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‘Seeing Is Believing’ and ‘Crossing the Line’ open at Upstairs Artspace

Published 5:43pm Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The 34 artists in “Seeing Is Believing” are represented by one work apiece in a variety of genres: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, outsider art and more. Most of the artists live in Western North Carolina; some, like Hoss Haley, are quite well known; others are young and emerging, like Julie Armbruster.

In addition to Haley and Armbruster, the artists are: Galen Frost Bernard, Courtney Chappell, Margaret Curtis, Julyan Davis, John Dickson, Samuel Dillon, Alli Good, Ursula Gullow, Edwards Harper, Kevin Hogan, Anna Jensen, Jeffrey Kinzel, Gabriel Kline, Taiyo La Paix, Eric Legge, Nava Lubelski, Brian Mashburn, Linda McCune, Phillip McGuire, Sean Pace, Kevin Palme, Tom Pazderka, William Henry Price, John Rose, Alice Sebrell, Gabriel Shaffer, Micah Amos Sherrill, Mike Smith, David Stewart, Kirsten Stolle, Jill Stowe and David Vandre.

A major attraction of “Seeing” is that, in addition to their work in the collection, most artists have created a new work for the exhibit,  which will be for sale.

Griffin and Robinson will moderate a panel discussion, “Why Collect Art?” on Tuesday, Aug.  6 at 7 p.m. A documentary film about famous collectors Herb and Dorothy Vogel will be shown on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 6:30 p.m.

The Upstairs is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact: 828-859-2828,

- article submitted by Nancy Holmes

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