Skyuka Fine Art opens ‘Historic Tryon Artists’ show March 24Published 2:28pm Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Show runs March 24-April 27
Skyuka Fine Art proudly announces its next exhibit, “Historic Tryon Artists.” The opening reception will be on Saturday, March 24 from 5-8 p.m. The artwork will be from noted collectors and art historians Nowell Guffey and Michael McCue, as well as numerous other private collectors. The Tryon Gallery Trot begins that same evening in downtown. Explore a total of 10 galleries, shops and restaurants, as they open their doors with receptions, music and special events all revolving around the arts. There will be an informal “Walk and Talk” with the collectors on Saturday, April 14 from 2-4 p.m.
This show focuses on the rich artistic history of Tryon and the Tryon Colony Artist’s work produced in the first half of the 20th century. During that time, this area was a magnet for artists and intellectuals. In the 1920s, Homer Ellertson and Lawrence Mazzanovich discovered Tryon and moved down from New York and Connecticut respectively. Many artists were seeking to simplify their lives at the time, show organizers said. They said the artists appreciated the rustic beauty of the Foothills and the temperate climate of the Thermal Belt.