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Tryon Gallery Trot in Tryon, NC, Takes Place – Oct. 12, 2013

September 30, 2013


The final Tryon Gallery Trot of 2013 is upon us! Visit downtown Tryon, NC, for: street performances, live music, carriage rides, and of course plenty of art! Join us on Oct. 12, 2013, from 5-8pm for a night to remember!  Thanks to the Polk County Community Foundation for a grant from the Mary Kessler Fund, we are proud to offer local rock band ‘Loaded Toad’ performing at the new St. Luke’s Plaza. Local musician and singer Ian Harrod will stroll up and down downtown singing and playing guitar acoustically. Artist/performer Sam Lovelace and her lovely assistant Angie will delight Trotters with quick hand drawn portrait sketches. Carolina Carriage horse rides return. All entertainment is free to visitors! Support your local downtown and come participate in this family friendly event.

Other highlights to include:

New smaller works by Linda Hudgins will be on display at New View Realty along with many fall scenes by Jim Shackelford. Back by popular demand is the display of the Celebration of Holland Brady’s work.

Patricia Cole-Ferullo and Dom Ferullo have been busy in their Art Studio at the top of Pacolet Street, creating all new mixed media, watercolor, and acrylic fine art with a flair for the final Trot.

Skyuka Fine Art is pleased to announce ‘Recent Works’ by Richard Christian Nelson. With his ‘Plein Air Painters of the Southeast’ group (PAPSE), Nelson enjoyed their annual painting trek, this year to Boothbay, ME, and painted many seascapes. Nelson’s Still Life paintings, recent visits to Charleston, Florida, and Cashiers also round this fresh body of work. His recent ‘Top 10′ award from the Portrait Society of America’s International Portrait Competition for “Luke at 15″ will also be on display.

The Depot Room at Millard and Company will showcase two artists for the last Trot of the season. Susan Hopps and Grace Lertora will delight with their colorful canvases. Hopps is fascinated by transparent colors as they mix and mingle on paper and the play of light on shapes. Watercolor is her medium. Lertora chooses to express her vision using acrylics and her bold choices of color. These two artists are a nice complement to each other and should make for a vibrant exhibit.

Thompson’s Garden Gallery and Outdoor Living presents 3 featured artists for October. Jackie McAbee, a former educator in Western NC,  captures the beauty of nature in acrylics, usually baby animals, birds, cows, plants and flowers. Matt Cable, a Hendersonville artist, focuses on contemporary reflections of nature using acrylic on canvas and salvaged wood, mixed media applications and jewelry. Patricia Roshaven is both a photographer and painter, who uses the camera as a travel companion, documenting light and shadow. Her paintings do not depend on technique or thought of a final image, but on “painting in the wild”. Please join us to usher in Fall in the Thermal Belt and meet these three talented artists.

Tryon Fine Arts Center will host a table near the entertainment to sell tickets for upcoming performances, t-shirts, and offer information about their coming events.

Tryon Painters & Sculptors will host an opening reception for their ‘Members’ Only Show’, open to all members and all mediums. Join them to see these new works and enjoy refreshments.

Vines & Stuff invites Tryon watercolor artist Kim Attwooll to give a spontaneous watercolor demonstration where visitors can also enjoy samples of special holiday gourmet treats. Attwooll is an accomplished local artist who enjoys sharing some of the things she has learned during her many years of watercolor art.

The Book Shelf, Green River Gallery, The 1906 Pine Crest Inn, Upstairs Artspace, and Terra on Trade (relocated next to the new Ruby Slipper restaurant at St. Luke’s Plaza) all open their doors and welcome Trotters with new art, merchandise and refreshments. Join us for this final Trot of the season, and an exciting arts centered event.

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Tryon, NC, Gallery Trot Set for September 14, 2013

August 18, 2013


The TDDA sponsored Tryon Gallery Trot returns in downtown Tryon, NC, with live performances, music, and of course plenty of art! Join us on Sept.14, 2013, from 5-8pm. The season is winding down with only one more Trot in October, so join the fun while you can!

A kid’s art tent will be offered at Terra on Trade – stop by and have your child create something special to take home. Thanks to a grant from the Mary Kessler Fund through the PCCF, we are proud to offer Bluegrass band ‘Blue Haze’; Lance Smith, Jim Walker, Phil Jenkins and Robert Wells bring you amazing renditions of all your Bluegrass favorites. The band plays from 6-9pm in the center of town. Thanks to another grant from PCCF, we are able to offer free ‘Carolina Carriage’ Horse Drawn Carriage rides and magician Paul DiLella will delight visitors throughout the Trot. Support your local downtown and come participate in this family friendly event.

