Blue Ridge Art Clan meets March 22

Article Published: Mar. 20 | Modified: Mar. 23
Blue Ridge Art Clan meets March 22

John Bond, owner of Art Mart & Academy in Boone, will present at the Blue Ridge Art Clan’s March 22 meeting.

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The Blue Ridge Art Clan of Ashe County opens its 38th year on Saturday, March 22, at 9:30 a.m. at the Fellowship Hall of Mt. Jefferson Presbyterian Church, located at 201 S. Jefferson Ave. in West Jefferson.

Following a short business meeting and refreshments, artist John Bond, owner of Art Mart & Academy in Boone, will present a demonstration, “Fundamentals of Drawing.”

John has more than 19 years of experience teaching in public and private schools, and at his academy, which provides classes for adults, children and teenagers, studio space for life drawing sessions and gallery space for artists to show their work.

Art Mart & Academy is located at 681 W. King St. in downtown Boone. For more information, visit

The Blue Ridge Art Clan, founded by Ashe County artist and teacher Florence Thomas circa 1976, was organized to promote appreciation and excellence in fine arts through participation in educational and creative activities.

Monthly programs feature art demonstrations in various media and subject matter. Members show their work at local venues and at the members’ annual “Shadow of the Hills” show at the Ashe County Art Council.

Membership is open to artists actively working in art. Annual dues are $35, payable at the March meeting. Visitors and guests are welcome.

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