Izzy’s 2011 holiday art show was cobbled together at the last minute, says owner Ross Britton. But it succeeded in bringing an alternative source of paraphernalia to whatever holiday conglomerate you subscribe to. So, once more unto the breach.
This year’s incarnation of Izzy’s second-annual “Gifted Art Show, Deluxe Edition” features small, largely ornamental works by a half-dozen Asheville artists.
It’s slightly debaucherous and more original than your average ornament or thematic gift purchase. To wit: The works range from spent Pabst cans — twisted, bent and otherwise morphed into ornaments — to paintings, photographs, mirrors and small, hand-knitted pieces.
All of the works are homegrown, made by Asheville artists Ryan Ashley Anderson, Liz Maire, Suzy Millions, Madd Max, Marshall Pyle and Michael Traister. Izzy’s is located at 74 N. Lexington Ave.