Some other highlights of the Trot will include:

The Depot Room at Millard & Company will be showing fabric paintings by Barbara McComb Thomas of Columbus, NC.  Her work integrates her love of flowing color on fabric with oriental brush painting techniques. Thomas says: “Fabric paintings extensive range of possibilities continues to motivate me into developing new techniques” and, “The beauty of the NC Mountains has been a strong inspirational force that continuously feeds my creativity.” Come and meet the artist and see her passion for utilizing all types of fibers, dyes and mixed media.

Skyuka Fine Art presents “Bargains & Banners”! For years we have received compliments on the banners we hang outside the gallery for our shows. During September’s Tryon Gallery Trot, you will have an opportunity to purchase your favorite. Also, many pieces in the gallery will be offered at a great discount to make room for a full inventory update in October. Please join us for light refreshments, entertainment, and fun!

Tryon Arts & Crafts joins the action in the center of town with their popular “Art Tasting”; Mary Lou Diekmann will be the featured artist showing off her ceramic pieces.

Tryon Fine Arts Center offers an unusual opportunity to view one-of-a-kind folk art during their opening reception for matchbook collector, Lew Phillips.  Phillips has created matchbook cover collage art over the course of many years, and much of this work has never been seen publicly before. Join him during the Trot to discuss these unique collages with him.

Tryon Painters & Sculptors is proud to host an opening reception for “Three Wildlife Artists”, featuring the works of James Brooks, Don Blackwell and Anne Davin.

Work from the “100 x 100 Canvas Project”

The Upstairs Artspace presents “100 x 100 Canvas Project”. Many talented professional artists have donated paintings, each on a standard 10 x 10 canvas, to benefit the gallery. This is not an auction! Each painting will be available first come first serve and sold for $100. The opening reception begins at 5pm, and purchases can be made starting at 6:30pm. Saturday, Sept. 28 marks the closing reception date with a special demonstration and auction at the end of the evening.

Saluda Forge, The Book Shelf, Green River Gallery, Ferullo Studio, New View Realty, The 1906 Pine Crest Inn, Thompsons Garden Gallery, Vines & Stuff, and Terra on Trade all open their doors and welcome Trotters with new art, merchandise and refreshments.

Join us for this toe-tapping, feel-good, arts centered event. Find Tryon Gallery Trot on Facebook or e-mail to ( for more information.

Upstairs Artspace in Tryon, NC, Offers Fundraising Exhibit with Works by Unidentified Artists at $100 a Pop!

August 6, 2013


Upstairs Artspace in Tryon, NC, presents “100 x 100 Canvas Project” which is your chance to own an original painting by one of many talented, professional artists! This is not an auction! Each 10×10 canvas will sell for $100 each! The big difference is the works will not be identified as to who the artist is.

The exhibit opens on Sat., Sept. 14, 2013, with an opening reception beginning at 5pm. Paintings will go on exhibit for viewing only during Gallery Trot. At 6:30pm, paintings will become available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis for $100 each.

A closing reception will Sat., Sept. 28, 2013, beginning at 6pm, when guests are invited to mingle with participating artists and may ask to have their paintings signed. Paintings may then be taken home.

At 7pm, three collaborative pieces will be featured in a special auction. Each piece is created by a professional artist in our area and partnered with a selected member of the community. A fourth painting will be created right in front of your eyes by one of our region’s most prolific artists and auctioned at the end of the evening!

The Upstairs Artspace is located at 49 South Trade Street in Tryon.

For more information and details call Artspace at 828/859-2828 or visit (

“Second Saturday” Tryon Gallery Trot Takes Place in Tryon, NC, July 13, 2013

July 7, 2013


“Second Saturday” Tryon Gallery Trot fun continues as art galleries and businesses in downtown Tryon, NC, open their doors on July 13, 2013, from 5-8pm.  Fantastic entertainment is offered, thanks to generous grants from the Polk County Community Foundation, with carriage rides, music and magic!

