Second Tryon Gallery Trot set for Saturday, June 4

Published 9:10 am Thursday, June 2, 2011

Art enthusiasts gather at last month’s Tryon Gallery Trot. (photo submitted)

The streets of downtown Tryon will come alive once again at the second Tryon Gallery Trot on Saturday, June 4. This month eight galleries, shops and businesses will participate, featuring artwork and refreshments.
The Upstairs Artspace will open a new show, “Flood and The Pump: Galleries With Attitude.” This exhibit presents 15 artists from the Flood Fine Arts Center, an Asheville institution well known for showcasing thought-provoking art. In addition, 20 artists with working studios at the Flood will offer examples of their work.
Tryon Painters and Sculptors, located in Gallery One in the mid-level of the Tryon Fine Arts Center on Melrose Avenue, will show the work of Richard Baker. Baker’s oil paintings depict the architecture and landscapes of the area.
Kiveo, a Trade Street Internet business, will open its offices to display contemporary and traditional paintings from Ralph Berger, Robert Deterly, Alan McCarter, Jocelyn Davis, Richard Baker and Catherine Gurri.
Kathleen’s Gallery will feature the “Small Wonders” of photographer Elaine Pearsons. Her new work is enhanced by a glaze of colorful glitter. Asheville poet and photographer Tracey Schmidt will show giclee prints from her new book of poetry.
Vines and Stuff in the Shops of Tryon will be open late, showcasing their variety of gifts for all ages, including hand-made pottery.
Just across the street, Skyuka Fine Art will open “Landscapes of the Carolinas,” dedicated to the art of the landscape. Much of the work will be of the Tryon area, its surrounding mountains as well as low country, marsh and coastal landscapes in a variety of techniques and mediums. New artists to the gallery will be represented in this exhibit as well as historical ones.
Next door to Skyuka, Green River Gallery will offer a wide selection of paintings and prints from their collection.
Just down from Green River Gallery, Richard Baker Studio will host late hours and will demonstrate his techniques for capturing the properties of water. Baker has also taken on some new local artists who will have their work on display and be on site as well.
The second Tryon Gallery Trot is sponsored by the Tryon Downtown Development Association. Maps will be available in participating galleries and shops to guide you along on your own “Trot.”
Visit the Tryon Gallery Trot Facebook page for more information.
– article submitted
by Kim Nelson

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