A R T I S T  M E E T  &  G R E E T

Saturday September 16th, 6-9 pm

Have you been watching in fascination as a mural of honeybees appeared in Weaverville? Do you love honeybees and art?

Well, this Saturday is your chance to meet the artist behind the bees! Wild Mountain Bees will be hosting an Open Studio/Meet and Greet with artist Matthew Willey of The Good of the Hive. Come hear about his mission to paint 50,000 honeybees!

Matt will be sharing a short presentation with video from other projects around the US.

Come join us! You just might win a free print, poster or bee-shirt! This will be a great opportunity to network, view original artwork and contribute to the conversation revolving around the mission of The Good of the Hive.

We will be providing wine and hors d’oeuvres.

Wild Mountain Bees 23 Merrimon Ave, Weaverville, NC 28787 828-484-9466

David Avigdor | Photography

www.davidavigdor.smugmug.com | Facebook

David Avigdor is a digital photographer who strives to capture the emotional impact of cityscapes and natural landscapes. His subjects range from serene wilderness to powerful waters and engaging images of urban life.  David lives in Weaverville, North Carolina, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and is moved by the beauty that surrounds us.

“In Town – Some Small Towns That I’ve Enjoyed”

He loves traveling by canoe or on foot to explore the wilderness, as well as travels in the countryside, or cities. David enjoys solitary travel, and for many years he travelled light, without a camera, and kept only wonderful memories of his travels and explorations. 

David will be showcasing his work for the upcoming Art in Autumn festival at Artisans on Main.

11th Annual Art in Autumn Arts & Crafts Festival

Art in Autumn 2017Saturday, September 16, 2017, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Main Street in downtown Weaverville, NC, located 7 miles from downtown Asheville. Learn more about the event here.

In North Carolina, David exhibits his work at Artisans on Main in Weaverville. David participates and shows his work in the Weaverville Art Safari and Weaverville Art in Autumn. His work is also currently on display at The BLOCK off Biltmore, in Asheville. David’s first solo exhibition in North Carolina was at Good Yoga studios and gallery in Asheville, from January through July, 2017.  Please see some questions we asked him below!

“Falling Water”

Your photography is truly inspiring!  I’m sure there is a personal story or reflection you have with each shot.  What messages do you hope to convey to the viewer with your photography?  

I photograph not to record what I see, but to convey my reaction to those sights; to reflect a personal and emotional response to the people, places and things I encounter. My camera is a tool to interpret what I see. Digital processing allows that interpretation to be refined to convey the reality that moves me, and the impact that a subject creates in me.  I hope that my reactions to my subjects, be they images of beautiful parts of the world, or difficult ones, or quirky ones, are interesting and meaningful. Enjoy my reflections!

“Where We Are – Asheville, NC”

Can you briefly describe your most memorable or surreal experience while out photographing the world?
About five years ago, I had the opportunity to photograph in Cuba.  Engaging with the people and the culture there while photographing was truly memorable.
What are your connections with the area and where do you find the most inspiration? 
I am fairly new in this area, having moved to Weaverville in August 2016.  Before moving, I lived in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York.  Here in Western North Carolina, as in the Adirondacks, I am inspired by their natural beauty that surrounds us.  I feel a deep connection to that beauty, and also to our cultural connection to our natural landscape, including the cityscapes and cultural connections which we create.

Come see our Glass Pumpkin Patch and new Glass Face jugs that have joined the family. We will also have a preview of Holiday Ornaments, beautiful glass fruit bowls, and matching tumblers and vases, all made right down the street at Crucible Glassworks in Weaverville by your own Michael Hatch and family!

A lot of work goes into an Art Show long before the customers arrive. The morning of the show is like a well choreographed performance, with artists and volunteers working together to have everything in place and ready to go for folks to enjoy. The video shows how, we make it happen!  We hope to see you on Main Street, Saturday, September 16th.



We just received new work from Scott Summerfield. His pears are so beautiful — take one home!

Denby Dale | Encaustic Art

@denbykdale | www.denbydaleart.com

Denby Dale from Weaverville, NC will be showcasing her work for the upcoming Art in Autumn festival at Artisans on Main.  In what will be the 11th anniversary of the festival,  visitors and locals alike will stroll down Main Street this September to experience all that the area’s artisans have in store!

 11th Annual Art in Autumn Arts & Crafts Festival

Art in Autumn 2017Saturday, September 16, 2017, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Main Street in downtown Weaverville, NC, located 7 miles from downtown Asheville. Learn more about the event here.

Denby Dale is a mixed media artist working primarily in encaustic, cold wax and oils. She also creates small format mixed media assemblages, framed in pewter and sealed in resin.

White Noise, Cubed Encaustic, bb's, mesh, metal on panel 24" x 24"

Although her larger works are two dimensional, they often feature three dimensional sculptural elements that taunt the viewer with the suggestion of another layer,plane or surface of perspective – be it obscured or exposed – exploring the notion that not all is revealed or understood upon first blush or experience. Her small assemblage work relies on the careful calibration of seemingly disparate elements and objects to create a narrative of sorts. Her work in abstraction explores the juxtaposition of the organic and linear, the sparse and saturated, as well as the minimalistic aesthetic of subtle variation within repetition and pattern.