The Clock Tower and St. Luke’s Plaza on Trade Street mark the center of the action.  Free horse-drawn carriage rides by Carolina Carriage of Landrum will start from there and carry passengers to various locations in town participating in the Trot. Live music with John Edney’s band “Loaded Toad” will play in the center of town throughout the evening.  Magician Keller O’Neil, “The Southern Charmer” will perform his family friendly program for people passing by.

Besides the extra entertainment, Trotters can expect a wide variety of art in the galleries by some of the area’s top artists, as well as unique and high quality merchandise available from our local merchants.

Managers of some of the galleries and shops extend the following invitations, “Please join us to celebrate the talent of many local artists offering handmade jewelry, pottery, specialty plants, custom lighting and more. Featuring music by Lynda Terrell, pianist,” says Erin Thompson, owner of Thompson’s Gallery. “We will have classical guitarist Zachary Thorne Allen. Wine, cheese, refreshments,”  says Alivia Rochester, manager of The Book Shelf. “We will host the opening of our new exhibit, “Big Blooms” featuring the recent works of illustrator turned fine artist Dave Capalungan, who will be present to answer any questions and to discuss his work with you,” says Kim Nelson owner of Skyuka Fine Arts.

Some additional highlights of the Trot in Tryon:
Vines & Stuff, located in the Shops of Tryon will be featuring work by Elaine and Claude Graves of Little Mountain Pottery.
Memorial Exhibition for the works of Guntram Gersch opening on July 13th at Tryon Fine Arts Center.  This exhibition and silent auction will conclude on July 20th with all proceeds from the sale benefiting  Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. Visit ( for more information on the work of this internationally known abstract painter.
Also in the Shops of Tryon will be an assortment of beautiful and wearable art from the artisans of Tryon Arts and Crafts School.
Join New View Realty, 285 N Trade Street, to sample the first in a series of home brewed beers made especially for the Tryon Gallery Trots.

Plan to stop and see what unique items other participants have to offer, including: The 1906 Pine Crest Inn, Ferullo Studio (owned by artists Dom and Pat Ferullo), Green River Gallery, Saluda Forge, Terra on Trade, and Tryon Painters & Sculptors.

Tryon, the friendliest town in the South, is a thriving artist community with a strong equestrian tradition and a nationally known tourist destination. More than fifteen businesses and organizations participate in the monthly Trots, and many other shops and restaurants open their doors for a full downtown Tryon experience, highlighted by entertainment funded by Polk County Community Foundation.

Find Tryon Gallery Trot on Facebook, call 828/817-3783, or e-mail ( for more info.

Tryon Fine Arts Center in Tryon, NC, Present Memorial Exhibition and Silent Auction of Works by Guntram Gersch – July 13-20, 2013

July 7, 2013

Tryon Fine Arts Center on Melrose Avenue in Tryon, NC, will present an exhibit of works by the late Guntram Gersch, from July 13 – 20, 2013. A silent auction will be held during the exhibit.

The executor of Mr. Gersch’s estate announces the exposition and sale of framed paintings and ceramics that were in his Tryon residence at the time of his death.

Work by Guntram Gersch

By terms of his will, the proceeds of this sale will benefit Hospice of the Carolina Foothills.

The sale will be a silent auction, conducted by volunteers from Hospice. Bidding for each artwork will begin at $100, with increments of $50.

Guntram Gersch selected the paintings for framing as among the best and most representative of his artistic career. His early study at the Art Institute of Chicago focused on ceramics, and so the several ceramics exhibited are of unusual interest. In addition, there is a self-portrait drawn on-board a Swissair menu from a 1982 flight to the Near East, and a fine steel table designed by Gersch and executed by noted Tryon crafter William Crowell.

The exhibit will open to the public at 10am on Saturday, July 13 in Gallery One and the adjacent Mahler Room. Fine Arts Center is open that day until 1pm. It is closed on Sunday and Monday.

At 1:30pm on Wednesday, July 17 there will be an hour-long event when bidding will be suspended. This will be a walk-and-talk through the two galleries, about the art and life of Guntram Gersch, presented by his estate executor and art historian Mr. Michael J. McCue. The public is cordially invited.

The exhibit will be open from 10am to 4pm, from Tuesday, July 16 through Friday, July 19, and from 10am until 1pm on Saturday the 20th when all bidding will end.

Winning bidders will be notified that weekend, and pick-up will be the following week.

