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EHHS junior's 'Radiance' chosen as ArtScape banner

A piece by an East Hendersonville High School junior has been chosen to represent the youth category in the upcoming reveal of the 2019 ArtScape banners in downtown Hendersonville.


 Megan Wilkie’s piece “Radiance of an Artistic Soul” was recently on exhibit as one of 95 pieces by young artists in the Artists of Tomorrow show curated by the Arts Council of Henderson County. A student of art teacher Robert Wallace, Wilkie will be the second young artist under 18 years old to exhibit in ArtScape.

The public is invited to the 2019 celebration/ reception/opening exhibition on Friday, April 5, from 5 to 7 p.m., to be held concurrently at two downtown locations within easy walking distance of each other – at Art Mob Studios & Marketplace, 124 4th Avenue East, and at Woodlands Gallery, 419 N. Main Street in Hendersonville. Attendees can follow the colorful paint drops along the sidewalks between the two galleries. Live music, appetizers, and drinks will be provided at both locations. Artists will be offering the artwork depicted on the banners for sale to the public. Sponsors of banners in the 2018 ArtScape Banner Project will receive the banners they sponsored in last year’s exhibit during the reception. And rumor has it that James V. Langer, Chair of Greensboro College Art Dept. and Professor of Art, will be driving in to attend the Reveal Reception. Langer was one of the jurors for the 2019 ArtScape exhibit.

By the end of March, the 2018 banners will be removed from light posts by Hendersonville Public Works Department and replaced with the new outdoor art exhibit for 2019. From 171 submissions, 39 artworks were recently chosen by a two-person jury for the upcoming ArtScape Banner Project. And the addition of Wilkie’s work in the youth category completes the exhibition of 40 banners – all hung on light posts in downtown Hendersonville and along Historic 7th Avenue.
The project’s objective is to create a colorful outdoor gallery experience for all ages, making Hendersonville an exciting and unique art destination. The ArtScape Hendersonville banner project is a collaborative effort of the Art League of Henderson County, the Arts Council of Henderson County, and Downtown Hendersonville, Inc. ArtScape Hendersonville received funding from the Community Foundation of Henderson County and Henderson County Tourism Development Authority.