Grovewood Gallery Hosts Annual Spring Sip & Shop

Art by Andrea Kulish

Grovewood Gallery’s annual Spring Sip & Shop event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on March 23 and 24. Shop a unique collection of American-made art and crafts while enjoying complimentary wine and treats.

All gallery merchandise will be 10 percent off, and local artists will be performing craft demonstrations and interacting with guests from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

On March 23, Andrea Kulish will demonstrate the ancient art of pysanky, a Ukrainian craft and tradition that involves a wax-resistant method in designing and decorating Easter eggs. Each egg is designed as a wish, with symbols and colors intended to bring the person who receives it love, health, success, or whatever attribute the artist selects. A first-generation Ukrainian-American, Andrea learned the intricate art of pysanky as a young girl. Now, she not only creates these beautiful objects with unique folk-inspired designs, but she also teaches classes in the art herself.

On March 23 and 24, Asheville fiber artist Karen Kennedy, a graduate of Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts Program, will demonstrate needle felting using locally dyed wool to create bird nests. Pre-made versions will be available to purchase.

Also on March 23 and 24, local painter Patricia Cotterill will demonstrate brushstroke techniques in oils. Her subject matter depicts animals, people, and still lifes – providing a glimpse into scenes of everyday life. Patricia’s work was selected to be a part of the set paintings for the NBC television show Parenthood, and also featured in Art for the Traditional Home, part of The Handmade Home book series. In 2015, four of her paintings were purchased for the HGTV series Urban Oasis, and were showcased in the show’s home renovation project in West Asheville.

All demonstrating artists will have original works for sale. The 10 percent discount does not apply to demonstrators’ artwork or custom/special orders.

Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information on Grovewood Gallery, visit www.grovewood.com or call (828) 253-7651.

About Shelby Harrell
Shelby Harrell is the editor of the Biltmore Beacon, editor of The Guide arts and entertainment publication and is a staff writer for Mountaineer Publishing. Originally from Asheville, she has worked in journalism for seven years and currently lives in Clyde, NC.