On May 17, 2012, the Falling Rivers Gallery in Albemarle, NC, hosted its first “Art of the Vine” event for those young adults (or the young at heart), looking for a fun activity to start their weekend. On the third Thursday evening each month the Gallery will open its doors for a chance to kick back with the beverage of your choice, pick up a paint brush and let your inner artist out to play!
Finished paintings of first Art of the Vine
Titled “Art of the Vine”, it is intended to be art for fun and entertainment, rather than a traditional workshop where you are learning a specific technique or medium. Hosted by local abstract artist, Tatyana Buck, participants painted a 16″ x 20″ canvas painting during this 2 hour event while enjoying music, laughter and their own beverages. “We wanted to create a fun activity for adults, downtown, after work” says Gallery Director, Nancy Lipe. “When Tatyana mentioned she was involved in a similar activity in Charlotte, we decided that it would be a fun event to bring to Albemarle.”
The Gallery hosted its first Art of the Vine on May 17 to rave reviews with 8 participants who decided to create their own original works. The next Art of the Vine is scheduled for June 21.
Tatyana Buck Thurston brought her vibrant style of painting and youthful energy to the Falling Rivers Gallery in January of 2012. An artist with international roots, Tatyana was raised in Belgium, graduated from Davidson College and occasionally teaches Spanish at Gray Stone Day School. A collection of her art can be seen on her website at (www.eclectiqua.com).
Falling Rivers Gallery is open late every Thursday until 6:30pm but will stay open until 7:30pm on “Art of the Vine” evenings. “Art of the Vine” will run from 5:30-7:30pm on June 21st, and on third Thursdays thereafter with a variety of hosts, paintings or activities each time. The cost is $35 per participant and all art supplies are provided. Pre-registration and prepayment is required to ensure adequate room and supplies to accommodate all participants.
Falling Rivers Gallery is a cooperative extension and home of the Stanly Arts Guild. The Stanly Arts Guild is a non-profit committed to support, educate and promote the visual arts in Stanly County and the surrounding region. It is supported in part by the NC Arts Council a division of the department of Cultural Resources.
For further info contact Nancy Lipe, Gallery Director by calling 704/983-4278 or visit (www.fallingriversgallery.com).