For further info e-mail to ( or call 828/894-8383, or contact the Fine Arts Center  by calling 828/859-8322 x 212 or visit (

The Next Tryon Gallery Trot in Tryon, NC, Takes Place on May 11, 2013

May 4, 2013


Join Downtown Tryon, NC, on May 11, 2013, from 5-8pm for the second monthly Tryon Gallery Trot of 2013. Galleries and business will open their doors on the second Saturday of every month through October for extended hours welcoming “Trotters” with a variety of items to peruse and purchase. Find the perfect gift for Mom while in one of the many galleries and businesses in the downtown area.

Some highlights will be:

Live music:  The Polk County High School Band will be playing in the center of town; paid for with funds from Polk County Community Foundation.

Sculpture 2013: a juried sculpture show at Tryon Fine Arts Center featuring work of sculptors throughout the Southeast. Pieces will be on display in Gallery I and the lobby as well as outdoors in the newly remodeled campus.

New View Realty: at 285 North Trade Street in Tryon will have a sampling of home brewed beers made especially for the Gallery Trots. Sip and enjoy new art work from Jim Shackelford and Linda Hudgins.

Bill the Blacksmith will be offering hands-on experience at the Saluda Forge on Ola Mae Drive above Trade Street. Bill says, “I always try to offer the opportunity to have someone experience the joy of striking hot metal for themselves.” Besides the demonstrations at the forge, the Gallery next door will have work of local artists and refreshments.

Vines and Stuff Gift Shop in Shops of Tryon on Trade Street will feature work from Little Mountain Pottery and hand-turned wood bowls by Jim Mellberg. Also enjoy samplings of gourmet treats while browsing for those last minute Mother’s Day gifts.

The Depot Room at Millard & Company at the railroad crossing in the center of town is displaying 20 years of poster design in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Blue Ridge Barbeque Festival just in time for the Gallery Trot on May 11th. The festival is one of our nationally known local traditions so whet your appetite by stopping by to view these posters.

Thompson Art and Garden Gallery on Palmer Street will present “The Art of Outdoor Living”. The Thompsons represent 38 local artists in the Gallery and carry Kingsley-Bate Outdoor Furniture, Pawley’s Island Hammocks and more.

Work by Richard Christian Nelson

Skyuka Fine Art on Trade Street will have a drawing to win a Charcoal Portrait by Richard Christian Nelson. Nelson, owner of Skyuka Fine Art, is an internationally recognized and award-winning portrait artist. Most recently, Nelson won 5th place in the “Portrait Society of America’s 2013 International Competition” where thousands of entries from around the world were narrowed down to 20, and then 10. Nelson has also won 1st place in the “Member’s Only Competition-Commissioned Portraits”, a “Certificate of Excellence”, and an “Honorary Mention” from the Portrait Society of America; where he has also served on their faculty. Tickets are on sale now or can be purchased the night of the Gallery Trot. There will be a second ticket drawn for a certificate of 50% off of a commissioned portrait as well. Contact Kim Nelson to buy your tickets via e-mail at ( or phone 828/817-3783.

Maps of all the locations on the Trot will be available in each of the Tryon area locations.

Other businesses participating in the Trot will be Terra on Trade, the Book Shelf, Ferullo Studio, Green River Gallery, 1906 Pine Crest Inn, Tryon Arts and Crafts, Tryon Painters and Sculptors, and Upstairs Artspace.

For more information e-mail to (

First Tryon Gallery Trot of 2013 Takes Place Apr. 13, 2013, in Tryon, NC

March 31, 2013


Art galleries and businesses in downtown Tryon, NC, will open their doors from 5-8pm on every second Saturday beginning Apr. 13, 2013, for another season Gallery Trots. Expect a wide variety of art by some of our areas top artists, as well as unique merchandise, live music, hors d’oeuvres and liquid refreshment in a festive and fun atmosphere as visitors “trot” with friends up, down, and all around the town.  Live music, provided by a generous grant from the Polk County Community Foundation, will be located in the center of town across from the clock tower shortly after the Trot begins at each of the eight second Saturday events scheduled through Oct. 12, 2013.

April is Steeplechase Month in Tryon, so get ready for special attention to Equestrian art at these Galleries above Trade Street:
A collection of framed Blockhouse Steeplechase posters belonging to the Tryon Riding and Hunt Club will be the exhibit featured at The Depot for the first Tryon Gallery Trot of the 2013 season.  The 67th running of this prestigious race is just a week later, so come and begin to celebrate this Tryon tradition by visiting us during the trot!

