National equestrian art exhibit up at TFAC

Published 6:05pm Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Many artists from around the state and region were on hand to speak with the large crowd of exhibit goers. Kim Nelson said she felt the notoriety of Tryon’s rich equestrian history drew many artists’ interest.

“Three artists chose to travel in to deliver their work and visit the town to see for themselves what it was all about,” Nelson said. “We have well-known equestrian artists from as far as Canada and others from right here.”

Many of those who visited the exhibit also stayed around for a lecture from Austin Brown, youngest son of legendary Carter Brown. The Brown family was pivotal in Tryon’s equestrian heritage and inspired many to move to the area.

The Tryon Fine Arts Center gallery hours are 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and this Saturday 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. For more information about the show, contact Kim Nelson at, by phone at 828-817-3783 or visit

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