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CURVE 2015 Spring Twilight Party

Saturday April 11, 2015 will find the garden here @ CURVE studios & garden in full bloom so come stop by to see what is new in the studios as well as share in some local farm to table fare, craft brews, sangria, desserts and more…
#6 CURVE artists are Pattiy Torno at Curve & Mary McCall Timmer who welcome Cara May Knits… Upstairs @ #9 CURVE is now home to theSilver River Center for Chair Caning… Downstairs in #9 find Fly Coop Studios Angelique Tassistro , Cassie Butcher Ceramics & Monty Phillips jewelry… and in #12 see the contemporary ceramics of Maria Andrade Troya Pottery, Karen Newgard Black & Kyle Carpenter Pottery
Everyone is invited… no charge.. just bring your smiling face!

0 comments March 16, 2015 10:43 am.

CURVE 2014 Spring Open House & Twilight Party!

YES! it is that time of year!!

CURVE studios & garden will host its 7th Annual Spring Open House & Twilight Party on 2nd Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 10am to 8pm @ 6•9•12 Riverside Drive, in the heart of Asheville’s River Arts District.

Please join us Saturday, April 12, 2014, starting @ 10am. Each building will be bustling with creativity. Come watch as our artists demonstrate how their unique creative processes come together into artistically functional, wearable, visually pleasing pieces.

Here is what you can expect to see:

In #6 CURVE: Pattiy Torno’s collection of fashion, fine art and furnishings, as well as uniquely designed, hand forged and fabricated jewelry by Mary Timmer.

Downstairs in #9 CURVE: the colorful, botanical inspired, enamel work of Monty Phillips, whimsical, functional pottery by artist Angelique Tassistro & figurative ceramic “souls” from Cassie Ryalls Butcher.

Upstairs in #9 CURVE: contemporary 2D and 3D mixed media by Laura Balombini, the handmade paper lighting forms of Pamella O’Connor, hand weavings & wearables from Suzanne Gernandt, & the drawing and printmaking work of Dona Barnett.

Downstairs in #12 CURVE:  salt fired decorative pottery by Kyle Carpenter, the sgrafitto ceramic work of Karen Newgard & colorful, functional, table and  kitchenware by Maria Andrade Troya.

The CURVE Twilight Party starts @ 5pm.  We invite you to come explore the beautiful blooms & fragrances in CURVE gardens, eat & drink tasty treats, and admire our talented artists & their work. Back by popular demand is Mark Rosenstein & his GO Kitchen Ready staff cooking shish kabobs on his custom built, wood fired “inferniollio”. There will be kegs of local beer & cider in front of #6, sangria inside #9 downstairs, wine & homemade desserts upstairs in #9, & a variety of fresh homemade salads in #12 downstairs.

CURVE mission: Bringing people to ART & ART to life in Asheville’s River Arts District.  In addition, CURVE artists will donate a percentage of sales to the GO Kitchen Ready job-training program, so bring your wallets and help support Green Opportunities & the amazing artists here @ CURVE studios & garden!

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0 comments March 22, 2014 10:52 am.

STUDIO STROLL November 9 & 10, 2013


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CURVE 2013 Spring Open House

CURVE studios & garden will host its 6th Annual Spring Open House & Twilight Party on 2nd Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 10am to 8pm @ 6•9•12 Riverside Drive, in the heart of Asheville’s River Arts District.

All day Saturday, April 13th, starting @ 10am, our 3 buildings will be filled with artists working, demonstrating their processes.

In #6 CURVE, you will find fine silver jeweler, Mary McCall Timmer & color/pattern/textile artist, Pattiy Torno.  Downstairs in #9 CURVE, welcome enamel jeweler, Monty Phillips & Celia Barbieri, The Button Florist, as they join long time CURVE ceramic artists, Angelique Tassistro & Cassie Ryalls.

Upstairs in #9 is now home to 6 new artists.  Visual storyteller & HaTfolk artist, Laura Balombini, has brought together Hanji Home Lamps by Pamella O’Connor, large scale oil paintings by Jo Ridge Kelley, hand weavings & wearables by Suzanne Gernandt, fine woodworking by John Gernandt & upcycled PatteCoats by Patte Vanden Berg into a diverse yet cohesive workshop.

Downstairs in #12 you will find new Contemporary Ceramic work by Akira Satake, Kyle Carpenter, Karen Newgard & Maria Andrade Troya.  The CURVE garden, will be in full bloom, so do come and “smell the roses”, magnolias, lilacs, lily of the valley… you get the idea.