In honor of Tryon’s own 67th Block House Steeplechase Race, Skyuka Fine Art in collaboration with Tryon Riding and Hunt Club, is proud to present the “Blockhouse Equestrian Art Exhibit”. This group show opens during TRHC’s kickoff community gathering one week before the race at the Gallery I at Tryon Fine Arts Center during the Trot. Numerous equestrian artists outstanding in their specialized field from around the state and nationwide have been invited to participate in this unprecedented show. Many collectors will also be sharing their prized equestrian art of their own for this special exhibit.

Some additional highlights of the Trot on Trade Street:
Vines & Stuff, located in the Shops of Tryon will be featuring work by Elaine and Claude Graves of Little Mountain Pottery.  This will be an all-new collection of redware and stoneware.  Also in the Shops of Tryon will be an assortment of beautiful and wearable art from the artisans of Tryon Arts and Crafts School.

Join New View Realty, 285 N Trade Street, to sample the first in a series of home brewed beers made especially for the Gallery TROT.  Sip and enjoy the works of Jim Shackelford and Linda Hudgins.

Skyuka Fine Art proudly presents “Paintings from Afar”. We all love to travel, and this show will take you to places both familiar to you, and places you could only dream of! This will be a group showing including the works of; Richard Christian Nelson, Michael McNamara, Bonnie Bardos, Jim Carson, William and Anne Jameson, Gary Cooley, Richard Oversmith, Linda Cheek, Dawn Whitelaw and Bill Lovett. The opening reception will be during the Tryon Gallery Trot from 5-8pm. 133 N. Trade Street.

The Book Shelf offers wine, cheese, local art, and features books by local writers.

The Upstairs Artspace presents three exhibits showcasing some of the region’s finest contemporary art, through Apr. 20. In “Here. After.”, Asheville, NC, artists Moni Hill, Alicia Armstrong, and Spencer Herr explore art’s role in the wake of tragedy. In “Southern Comfort,” photographer Ben Nixon documents the Southern landscape. In “Older than Dirt,” potters Jim Cullen, Jim Cornell, Gary Huntoon, David Zacharias, Doug Dacey, John Turner, and Claude Graves update an age-old medium. The gallery is located at 49 S. Trade St., Tryon.

Terra on Trade to host a children’s art tent painting horse shoes!

Tryon, the friendliest town in the South, is a thriving artisan community with a strong equestrian tradition and a nationally known tourism. More than fifteen businesses and organizations participate in the Trots, and many other shops open their doors for a full downtown Tryon experience.

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Tryon Downtown Development Association Host Annual Ornament Auction 2012

November 7, 2012

The Tryon Downtown Development Association (TDDA) in Tryon, NC, proudly hosts its annual ornament auction this 2012 Christmas season. Last year’s auction raised $800, all of which was graciously put towards the Tryon Gallery Trot’s budget for their season.

The auction will open on the evening of the TDDA sponsored Christmas stroll on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, from 5-8pm at Skyuka Fine Art. It will conclude with last minute bids and a reception on Saturday, Dec. 15. 2012, from 6-8pm with bidding ending at 7pm. Winning bidders not present will be notified. Prizes from local merchants will be awarded to artists as well.

Local artists are invited to participate by donating handmade ornaments for this auction (multiple ornaments will be graciously accepted). “Last year’s ornaments were outstanding little one-of-a-kind masterpieces” says Steve Cobb, president of the TDDA. Many of them ended up having very exciting last minute ‘hot bidding wars. The TDDA is hopeful that many artists who have participated in any of the popular Tryon Gallery Trots will consider donating ornaments.

Donation deadline for the auction will be Dec. 4, 2012. Ornaments should be signed, ready to hang and dropped off at Skyuka Fine Art located at 133 N. Trade St. in downtown Tryon. They will be hung on a rotating Christmas tree for optimal viewing. Prizes will be awarded to artists in three categories; highest money brought in by one ornament, hottest bid activity, and most creative ornament.

