Tap into art with the final Tryon Gallery Trot of 2012Published 9:01am Thursday, October 25, 2012
Join other art enthusiasts for the final Trot of the 2012 season on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 5-8 p.m.
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 flow for trotting guests. Live music will get 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. Turn in your fully punched card (don’t worry, 10 punches will get you a drop in the bucket) to Bill Crowell with Saluda Forge at St. Luke’s Plaza by 8:15 p.m. sharp to be entered to win prizes donated by 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.
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Galleries and spots on the trot:
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. Special seasonal beers from La’Bouteille will be served.
Millard & Company’s Depot Room
The Depot Room at Millard & Company will host 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 time in her Tryon studio creating simple, spontaneous images, tweaking color and perfecting form.
Start off the Trot at St. Luke’s Plaza where Bill Crowell will show off his wares featuring handmade beer openers. End your Trot by handing in your “Trotters Derby” punch card to him for entry of the Trot door prizes at 8:15 p.m.
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.
Vines & Stuff
View a collection of functional and decorative works by Little Mountain Pottery. Put yourself in a festive holiday spirit with their selection of ornaments and holiday candles.
New View Realty
Samples of two beers brewed in Tryon by local resident Joe Pullara. Nearly Perfect Wee Heavy is a scotch ale made with five malts and two hops. Where’s Morris Winter Ale was brewed with six malts, six hops, plus fresh cinnamon sticks soaked in tequila. Stop by and meet Pullara 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 enjoy Lynda Terrell as she performs musical memories of Hollywood’s greatest black and white movies. Featured artists offering paintings, photography, sculpture, copper lighting, garden delights and more will also be on display.
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
See the works of 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.
– article submitted by Kim Nelson