Artists collaborate in new Brevard exhibit

From Press Release:

The Transylvania Community Arts Council is proud to present its newest art show entitled A Collaborative Exhibit – two or more artist working together to create new artwork. This art exhibit will be on display at the TC Arts Council Gallery from September 20 – October 11. Tammy Hopkins, executive director of the TC Arts Council said, “It has been a lot of fun to watch artists growing and challenging themselves by working outside of their norm.”

Erin Keane member of Number 7 Arts collaborated with several local artists to create new pieces of artwork. She said, “Working with other artists was inspiring and invigorating. The innovation, brainstorming, problem solving, and researching required for our projects expanded my creativity and knowledge base, and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know these artists on a new level. Our collaborations stretched me in different directions and there are already spin-off projects in the works. Put two artists together and you get triple, quadruple the amount of ideas!”

Artists who have collaborated together for this exhibit include: Ann DerGara & Sue Hershey; Kato & Fred Guggenheim; Sue Grier & Erin Keane; John Hilliard & Jill Cutler; Sue Hershey & Erin Keane; Patricia Dennis & Andrea Brewer; Cynthia McCarty & Linda Lube`; Jean Frederick & Patricia Dennis; Michael McDermott & Ben Duffy; Carol Duin & Cathy Handzo; Caroline Trickey & Patricia Dennis; Members of The Laurel Chapter, EGA – The Embroiderers’ Guild of America: Peggy O’Connor, Cathie Barker, Marlene Elrod, Glenda Herman, Rosemary Kostansek, Sue Osterberg, Janet Stewart, Mary Ann Wyatt, Brenda Decker, Kathryn Danahy, Pat Greene, Dianne Purnell, Carol Rawson, Jane Sugawara, and Sandy Washington. Transylvania Vocational Services – Eddie Brown, John Marshall, Jason Buckner, John Watson, Tim Garber, Evan Connolly, Charlie Grosvenor, Melody Jackson, David Hermann, and Jewell Stutzman.

The public is invited to meet the artists at the Brevard 4th Friday Gallery Walk on September 27 starting at 5 pm. Visitors to the TC Arts Council Gallery are invited to contribute to a group painting on the wall. Part of the gallery walk reception on September 27 will be a collaborative performance at 6 pm by the Brevard Ballet School. They will be performing excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty to mark the first time that the great composer collaborated with choreographer Marius Petipa to create a full length ballet in 1890 in Russia. See Puss in Boots & The White Cat, Little Red Riding Hood & The Big Bad Wolf, and the Golden, Silver, Sapphire and Emerald Fairies as they entertain the other guests at Princess Aurora’s wedding. Featured dancers who study at least twice per week under the direction of Angie Wells, Artistic Director include Lea Rose Allbaugh, August Barham, Ellen Cabin, Marli Cohen, Jessie Dodson, Hannah-Grace Green, Emma Harris, Mary Ella Hastings, Isabelle Lefler, Sophie McArtney, Cameron McCathern, Ryulee Park, Ellie Peterson, Chloe Reynolds, and Maggie Travis.

The Transylvania Community Arts Council is located at 349 S. Caldwell Street in Brevard, NC. The gallery is open Monday – Friday from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm. For more information about TC Arts Council call 828-884-2787. To learn more about the ARTS in Brevard and Transylvania County go to


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