New exhibits at Friday’s Downtown Art Walk

The second downtown Asheville Art Walk takes place this Friday, June 4. Around two dozen galleries participate in the stroll, opening their doors to art enthusiasts. (Download the guide here.)

Many galleries are showing new exhibits for the event, including the recently-opened Sean Pace Gallery (5 Walnut St.). That site hosts the book launch and faerie party for Greenward Turn: A Faerie Romp. About the project: “Greenward Turn: A Faerie Romp follows the adventures of the Gnarlicorn Faeries during their high summer gathering. A tribe of fun-loving, capricious earth faeries, the Gnarlicorns can be recognized by their jaunty horns and their unusual facial markings.” The event is also held at the new Wine Bar, also at 5 Walnut St. 6-9 p.m.

• American Folk Art & Framing (64 Biltmore Ave.) offers the exhibit FERTILE GROUND: Paintings by DARRELL LOY Scott and Pottery by LIZ Sparks. About the artists: “Darrell’s inspiration is the agrarian culture he loves. His paintings are so carefully rendered, he is inviting us to join in, an invitation gladly accepted. Liz has long been a force in the folk pottery traditions of our region. Her recent completion of the Masters program at Alfred University has influenced the pots created and chosen for this exhibit. Her current work reveals new elegant forms, rich tonal glazes and added functionality.” The artists’ reception runs from 5-8 p.m.; the show is on display through Friday, June 25.

• Artist Steven Seinberg holds his premier Asheville exhibit at The Haen Gallery (52 Biltmore Ave.).

• Woolworth Walk‘s featured exhibit, Contrast includes work by Kyle Keeler (glass) and Brenda McVey (fiber). Reception from 5-7 p.m. at 25 Haywood St.

For more gallery and exhibit information, click here.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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