Denby moved to the WNC area in 2011, seeking a change from New England.  She maintains a studio in Weaverville, NC and currently shows her work at Artisans on Main and Contemporaneo Asheville.  Please see some questions we asked her below!

Your work has incredible detail!  There seems to be a story with each piece as the viewer is invited to take a closer look, and then an even closer look at all the details.  Can you describe your process and the materials you use?

Denby Dale D2 Fixed Objects

Each of my small assemblages has a pewter base and frame, be it a belt buckle or my new 4” x 6” plaques. The integrity of the pewter provides a solid foundation for building and housing the design.  I use all manner of papers, ephemera, postage stamps, maps, small grommets, brads, miscellaneous bits of metal and hardware, wire, thread, seed beads, bb’s and more. Pretty much any structural or design element I think will work in a small format and inform a future design.  I try to always have as many visual resources as possible at my disposal, in order to generate ideas and options for future designs.This means amassing a collection of stamps, maps, papers, graphics etc. to mull over as I start new projects.  When I start a new batch of pieces, I have much to choose from and get whims based on the stock I have accumulated.

Denby Dale | Encoustic Art PiecesI might suddenly zero in on images I have had for many years, or ones I just found.  I find doing a sequence of 3 or 4 like minded themes works best. Such as – now I will do a series based on cool Japanese postage stamps, or now a series based on the London Underground map.  That way I can volley among several works with a cohesive theme, and produce a mini series of pieces. Having those options helps keep the work stimulating and hopefully well rounded in content.

Where do you find your inspiration?

Solving puzzles! This is what these pieces are really about for me creatively, and what drives the process.

Pewter. Objects. Resin In a wearable, traveling frame.The content varies, always. But the end goal is to find a way to reconcile how the piece starts – with one element – and how it can be solved to be something greater than it’s initial parts.  In terms of content, I enjoy playing with master artist inspired postage stamps, unusual graphics (drawings of victorian era children’s clothing, for instance), maps, papers and prints.

Be sure to drop by to experience Denby Dale’s incredible work in person!

Artisans on Main  | 14 N. Main St | Weaverville, NC | Facebook

Please join us at Miya Gallery September 8-9 for our 4th annual trunk show. Meet the artist, Elizabeth Hake, pick up some of her fabulous jewelry. Opening Friday night, September 8th from 5 to 8, drink, food and ART!


Total Solar Eclipse

Mark your calendars for the 2017 total solar eclipse! Make sure you are prepared to experience the phenomenon with proper ISO Solar Shades! It may be a once in a lifetime experience but you only have one set of eyes so make sure they are protected! Check out some fun facts on the total eclipse here.

Support Weaverville’s Reems Creek Greenway project and experience a once in a life time event with sub sandwiches and back to school SALES at Optix Eye Care!

total solar eclipseWe have Solar Shades available now at Optix for $3.00 with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Weaverville Greenway project. The Eclipse Peeks in Weaverville at 2:37:32 pm when the moon obscures 98.8% of the sun. Make sure you have your solar shades in time.

We would be honored to witness this event with you. JOIN US AUGUST 21st from 1:30 to 3:30 pm for a SOLAR ECLIPSE SUB SANDWICH EXTRAVAGANZA. We will also have some great back to school specials running the 21st – 25th so make sure you take advantage of these great deals.

For more detailed information on safe ways to view the total eclipse:



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Miya Gallery is now showing the work of Robert A. Tino from Sevierville, TN. Please join us for our opening and meet the artist, July 28 from 5 to 8.  We will have food and drink, and of course, fabulous art.

Summer at Miya, 20 N. Main Street, Weaverville. 828-658-9655

The summer can be such a fun time of year, but sometimes your hair and skin may suffer after days in the sun, chlorine and salt water. Rough hair and dry skin are easy to avoid by trying the following tips to protect your hair and skin the next time you go for a swim.

Rinse off before you swim. Hair and skin will absorb chlorine, but if you shower off ahead of time your body absorbs the fresh water and then will absorb less chlorine or salt water. Make sure you’re good and soaked right before you go in to increase resistance.

Apply a hair protector: Stylists recommend that you apply either a deep conditioner or natural oil, like our Sun Care Protective Hair Veil, to the hair BEFORE going into the pool or sun. This product creates a weather resistant UV invisible screen to minimize damage and drying of the sun.

Apply skin lotion BEFORE exposure: Like conditioner on your hair, lotion on your skin gives you an extra layer of protection. Apply a sun protection if swimming outdoors

Wash after your swim: Rinse and really soak your hair in the water to help remove the chlorine and salt from the follicles after swimming. Using a gentle, sulfate-free product after you swim such as our Sun Care Hair and Body Cleanser will gently remove the chlorine and salt from your hair and body.

Apply conditioner and moisturizer. Apply a deep moisturizer to your body like our Botanical Kenetics Hydrating Soft Creme and to your hair like our Sun Care After-Sun Hair Masque.  Apply immediately after showering.  This will help lock in the moisture and keep your hair and body hydrated.