Tryon Painters and Sculptors student show at Bank of America

Published 12:03pm Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The students contributing include:

Lucy Lane Brannon – studied art as a child at the Art Academy in Memphis, Tenn. later focusing on art and art history at Tulane University. In 1972 Lucy and Tim were married and returned to Tryon, raising three children. Since that time Brannon has been involved in graphic design and collaborating with Ronnie Mosseller in custom rug design. Brannon has attended several classes and seminars, including study in New Zealand. She has volunteered as a docent at the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens in Jacksonville, Fla. Brannon currently studies and contributes her talented design experience at Tryon Painters and Sculptors.

Jackie Burke – Enjoys spending time outdoors riding, hiking and gardening. Burke always loved to “doodle” and became inspired by photos of horses to create detailed equestrian drawings. Burke carries a small sketchbook everywhere to record details from everyday life and in her travels.  She credits her drawing classes at Isothermal Community College and Tryon Painters and Sculptors for developing new skills and drawing techniques. Jackie feels that by taking time to look, her appreciation of the wonders of the world will continue to grow.

Betsy Kelly Freeman – A resident of Tryon for 35 years, moved to this area from Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Freeman creates drawings in her home studio based on a variety of subject matter with a dedicated focus in cartooning. She enjoys contributing to her art classes at TPAS and is always eager to participate in the creative process in class. Freeman believes she has developed a more relaxed, loose drawing style in her energetic pencil and pen drawings. This is her third drawing class with this instructor at Tryon Painters and Sculptors.

Sylvia Green  – Green, a resident of Lake Adger, was “the kid who doodled in her notebooks.” Art was a someday desire to be done when not busy with marriage, children and career. Her motivation is to share the special qualities she sees in people, places things and literature. Green shares with her class a keen interest in drawing subjects both outside of class in personal studies as well as in the studio class.

Gretchen Verbonic – Lives on Lake Lanier. Verbonic is a retired computer programmer, an accomplished dressage trainer and international judge. Like many in our community Verbonic shares her talents within the local arts and service organizations.

Verbonic enjoys capturing details in both nature and in portraiture subjects, working in pencil, pen and ink.  She has studied drawing in classes at Tryon Painters and Sculptors and with other local art groups.

For more information about the works or the artists, contact Lindsey Moore at 828-817-3263.

– article submitted by Sandi Fitzgerald

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