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Foothills student art exhibit in Tryon

Art students from Polk and Landrum High Schools will be featured in an exhibit at the Upstairs Artspace in Tryon. The show will open Friday, Jan. 21 and run through Feb. 5, with a reception on Saturday, January 22 from 4 – 6 p.m.

This unique exhibit will feature student work in a variety of media. Cathey Stoney, the art teacher from Landrum High School, said her students “are excited about the opportunity to display their work in a space as prominent as the Upstairs.”

This is the first high school student exhibit in the present space and the first that the gallery has presented in a number of years. Jeff Thomas from PCHS stated that his students also were looking forward to seeing their work in the venue.

“Both schools produce work in differing mediums and I am looking forward to see how the students trade ideas with each other,” said Stoney.

This is the first exhibit for 2011 at the Upstairs Artspace, and according to board president Margot Carter the gallery is pleased to start the year by giving these young artists an opportunity to show their work to the community.

“Hopefully, this event can inspire some of these artists to continue producing art for the rest of their lives,” said Carter.

The Upstairs Artspace is located at 49 S. Trade Street in Tryon.