Grovewood Gallery’s annual Holiday Sip & Shop event will take place from 10am – 5:30pm on December 8-9 and again on December 15-16. Shop unique holiday gifts handcrafted by local and regional artists as well as a large collection of American-made art and craft. All gallery merchandise will be 10% off and shoppers can also enjoy complimentary wine, warm cider and cookies. Local artists will be performing craft demonstrations and interacting with guests from 11am to 4pm each day.
On December 8-9 and 15-16, Asheville fiber artist Karen Kennedy, a graduate of Haywood Community College's Professional Crafts Program, will be demonstrating needle-felting using locally dyed wool, creating bird nests and snowmen. Big and little pre-mades will be available to purchase.
Also on December 8-9, local painter Patricia Cotterill will demonstrate brushstroke techniques in oils. She paints 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 hit 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 their home renovation project in West Asheville.
On December 15-16, metalsmith Audrey Laine Sawyer will demonstrate her process of piercing delicate, nature-inspired silhouettes on the face of hand-fabricated hollow forms. Audrey is a 2010 graduate of Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts Program who creates shadowbox jewelry out of brass and sterling silver. Her jewelry also incorporates lost-wax castings of her own carvings and of found objects like bugs or bird bones.
All demonstrating artists will have original works of art for sale. The 10% discount does not apply to demonstrators’ artwork or custom/special orders.