Voorhees family art show and sale, Nov. 23

From a press release:

Voorhees family art show and sale, Nov. 23

The 17th Voorhees Family Art Show and Sale will be held on Saturday, November 22 from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, November 23 from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm in a renovated historic Arts and Crafts style home located at 89 Woodward Avenue in the Norwood Park area of North Asheville. This weekend show and sale is free and open to the public.

This year’s annual event will feature new work created by five Voorhees family members along with two guest artists. Hosted in cousin Marien Bradsher’s circa 1916 house with its majestic American Elm, the event will again be featured in a family home in Norwood Park. Meet this extraordinary family of artists known throughout North Carolina and the Southeast. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to MANNA FoodBank and to Kiva, helping others locally and globally.

The arts legacy began with Edwin Voorhees, (1919-1999) known for his NC coastal watercolor seascapes; and Mildred Voorhees and now their children and grandchildren. Mildred, (1924-2007) was best known for her colorful, patterned watercolors and rich oil still lifes and landscapes. Reproductions of Edwin and Mildred’s artwork will be available.

Three of Edwin and Mildred’s six children plus one grandchild and a daughter-in-law will be showing their work at this event: Susan Voorhees, oil and pastel paintings; Jane Voorhees, watercolors, pastels, prints, cards and calendars, and letterpress artwork; David Voorhees, wood-fired stoneware and porcelain pottery; David’s wife, Molly Sharp Voorhees, sterling silver jewelry, some incorporating natural beach stones; and David’s daughter Elizabeth Voorhees Becker, color photography. Also exhibiting are guest artists Chad Alice Hagen, felted art and handmade books and Cheryl Stippich, stained glass.

For more information and map visit www.voorheesfamilyart.com

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