study is drawn from the museum’s permanent collection, Cole Hendrix, curator, felt “we had a great opportunity with this exhibit to showcase the extraordinary talent of some of the artists living and working in our region.”

Walton’s work joins that of ten other highly regarded Western North Carolina artists in the exhibit.

Her Water Source 2 depicts the sweeping beauty of Beaver Lake, a well-known Asheville haven for walking, canoeing, and nature watching. It provides a compelling window on what it means to be a Colorist, or to create color-driven paintings.

Water Source 2 is a real tour-de-force of a painting – complicated, nuanced and rich,” Hendrix says. “I have long admired it. It is such an evocative work.”

Characterized by bold, emotive impressions and sweeping, color-carved landscapes, Walton’s work is noteworthy, says Hendrix.

“Cindy’s work is absolutely color-driven,” says Hendrix. “I am especially interested in what it means to be color-driven now, and what lessons our younger artists have learned from their predecessors.”

Recently accepted to the juried National Association of Women Artists, Walton enjoys emerging prestige as an artist with increasing significance in the national arena.

Hendrix notes she particularly admires Walton’s “willingness to challenge herself. She is never content to just continue down a single path; she is constantly evolving and setting new problems to solve.”

A case in point, her recent works feature elegantly, subtle palettes layered to create intricate jewel-like canvas treasures. In fact, her versatility in medium and mood captured the attention of Western North Carolina art enthusiasts last fall with her introduction of the cold wax medium – consisting of a beeswax paste mixed with oil paints for a matte, layered texture – into her repertoire. The result has generated a furor of interest among discerning collectors and experts.

With her growing reputation as a significant artist to watch, and an awe-inspiring mastery of technique and style, the demand for Walton’s works has increased, and her workshops for professional artists have sold out repeatedly.

For Walton, being an artist isn’t something she does, it’s who she is: bright, decisive, present, emotive, evocative, intelligent and saturated with complexity.

“I’m simply happy to be able to do something I love, and share it with others who find beauty and meaning in the work,” she says.

“Fine art is meant to be enjoyed,” she believes. “For someone to choose to live with one of my paintings is the highest praise of all.”

The exhibit, Color Study, including Water Source 2, is July 9 – Nov. 11, 2011, in the Appleby Foundation Gallery of the Asheville Art Museum. For more information on Cindy Walton, fine artist, see her web site at http://www.cindywalton.com.

Sherri L. McLendon is a publicist and communications strategist in Western North Carolina. She may be reached at http://www. sherrimclendon.com.