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Monday, May 7, 2018

Work of the Week — “Untitled Goose” by Glenn Brown

by Sadie Allen I thought it would only be fitting to do my last blog post for the art museum on my one of my favorite creatures – the goose. If you google information about geese, you’ll be met with a barrage of attack videos that only highlight their vindictive elements, completely overlooking the many… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, April 30, 2018

Work of the Week — “Portrait of Johanna Jalowetz” by Ruth Asawa

by Sadie Allen In a chair sits a woman — stoic, blue, and simplistic, perhaps in contemplation. This piece by Ruth Asawa, Portrait of Johanna Jalowetz, offers a calming look at an aging woman, done only in shades of blue and gray. I particularly enjoy the use of blank space throughout the piece, allowing the… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, April 23, 2018

Work of the Week — “Sere Painting” by Jeanet S. Dreskin

by Sadie Allen Often dubbed the “gateway to the soul,” eyes are not only a fixture on one’s face but also an intimately beautiful glimpse into the life of another. In Sere Painting,  Jeanet S. Dreskin offers a close up look at an iris, the most notable and colorful part of the eye. This eye… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, April 16, 2018

Work of the Week — “Possum and Babies” by Minnie Adkins

by Sadie Allen Often on my nighttime drives I am confronted by a scampering beast known to many as the Opossum. Some view them merely as trash thieves or even giant, ugly rats. However, some, including Minnie Adkins, see the intrinsic beauty in their being, as shown in her wooden carving Possum and Babies. This… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, April 9, 2018

Work of the Week — “Pont d’Asniero” by Annie Cardin

by Sadie Allen I’ve always dreamed of visiting France, particularly for its rich history and even better food. Annie Cardin’s piece Pont d’Asniero illustrates the impeccable nature of the country perfectly. The simplistically beautiful illustration on the clean background is made even more stunning by the green and orange hues used in the piece. This… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, March 26, 2018

Work of the Week — “Southern Baptist” by Shelby Lee Adams

by Sadie AllenMy roots in the South run deep. Both of my parents spent their youth in rural South Carolina, venturing up into the Appalachian mountains as an escape from the drudgery of school, work, or whatever else ailed them. Back then, entertainment wasn’t found in cellphones or Netflix. It lay just north of… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Work of the Week — “Faces in Flowers” by Lily Byrd

by Sadie AllenI recall the first time I read Alice in Wonderland. I was in the third grade and had stumbled upon it in my elementary school library. I was initially drawn to the whimsical illustrations, but as soon as I began reading it I fell even more in love with the iconic fairytale.… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, March 12, 2018

Work of the Week — “Bathers” by Abraham Walkowitz

by Sadie AllenDespite the rainy and frigid weather lately, there’s no denying that spring is upon us! Flowers are beginning to bloom, birds are starting to return, and the earth is finally waking up from its season-long slumber. Soon leaves will return to trees and temperatures will rise! Abraham Walkowitz’s watercolor painting Bathers reminds… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, March 5, 2018

Work of the Week — “Things are Mighty Strange” by Alpha Andrews

by Sadie Allen Take one glance at this painting and you’ll be instantly struck by its vivid colors, particularly the bright contrast between the warm orange foreground and the cool blue background. The colors are not the only striking feature of this work, though. The intricate lines filling the piece create a scene that’s busy… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, March 5, 2018

2018 Scholastic Art Awards of Western North Carolina

by Sadie Allen On Sunday, February 25, The Asheville Art Museum sponsored a ceremony celebrating the recipients of Western North Carolina Regional Scholastic Art Awards, an annual competition recognizing some of the best of our region’s young, local artists. This program has been in place since 1923 and is open to artists grades 7 through… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, February 26, 2018

Work of the Week — “Blue Jay” by Sallie Middleton

by Sadie Allen Whether you realize it or not, nature rarely experiences true silence. Every time you venture out into the woods, you’re likely to hear a chirp or a whistle from one of our delightful feathered friends – birds! I never realized just how common they were until I began to look for them.… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, February 19, 2018

Work of the Week — “Sugar” by Maude Gatewood

by Sadie Allen Basking in the sun, musing (and perhaps mewing), lies a mysterious being often called the cat. I have seen this scene (and many others, often involving dead birds, tail-chasing, and even occasion thefts of food) many times, as I grew up around the mischievous beasts. My grandmother attracted felines like honey attracts… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, February 12, 2018

Work of the Week — “Holyhocks at Tuckaway” by Pierre Daura

by Sadie Allen We have made it through, my friends – Spring is just around the corner! Although Punxsutawney Phil (the beloved groundhog who predicts the weather every February) saw his shadow, I’m optimistic for the return of warm weather. With every visit to the grocery store, I’m seeing more and more fresh flowers, fruits… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, February 5, 2018

Work of the Week — “Hank Williams” by Howard Finster

by Sadie AllenI’m sitting in another local joint, listening to my father up on stage playing “Hey, Good Lookin’” or “Your Cheatin’ Heart”, songs I’ve heard him practice hundreds of times throughout my childhood. This was a scene I experienced often in my early teens, as my mother and I were present at all… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, January 29, 2018

Work of the Week — “Bass Rocks, East Gloucester” by Henry Hammond Ahl

by Sadie Allen While the wintertime can be quite lovely with its bare branches and chilly rains, nothing quite beats the charm of summer- something I’ve been missing lately. While perusing the Museum’s vast collection of works, this summertime scene caught my eye. Its stunning blue sea and sky portray the wonderful and warm nature… Click to read the rest of the blog post
Monday, January 22, 2018

Work of the Week — “Wall Street, NY” by Margaret Bourke-White

by Sadie Allen Ever since I was a little girl, New York City (or any large city for that matter) appealed to me. Growing up in Western North Carolina, the most excitement I faced was my usual daydreaming, often about the illustrious life I planned to live once I escaped my rural world. Cities were… Click to read the rest of the blog post