December 16, 2010

Enjoy an Evening of Art in Town Square

Shoppers and diners seem to have come out to Biltmore Park Town Square with the same enthusiasm as the budding trees and flowers. Moda, Constance Boutique, and Talloni are welcoming customers seeking the season's newest fashions, and Cold Stone Creamery and newly-opened O.P. Taylor's are staying busy by offering treats to the young and young at heart. With beautiful weather in the forecast, this weekend promises to be no different, and beginning this afternoon, there will be two additional attractions to look forward to visiting.

This evening, Friday, April 16th, Echo Gallery will host a reception to open its spring exhibition entitled Threads. The show will feature new work by fiber artists Jen Swearington, Libby and Jim Mijanovich ("Mija") and Barbara Zaretsky, as well as ceramic pieces by Emily Reason. In addition to these guest artists, there will be new work from member artists, including painters Genie Maples, Barbara Fisher, Susan Finer, and Cindy Walton; ceramic artist Lori Theriault; photo artist Laurie McCarriar; textile artist Susan Webb Lee; and ceramic sculptor Anna Koloseike. The exhibit will run through May 30th.

This evening, the Hilton Asheville will also host an arts reception to unveil a new exhibit by painter Suzanne Schaffer and photographer Bruce Siulinski. The exhibit will run through May 17th, and both receptions take place between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. tonight.

After the receptions, consider enjoying the late sunset with a walk down Town Square Boulevard. There are plenty of restaurants that are sure to satisfy even the most discerning taste buds, and outdoor seating will allow you to take advantage of the warm temperatures. And once the sun goes down, the movie theater is always a wonderful destination, too. Enjoy the evening and be sure to stay tuned for news about other upcoming events.