Please join me for cocktails on March 21, 2013@ 6pm @ The Junction Restaurant & Bar @ 348 Depot Street in celebration of a new body of photopiecings, from my travels this winter & around the ARAD. (Asheville's River Arts District)... you can see most of the photopiecings images here! thanks... Pattiy
Friday, March 15, 2013
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Monday, March 11, 2013
CURVE studios & garden will host its 5th Annual Spring Open House & Twilight Party on 2nd Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 10am to 8pm @ 6•9•12 Riverside Drive, in the heart of Asheville’s River Arts District.
All day Saturday, April 13th, starting @ 10am, our 3 buildings will be filled with artists working, demonstrating their processes.
In #6 CURVE, you will find fine silver jeweler, Mary McCall Timmer & color/pattern/textile artist, Pattiy Torno. Downstairs in #9 CURVE, welcome enamel jeweler, Monty Phillips & Celia Barbieri, The Button Florist, as they join long time CURVE ceramic artists, Angelique Tassistro & Cassie Ryalls.
Upstairs in #9 is now home to 6 new artists. Visual storyteller & HaTfolk artist, Laura Balombini, has brought together Hanji Home Lamps by Pamella O’Connor, large scale oil paintings by Jo Ridge Kelley, hand weavings & wearables by Suzanne Gernandt, fine woodworking by John Gernandt & upcycled PatteCoats by Patte Vanden Berg into a diverse yet cohesive workshop.
Downstairs in #12 you will find new Contemporary Ceramic work by Akira Satake, Kyle Carpenter, Karen Newgard & Maria Andrade Troya. The CURVE garden, will be in full bloom, so do come and “smell the roses”, magnolias, lilacs, lily of the valley… you get the idea.
The CURVE Twilight Party starts @ 5pm. Edibles will include carnivorous & veggie selections, prepared by Mark Rosenstein & his GO Kitchen staff, on his custom wood fired “inferniollio”, as well as goodies from 12 Bones Smokehouse & Rosetta’s Kitchen. Baked goods will come from Short Street Cakes & Yuzu Patisserie. Drinks will include sangria, wine & local beers… with music by DJ Marley Carroll between 5 & 8pm, with a performance @ 7pm by CURVE artist, Akira Satake, on banjo & shamisen.
The mission here @ CURVE is “Bringing people to ART & ART to life in Asheville’s River Arts District”. This Twilight Party, 10% of sales @ CURVE will go to support the GO Kitchen job-training program, so bring your credit cards! This event is free & everyone is welcome.
Posted by Pattiy Torno at 9:21 AM
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
New Skirt Fabrics... all poly/lycra and wash & wear...
aline $60, flip $60, hanky $75, slim $85, long hanky $85, gypsy $95
flip & gypsy in SML, aline, hanky, slim & long hanky in SMLXL
call me if you see something you have to have!
and here is to seeing you in the studio some day soon!
Fall 2012 black/cream abstract rose
Fall 2012 turquoise/black paisley
Fall 2012 brass medallion
Fall 2012 black/red circles
Fall 2012 black/red chrysanthemum
Fall 2012 blue violet zig zag
Posted by Pattiy Torno at 11:05 AM
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Sunday, September 16, 2012
In the interest of getting in better physical condition, i have decided to see if i can use my bike more than my truck... so this is the photo of what the bike looked like when i got back from a shopping trip this past friday... it was fun... went to the bank and two fabric stores here in Asheville & home to CURVE... and check one of our new bike racks.. thanks to David Earl Tomlinson & his welding skills & Luke Perry, the architect, for his design consulting...
Posted by Pattiy Torno at 11:31 AM
Saturday, July 7, 2012
i have been sewing like a maniac these past few months and am finally getting some of the new fabrics posted here... check out the "skirts"page & the "eclectic clothing" pages here for more photos... alot of the fabrics shown are available in a variety of styles... current line up of styles include the short flip skirt @ $60, the Aline skirt @ $60, the Hanky Hem skirt @ $75, the Long Hanky skirt @ $85, the Cap Tee @ $60 and the Wrap Dress @ $95... if you see a fabric you like, please ask if the style you like is available in that print... i just will never make photos of every style in every color available.... good to know eh? hope you are having a great summer... it is hot but happy here in Asheville!!
Posted by Pattiy Torno at 1:45 PM