For more information contact Kim Nelson at Skyuka Fine Art; 828-817-3783, or e-mail to (

Tryon Gallery Trot! Takes Place in Tryon, NC – Nov. 3, 2012

October 19, 2012

“Tap Into Art with the Tryon Gallery Trot!” Join us for the final Trot of the 2012 season on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, from 5-8pm. With Tryon’s inaugural Beer Fest debuting the following week, Trot participants will be tantalizing art lover’s taste buds with a bubbly preview. Craft beers, home brews, hard ciders, and seasonal flavors will be flowing for our Trotting guests. Live music will get your toes tapping with a Bluegrass trio in the center of town at St. Luke’s Plaza provided by a generous grant from the Polk County Community Foundation.

Please participate in the first ever “Trotters Derby”! Prizes will be drawn for Trotters who visit each of the 13 galleries, shops and businesses. Just start at any one of the participating locations and ask for the punch card and get punching at each location! Turn in your fully punched card (don’t worry, 10 punches will get you a drop in the bucket!) to Bill with Saluda Forge at St. Luke’s Plaza by 8:15pm sharp to be entered to win prizes donated by the Trot participants.

Enjoy a full downtown Tryon experience with many other businesses opening their doors during the Trot including a “pop-up” gallery; Tryon Arts & Crafts will be in the Shops of Tryon!, wrap up your Trot with dinner in a downtown restaurant featuring Thai, Japanese, American, Italian or Mexican cuisine.

Some highlights:

Work by Bart Lindstrom

Skyuka Fine Art – Join them for an opening reception for Bart Lindstrom’s latest exhibit; “Fall with Me” . This is a show that continues his life’s passion; exploring the human form and creating still life paintings with museum vases. This show will be featured nationally in November’s “American Art Collector” magazine. The show runs through the end of November. Come meet this nationally recognized and award winning artist, teacher, and speaker. Special seasonal beers from La’Bouteille will be served.

Millard & Company’s Depot Room – The Depot Room at Millard & Company will be hosting an exhibit of Kim Attwooll’s watercolors. Many of her paintings have been made into greeting cards. They will be available for viewing in time for the final Gallery Trot and through the holiday season. Attwooll’s images have been said to “make people happy”. She spends her time in her Tryon studio creating simple, spontaneous images, tweaking color and perfecting form.

Saluda Forge – Start off the Trot at St. Luke’s Plaza where Bill will show off his wares featuring his handmade beer openers. End your Trot by handing in your “Trotters Derby” punch card to him for entry of the Trot door prizes at 8:15pm.

The Upstairs Artspace – “Hot to Trot” The Upstairs Artspace presents “Heated Exchange: Contemporary Encaustic,” an international exhibit of encaustic art. The show was made possible with support from the Polk County Community Foundation. The exhibit features some of the nation’s most renowned encaustic artists. The work is on display through Nov. 17, 2012.

Vines & Stuff – View a collection of functional and decorative works by Little Mountain Pottery and put yourself in a festive holiday spirit with their great selection of ornaments and holiday candles.

New View Realty – Samples of 2 beers that were brewed in Tryon by local resident Joe Pullara will be offered at New View. Nearly Perfect Wee Heavy is a scotch ale made with 5 malts and 2 hops.  Where’s Morris Winter Ale was brewed with 6 malts, 6 hops plus fresh cinnamon sticks soaked in tequila. Stop by and meet Joe and learn about the art of brewing beer.

Thompson Garden Gallery and Outdoor Living – You must remember this – A kiss is still a kiss – A sigh is just a sigh – The fundamental things apply – As time goes by. Thompson Garden Gallery & Outdoor Living invites you to an Evening of Black and White Enchantment. Musical Memories of Hollywood’s greatest Black and White Movies performed by Lynda Terrell. Featured artists offering paintings, photography, sculpture, copper lighting, garden delights and more.

TP&S’s Gift Gallery

Tryon Painters & Sculptors – TP&S’s “14th Regional Juried Art Show” is on exhibit and the Gift Gallery continuously changes with many new and always affordable items. A selection of beers and wine will be offered.

Bravo Marketplace-Interior Design & Outdoor Living – Come join us and see the works of our local artists: Jim Shackelford, Linda Hudgins and Mara and Ford Smith.

The Book Shelf, Green River Gallery, Four Winds Florist, and the 1906 Pine Crest Inn will also be trotting along with great offerings and art!

