TRANSYLVANIA COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL
February 2 - 24
an open juried exhibition
The Arts Council is pleased to announce the opening of the third annual With Unity exhibit. Beginning in 2022, With Unity is the Arts Council’s annual multicultural exhibit with related events. With Unity exhibit is a juried, open exhibition of fine art and craft curated by Billy Smith, local artist, arts educator, and president of the Arts Council. In his curatorial statement, Smith explains: “With Unity celebrates Diversity in our cultures. No matter what race, creed, or gender, your voice can be heard through your Art, and that is what unifies us. Art is a language that crosses all color lines.… Art breaks down walls of separation and builds bridges of inclusion. It brings us to the understanding of Unity!”
Participating artists include Jim Brewster, Jody Cypher, Lynn Follenius, Hazel Freeman, Elizabeth Ivey, Samantha Link, Lane Maier, Cindy Rehm, Manfred Rehm, Steve Simon, Billy Smith, Bryan Wesley Thomas, and Janet Turley.
With Unity opened on Friday, February 2, and will run through Saturday, February 24. The Arts Council Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday, 11am - 5pm, and on Saturdays during exhibits from 1 - 4pm.
The public is invited to attend the Opening Reception on Friday, February 9, where they will have the opportunity to meet many of the participating artists, visit with other arts enthusiasts, and enjoy refreshments.
Call to Artists
Birds, Butterflies, and Blooms
March 22 - April 27
The Arts Council has issued a Call to Artists for the upcoming exhibit, Birds, Butterflies, and Blooms (March 22 - April 27).
The exhibit is open to artists of all ages who submit artwork in any medium that is in keeping with the theme of the exhibit title. Artwork is limited to certain maximum sizes that are included in the registration form (available here).
Drop-off date for Birds, Butterflies, and Blooms is Tuesday, March 19.
Questions? Call us at 828.884.2787, or email us at email@example.com. We can't wait to see your amazing artwork displayed in the Arts Council Gallery!
a 3-day master class
Mary Alice Braukman
Join internationally award-winning artist Mary Alice Braukman for a 3-day mixed media collage workshop. Click here for more information about the class and about Mary Alice, and also to register for the class. Class size is limited so please register early!
Ukrainian Pysanky Egg Workshop
with Andrea Kulish
The Arts Council is thrilled to welcome Andrea Kulish to the Arts Council for a Ukrainian Pysanky Egg workshop on February 20. This will be the third workshop that Andrea has led at the Arts Council, each in conjunction with the annual With Unity exhibit.
This workshop is open to individuals age 16 and older, and to youth ages 13-15 who are accompanied by a participating parent or grandparent.
Click here to learn more about Andrea and the workshop, and to register for this exciting - and fun - experience.
Ceramics Studio Program
Teens and Tweens
Now that the New Year has begun, it's time for another Teens & Tweens Wheel class at the Arts Council! In this class, Teens & Tweens (ages 12-16), will expand their wheel throwing and glazing techniques under the guidance and instruction of our Ceramics Studio manager and resident potter, Alia.
This class will meet on Monday afternoons, beginning March 18. Class size is limited so don't delay!
Click here to register, or register by calling us at 828.884.2787 or in person at the Arts Council.
Practice Makes Perfect!
Ring in 2024 by joining Alia in the ceramics studio for Throwing Sets, a wheel-throwing class for beginning through intermediate-level adult students. This class will meet on Saturday mornings, beginning March 16.
Click here to register, or register by calling us at 828.884.2787, or in person at the Arts Council.
New Ways with Glaze
Explore dynamic glaze layering techniques and effects with commercial in this exciting 2-day workshop led by local ceramic artist Charlotte Farrand.
Click here to learn more and to register.
Mastering the Art of Large Pottery
Join Tori Motyl for this 2-day workshop where you will learn the technique of stacking thrown sections to create large scale pottery.
Click here to learn more and to register.
Open Studio sessions are available on Tuesday - Saturday. Open Studio sessions are available to current and former students.
Tuesday sessions: 5.30-8pm
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday sessions: 1-4pm
Saturday sessions: 12pm - 2pm
Click here to register.
Support the Arts in Transylvania County
Thank you for visiting the Transylvania Community Arts Council’s website. Now more than ever, the Arts Council 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.
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
The Transylvania Community Arts Council celebrates and nurtures the creative spirit of all artists throughout the County.
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).
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.
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