Artists help celebrate Tryon Garden Club’s 85 yearsPublished 7:35pm Thursday, March 28, 2013
In celebration of the Tryon Garden Club’s 85th anniversary, artists of all disciplines living and working in Polk County and Landrum were asked to participate in “Four Season’s of Creativity Inspired by Pearson’s Falls,” in order to create work inspired by the property.
The work will be on exhibit at the Tryon Fine Arts Center from Aug. 5 until Aug. 10. It will be sold at auction during the final night party, “Let it Sizzle, A Celebration of the Seasons,” Aug. 10 from 6-9 p.m. at TFAC. This first time event provides the opportunity for the Tryon Garden Club to partner with artists in order to reveal through their work the beauty of Pearson’s Falls, the No. 1 tourist attraction in Polk County.
Funding for the event will be through sponsorships, ticket sales and monies raised by the auction. The minimum bid will be determined by each artist. If sold above that amount, the artists will receive the minimum and the difference will go toward the gardens project sponsored by the Tryon Garden Club.
A special fund will be set up by the garden club to establish gardens in the four Polk County Elementary Schools. The program, “Learning to Grow … Growing to Learn,” will be included in the second grade curriculum.
The students will plant and maintain the gardens and will partner with the Polk County High School occupational class.
The Tryon Garden Club is pleased to announce that the Tryon Federal Bank, at the $1,000 level, is a premier sponsor of the event.
– article submitted
by Wyndy Morehead