Attendees will learn to needle felt a beautiful landscape using dyed wool roving. Using only barbed needles, students learn to turn a pile of fluff into a memorable scene of our amazing mountains. No experience needed and all are welcome. Kits will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring photos of their favorite mountain scene to use as inspiration. A complete instruction booklet and resource list is also included.
PLEASE NOTE: Limited seating available. An 80% refund will be issued if the participant cancels three weeks prior to the event. For cancellations made less than three weeks prior to the event, BRAHM will issue a refund IF the museum is able to fill the vacated spot.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Lorraine Cathey moved to Hendersonville, NC in 2013 from Pensacola, FL. A pleasant change for sure. “My husband and I had visited the area for many years and had decided this was to be our retirement location as soon as our children were grown and settled. My husband passed away before our dream could materialize, but I forged ahead and find inspiration and comfort in these beautiful mountains.
I was juried into the Southern Highland Craft Guild in 2014 and am enjoying sharing my craft with others through demonstrations and teaching. The Guild has provided me a family of makers who share my love for this area. My current body of work includes needle and wet felted landscapes ranging in size from 8x10 to 24x36. I use a variety of wool roving in different colors
and textures. The scene is needle felted onto a white pre-felt backing which serves as a canvas. When I’m satisfied with the needle felted work the piece is wet felted to securely lock the fibers in place, followed by steam ironing and occasionally free motion stitching on certain areas that may need additional texture. Work is then mounted and framed.”
This workshop has limited tickets to ensure social distancing. Everyone will have their own table to work at, with plenty of space in between. People who share the same house may work at the same table. Masks are required.
First introduced to Asheville through Dorrance Dance in 2018, Ephrat Asherie is back, and, this time, she’s bringing her own unique flair. Explore the complex narratives, innovative imagery and expressive movements of global street and social dance in this New York City-based company’s visionary new work, Odeon. Set to the music of Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazarath, known for mixing early 20th century romantic music with samba and other popular Afro-Brazilian rhythms, this work takes a hybrid approach to movement in more ways than one. The second collaboration between sister-and-brother team Ephrat and Ehud Asherie (choreographer and musical director, respectively), Odeon brings together different styles of street and club dance — only to pick them apart, pull them back together and create an all-new, remixed mode of expression.
Engage deeper with the art and artists
Master classes on March 6 and pre-show discussions on March 8 & 9 at 7pm in Henry LaBrun Studio
Screening of Alex Prager’s (American b. 1979), Face in the Crowd, 2013, HD Digital Video, 11 minutes, 36 seconds
A part of our current exhibit, TRANSFORMATION: A Photography Exhibit.
All Screening Times:
Tuesday, June 1st - 6pm
Thursday, June 24th - 11AM
Thursday, July 8th, 5:30PM
Tuesday, July 20th, 5:30pm
Thursday, July 29th, 5:30pm
Thursday, August 12th - 11am
About the Exhibition:
The photographer is an artist who applies a lens to the world and the contemporary social order. TRANSFORMATION is a gathering of powerful and intriguing images that open stories of our times and portray a world undergoing transformation.
The exhibition will also explore the transformation of the photographic process. Photography as an artistic medium has been the beneficiary of changing technologies and new materials in the last quarter-century. The artist now has dramatic latitude in terms of scale and visual media. Photography is no longer just a pretty picture or a document. It can be many things at once, integrating many materials and media.
September 11 (grades 2-5) // October 2 (grades 10-12) // October 16 (grades 6-9)
Do you love writing stories about yourself or about things you’ve imagined? Artists featured in The Voyage of Life: Art, Allegory, and Community Response tell stories about life through visual art. Explore these stories in the Gallery and then spend the day with novelist Rebecca Davis drafting and crafting your own story. Participants should bring their own lunch. Activities will take place indoors and outdoors.