Asheville Gallery of Art
Asheville Gallery of Art’s December show, “#ArtSquared,” is a
multi-artist show featuring a variety of original square paintings by gallery members. The show runs December 3-29 during gallery hours, 12-5 p.m. Thursday thru Sunday. You can also make arrangements for a private tour by emailing a request to AGAprivatetours@gmail.com.
You may be wondering about the hashtag in the title of this month’s show. Along with the square format of the works, it’s a nod to how the Internet and social media have made a significant difference for the Gallery as well as our individual artists. Undaunted by challenges and rising to the occasion of the pandemic, Asheville Gallery of Art has multiplied the ways we can share the work of our artists. We’ve added an online store and increased our outreach on social media.
“Social media has been a new way to share my art. As an artist, I work on my own in my studio often, especially this year, and find the feedback from posting on social media enriching. I have connected with clients, but also had people connect with my art and have a dialogue where I can share some of the stories behind my work. As the Internet has broadened my reach in the world in general, it helps me to share my artwork with others more broadly,” says Bee Adams.
Sally Lordeon says, ”It's a changed world today, so to survive, and hopefully to thrive, artists should seek different ways to share their artworks. My art's increased online presence through AGA's numerous online channels, as well as my own expanded website, has brought increased opportunities. Changing with the times is important for everyone, and especially for the creative arts.”
A 31-member cooperative, Asheville Gallery of Art embraces the diversity of styles, techniques, mediums and viewpoints each of our artists uses to interpret both the inner and outer world. Even during this time of pandemic life, we have stayed connected to one another and to our resilient mountain community. We continue to focus on making new and exciting works and letting our art speak for us.