The final “Tryon Gallery Trot” for this year arrives on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, from 5-8pm, in downtown Tryon, NC. With two new establishments officially joining the Trot, this last downtown art-filled evening for 2011 is not to be missed. The Trot began in June and its crowds have consistently grown since. Come out and be a part of this growing event.
Bravo MarketPlace joins the Trot this month with an exciting group of local artists on display; Diana Gurri, Bob Neely, Linda Hudgins, Mara & Ford Smith, and Jim Shackelford. Find the diverse work of these artists at Bravo MarketPlace and Thompson Landscaping at 83 Palmer Street (behind Stott’s Ford).
The Ferullo Fine Art Studio will be holding its Grand Opening reception. Pat Cole-Ferullo and Dom Ferullo welcome you to stop in and enjoy a tasty snack, beverage, and peruse the new gallery space located at 140 Pacolet St. They are now showing watercolors and acrylics by Pat, and mixed media and wood sculpture by Dom.
The Upstairs Artspace hosts an opening reception for its first-ever portrait exhibit entitled, Lines and Lives of the Face. An added attraction is a small exhibit, This is not a Portrait, consisting of 25 drawings of the infamous Osama bin Laden made by local artists from a template by James Esber. The Upstairs reception, which is from 5 to 8pm, is preceded by the “Walk & Talk” tour of the art at 4pm.
Green River Gallery will feature the work of Charles Harpt during their late hours. Kiveo proudly displays their continuously changing selection of artwork from local talented artists.
Tryon Painters & Sculptors will have a new Member’s show that features not only their member’s pictures and sculptures but the Claydie’s sculptures as well. Refreshments will be served. Vines & Stuff is featuring new work by local woodturner Jim Mellberg, and a stunning collection of local pottery from Tiffany Gipson and Little Mountain Pottery, including their new redware pieces. Richard Baker proudly accomplishes a goal showing his commitment to the Tryon Community with four new paintings of the Tryon Toymaker Toys. Come see these brilliant and nostalgic pieces honoring Tryon’s rich history. Treats and apple cider will be served during the Trot in his studio.
Kathleen’s Gallery will highlight new work by gallery artists and introduce Douglas Chamberlain’s assemblages; combined architectural salvage with odds and ends of other recycled materials to create wall hangings full of texture and color. Textile artists Bobbie Thomas and Kathie Seatters, jewelry artists Monica Jones and Leah Weitzel, and recycled plastic artist David Edgar all display new work for the Trot.
Skyuka Fine Art presents, European Treasures; a selection of artwork that represent years of remarkable finds from local art dealer (via England) John Selleck. Selleck’s surprisingly affordable pieces generally date from the late 19th century to approximately 1930. This exhibit will be an extremely special one as many of these paintings have never been exhibited in the USA, let alone Tryon! The opening reception will be during the Trot, where Sellick will be on hand to discuss the work.
Having an arts-centered town that hosts events like the Trot really brings home our “Nearly Perfect-Always Tryon” motto. Come on out and enjoy the evening, see some old friends, make some new ones, and support the arts!
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