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Arts & Entertainment The Bascom shines with Frank Stella, American Master

Randall Sexton, whose work is pictured here, will teach “Painting the Figure”, Tuesday-Saturday, Aug. 16-20 at The Bascom. For information about The Bascom, call (828)526-4949 or visit the following lineup of exhibitions and workshops at The Bascom, now open seven days a week, year round.

Don’t miss:

— Grounded in Nature: Paper, a three-dimensional handcrafted sculpture by Charleston based paper artist Jocelyn Chateauvert. During a visit to the exhibition, visitors are invited to enter the artist’s wonderful creative world and make their own sculpture. Paper samples are provided. This exhibition is sponsored by Frances Bunzl.

— Frank Stella: American Master features periodic demonstrations of print making that will help visitors appreciate and understand some of the many processes used by Frank Stella.

The exhibition includes monumental printmaking, mixed media and sculptural works on loan from Florida collector Preston H Haskell and Albright-Knox Gallery in New York. The exhibition is sponsored by anonymous patrons, Norman Askins, Gail and Tim Hughes, and Beth and Jim Nellis.

Exhibitions at The Bascom are always free and open to the public.

Upcoming workshops at The Bascom include:

— “Creativity Workshop” with Mary Lou Carpenter on Aug. 11-13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This mixed media offering is a stimulating and invigorating experience for the creative spirit utilizing a variety of materials and techniques.

— Working from a model, explore the art of “Painting the Figure” with Randall Sexton from Aug. 16-20. Gain an understanding of the interrelated components of painting including drawing, value, color, and edge relationship.

— On Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Aug. 31, Fayne Ansley offers a great way to enjoy the beauty of the Plateau with “Field Sketching and Watercolor.” Each week, visit a different location.

— On Saturdays through September 3rd from 2 to 4 p.m., Fayne’s “Botanical Watercolor” explores beautiful local flora and fauna. Gain skills, knowledge and creative inspiration to produce paintings based on close observation.

The Bascom is now open year-round - Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, 12 noon to 5 p.m. Enjoy workshops, exhibitions, special events and quality programs throughout the year at The Bascom. For more information, to register for these and other Bascom workshop offerings or for more details on all Bascom activities, visit or call (828)526-4949.

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