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Flora, Fauna, and Figure
An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until March 9, 2020
Left: Jesse Watercolor – Lisa Steffens; Middle: Poke Weed – Stephanie Sipp;
Right: Girl with red hair – Martin Poole
Opening Reception: Friday, Feb. 14, 5-7pm
Exhibit runs Feb. 11-March 9
Just before spring, the Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League will present an exhibition featuring all of the league’s artists, including figurative studio artists and botany-driven journalists.
“This year is the start of an ongoing ‘Nature Journaling’ class that combines drawing and studying of the flora and fauna in our community,” illustrator Stephanie Sipp explains to Asheville Made. “The show provides an exciting opportunity for the nature-journaling students to share their drawings for the first time. As a naturalist and illustrator, I celebrate this opportunity to present my love of the diverse beauty that is present in our area.”
Since the exhibit’s theme is open to interpretation by each artist, it provides an opportunity for a diverse collection of pieces to come together under a single theme.
Co-curator Lisa Steffens, an interpretive painter and printmaker, says “the Open Life sessions at the Red House Studios and Gallery provide a perfect place for me to hone my skills in figurative work, and to experiment with new media and ideas.”
Flora, Fauna, and Figure brings to light the creatives who work behind the scenes daily to keep the Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League growing, “[sharing] energy, technical skills, and various insights … and they manage to do this work while holding on to their own individual approach,” says oil painter Martin Poole.
The Red House Studios and Gallery, 310 West State St., Black Mountain. www.svfalarts.org.