The CURVE Twilight Party starts @ 5pm.  Edibles will include carnivorous & veggie selections, prepared by Mark Rosenstein & his GO Kitchen staff, on his custom wood fired “inferniollio”, as well as goodies from 12 Bones Smokehouse & Rosetta’s Kitchen.  Baked goods will come from Short Street Cakes & Yuzu Patisserie.  Drinks will include sangria, wine & local beers… with music by DJ Marley Carroll between 5 & 8pm, with a performance @ 7pm by CURVE artist, Akira Satake, on banjo & shamisen.

 The mission here @ CURVE is “Bringing people to ART & ART to life in Asheville’s River Arts District”.  This Twilight Party, 10% of sales @ CURVE will go to support the GO Kitchen job-training program, so bring your credit cards to buy ART in support of Green Opportunities & the artists here @ CURVE!  This event is free & everyone is welcome.

0 comments March 3, 2013 4:01 pm.

learning CURVE @ Clingman Cafe

5 CURVE artists will be showing work @ Clingman Cafe for the month of June 2012. Often referred to as the heart of the River Arts District, Clingman Cafe @ 242 Clingman Avenue will host “learning CURVE”, new work from Alena Hennessy, Pattiy Torno, Angelique Tassistro, Maria Andrade Troya & Meagan Chaney, with an opening on Friday June 1, 2012 from 5 to 7pm.

0 comments May 18, 2012 11:37 am.

CURVE hosts Garden Blogger Fling 2012

A gaggle of garden writers & bloggers from all over North America have converged on CURVE for lunch in the garden catered by 12 Bones Smokehouse & The Hop Ice Cream. A most wonderful crew of people who loved on the CURVE garden, enjoyed checking out the studios and above all had a fun lunch! We are lucky to have been able to host this event! Special thanks to Nan, Christopher, Francis & all who helped!

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Spring 2012 Open House Weekend & Twilight Party

CURVE studios & garden will host its Spring 2012 Open House Weekend & Twilight Party April 27, 28 & 29 @ 6•9•12 Riverside Drive, in the heart of Asheville’s River Arts District. All 3 CURVE studio buildings will be showcasing new work by 12 CURVE artists, Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 11 am to 5pm.
Please welcome ceramicist, Angelique Tassistro to #9 CURVE @ Constance Williams Gallery. View a just completed quilt commission by Pattiy Torno @ #6 CURVE before it goes to its new home in Washington, DC. Peruse the ceramic wonders of Maria Andrade & friends in #12 CURVE. The garden will be putting on a show as well so do come down & “smell the roses”, peonies, lilacs, lily of the valley… you get the idea…
The CURVE Twilight Party happens on Friday April 27, 2012, from 5 to 8pm. Food including carnivorous & veggie selections will provided by the CURVE artists, White Duck Taco, & grill master Dan as well as sweets from Short Street Cakes, Beta Verde & CURVE artists/bakers Greg, Karen & Cassie…with wine selections from our friends @ 5 Walnut and kegs from The Wedge & New Belgium… CURVE artist, Akira Satake will perform on banjo & Shimasen @ 7pm. This event is free & everyone is welcome.

The mission here @ CURVE is “Bringing people to ART & ART to life in Asheville’s River Arts District”… so do show up!

0 comments March 12, 2012 11:10 am.

2ndSaturdays @ CURVE February 2012

heleborus-foetidus-2-12-curveOn Saturday, February 11, 2012, CURVE joins with its neighbors to celebrate “2ndSaturdays”, the newest initiative in Asheville’s River Arts District, by being open earlier and later than normal, Alena Hennessy doing her workshop magic & “It’s All About Love” in #9 CURVE: Constance Williams Gallery. The garden is already starting to poke its head out of the ground with Lenten Rose, Winter Flowering Honeysuckle, Crocus, Snow Drops, Narcissus, Aconite & Camelias to name but a few now blooming.

0 comments February 3, 2012 3:26 pm.

Hot Chocolate 10K

ides-2012-hot-chocolate-10k-9This morning the parking lot @ CURVE was full of music to celebrate the running of the Isaac Dickson Elementary School PTO fundraising Hot Chocolate 10K…. over 1200 runners went the full 10 kilometers in the pouring rain… was still really fun and inspiring!

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CURVE @ Gallery Two Six Two


The reconfigured Gallery Two Six Two in Waynesville, NC is showcasing work from #9 CURVE studios & garden, Constance Williams Gallery. Now up on Main Street, please join in the Grand Re-Opening Party @ 142 Main Street, Friday, December 2, 2011, from 6 to 9pm, in conjunction with the final Art After Dark gallery stroll for the season.

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CURVE studios & garden • #6, #9 & #12 riverside drive • RIVER ARTS DISTRICT • asheville, NC 28801 • 828.388.3526