Art Cellar hosts final Gallery Bash

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Article Published: Oct. 17, 2012 | Modified: Oct. 21, 2012
Art Cellar hosts final Gallery Bash

Artist David Birmingham’s work will be highlighted at the Oct. 20 Gallery Bash at The Art Cellar Gallery.
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The Art Cellar Gallery’s summer of celebration has been a busy, art-filled time and will wrap up with a final Gallery Bash on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Along with this season’s exhibition events, the gallery has been having a special celebration on the 20th of each month to celebrate its 20th season. Each month, the Gallery Bash highlights different artists, and, for Oct. 20, it celebrates the work of artist David Birmingham.

Known for his classic realism paintings of regional landscapes, Birmingham has studied and traveled throughout Europe, Asia, South America, Africa and New Zealand.

Classically trained, he studied in Australia, and then at London University and the Royal College of Art in England.

While pursuing his independent art career, he taught at the Art Institute of Miami (Fla.) for 25 years.
Since retiring from teaching, he spends nine months of the year living and painting in his studio in the mountains of North Carolina. He is passionate about capturing the landscapes of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and uses the country roads, shaded paths or river edges to lead viewers into his paintings.

His perception of the natural environment is captured in rich details, shadow and light, and color. There will be a selection of Birmingham’s work shown at the Gallery Bash this Saturday and, in July 2013, his paintings will be presented in a one-man exhibition at The Art Cellar Gallery.

The Art Cellar Gallery’s final exhibition of the summer is currently showing in the main floor gallery, “The Cake Invitational” exhibition runs through Oct. 27. The invitational is a range of work created by gallery artists, and each piece is inspired by cake. Some took this literally, and others used this as inspiration. The show ranges from rich paintings of cakes to a 9-foot tall cake knife to cakes of clay and wood.

The other two floors of the gallery hold a wide range of work from sculpture in glass, steel, stone and wood to paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor or pastel.

The Art Cellar Gallery represents a diverse range of artists featuring regional artists with others from across the Southeast, with regional and national reputations. The Art Cellar Gallery is open year round and continues to show new work through the winter. For more information, call (828) 898-5175 or visit

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Gallery Times is a weekly news feature of The Mountain Times, featuring short news items submitted by local galleries.

For more information or to make a submission, contact editor Frank Ruggiero at ( or (828) 264-6397.

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