Friday, August 22, 2014

RIP Miles Dreyer

It's been three days since one of our artists, Miles Dreyer, passed away unexpectedly, and I have been without words. What words can be found for the tragedy of the loss of someone so young, with such a rich life and so much ahead of him? I'm sure I am not the only one who has been stunned into silence.

A couple of years ago, he brought jewelry to the Gallery. A short time after, he brought cards describing what he created. What appeared to be simple pendants were so much more. Reading about his concept gave me insight into the man as an artist and a thinker.
Tokens are the antiquated currency of the future
You have just purchased, traded for, or been given a token made from my time, the earth's minerals, and ancient solar energy. This token is an idea, a symbol, and an object. It is a talisman and an amulet. You define its power. Your token's beauty evolves once you give it meaning. Give it to a loved one or exchange it for a meal. Hang it from leather, string it on cotton. Cherish it or trade it. Incorporate it into your own art. Use it as adornment or gratuity. It's yours to share with the world.
I didn't know Miles very well. When I met him, he seemed easygoing but quiet. Actions speak louder than words, and what I observed that Miles was a loving husband and father, and a vital part of the community. Our deepest sympathies to his family and friends.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Parting Ways

It is with some regret that I announce that the Ice Cream Deck will no longer be doing business at 573 Micaville Loop after the end of August. What had the promise of becoming a dynamic business partnership did not come into being, and One of a Kind needs the kind of vibrant eatery that can match the artwork and the music. Stay tuned for updates!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Upcoming Music Events

Every Saturday Morning, David A. Wiseman host a Jam in the Loft from 10:00 am until 12:00, 1:00 and sometimes closer to 2:00. Everyone is welcome. The Ice Cream Deck opens at 10:00 on Saturday with coffee and baked goods.

A typical Saturday morning in the Loft at Dragon's Tone Music
Saturday, May 24 marks Bob Dylan's birthday, and Ron Greene, a Jam regular is hosting the First Annual Bobfest. Join us for a mini music festival starting at noon to celebrate Bob Dylan’s birthday! Everyone is invited to play, sing, and/or listen to songs that Bob has written through the years.

The tentative schedule includes performances by Yves Giraud, David A. Wiseman, Ellis Aycock, Joy Boothe and Rob Levin, Stan Beach, Larry Howell, Bob Jones and Sam McKinney, Ron Greene, Pete Easton, and Gred Gross.

On Saturday May 31, the Gallery is hosting Yves Giraud’s CD Release Party for “The Traveler” from 6:00 to 8:00.

French-American singer-songwriter Yves Giraud will be performing live for the official release of his latest album “The Traveler”, which he recorded in Celo. Joining Yves will be locals Nancy Wood, harmonizing on vocals, and Eric Witherspoon, on harmonica and fiddle.

Yves' unique songwriting style combines adult contemporary pop, jazz and rock, and has been compared to the likes of John Mayer and Matt Nathanson.

Come enjoy Yves’ soothing vocals and impressive guitar playing and get the very first release of “The Traveler”. Food and refreshments will be served. This event is free. For more information, call 828-675-0690.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

We Have Heat and are OPEN!

For the first time in a week, it's getting HOT in here! The Gallery has a working furnace and will reopen for business Friday, February 14 from 11 to 5. If you still want to get something for your Sweetheart, we have lots of handmade gifts to choose from.
Mice with Hearts by Bernstein Glass

Red Birds by Carole Honeycutt
Collage Valentine cards by Barbara Kahn
David Wiseman's Love Notes
Button bracelet by Judy Presnell

Bottle Cap Bird by John D Richards
Necklace by Sherrie Carver
Prayer Tiles and Blessing Coins by Kari Weaver
Wine Bottle Carrier by Nina Wilson

Necklaces by Teresa Fuhrmeister
Remember though to call ahead if the weather is bad.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Temporarily CLOSED due to Winter

The Gallery furnace has breathed its last lukewarm breath and must be replaced. As the owners seek out a replacement, the Gallery will be closed. I will post updates here and on the Gallery Facebook page.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! We are excited for the future of One of a Kind Art Gallery as well as Micaville, which is growing to become a destination for locals and tourists, offering food, music and art!

2013 saw some major changes. This past spring, The Ice Cream Deck, formerly in Burnsville, opened for business in the annex. They serve delicious, handmade ice cream from The Hop in Asheville and hope to be expanding their menu as 2014 progresses.

The Ice Cream Deck serves delicious ice cream, shakes and sundaes in the annex at One of a Kind Art Gallery in Micaville, NC

Local musician and luthier David A. Wiseman has set up his shop, Dragon's Tone Music in the loft. David makes handcrafted Appalachian dulcimers, repairs stringed instruments and offers lessons in guitar, dulcimer, and autoharp. Every Saturday morning starting at 10, Dragon's Tone Music hosts a music jam. All are invited to play, sing or dance along.

Local musicians gather for the Saturday morning music jam at Dragon's Tone Music up in the loft at One of a Kind Art Gallery in Micaville, NC
The biggest change to the Gallery has been a change in ownership. Since 2011, Lynda Gayle Banner, Estela Shackelford and Kari Weaver have worked hard to develop a successful gallery of local art.

In June, Lynda Gayle stepped down so that she could divide her time between helping her husband in his new business venture of running Kirkwood's Cafe (formerly Mary Jane's Bakery and Cafe) and being a studio potter.

In October, Estela retired again (the first time was from nursing a few years ago), so she could spend more time in her clay studio as well as pursue other interests.

Kari has eagerly taken over full ownership, and she remains passionate and dedicated to exhibiting and selling the best local art.

Artist and One of a Kind Art Gallery owner Kari Weaver

As we head into our third year of business, we've decided to keep the Gallery open during the winter months. Our winter hours are posted at the left, and please call ahead if the weather is bad.