Posted December 7, 2021

Art at Happy Hour Offers Last Chance to View Exhibits, Jan. 6

Art at Happy Hour offers a final chance to view the exhibits, Print/Imprint: Asheville Printmakers, Carl Chiarenza on loan from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Tools of Happiness before they close. Enjoy a self-guided tour on Thursday, January 6, 2022 from 5 – 7 pm at Piedmont Arts.

Print/Imprint: Asheville Printmakers features work by an independent alliance of artists working out of the Asheville, North Carolina area. The group's work encompasses a wide range of processes and content, from traditional to experimental and classic to contemporary. Their printing methods vary from relief printing such as woodblock, linocut, and wood engraving, to intaglio methods such as drypoint, etching, collagraph and photogravure.

Carl Chiarenza is inspired by both the beauty of and human connections to landscapes. His photographs do not offer familiar faces or landscapes; there is no evident cultural or psychological framework for the viewer to build their response. Rather, the lack of specificity and sense of timelessness reminds us that all photographs are constructions of reality that produce various interpretations relative to each viewer. This exhibition is on loan from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is curated by VMFA Director and CEO Alex Nyerges.

Tools of Happiness, on display in the Lynwood Artists Gallery, features paintings by George Ray Shelton. Shelton’s work shows influences ranging from classic masters to contemporary media.

Art at Happy Hour is free and open to the public. Complimentary refreshments provided by the Piedmont Arts Guild. Please RSVP attendance here by January 5, 2022.

Exhibits on display through Saturday, January 8, 2022. Exhibit admission is always free.

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