The Covey, carved from red rock by stone sculptor Dale Weiler.
The Covey, carved from red rock by stone sculptor Dale Weiler.

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Four artists discuss their creative process at Tryon Fine Arts Center

Published 6:10pm Friday, May 10, 2013

Tryon Fine Arts Center will present Tuesday evening, May 14 from 6-7:30 p.m., a special evening with four prominent area sculptors, Stoney Lamar, Dustin Farnsworth, Dale McEntire and Dale Weiler.

The artists will discuss their art and their process of creation in a panel discussion format.

The event is part of the Sculpture 2013 exhibit on display in the building and on the grounds at Tryon Fine Arts Center until May 30.

Stoney Lamar of Saluda has contributed exceptional skill and vision to the world of wood turning for more than 25 years, creating work with a distinct sense of line and movement. A retrospective of his career, A Sense of Balance, is currently on display at the Asheville Art Museum. Farnsworth, currently a resident artist at Penland School of Arts and Crafts, is a sculptor whose work examines the relationship between human beings and their physical and mental environment.

Dale Weiler of Tryon describes himself as a sculptor of stone. He chose this medium because of the “feel of the stone” and the technical challenge of working with probably the most demanding and unforgiving medium of all art forms. McEntire produces both oil and pastel paintings and sculpture (stone, steel, glass and bronze) out of his studio in Saluda. His interest in the spiritual essence of nature can be seen in his use of color and form.

Tryon Fine Arts Center provides opportunities and facilities for the entire Carolina Foothills community in order to advance experience and participation in the arts. There is no charge for the sculptor panel discussion; donations will be accepted at the door. Light refreshments will be served. Please call 828-859-8322 or visit if you have any questions.

– article submitted by Marianne Carruth

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