Celebrate 2019 ArtScape Banners Friday, April 5, 2019

The public is invited to the 2019 celebration/ reception/opening exhibition on Friday, April 5, from 5 to 7 p.m., to be held concurrently at two downtown locations within easy walking distance of each other –  at Art Mob Studios & Marketplace, 124 4th Avenue East, and at Woodlands Gallery, 419 N. Main Street in Hendersonville. Attendees can follow the colorful paint drops along the sidewalks between the two galleries.  Live music, appetizers, and drinks will be provided at both locations.  Artists will be offering the artwork depicted on the banners for sale to the public. Sponsors of banners in the 2018 ArtScape Banner Project will receive the banners they sponsored in last year’s exhibit during the reception. And rumor has it that James V. Langer, Chair of Greensboro College Art Dept. and Professor of Art, will be driving in to attend the Reveal Reception.  Langer was one of the jurors for the 2019 ArtScape exhibit.

Megan Wilkie - Youth Banner Artist of 2018

The Youth Banner Artist for 2019

Eleventh-grader Megan Wilkie’s piece “Radiance of an Artistic Soul” has been chosen to represent the youth category in the upcoming reveal of the 2019 ArtScape banners in downtown Hendersonville.  Wilkie’s work was recently on exhibit as one of 95 pieces by young artists in the Artists of Tomorrow show curated by the Arts Council of Henderson County.   A student of East High Art Teacher Robert Wallace, Wilkie will be the second young artist under 18 years old to exhibit in ArtScape.  

Yes, Virginia, there is a trolley!

The Big Reveal is here - this Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Each ½ hour from 5 p.m. to 7:30, free trolley rides to view the new banners on downtown streets and in Historic 7th Avenue will be offered. These ArtScape Trolley Tours are offered in conjunction with the 10th annual Blue Bucket Campaign, held in April — Autism Awareness Month — to benefit Henderson County Exceptional Children’s Services. The funds are earmarked for field trips, bus rides, and educational materials for Henderson County’s exceptional children. The ArtScape Trolley Tours, provided by The Trolley Company and Mike’s on Main restaurant, will pick up and return passengers in front of Woodlands Gallery, 419 N. Main St. in Hendersonville. 

And the Winner Is...

...Sophia Beck!. Eighth-grader Sophia Beck’s piece Self Portrait After Vincent Van Gogh has been chosen to represent the youth category at the upcoming reveal of the 2018 ArtScape banners in downtown Hendersonville.  Beck’s work was recently on exhibit as one of 92 pieces by young artists in the Artists of Tomorrow show curated by the Arts Council of Henderson County.   A student of artist Costanza Knight, Beck will be the first young artist under 18 years old to exhibit in ArtScape.

Come see Sophia's Self Portrait After Vincent Van Gogh and all the new work from the 49 artists selected for this year's Artscape at the Big Reveal on Friday, April 6. The celebration/reception/opening exhibition from 5 to 7:30 p.m. takes place at Art Mob Studios & Marketplace, 124 4th Avenue East; at Art On 4th Gallery & Studio at 125 4th Avenue West; and at Woodlands Gallery, 419 N. Main Street in Hendersonville.  Live music, appetizers, and drinks will be provided at all locations.