Lumberyard Artists Gather For Event

The Lumberyard Arts District in Brevard will be buzzing on Friday night as artists from The Haen Gallery, Circle Factory, and Lumberyard Studios gather to present new work, demonstrate techniques, and present installation art during Brevard’s Gallery Walk from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Artists J. Aaron Alderman, Mary Farmer, and Ben Nixon will demonstrate their impressive artistic techniques at The Haen Gallery at 200 King Street. Alderman, a sculptor who works primarily in steel and cooper, and Mary Farmer, an encaustic artist, will both be creating new work on site while photographer Ben Nixon will be discussing the wet plate collodion process that is responsible for his stunning body of work. Other Haen Gallery artists will also be on hand to discuss their artwork as guests peruse the gallery to see a wide array of stunning work by more than 40 artists, listen to live music by Bradford Carson, and enjoy a glass of wine and hors d’oeuvres.

In the courtyard outside The Haen Gallery, Lumberyard Studios artist Jenni Barron will featuring “symbiosis,” a yurt and video installation that includes the performance art piece entitled “mother may i”. Viewers will be able to enter the yurt, watch the video, and ask questions of Barron as she spins wool as part of the performance.

Just behind the courtyard on French Broad Street, Circle Factory artists Shellie Lewis, George Peterson, and Ashley Lowe will have an open studio with current work on display. Visitors are invited to peruse the studios, see paintings, sculpture, and woodwork in progress as well as finished pieces, and talk with the artists.

Visitors can even cap off the evening with live music at 185 King Street as Ellis Dyson & the Shambles perform their traditional Appalachian music with foot-stompin’, jazz-infused, whiskey folk at 8:00pm.

For more information, please contact The Haen Gallery at (828) 883-3268.