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Paint on the Easel (KEEP OUR STUDIO OPEN)

https://gofund.me/8ad4f5aa (click on link)

Aurora Studio & Gallery is a nonprofit supportive art studio for creatives who have been impacted by mental health issues, substance use or being unhoused. Our workshops are small in size, for up to ten people per class and are a blend of support group and art class. We work with local artists, certified peer support specialists (those with lived experience who have been through training) and myself, a licensed clinical addiction specialist (also with lived experience). Founded in 2012, we have hosted our half-day workshops since 2013 in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina. 

In the last year, we have had 92 seats for our classes. The impact of these groups for individuals has been profound. People who have been isolated have found common ground among kindred spirits and a place to create safely. Individuals have found their voice through expressing themselves within our groups and have gained tremendous pride and self-confidence. There are lots of moving stories of struggle, friendship and growth. Personally, this is the most potent undertaking I have created for myself, and I am learning and pushing my limits all the time.

In 2021, Aurora Studio moved to its first leased space of its own and was able to increase the number of classes it offered. However, several financial setbacks have happened and we are seeking support to KEEP OUR STUDIO OPEN. We would love your support!

The REFINERY AVL Holiday Bazaar

I am so very excited to share the following pieces of news with you. They both have to do with the great fortune Aurora Studio & Gallery has had over the last several months.

The Give! Local Campaign. Aurora Studio & Gallery was selected among one of the 45 nonprofits to be part of our area’s give local campaign. Each organization that is part of this campaign, offer a truly incredible service within our community. I am humbled, that we were chosen. Look for us in this year’s Give! Local Guide. Feel free to also check out the other organizations and give if you can. The first 25 persons to give to Aurora at varying levels, will get some very cool gifts. I am attaching a link to our page on the website.:  https://givelocalguide.org/nonprofits/aurora-studio-gallery/

Secondly, now that Aurora Studio & Gallery has its own space, we will be hosting a Holiday Arts & Crafts Sale in our Studio space. Dates for this are: Nov. 20, 27, Dec. 11 & 18, from 11am – 6pm at our new studio in the Refinery AVL, 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville 28801. Come by, see our new space, purchase creative gifts for the holidays and SUPPORT OUR ARTISTS and STUDIO!

I am very much hoping to see some of you!!

With gratitude,

Lori Greenberg

I am so very excited to share the following pieces of news with you. They both have to do with the great fortune Aurora Studio & Gallery has had over the last several months.

The Give! Local Campaign. Aurora Studio & Gallery was selected among one of the 45 nonprofits to be part of our area’s give local campaign. Each organization that is part of this campaign, offer a truly incredible service within our community. I am humbled, that we were chosen. Look for us in this year’s Give! Local Guide. Feel free to also check out the other organizations and give if you can. The first 25 persons to give to Aurora at varying levels, will get some very cool gifts. I am attaching a link to our page on the website.:  https://givelocalguide.org/nonprofits/aurora-studio-gallery/

Secondly, now that Aurora Studio & Gallery has its own space, we will be hosting a Holiday Arts & Crafts Sale in our Studio space. Dates for this are: Nov. 20, 27, Dec. 11 & 18, from 11am – 6pm at our new studio in the Refinery AVL, 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville 28801. Come by, see our new space, purchase creative gifts for the holidays and SUPPORT OUR ARTISTS and STUDIO!

I am very much hoping to see some of you!!

With gratitude,

Lori Greenberg

WLOS

On Friday, October 8, WLOS ran this video on Aurora Studio & Gallery. Our thanks to Bob Mahosky for his seamless and gentle approach to filming us.

First Friday – Featuring Kyley Shurrona

FRIDAY, AUGUST 6th

5 – 7 pm

207 Coxe Ave., Suite 11, Asheville 28801

The ability to form your own identity, to find your truth… outside of the effect of trauma and all things mentally unhealthy is not only a journey of growth in strength and understanding, it is the development of beauty. 

As someone who developed a strong passion for truth and challenging the idea of normalcy at an early age, creation of art was involuntary. I came to recognize the correlation between that which I made, and that which I wanted. I physically manifested the change that I wanted to see.  My identity as an artist is held by hunger to lead people toward, and to translate the truths I have found to be unspoken and or unspeakable. This is why I created Kyley’s Faces. 

Kyley’s Faces is a dedication to advocacy and the supporting of authenticity, self-expression, and truth through professional-style portraiture. https://www.kyleysfaces.com/