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Call the coffeehouse for more info: 828-325-0108
To become a sponsor of Aroma of Art, please click here to download the sponsorship form.
To become a donating artist, please click here to download the Call for Art brochure.
We have some artists donating for the first time as well as many returning favorites. Make sure to come out on Thursday, February 7, starting at 5:30 to get your bid numbers and see all of the amazing paintings, pottery pieces, jewelry, photography and sculpture available for bidding on for two weeks in February.
There will be complimentary light hors d'ouevres provided by L&L Catering, wine and coffee for your enjoyment as you take in the lovely art and decide on your favorites for bidding.
Call Taste Full Beans Coffee House downtown at 828-325-0108 for more information.
Save the date! Thursday, January 17th, 2013, 5:30 - 7:00 PM!
Aroma of Art 2013 starts this Thursday with the
Art Drop Off Artist Appreciation Reception!
If you are an artist who is donating to the 2013 auction, please join us for wine, hors d'oeuvres, dessert and coffee this Thursday at Taste Full Beans Coffee House in downtown Hickory, NC.
It will be a wonderful evening of fellowship with artists, good food and drink.
Call 828-325-0108 for more information - hope to see you there!
Taste Full Beans Coffee House Downtown
is located at 29 2nd street, NW, Hickory, NC
Through the expression of their talent and creativity, artists speak fluently using a universal language-the elements of art: line, shape, form, color, texture, space and the values of light and dark.
During the month-long silent auction being held at its new location at 2220 US 70 SE Hickory, visitors will have the opportunity to explore the exhibit and place their bids.
The generous donation of original works of art coupled with the support of auction attendees makes AOA one of the most exciting and innovative annual nonprofit fundraisers in the Hickory area.Staff and residents of Flynn Home of Hickory want to take this opportunity to thank the AOA 2012 committee for being selected along with Women's Resource Center and ALFA to benefit from the 2012 auction. We encourage you to learn more about these agencies and the vital roles they play in your community.
2012 Aroma of Art committee members: Kate Tinnan; Anne Fredley and AOA co-founder, Edgar Hernandez, owner of Taste Full Beans Coffeehouse, are currently working with the benefiting agencies to promote event sponsorships and invite area artists to participate in AOA's 10th anniversary celebration.
For more information about Aroma of Art 2012 call: 828/325-0108
Sandi Baker is the other half of Wolf Song Studio. Sandi and JW Baker have a long history with the Hickory arts community and their artwork often reflects their love and reverence for nature and spirit. Sandi and JW both serve on the board of the Wolf Sanctum in Bakersville, NC and many of her paintings express her love for the wolves that reside there.
What is your background/how did you get started in your medium?
I am self-taught, and I work in many mediums. I started airbrushing when I was a teenager. I was interested in vehicle graphics and murals at the time and taught myself to airbrush. I started doing work for friends immediately and by the time I was 19 I opened my own sign business. I always airbrushed and did personal fine art on the side, hoping one day to be able to concentrate solely on fine art.
What effect are you trying to have on people through your art?
Mostly I hope to communicated on a level beyond words, to move the viewer, to inspire.
What drew you to your particular medium?
The airbrush seemed like it was just meant for me - I just knew it would work for me.
Who were your mentors/inspiring artists as you began to discover your art?
Sign painters, usually those featured in trade magazines. I didn't have mentors as such but I always greatly admired the work of other artists. I have found almost every work of art created by other artists to be inspiring in one way or another.
What was your first piece of art you created and what inspired it?
I really don't know the first piece, but I used to sit in the pasture and draw horses for hours on end. Horses were my first love and first serious subject.
What are some of your favorite projects?
Of mine? The Spirit Catchers are fun to create, and I enjoy the wide range of reactions from those who view them. I like working with the wood and painting on leather. Each one is a surprise upon completion.
What are you working on right now?
A series of wildlife paintings that incorporate gold leaf. I am leaning towards a more surreal, illusionary style.
My work is available for sale at our website, www.wolfsongstudio.com, and JW and I show our work at Taste Full Beans throughout the year as well as other locations in Hickory and elsewhere. May 15 is the Wolf Creek Rendezvous up in Banner Elk. Wolf Song Studio and other artists will be there from 10:00 to 5:00 with our work for sale.
Sandi has several pieces donated for the Aroma of Art auction. Please come by Taste Full Beans Coffee House to see her wonderful pieces and the other fantastic pieces of art up for auction through Thursday, March4 - still time to make your bid!
When Rosalie De Fini Outlaw was the Executive Director of the Humane Society of Catawba County several years ago, she co-founded Aroma of Art with Taste Full Beans owners DW Bentley and Edgar Hernandez, Jennifer Hart of ALFA and Lisa Miller of the Women's Resource Center. Rosalie has donated a piece of art to the fundraiser each year of it's existence.
The first few years she donated photography, and now she donates pottery. Jason ahs donated pottery to Aroma of Art for the past two years. This year we wanted to take it to the next level.
Oulaw Pottery donated several pieces of art, inclduing a lizard chip and dip platter and a pottery birdhouse.
During our Holiday Pottery Show and Sale at Taste Full Beans in December, Jason Outlaw asked the attending potters to throw pieces of pottery on his wheel for demonstration during the show.
Each potter donated those pieces for the Aroma of Art fundraiser. The pieces were glazed and fired by Outlaw Pottery for the event. Those potters include Roger Corn of County Line Jug Shop (Lula, GA), Amanda Dobbins of Rosylou Pottery (Hickory, NC), Jesse Rivera and is 12-year old son, Cesar Rivera (Lincolnton, NC).
The offerings of these fine potters are up for auction for Aroma of Art at Taste Full Beans Coffee House in downtown Hickory to benefit ALFA and The Humane Society of Catawba County. There is still time to get a bid number and be a part of Aroma of Art - drop into Taste Full Beans during the next week to bid on your favorite pieces.
Rosalie grew up influenced by painters on her mother's side of the family and photographers on her father's side. She learned to paint from her artist mother who used to own her own painting business creating accessories for the Broyhill Furniture Galleries in the 1980's. Rosalie studied art photography and photojournalism at the University of Florida. After a long career in nonprofit management, Rosalie joined Jason in the pottery business in 2009.
What are some of your favorite projects and what are you working on right now?
Outlaw Pottery's donations to Aroma of Art are up for auction at Taste Full Beans Coffee House through the auction finale on March 4th.