Calendar

Jan
22
Mon
Mountain Music Jam
Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Calling all fiddles, mandolins, banjos, guitars, stand-up basses, other compatible acoustic instruments, and heartfelt vocals to celebrate our OLD-TIME and BLUEGRASS heritage!

We play at INTERMEDIATE level. We are not beginners, nor are we advanced/professional musicians.

Come on out to play or listen!

Jan
24
Wed
“COLOR THAT SINGS” 8-week Beginning-Intermediate Painting
Jan 24 @ 6:30 pm – Mar 21 @ 9:00 pm

Instruction in acrylic, watercolor and mixed media with in-class demonstrations for technique, slide lectures for inspiration and individualized instruction to make your art as powerful as you want it to be. For all levels. Instructor: Glenn Hirsch glennhirsch@earthlink.net 415.987.1226 www.glennhirsch.com. Glenn recently moved to Asheville from San Francisco where he taught at the University of California and SF Art Institute for 25 years.
8 WEEKS   $120

Jan
28
Sun
TAG: Travelog and Soup-er Potluck Lunch
Jan 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sit back, relax and enjoy your favorite travel destinations! Join us as we view new slideshows from some of our friends’ best trips around the globe. Warm up with a potluck luncheon of delicious soups (no meat), salads, breads and desserts! RSVP to Marti Biller at martibiller@gmail.com by January 21 to plan what food item you will bring.

*JCC membership & TAG enrollment are required. A one-time guest pass is available upon request and availability.

Jan
29
Mon
Tree Art Show in the JCC Lobby
Jan 29 – Feb 2 all-day

In celebration of Tu B’Shevat we will be showcasing “tree art” in the JCC lobby and at the aquatics center. Artworks will be shown from Monday, January 29th through Friday, February 2nd. We are calling for artists of all ages and abilities to submit by 4pm on Friday January 26th artworks that celebrate trees! The sky’s the limit! Your submission can be a crayon drawing, a painting, a photograph, and it can be a 6’tall 3D sculpture- whatever you want to do! Please email rochelle@jcc-asheville.org with any questions, and we look forward to seeing and displaying your beautiful works!

Mountain Music Jam
Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Calling all fiddles, mandolins, banjos, guitars, stand-up basses, other compatible acoustic instruments, and heartfelt vocals to celebrate our OLD-TIME and BLUEGRASS heritage!

We play at INTERMEDIATE level. We are not beginners, nor are we advanced/professional musicians.

Come on out to play or listen!

Feb
5
Mon
Mountain Music Jam
Feb 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Calling all fiddles, mandolins, banjos, guitars, stand-up basses, other compatible acoustic instruments, and heartfelt vocals to celebrate our OLD-TIME and BLUEGRASS heritage!

We play at INTERMEDIATE level. We are not beginners, nor are we advanced/professional musicians.

Come on out to play or listen!

Feb
7
Wed
Asheville Fine Art Show Submission Deadline
Feb 7 – Feb 8 all-day

2nd annual HotWorks.org

Asheville Fine Art Show May 19 & 20, 2018 New Location Indoors At WNC Agricultural Center Davis Event Center Fletcher, NC Professional Artist Applications Now Being Accepted Electronically Via Zapp here.

Deadline to Apply February 7, 2017 Juried Fine Art & Fine Craft Show All Categories Are Open!

What you need to know:

• The Asheville Fine Art Show is produced by Hot Works fine art and fine craft shows, a company that has earned a national outstanding reputation for top-notch, high quality juried fine art and fine craft shows in Florida, Michigan and North Carolina

• Asheville is, by far, North Carolina’s most affluent and sophisticated art-buying and art-loving audience

• Institute for the Arts & Education is the associated 501c3 non-profit organization that focuses on visual arts, ethnic diversity, community enrichment and fostering art education among youth

• All art must be original and personally handmade by the artist who is at the show – please do not apply if you do not personally make the work

• Juried by Art Professionals whom have an art education and experience with coordinating art shows

• $1,500 in professional artist awards

• Hot Works Executive Producer Patty Narozny has a loyal artist following because:

o She works hard to keep out the buy/sell – and does the research to keep it out o She knows how to work the media, and brings in cultivated patrons with money to purchase high-end art o Patty’s unique brand of marketing with Hot Works has consistent, proven success

o Patty respects and always does her best to do what’s right for the artists and for the art fair industry o Patty has 30+ years’ experience as a successful event and media producer and the know-how to connect artists with art-buying audiences o Each artist’s booth sign states emphatically, “All work in this booth is personally handmade by…”

• No stages or pulsating music! Music is low key so you don’t have to shout to sell your art.

• WNC Ag Center/Davis Event Center provides: o A newer-built facility that is well-attended for a variety of events throughout the year o Plenty of free parking o An indoor facility where “weather” is controlled and always pleasant o A location where patrons come specifically to purchase art

Deadline to apply February 7; notifications by February 25

• Rent includes 8’ white pipe and drape to separate space between booths plus a pole to go across the top front of your booth to hang lights, if needed

• Absolutely no more than 180 artists (or less)

• Limited onsite marketing opportunities, sponsorship and community enrichment packages are available

If your first priority is sales, then Hot Works shows are for you. Except for Asheville, NC – our brand-new show in 2017 – all of Hot Works shows are voted top 100 art shows in the nation – they include:

21st bi-annual Estero Fine Art Show, January 6 & 7, 2018 Gulf Coast Town Center, Fort Myers, FL – outdoors 9th annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show, January 27 & 28, 2018 Downtown Boca Raton, FL – outdoors

16th annual Orchard Lake Fine Art Show, July 28 & 29, 2018 West Bloomfield, Michigan – outdoors Voted top 100 art shows in America by Sunshine Artist –10 years in a row! Interested? Please contact Executive Producer Patty Narozny at patty@hotworks.org , 248-684-2613 or 941-755-3088. More Info at www.hotworks.org At Hot Works, your art is our passion!

Join TAG at Well Played
Feb 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

It’s time for fun and games at Well Played, the first board game café in Asheville! With hundreds of games, it’s a special and fun gathering space for friends to connect. Drinks and snacks will be available. For menu and game information check wellplayedasheville.com. A $5 per person flat fee covers the entire day of play. (We may leave for dinner, return later and play more games.) RSVP to Charlotte Kaplan at charlottecoralsp@aol.com by January 31.

*JCC membership & TAG enrollment are required. A one-time guest pass is available upon request and availability.

Feb
11
Sun
Israeli Film Series: Aka Nadia
Feb 11 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

An Israeli woman living under false pretenses is haunted by her past in A.K.A. NADIA, a powerful meditation on the personal and political nature of identity.

Born into a Palestinian family, the naïve and love-struck Nadia severs ties to her Jerusalem home life, and follows a PLO activist (Ali Suliman) to London where they secretly marry. When her husband is arrested, Nadia finds herself alone and in exile, with no option of returning to Israel where she is viewed as a terrorist. Flash forward twenty years, Nadia has forged a new identity as Maya, an Israeli Jew who by all appearances enjoys a successful life as a choreographer, devoted mother, and wife to a high-ranking Ministry of Justice official (Oded Leopold). But the resurfacing of a figure from her past threatens to unravel both her family and her own sense of self.

Read more here.

Feb
12
Mon
Mountain Music Jam
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Calling all fiddles, mandolins, banjos, guitars, stand-up basses, other compatible acoustic instruments, and heartfelt vocals to celebrate our OLD-TIME and BLUEGRASS heritage!

We play at INTERMEDIATE level. We are not beginners, nor are we advanced/professional musicians.

Come on out to play or listen!