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LOCAL BRIEFS: Free chamber music, tractor pull, 'Art in Bloom'

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Brevard Music Center presents free performance

The Brevard Music Center will present a chamber music concert as part of its free Community Concerts series. On Tuesday, April 5, at 12:30 p.m., flutist Dilshad Posnock and pianist Craig Nies will perform an exquisite program of chamber music at First United Methodist Church in Hendersonville. Chamber Music Tuesdays in Hendersonville is made possible, in part, through a grant from the Perry N. Rudnick Endowment Fund of the Community Foundation of Henderson County.
April’s program will include CPE Bach’s “Hamburger” Sonata, Pierre Sancan’s Sonatine for flute and piano, a solo keyboard Intermezzo by JS Bach, and “Sonata for the Emerald Isle” by BMC alum Jack Coen. The final Chamber Music Tuesdays concert performance of the spring 2016 season will feature Scott Rawls (viola) and Jihye Chang (piano) on May 3 in Hendersonville.

Flat Rock studio hosts first Art in Bloom

The Studios at Flat Rock will host the first annual Art in Bloom May 27 through May 30. “Art in Bloom is an event that originated in 1976 at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston,” says Suzanne Camarata Ball, organizer of the event. “Floral designers study artwork and create imaginative floral interpretations based on what they experience. The fresh floral arrangements are then exhibited next to the piece that inspired the designer, thus creating a dynamic visual display for the viewing public.”
Twenty artists are juried to participate in Art in Bloom, based on submissions to The Studios at Flat Rock before the deadline of April 24. Entries will be judged by Michael Bauermeister of Augusta, Mo., whose evocative wood sculptures grace collections from the Smithsonian American Art Museum to the Mesa Museum of Contemporary Art in Arizona. Original submissions can be in either 2D or 3D artwork in any medium, including painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture, glass, wood, fiber and jewelry.
A preview gala will launch Art in Bloom on Friday, May 27, from 5 to
8 p.m. Tickets are $25 individual/$40 couple. Best in Show and People’s Choice awards will be announced at the end of the evening. All proceeds from the celebration will benefit the Open Studio Tour of Henderson County September 17-18, thanks to the effort of Advocates for the Arts, the underwriter for the event.
Art in Bloom is held in conjunction with Art in the Garden, a design competition for Henderson County high school and Blue Ridge Community College students to create art sculptures for local gardens. The self-guided tour takes place on Saturday, May 28. Admission is $10/person. Tickets to the events are available at The Studios at Flat Rock, Flower Market, Hendersonville Tourism Center, and Raymond’s Garden Center.
For information email, visit or call 828-698-7000.

Antique Tractor Pull April 9 in Edneyville

An Antique Tractor Pull will be held the second Saturday of each month through August.
The next event will take place at 11 a.m. April 9 at the Apple Co-op on South Mills Gap Road in Edneyville. From Hendersonville, follow Highway 64 East to left on South Mills Gap Road at Griffin's Store then follow signs to the pull on the left. Admission is free. Bring your own chair. Lunch will be available for purchase from the Barnyard Bandits 4-H Club.
The fee for competitors with antique tractors that weigh 3,000-12,000 lbs. is $10 per hook. The Apple Country Antique Engine and Tractor Association sponsors the monthly competition. The pull will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. For more information, contact Larry Phillips at 674-6649.