Works by Roshaven, Ray at old Book Shelf for Art Trek

Published 6:41 pm Thursday, May 3, 2012

For Art Trek Tryon on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6, Patricia Roshaven and Christopher Ray will show their work at the old Book Shelf (across from the post office), 90 Pacolet Street, Tryon.

“Junk Drawer,” by Christopher Ray. (photo submitted by Patricia Roshaven)

Roshaven will show her photographs of the Carolinas and some of her recent paintings. Ray will show his sculptures and charcoal drawings.

Captivated by the beauty of this area, Roshaven said, “As a travel companion, the camera asks that I notice light and shadow, stories in my surroundings and intriguing compositions. Western North Carolina inspires me on an almost daily basis.

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Digital photography requires carrying out the technical demands of camera, computer and editing software. My approach to painting is very different. I may have a simple idea of where I’m going, but I enjoy painting the most when I have minimal thoughts of technique or of a final image.”

Ray is a native of Flat Rock, N.C.

“Having grown up in a historical area, I have always been intrigued by the local architecture,” Ray said. “Each structure or subject seems to have a personality of its own.  I feel it is my purpose to bring that characteristic to life and present it onto paper or canvas.”

His drawings have a characteristic historical and architectural flavor. Ray’s metal sculpture of a stork about to take flight won the People’s Choice award at the Arts Council of Henderson County.
Art Trek Tryon starts Friday, 5-8 p.m., with an opening reception at the Upstairs Artspace, 49 S. Trade St. It continues on Saturday and Sunday at the studios of more than 40 local artists, which are open this weekend to anyone wanting to get to know how and where artists work. The home base for this “trek” is the Upstairs Artspace, which has maps and artists’ information. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday hours are noon – 5 p.m.

– article submitted by Patricia Roshaven