The Tryon Gallery Trot in Tryon, NC, is in full swing! Thanks to a generous grant funded by the Polk County Community Foundation, we are now able to offer outdoor entertainment during many of the Trots. Many shopkeepers (non-gallery) in downtown have expressed an interest in opening their doors during our events including new business; Main Street Antiques & Collectibles! Please join us as we welcome three new businesses to the Trots, and as we affectionately embrace all things Tryon in this upcoming Trot on Aug. 11, 2012, from 5-8pm!
Tryon band The Trophy Husbands will perform early in the Trot in the center of town across from the clock tower. Don’t miss this energetic local rock/folk group of artists, known for their great harmonies and unique arrangements, as they warm up our Trot and really get things started in downtown.
Skyuka Fine Art fully embraces its love for our hometown with a show entitled “For the Love of Tryon”. Multiple artists have produced pieces all near and dear to Tryon hearts including: Lake Lanier, downtown Tryon, Sidestreet Pizza, Hunting Country, Tryon Country Club, mountain scenes and much more. Skyuka also welcomes local fine art crafters Andy Costine, and Doug Dacey. As a special treat for our Trotters, local winery Parker-Binns will be bringing their tasting room to our gallery during the opening reception! Samples will be offered and a stunning souvenir etched glass will be offered at $5 for those who would love a full glass of their outstanding local wines.
Be sure to climb up to Gallery I at Tryon Fine Arts Center on Melrose to see Tryon’s own Morris the Horse exhibit entitled “All Morris, All the Time”. Paintings, drawings, sculpture, and photographs of the mascot will be on display as an extension of the opening fundraising reception taking place on July 28 produced by the Save Morris Ransom Project. All proceeds benefit Morris’ restoration and return to Trade Street in historic downtown Tryon.
Bill Crowell from Saluda Forge will take a space on Trade St. showing off his wares as well as selling “Trot-dogs” as a fundraiser for our Trots. Please come hungry and grab a dog! Help support our “Trots”!
The Depot Room, housed within The Historic Tryon Depot, joins in the fun with a fresh exhibit of Richard Baker’s work. Don’t miss this beautifully restored building; a rich piece of Tryon history just up the steps of the clock tower.
Thompson’s Landscaping has added a gallery to their business and joined our Trots! Their new name is ‘Thompson Garden Gallery and Outdoor Living’. Thompson’s brings a new concept for Downtown Tryon; a place for showcasing local talent, artists and craftsmen, with a mix of items for home and garden. Everything from pet portraits to wooden quilts, casual comfy hammocks, teak furniture, a mix of the whimsical with the practical, with a showroom that is constantly changing!
Tryon Painters & Sculptors hosts an opening reception for their “Members’ Show-Painting Only”. This will be the first Trot where TPS’s gift gallery will be open; featuring members’ smaller works for sale. Regular business hours are Thursday-Saturday 11-5pm.
The Upstairs Artspace offers two colorful new shows. “Revolver” presents painter Daniel Nevins (Asheville) and turned wood/mixed media artists Dustin Farnsworth and Daniel Marinelli (Greenville), each linked by forms that turn, twist and revolve. “Marked Up” introduces Nava Lubelski (Asheville) in a solo exhibit of vibrant, kinetic mixed media wall and tabletop pieces.
Stop by Bravo Interior Design and New View Realty (next to City Hall). They will be featuring works from Jim Shackelford, Linda Page Hudgins and Mara & Ford Smith. Enjoy the art display along with an array of munchies and refreshments including locally brewed beer.
Other Trot participants include: The Book Shelf, Green River Gallery, the 1906 Pine Crest Inn, and Vines & Stuff.
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