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Tryon, NC, to Host Tryon Gallery Trot – Sept. 29, 2012

September 4, 2012

“Come Home to Tryon!” Tryon Gallery Trot welcomes home the town’s mascot Morris in style on Sept. 29, 2012, from 5-8pm. Morris has been missing from his prominent spot in the center of town. Having been professionally restored to his former glory he will take his post once again to watch over the Trot. Good ol’ down-home entertainment will be in the center of town at St. Luke’s Plaza, provided by a generous grant from the Polk County Community Foundation. A “Rolling Art Exhibit” car show will slide this Trot into a “home-run” with unique vintage and classic cars and motorcycles, hosted by Thompson’s on Palmer Street. Thirteen businesses and organizations participate in the Trots, and many other shops open their doors for a full downtown Tryon experience. Join us as we’ll make you feel right at home for this family friendly arts-centered event. Find Tryon Gallery Trot on Facebook or e-mail ( for more information.

Some highlights:

Skyuka Fine Art – Join them for an opening reception for Richard Christian Nelson’s “Recent Work”. This is a show of over thirty paintings and drawings; local landscapes and many paintings from his travels are featured, as well as still life, figurative, and portrait works from the last year. This show will be featured nationally in October’s “American Art Collector” magazine. Free copies will be available at the gallery to commemorate our town and gallery’s foray into the national art spotlight. The show runs through the end of October.

Millard & Company’s Depot Room – A group of seven Tryon Painters & Sculptors members will exhibit at the Tryon Depot Room. The “Heart of Age” show unveils the beauty of objects shrouded in the patina of aging. A reception will be held during the Trot. The show runs September 10th through mid-October and can be viewed during regular business hours.

Tryon Painters & Sculptors – Join them for an opening reception for their “14th Regional Juried Art Show”. Jurist for this show is well known artist Richard Conn. 2 and 3 dimensional work will be on exhibit and cash prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place and “Most Unique 2 & 3 dimensional” pieces.  Their Gift Gallery will have new works as well!

Saluda Forge – Join Bill at the St. Luke’s Plaza as he offers “Shrimp-of-Trot”; shrimp and veggie ka-bobs cooked right on his bar-b-q for only $2 a skewer. This will be a fundraising venture to benefit future Trots. Bring your singles and come hungry! Bill will also show off his wares, featuring his handmade iron skewers.

The Book Shelf – The Book Shelf will have classically trained guitarist Zachary Thorne Allen performing. Wine & cheese will be served.

The Upstairs Artspace – With the support of the Polk County Community Foundation, The Upstairs presents “Heated Exchange,” featuring some of the nation’s most renowned and cutting-edge encaustic artists. The show, on display from Sept. 21 through Nov. 17, is curated by Reni Gower of Virginia Commonwealth University, who is one of the leading experts in the field. Encaustic, an ancient technique in which pigment is suspended in hot wax, is undergoing a meteoric resurgence in popularity.

Green River Gallery – Proudly announces the return of “Four Winds Florist” to its original shop site over 70 years ago. Join the Trot as we “welcome home” Green River Gallery’s newest and original neighbor and celebrate their arrival with an open house.

1906 Pine Crest Inn – The 1906 Pine Crest Inn welcomes ‘trotters’ to stop by and view the works of Richard Baker in our lobby and both dining rooms.  Light refreshments will be offered. Enjoy music from the piano in our lobby as well.  Autumn is a lovely time at the Inn!

Vines & Stuff – Help Vines & Stuff celebrate their 18th anniversary!  Join them for a special reception for the artists Claude and Elaine Graves.  Their work from Little Mountain Pottery will be featured.

Tryon Fine Arts Center – TFAC will show arts, crafts, and jewelry in Gallery I by the residents, graduates, and staff at CooperRiis Healing Community.  During the Trot you can view the exhibit only from 5-7pm, then buy a ticket (or visit to a fabulous one-woman show in the auditorium that starts at 7:00;  “Oldest Living Confederate Widow: Her Confession”.  This special evening will be a benefit for CooperRiis.

Thompson Garden Gallery and Outdoor Living – Join them for “Art Beyond Walls” A Rolling Art Exhibit with vintage, classic, and unique cars and motorcycles on display. This amazing car show will be held on Thompson’s property and include a People’s Choice Award.

Bravo Interior Design & New View Realty – Outdoor Living by Bravo and Bravo Interior Design is now settled in their new location at 285 N. Trade St. Join them and their neighbor, New View Realty, as they celebrate the new art hanging on the walls in both locations.  The artists they represent are Linda Hudgins, Jim Shackelford and Mara and Ford Smith.





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