Love the Locals

Look Up, Black Mountain, Gary R Zemmer

The folks in the Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League, who administer the Red House Studios and Gallery in downtown Black Mountain, are eager to reopen their doors after being closed all spring and early summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their meta motif is to showcase member artists while also showing works by those artists that celebrate the local culture at large. “Be it enjoying our sensational restaurants, unique local businesses, serene mountain vistas, close-up encounters with furry creatures, or wildflowers peeking from unexpected places, this show will feature subjects that make Western North Carolina home. Nothing is complete without you, our neighbors,” explains League spokesperson Lisa Steffens, a portraitist and en plein air painter. Expect work by Steffens, Darcy Orr, Ruth Duckworth, Lynn Newhouse, and many more valley makers. The gallery is now open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 11am-4pm.

Fabric painting by Tina Kannapel
End of the Woods, Lisa Steffens

Red House Studios and Gallery

310 West State St., Black Mountain. 828-669-0351.

Through Sept. 30

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