Gallery Gossip

• Lewis Buck has recently completed several long-term works: “Canvas Desert,” raw canvas on Masonite; “Echoes of the Pearl Street Rag,” a collage made of cloth used as chinking in a 100-year-old barn in Maine; and a very large painting titled, in part, “Eccentricities of the … Idiosyncratic Anthropomorphism in Llareggub.”

• Noah Saterstrom, who’s responsible for this year’s great shows at the Warren Wilson Gallery, is off to Denver. Best of luck to you, Noah – your insight and adventuresome spirit will be sorely missed.

• The exquisite end tables in Ananda that look like they might fly away were designed and made by Ananda owner Larry Hopkins.

• If you’ve noticed worried looks from any of the first batch of graduate students in WCU’s new MFA program, it’s because they are currently writing their thesis proposals.

• Asheville’s favorite painter, Marie Hudson, is still under the weather – send her a card c/o Warehouse Studios, 170 Lyman St., Asheville, NC, 28801.

• Carol King, chair of the Pack Place Conservancy Board, was quoted in the Asheville Citizen-Times saying if the Energy Loop comes back to the park after it is repaired, “we will have to decide where to tear up the park.” Drive by the site – wonder how she defines “tear up”?

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