Press release from CURVE Studios:
CURVE Studios & Garden is celebrating 30 years in Asheville’s River Arts District as part of the RAD Second Saturday Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 12. Studios will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. with demonstrations, classes, an artist talk, birthday cake and — in keeping with CURVE’s long tradition of “bringing people to art and art to life” — the unveiling of a public art sculpture in the garden.
Silver River Center for Chair Caning, the only chair caning school and museum in the USA, has created an 8 ft tall chair arch to honor Torno’s three decades of contributions to the RAD. Built by chair nerds Brandy Clements, Dave Klingler and Lucy Kruesel, the CURVE garden Chair Arch is inspired by a chair arch built in 1877 by the furniture makers of High Wycombe, UK to welcome Queen Victoria. The Chair Arch will be unveiled @ 4:30 p.m. in the garden with a bit of the bubbly.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Extended Open Studio Hours • all studios
2 p.m.: Cassie Butcher Artist Talk “Unearthing the Soul “ • 5 downstairs
4 to 6 p.m.: Happy Hour • drinks and snacks in the garden
4:30 p.m.: Chair Arch unveiling • with bubbly in the garden
5 p.m.: CURVE 30th Birthday Cake cutting • 5 downstairs
CURVE Studios 30th Birthday Celebration is free to the public. Plenty of parking is available at CURVE and in two adjacent public lots & a free trolley will be available to take visitors around the River Arts District from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event will happen, rain or shine, so come celebrate with us!
www.curvestudios.org • 828.388.3526