Studio A Invites You To Grand Opening
Imagine being surrounded only by things that are hand-made, created with love and inspired by spirit. Studio A is one such place where the vibrant artist, Andrea Kulish creates handmade lamps, pysanky eggs, mixed media art as well as silkscreened t-shirts. She invites you to Studio A Grand Opening: two days of celebration, creativity and live demos.
Andrea creates the shades for her handmade lamps using an array of unique handmade paper, photographs as well as fabrics. She welcomes interior designers, businesses as well as individuals with a specific idea for interior decor to consult with her for custom-made lamps. For the lamp bases, Andrea collaborates with Asheville’s own metal artists Tina Councell of Iron Maiden Studios and Mark Schieferstein of Skrapmonkey turning each piece truly artisan-made. As for her inspiration, she says, “After making hundreds of colorful handmade lanterns for the annual lantern parade around Jamaica Pond in Massachusetts for two years in a row, I wanted to make something that would enable me to play with color and light and also be more permanent than lanterns.” She names her lamps too. For example, she created a pair of lamps inspired by the mother humpback whale and her calf, Salt and Zelle, which adds
a dynamic flair to the lamps. Another is called West Asheville- inspired by the cultural energy of West Asheville.
At Studio A you will also find pysanky eggs that Andrea creates using traditional Ukrainian patterns as well as her own modern designs. The creation of the eggs is very personal and meaningful to her because it is a tradition her mom passed down to her starting when she was only six years old. For her, the making of the eggs is both a way of expressing her creativity, connecting with her late mom, who as an artist herself was a huge inspiration, and also a way to keep this rare Ukrainian folk tradition alive. It is a unique part of the mosaic of America’s varied cultural heritage. Andrea is very excited to share the making of the eggs with people and will be doing live demos and workshops for those who want to dive deeper in the pysanky egg making artform.
Andrea is very excited to be part of the River Arts District and draws inspiration from the rich and vibrant artist community. She is eager to continue making her contributions as a member to this community and grateful for the opportunity to share her work.
Come to the Grand Opening which takes place on November 9th and 10th from 10-6pm on both days and coincides with River Arts Districts’ Studio Stroll event.
About Studio A
Studio A is a creative space where you will find handmade paper, handmade lamps, Ukrainian Pysanky Eggs, silkscreened t-shirts, mixed media artwork as well as live demonstrations. As a graphic designer, Andrea specializes in print design. Learn, watch and create to your heart’s content and let Studio A be your inspiration.
344 Depot Street
Pink Dog Creative in the River Arts District
Asheville, NC 28801
Sophia guides visualization journeys for individuals and groups using guided imagery/visualization and breathing techniques to help people calm their mind and connect with their deeper self. Sophia has produced a guided visualization CD in September 2011 called Visual Journey Meditations Vol I. and has guided over 100 group meditations within the last two years.
With her husband, Cristof Ensslin, she released her second guided visualization CD in November 2012 called Creative Visualizations: Four Guided Visualizations for Experiencing Abundance which has beautiful cello music composed and performed by Cristof.
She is working on her first book tentatively titled, “22 Visual Journey Meditations” She also has other creative projects in the offering including videos related to the meditative experience.
When Sophia is not guiding or visualizing or writing, she loves to read, be in the sun, swim and paint, take photos, make videos and yes, cook and eat delicious foods! Sophia also loves to have friends over at her home and go hiking in the woods with her husband and be around animals.