Skyuka Fine Art’s ‘Walk and Talk’

Published 10:01 am Thursday, April 12, 2012

Skyuka Fine Art will host its first “Walk and Talk” with two of Tryon’s most knowledgeable art historians, Michael McCue and Nowell Guffey, on Saturday, April 14. This will be an informal gathering beginning at 2 p.m. and ending at approximately 4 p.m.
McCue is well known for his entertaining and informative lectures on the many subjects revolving around Tryon’s artistic heritage. He has also written two books on the subject: “Tryon Artists 1892-1942” and “Paris and Tryon.” Guffey, of Foothills Fine Art, is an avid collector and dealer of historic Tryon artists’ work.
The works on display and the focus of the discussion will be the history of Tryon and the Tryon colony artists’ work produced in the first half of the 20th century. During that time, this area was a magnet for artists and intellectuals. This exhibit honors approximately 20 of these artists, including Elizabeth Paxton Oliver, Ernest Harrison Barnes, Will Henry Stevens, Robert P. Lawrence, Amelia Watson, Homer Ellertson, John Sylvan Brown, Augustus Vincent Tack and Lawrence Mazzanovich. These are all listed artists with a proven track record in sales and auctions. Many of them are in major collections and museums. Most of the work in this exhibit is for sale.
Skyuka Fine Art is located in downtown Tryon at 133 N. Trade St. For more information, visit, call 828-817-3783 or email
– article submitted by Kim Nelson

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