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Fian Arroyo shows a collection of fantasy art

VISION BOARD: “This is like our own little art bubble,” Fian Arroyo says of the Western North Carolina creative community. “It’s receptive to everybody.” In the 10 years that he’s lived here, he’s focused on his creative work, producing fantasy and surreal paintings and illustrations that are as colorful as they are evocative. Pictured, "Idalia." Image courtesy of Arroyo “When you buy art from an artist, you’re not just buying art, you’re buying a piece of the artist,” says Weaverville-based illustrator and painter Fian Arroyo. “That’s why sometimes it’s hard for me to part with certain originals of mine for a while because there’s a lot of blood, sweat, tears and cursing out loud that goes into the roller-coaster ride of my art process.” So, when an art enthusiast purchases one of his prints at Eluvium Brewing, which is close to his house, “I’ll drive over there, meet the person, sign it and make it a special thing,” Arroyo says. For his exhibition Dreaming Between the Lines in the F.W. Gallery at Woolworth Walk — which runs throughout May, with an opening reception on Friday, May 3 — Arroyo will display about 11 new pieces. “Normally, those would have […]

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