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Music Appreciation
a Six-Week Series
beginning September 20

This music appreciation course is for those who want to gain a better understanding of how pieces of classical music actually work. 

Each week we will look at a different historical period of music, beginning with the Renaissance period; proceeding through the high Baroque, classical, and romantic periods; and ending with the fascinating world of 20th and 21st century music. We will talk about forms prominent to each period, identifying key concepts and ideas, historical context, and in particular, identifying ways to listen in a way that allows you to follow the musical logic of each period.

After a few sessions you will begin to listen to music in a different way, enabling a deeper appreciation and immersion in the musical experience.

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This series will be led by musicologist and concert pipe organist Mark Hall. Mark is a Brevard College graduate (‘81) and received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Georgia in Musicology, studying pipe organ and harpsichord with Egbert Ennulat. After studying for his PhD in Musicology at the University of Michigan, Mark received a Fulbright/D.A.A.D scholarship to study Musicology and pipe organ performance in Germany and Austria at the universities in Erlangen, Vienna and Freiburg im Breisgau.

While spending the bulk of his career as a software engineer, Mark has never strayed far from his musical passion and is still actively performing as a concert pipe organist. He and his wife Sherrie are living “high on a ridge” in Pisgah Forest.

Registration is not required for this series, but we would appreciate a phone call (828.884.2787) or email ( to let us know if you plan to attend. (It helps with set-up and refreshments!)  There is no registration fee, but a $10 donation will be greatly appreciated. Dessert and beverage will be provided. 

Off the Wall
a Juried Exhibition of Sculpture
and 3
-Dimensional Art

September 1-30, 2023

Off the Wall, a juried exhibition of sculpture and other 3-dimensioinal artwork, is currently on display at the Arts Council Gallery. The exhibit features unique artwork created by local and regional artists, including Jim Brandon, Marcia Brennan, Lucy Clark, Ricky Crull, John Dodson, Nicholas Friedman, Freddie Hart, Morgan Kennedy, Janet Leazenby, Marcella Matthaei, Mary Murray, Tim Murray (1938-2014), Philip J. Nelson, Sydney Raber, Manfred Rehm, Nancy Rosenthal, and Ann Zelle.

The exhibition will be on view at the Arts Council Gallery from September 1 - 30. The Gallery is open from 11am-5pm, Tuesday through Friday, and from 1-4pm on Saturday.

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Ceramics Studio Program
Adult Classes
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After all the fun with our younger artists this summer, Alia (and the Arts Council) are excited to offer two new adult classes. 

Practice Makes Perfect! will meet on Thursday and Friday afternoons, beginning September 7. Come learn and hone your wheel-throwing skills under Alia's guidance. Whether this is your first class or your tenth, you will benefit from this class! After learning the basics, Alia will provide one-on-one guidance through a variety of throwing exercises designed to improve your wheel-throwing skills. Part of the third week will be used to finish and glaze your best pieces before they are fired in the kiln. Three open studio sessions are included with this class so that you can further your practice between glasses. On the wheel, practice does make perfect!!

Hand-Built Serving Dishes will meet on Thursday and Friday afternoons beginning September 28. In this class, participants will learn handbuilding techniques to make tableware fit for a party! From olive trays to condiment dishes to charcuterie platters, we will explore a variety of forms of the students choosing, learning both pinch and slab methods along the way. Beginner and intermediate students are welcome!

For more information, including registration, click here or call us at 828.884.2787

Open Studio

Open Studio sessions are generally available on Mondays and Thursdays. Open Studio sessions are available to current and former students, but advanced registration is required.

Beginning the week of August 21, Thursday sessions are available form 1-3.30pm.

Beginning the week of August 28, Monday sessions are available from 5-8.30pm. 

Click here to learn more.

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Children's Art Classes
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The Arts Council is offering three classes for youth ages 5-16 this fall.


In Art Exploration for ages 5-7, students will use their creativity, reading, writing, and art skills to express their ideas using a variety of artistic materials and techniques. Danielle Fox is an experienced Kindergarten educator, and will lead this class for eight Wednesday sessions, beginning Wednesday, September 6, and ending November 8. The class will meet from 3.30-4.45 pm.


In Art Exploration for ages 8-11, young artists can learn drawing, painting, and sculpture techniques through theme-based workshops, exploring many art materials in numerous ways. Cindy Rehm, experienced artist/educator, will lead this 8-week class beginning Monday, September 11, and ending November 13. This class will meet from 3.30-5pm.


Finally, teens and tweens ages 12-16 in Cindy Rehm's Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture class will use their powers of observation and imagination to explore drawing, painting, and mixed media techniques. This 8-week class begins Tuesday, September 5, and ends on Tuesday, November 7. The class will take place from 3:15-4.45pm.


Click here or on any of the above images for more information, including registration. Or give us a call at 828.884.2787.


Support the Arts in Transylvania County

Thank you for visiting the Transylvania Community Arts Council’s website. Now more than ever, TC Arts needs your support as we face significant challenges to our programs and public events.  In these uncertain times, YOU can help to support the future of the arts in Transylvania County by making a donation. Your generosity will allow us to continue our mission to enhance the quality of life in Transylvania County by celebrating and nurturing the creative spirit of artists, youth and individuals throughout the County.  

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City of Brevard Public Art Policy​

"In order to beautify public areas, enhance the quality of life for Brevard citizens, attract tourism, promote arts and culture, and encourage businesses to locate within the city, thus expanding Brevard’s economic base, it is the policy of the City of Brevard to promote public art, where appropriate, through the implementation of a clarified process and design guidelines."

In February 2021, the Brevard City Council adopted a Public Art Policy and Application Process, which defines "public art" as "art on publicly- or privately-owned non-residential property that is visible from public streets and pedestrian walkways to be approved by City Council prior to installation."

To learn more about the Public Art Policy and Application Process, see the links below.


Celebrate Art in Transylvania County

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Current Events

The Transylvania Community Arts Council celebrates and nurtures the creative spirit of all artists throughout the County.

Art Gallery
Art Gallery

The TC Arts gallery space in the Transylvania Community Arts Council hosts up to twelve exhibitions a year featuring local and regional artists. Visit our beautiful art Gallery (Gallery hours are listed below).

Art Classes
Art Classes

With after-school and Saturday classes, the Arts Academy is designed to provide a rich experience for our students. Spring classes will be announced soon.

Arts in Schools
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Arts In Schools
News & Events

Students in the Transylvania County School system receive curriculum-related performances/ artist in residency programs.  Every student receives...

Arts & Culture Celebration, Brevard’s 4th Friday Gallery Walks, Duck Race, Fine Arts & Crafts Showcase, Transylvania County Student Art Show, Summer Arts Academy and the Art Auction...

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