Art Happy Hour

Art Happy Hour

A monthly series encouraging recreational and fun interactions with art and artists. Enjoy a glass of wine and light refreshments while learning a new skill and meeting some cool people. No experience necessary, just bring your creative spirit!

Register early – classes fill quickly! Walk-ins accepted only if class is not full. Call us to check availability.

Interested in a private Art Happy Hour for friends or family? Private sessions are available for groups of 15 or less. Contact Angela Lombardi for more information.

June

Making Small Treasure Boxes Filled with Mystery with Cat Manolis

TH June 7 
7-9pm
ages 21+

$25 members / $35 non-members
Materials provided.

Create a “treasure box” incorporating painting, stenciling with ink onto metal/wood and transferring your own photos onto metal/wood. What you put inside…is the mystery!

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Cat Manolis’ recent painting series can be seen as fuzzy and frequently interrupted newscasts.  Visual “bites” in over-saturated colors are painted together on hand-drafted and/or hand-sequined backgrounds.  Ideas, opinions and disparate visual images are sorted and then mashed together.  The environmental crisis, political unrest and questions about the future frequently surface on these canvases without the bindings of political correctness. The subjects inhabiting the paintings are treated with irony, sarcasm and great love.

July

Wearable Art: Applique Activism with PNC Pop In Artist Jeana Eve Klein

TH July 12 
7-9pm
ages 21+

$25 members / $35 non-members
Materials provided.

Using stencils, recycled fabric and your own inspiration, create one-of-a-kind appliques with PNC Pop In Artist Jeana Eve Klein. Bring items you would like to adorn with your appliques.

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Jeana Eve Klein’s recent studio practice has coalesced around the broad theme of value: how society in general assigns value (or worthlessness) to objects, and how the art world, specifically, assigns value to works of art, craft and design. Klein earned an undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University and MFA from Arizona State University. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including recent solo exhibitions at William King Museum (Abingdon, VA), Jasper Arts Center (Jasper, IN), Rehoboth Art League (Rehoboth, DE), College of Lake County (Grayslake, IL), and Cary Arts Center (Cary, NC). Klein lives in Boone, North Carolina with her awesome husband and two super cute kids, and is Associate Professor of Fibers in the Art Department at Appalachian State University.

August

Woven Decor: Macrame with Katie Berman

TH August 9 
7-9pm
ages 21+

$25 members / $35 non-members
Materials provided.

Join textile artist Katie Berman, of Katie Berman Textiles, and create a one-of-a-kind macrame wall hanging! Enjoy wine and snacks as we go over the basics of macrame and master a handful of foundational macrame knots. You’ll leave with a small wall hanging ready to adorn your home!

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Katie Berman is a weaver, natural dyer and educator based out of Durham, NC. Empowering others to live out their creative dreams through making is her passion. When not busily making in the studio, you will most likely find her tending to her garden or attempting to corral her backyard chickens.