Abstract Interpretations

Artist Linda Gritta is an interpreter. Metaphorically, of the emotions and memories she translates into thickly-colored paintings, but literally too, as an interpreter in sign language. For a long time, it was to that literal field of interpretation that Gritta devoted herself. Despite growing up with a passion for the arts, Gritta initially chose a different path. “It didn’t seem…

Looking Back, Looking Forward

Nancy Hilliard Joyce’s art is currently on display at the Omni Grove Park Inn, Cafe 64 and The Junction. Learn more about Nancy Hilliard Joyce, her art and her nonprofit work at NancyJoyceGallery.com. Nancy Hilliard Joyce grew up in nearby Greenville, but her love for Asheville began young, when her parents would bring her family to the city to hear…

Sasha Osada

Sasha Osada’s art is many things. Elegant and edgy, powerful and sophisticated. Her delicate, complex pieces evoke a sense of both past and present, and the joyful energy that she infuses into her creations is easily appreciated. Largely influenced by the shapes and patterns of the natural world, she incorporates precious and semi-precious stones, found and re-purposed objects, and a…

The Art of Old

Want to experience Arnold’s art firsthand? You can catch his personal display at the Woolworth Walk Gallery in downtown Asheville. And if you’d like to add a piece to your collection, visit his booth at Hendersonville’s Art on Main Festival October 1st through 2nd. You can also pick up a collection of Arnold’s work in his new coffee table book…

Creating Symphonies

We all know Asheville is an artist’s enclave. Makers of all mediums don’t just succeed here, they flourish; from buskers on our street corners to artisans crafting handmade wares in studios in the River Arts District, creators of all types call our town home. But by all accounts, Asheville is no Los Angeles, meaning big–time levels of success are usually…

Introducing Karen Weihs

The lush, ethereal works of Karen Weihs reflect the painter’s long-standing interest in abstraction, intuition and emotion. Though it feels as if the works might be from any place and time, they are as much influenced by her surroundings as the universal principles that guide her. Born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, Karen and husband Chris now live on…