Join us Tuesday morning as Mitch Lee Kolbe demonstrates plein air painting at the historic Old Sherrill's Inn. Sherrill's Inn is located in Fairview on U.S. Hwy. 74, 1.1 miles southeast of the junction with State Rd. 2813 and 15 miles east of Asheville. The house is privately owned. The public is invited to watch Mitch while he demonstrates with oil paints. Those who would also like to paint at the Inn may bring their own plein air painting gear or sketching supplies. Ample free parking is available on site and we have permission to use the restrooms in the Inn.
Mitchell Lee Kolbe hails from Charlotte, North Carolina. He has worked professionally as an artist since age fifteen. As a senior in high school he was one of ten chosen nationally to receive the Art Merit Scholarship in 1973, to study at the prestigious Art Students League of New York City.
After completing his studies at the league in 1976, he had his first one- man show in Charlotte, N.C. Work soon followed in the field of graphics, illustration, murals, sculpture and fine art. By 1980 Mitchell was doing less commercial work and concentrating more on fine art and sculpture.
Works include, paintings for the Florida State Governors Club, restoration work of the Atlanta Cyclorama, murals at Kennedy Space center, and Universal Studio’s and sculptures for the 1996 Summer Olympic games, and Disney’s EPCOT Center. Kolbe’s work can be found in the collection of the Arch Bishop Of Constantinople, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Antonio Bandares, and Richard Kessler, to name a few.
If you would like to view some of Mitch's work up close and personal, you may find some fine examples at the Grand Bohemian in Biltmore Village. Stop in at the gallery and ask about the location of his works throughout the hallways on the upper floors.
Contact the artist directly through his website at: www.mitchkolbe.com
For more information about the Asheville Urban Landscape Painters and access to our full calendar of weekly painting sessions, please visit our website at www.ashevilleurban.com
This event is free however donations to support the featured artists and the work of AULP are greatly appreciated.