Alchemy Fine Art holds charity benefit art opening, Nov. 13

From a press release:

Alchemy Fine Art holds charity benefit art opening, Nov. 13

On November 13th, 2014, from 5:30 PM until 8:30 PM, Alchemy Fine Art welcomes renowned artists Angela Cunningham and Anis Crofts for a special art opening to benefit the nonprofit organization ARC of NC.

The exhibit, which runs through December 21, 2014, will be held downtown at Alchemy Fine Art, a gallery dedicated to showing works done from life. Alchemy Fine Art will donate a percentage of the proceeds to ARC of NC (ARCNC.org). The nonprofit organization is committed to securing for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to choose and realize their goals of where and how they learn, live, work, and play.

The two featured artists represent different backgrounds and schools of technique, but are united by their intrigue regarding what lies beneath the surface of their subjects. “The ultimate aim of my work as a draftsman and a painter,” Crofts explains, “is to express my feelings about humanity through the subtlety and weight of each piece. I want to explore, with equal intensity, the grand themes we universally deal with and the seemingly insignificant ones that affect each person privately.”

Angela Cunningham also finds inspiration in the intricacies and complexities of her subject’s interaction with the world in which they live. “My inspiration is the character and individuality of my subjects that I capture through portraiture,” she says. “I work from life, for I feel it’s the purest way to see the intricacies of the subject’s form, and the only way to interact and be inspired by the personality of the individual in front of me. Painting is not only a way of observing the world and getting lost in its beauty, but it’s also an interaction, an understanding, and a relationship with life itself. Every individual has something that is unique, and I’m continually fascinated to learn each of my subject’s character, traits, thoughts, and quirks.”

Hours of Operation: Thursday- Saturday 12:30-5:30pm (or by appointment.)

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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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