Today I immeresed myself in one Downtown Asheville site: the Kress Building! Now I've been there oooooodles of time, viewing the many artists that are have their works there for sale. I drive by the Kress several times a week. I always realized that it is a very kewl old landmark in Asheville. Come to find out, the building is a 1929 neoclassical design structure.
But! I really concentrated on the beautiful terracotta craftsmanship on the facade of the Kress. I saw marvelous "heart and dart", " reel and bead", and other workmanship that really make a statement. The colors are rich and vibrant. Those terracotta touches make the Kress a work of art in and of itself.
Next time you are downtown, stop and look up at this treasure. The Kress building is located at: 19 Patton Avenue.
Then I came back to the studio and spent an inspired afternoon applying resin to several new vessels. Pics later.
Can't wait until next week to see what treasures I discover!