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Did you know that you could order (almost) all of our local artwork by phone or email?
Our staff knows our local artists and their artwork inside out.
We will help you discover artwork specific to your style, your space and your budget, as well as introducing you to the best emerging new talent, local art trends and our popular bestsellers.
Let one of our gallery staff assist you by personally offering suggestions, advice, gift ideas… and we won’t hassle you with any hardball sales pitches, either.
Once you find what you want, we will do all the heavy lifting: handling all the packaging and shipping.
Did you know that the Ancient Greeks had multiple words for different kinds of love?
They believed that each type of love was unique, so each one deserved its own special name.
Note these definitions are alphabetical…not in any special order!
Agape: Love of humankind. Universal love and charity.
Eros: Youthful love and passion. You did know that Eros was the Greek God of love and sexual desire, right? Enough said.
Ludus: Ludus means “game” in Latin. So this type of playful kind of love ranges from intimate “friends” to dangerous liaisons. You know what we mean.
Philautia: Love of the self. Basically this positive self-love is a type of self-esteem and respect.
Philia: Love of like-minded people or friendship. Almost everyone has a group of close knit friends.
Pragma: Longstanding love. Pragma means a “a thing done” or a “done deal”. This love found in long-term relationships such as marriage.
Did you know that a purple (violet) heart symbolizes a sensitive, understanding and compassionate or loyal love?
Storge: Love of your family and the next generation.
Below are just some of the few Valentine’s Day gift ideas we have in the gallery:
So as you can see no matter who you love, here at Mountain Made we have something wonderful for that special someone! Since Valentine’s Day is only seven days away, we invite you come by soon and check out these gifts for yourself > Directions to Mountain Made, a downtown Asheville art gallery.
Did you know it’s only two, yes two days until the big GAME day?
Superbowl Sunday, February 2, 2020 – SF 49’ers vs. Kansas City Chiefs.
And like true American football fans everywhere, we will hosting a pre-game, half-time, and the post-game party.
After all who doesn’t like to huddle down with friends and family for a great day of sports-fueled fun?
You can boost the fun at your next winter time bash with this easy appetizer recipe for hot muffalettas along a couple of other irresistible snacks from one of more popular cookbooks, In My Purse Cookbook by local author Vickie Busby.
Vickie’s recipes are pure comfort food but created from everyday ingredients for those of us who are not the world’s greatest cooks!
So her recipe for slider-style muffalettas is a great for any Superbowl get together.
As you might know we frequently publish what we like to call our Inside the Artist’s Studio column. In each article we connect with a featured artist by asking them select questions and showcasing their work.
This month we are doing things a bit differently.
We want to share with you the work of Alcohol Ink painter Joy Dorr, whose has four paintings on permanent display at Mission Hospital’s new North Tower at part of Mission’s “Art of Caring” exhibit.
Art in hospitals has been proven to contribute to better mental health, faster healing and overall comfort of patients.
So early in the planning stages of Mission Hospital’s new North Tower the administration decided to focus not only on developing a state-of-the-art healing facility but also in supporting the Western North Carolina community by commissioning artwork from our great local artists.
We are proud that Mountain Made gallery artist Joy Dorr was one of the chosen few.
What did you do when you first heard your artwork was accepted for Mission Hospital’s Art of Caring? How do you feel about having your displayed in the hospital?
I called my husband-he has always encouraged me-he built my studio! So it was a great moment for us. I am honored to be a part of this exhibition.
The concept so aligns with my goal as an artist to inspire and lift up others with edifying images. To surround people who may be in physical and/or emotional pain with peaceful distractions and offer a small measure of hope.
Also what is amazing is that my four paintings are displayed on the floor where one of my best friends works as a nurse. That was a blessing for both of us.
Joy goes on to say, “Living in Asheville, I am surrounded by the colors and textures of the mountains. The views are inspiring and I try to bring some version of the images I see to the canvas. Above are 2 of the 4 paintings I sold to Mission Hospital. Both are 40″ by 60″ on canvas.” (more…)