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Tryon Painters and Sculptors student show at Bank of America

Published 12:03pm Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Students of Lindsey Moore’s Inspired Drawing Class will showcase their work now through Nov. 30 at the Tryon branch of Bank of America.

The major theme of the student show is inspired by “Morris,” a giant painted horse created in honor of a pull toy built by Tryon Toy Makers in 1916. Standing in the center of town, Morris has been the town’s official mascot for more than 80 years, symbolizing Tryon’s love of horses and has most recently been awarded a historic marker.

Using Morris as a class study in tribute to his eventual return to his spot of honor in downtown Tryon, the students’ work focuses on basic design elements found in the construction of Morris (circles, cylinders, rectangles, rods, etc).  Some of the students’ work is framed, some matted and some right out of their sketchbooks. Work is hung on large folding panels along the side of the bank lobby.

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