Our friends at The Appalachian Artisan Society Gallery (TAAS) Gallery shared news of the following event with us recently:As part of its Second Anniversary celebration, The Appalachian Artisan Society Gallery will be doing a month-long Feature Artist show for internationally recognized wildlife artist Bob Travers.
Bob is well known as “A Master of Detail”, and is also a popular art instructor with a passion for teaching. A key element of many of his original oil paintings is the inclusion of birds and small animals partially hidden inthe environment. You can see some examples of Travers’ masterful painting in his online gallery inventory and read his artist statement at http://www.taasg.com/shop/?view=artisans&sid=75. Saturday, June 28, Bob will be presenting a special outdoor workshop near TAAS Gallery on the grounds of the Mountain Gateway Museum. Attendees will paint a scene of their choice, which may include the historic cabins or the creek. There will be a Red Tailed Hawk in the morning, along with the many native birds which frequent the site. Additionally, as part of its summer activities, the Museum will be holding a “Sheep to Sweater” event, with a woodcarver, a broom maker, and some local quilters demonstrating their crafts. The painting workshop is scheduled to run from 10AM until 5PM with a break for lunch; the cost for the day is $100. Participants will bring their own supplies and easel. In order to provide quality one-on-one instruction for each student, workshop attendance will be limited. TAAS Gallery and the Catawba Vale Cafe are located at 48 East Main Street in downtown Old Fort, just off I-40 and Hwy. 70 near the Blue RidgeParkway. To reserve your space for this event, email Jennifer@taasg.com,or call TAAS Gallery at 828-668-1070.

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