Visual Journaling Class
Mary Alice Ramsey will offer a Visual Journaling Intensive Class on Saturday, May 25, 2013, 9 am – 5 pm, at 310 Art in Riverview Station at 191 Lyman Street in the River Arts District of Asheville. Mary Alice has worked in visual journals for the past fifteen years and will share tricks of the trade in the areas of backgrounds, borders, collage, stamping and lettering variations. Participants will also write from prompts and will incorporate these personal expressions into images during class. The cost is $145. Students should bring their own old or new sketchbooks and be prepared for a high energy “intensive” experience. Contact Mary Alice at 828-628-0048 or Fleta Monaghan at 310 Art at 828-776-2716.
NO drawing experience necessary!
Asheville’s River Arts District 2013
Spring Studio Stroll
An amazing weekend of art, activities and lots of fun! Over 165 artists open their studios to demonstrations and special events on June 8 – 9.
Bet Kindley and Mary Alice Ramsey will extend studio hours at Sassafrass during the stroll and look forward to sharing techniques (short demos on the hour) in encaustic, acrylic painting, mixed media, and visual journaling.
Then step inside their studio to see their artwork. Bet has new encaustic monotypes and Mary Alice’s large colorful floral series “Hibiscus” is on display. Find out why the encaustic medium is popular and see the sensual textures.
Hope to see you at the Stroll!!
Encaustic With Bet
Monday – Tuesday June 24 – 25, 2013 10 – 4:30
This is a great opportunity to learn something new and fun! Bet will be teaching a two-day encaustic workshop that covers beginning and advanced archival and experimental encaustic. Learn basic techniques including image transfer, collage, tools/materials and how to make your own clear and colored wax medium. Then anything goes! Use plaster and tar for texture. Have fun with egg shells, rusting techniques, nature prints, glue burns and more! Take home some beautiful artwork!
$295 includes materials. Class is held at 310 Art/River’s Edge Studio in Riverview Station.
Click for a registration form and full description of this class and others being held that week in Riverview Station.
During the month of May, Sassafrass is featuring the acrylic paintings of Mary Alice Ramsey. Two recent paintings in her Hibiscus Series illuminate the room.
Also featured are new turned bowls and hollow forms by woodworking artist, Marty Libman. He is aiming for a June opening for his studio next door.
“Torched and Turned”
During the month of April, Sassafrass is featuring the encaustic art of Bet Kindley. Visitors may arrange the 16-piece grouping of small panels to their liking and purchase the pieces individually. Bet will teach the textural techniques used for the turquoise group at Rivers Edge Studio in May.
Also featured are hollow forms and turned bowls by Marty Libman, who is moving his studio into Riverview Station in May. He will be teaching classes in woodturning and is a welcome member of the thriving artist community in Riverview.
A SPECIAL SECOND SATURDAY IN DECEMBER
When you give the gift of art this Christmas, you could benefit the community!
A percentage of all sales made at Sassafrass Studio during the River Arts District December Second Saturday will be given to Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry. (ABCCM)
Where: Sassafrass Studio, Riverview Station, 191 Lyman St. Suite 168
When: Sat., Dec. 10 from 11 – 6 p.m.
Food, clothing, toys or contributions will also be gladly accepted.
VISIT US DURING THE NEXT RIVER ARTS DISTRICT STUDIO STROLL!
Saturday, November 12th & Sunday, November 13th, 2011 – 10am-6pm both days!
The largest tour of working artists’ studios in the region, the River Arts District Studio Stroll takes place in 19 historic buildings along the French Broad River. Sassafrass will be participating in artists’ demonstrations throughout the weekend.
• Encaustic Demo with Bet Kindley–Sat 12 pm & Sun 12 pm
• Acrylic & Mixed Media Demo with Mary Alice Ramsey–Sat 2 pm & Sun 3 pm
• Encaustic Monoprinting Demo with Desiree DeMars–Sat 3 pm & Sun 1 pm
For more info visit: http://www.riverartsdistrict.com/
Bet Kindley’s photography can be seen in the Carolina Nature Photographer’s Association exhibit at Pack Place October 3 – 24, 2011. The exhibit is in the Front Gallery and there is no entry fee. Some of the images and special images of winter scenes will then be moved to Deerpark for exhibit.
The Laurel of Asheville magazine published in the October issue this article “Sassy New Studio Opens in the River Arts District”
Our New Sign is Up!
Sassafrass logo designed by Mary Alice Ramsey
Mary Alice Ramsey, a mixed media artist at Sassafrass, is also an author who has books for sale at the studio. Ramsey is a writer and performance poet who has competed in and won regional competitions. Available at Sassafrass are her poetry book, Hard Hooved Hussy, along with two anthologies, Clotheslines and Women’s Spaces Women’s Places, which contain her work. Her writing in Hard Hooved Hussy is described by editor, Shirley Richburg, as, “provocative, sometimes sassy, sexy and always fascinating.” Both anthologies feature area writers and were edited by Celia Miles and Nancy Dillingham. Ramsey also did the cover art and illustrations for two of the books. Each sells for $20.00. Check out some of this poetry. It’s just one more reason why there’s “Sass” in Sassafrass.