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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.

Upper CURVE goes to West Palm Beach

Laura Balombini & Pamella O’Connor are in West Palm Beach this weekend sharing the beauties normally found @ Upper CURVE #9 Studios & Gallery… This beauty, the largest Pamella has ever made already has a new home! Do stop by to say “Hi” if you are in either neighborhood… Suzanne Gernandt is holding down the fort here in Asheville!

0 comments March 1, 2014 2:47 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.

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.

CURVE @ Gallery Two Six Two

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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.

0 comments November 15, 2011 1:16 pm.

Kyle Carpenter Studio Pottery Sale

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Kyle Carpenter will be taking over #12 CURVE studios & garden for his Studio Pottery Sale, Friday. October 21st from 11am to 9pm & Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 10am to 6pm. With the new salt-kiln “producing some incredible surfaces”, Kyle invites all to peruse and perhaps purchase some of the “best work i have made to date”. All of CURVE will be open late Friday night for Kyle’s reception & also open late on Saturday night for the Southeast Headache Society Soiree. Do come join us!

0 comments October 17, 2011 5:28 pm.

Karen Newgard to CURVE, too!

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Maria Andrade, as queen of #12 CURVE, continues to strengthen our ceramic offerings. Karen Newgard will join Maria, Akira Satake & Kyle Carpenter starting in April 2011, just in time for our Spring 2011 Open House Weekend & Twilight Party April 22, 23 & 24. Karen is a wonderful artist and a very funny gal so we are lucky to have her here @ CURVE!

0 comments February 26, 2011 11:53 am.

CURVE Open House Weekend & Twilight Party

2011-ohw-poster-2nd-goIt is that time of year again… CURVE studios & garden will host its Spring 2011 Open House Weekend & Twilight Party April 22, 23 & 24 @ 6•9•12 Riverside Drive, in the heart of Asheville’s River Arts District. Everyone is welcome.
All studios will be open to visitors from 10am to 5pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday with the Friday night Twilight Party starting @ 5 until 8pm on April 22, Earth Day 2011. The Twilight Party showcases the finely crafted food of neighbors, Roots Café, White Duck Taco Shop & Short Street Cakes, Spinning Spider Creamery & The Wedge Brewery. If we are lucky, Akira may play some banjo in the new patio/stage between #6 & #9 CURVE. The CURVE Open House also serves to welcome the newest artist to join in @ CURVE. This year we proudly welcome Karen Newgard, Alena Hennessy & Mary Farmer.
Karen Newgard is a great addition to #12 CURVE. As a member of the Southern Highlands Craft Guild in ceramics, her figurative work finds its subject matter in nature and the everyday. Karen employs sgrafitto reductive carving on porcelain, then salt firing to achieve the desired textures & clear color that define her work. She joins Maria Andrade Troya, Kyle Carpenter & Akira Satake in #12 CURVE. Kyle had his salt kiln rebuilt this winter and a snippet of new work graces our poster for the CURVE studios & garden Spring 2011 Open House Weekend & Twilight Party.
Alena Hennessy has come home to Asheville to creatively roost @ #6 CURVE. Over the years, Alena has built a smart & beautiful career by translating images from the natural world around her through paint onto canvas, paper, textiles & such. In addition, Alena will be teaching workshops & continuing to share the healing work she has developed. Alena joins Pattiy Torno in #6 CURVE. Pattiy will have several new quilts to show as well as a bunch of new skirts to compliment Alena’s tee shirts & tunics just in time for the Open House Weekend.
Mary Farmer can be found in #9 CURVE on the days she is teaching encaustic workshops @ Constance Williams Gallery & Studios. Mary is a California native who responds to and translate the play of light in her many layered, encaustic paintings. Her work is always available through the gallery @ #9 CURVE along with the work of Constance Williams & her cadre of artists who include Greg Vineyard, Jenny Mastin, Cassie Ryalls, Cynthia Wynn, Kelly Prestwood, Mystery Masiello, Patty Bilbro & Phil DeAngelo.
Please help us do our mission here @ CURVE: “Bringing people to ART & ART to life in Asheville’s River Arts District”… and show up!

0 comments February 15, 2011 12:17 pm.

Kyle Carpenter solos @ Crimson Laurel Gallery

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“Salt of the Earth” is Kyle Carpenter‘s solo exhibit that runs from November 1st to December 31, 2010 @ the Crimson Laurel Gallery in Bakersville, NC. The Crimson Laurel Gallery is gaining a reputation as one of the top ceramics galleries in the US. Please come meet Kyle @ the Artist Opening & Reception, Saturday, November 6, 2010 starting @ 6pm. Check out the movie on You Tube!

0 comments October 26, 2010 11:01 am.

American Craft Week @ CURVE

Nationwide, there is a focus on American Craft thanks to the American Craft Week initiative taking place October 1 -10, 2010. CURVE is participating in a number of ways… Pattiy Torno hopes to be laying out a quilt during this ten days. All the CURVE artists will be showcasing their new work. Sutherland Handweaving will be hosting master rug weaver, Wence Martinez Friday October 8th, 6 to 9pm, for a slide show/lecture/reception/truck show and October 9 & 10th from noon to 3pm for a meet and greet. CURVE studios & garden hours are 11 to 4pm everyday!!

0 comments September 28, 2010 2:11 pm.

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