‘For the Love of Tryon’ opens at Skyuka Fine Art Aug. 11

Published 4:54 pm Friday, August 3, 2012

Tryon Country Club scene, by Sheila Wood Hancock, one of the paintings featured in Skyuka Fine Art’s new show, “For the Love of Tryon,” which opens Saturday, Aug. 11. (photo submitted by Kim Nelson)

Skyuka Fine Art gallery in Tryon will hold an opening reception on Saturday, Aug. 11 for its new show,  “For the Love of Tryon.”
Multiple artists have produced works featuring scenes of Tryon, including Lake Lanier, downtown Tryon, Sidestreet Pizza, Hunting Country, Tryon Country Club, mountain scenes and much more. Artists include: Richard Christian Nelson, Michael McNamara, Gary Cooley, Shelia Wood Hancock, Linda Cheek and Keith Spencer.
Skyuka also welcomes local fine art crafters Andy Costine and Doug Dacey. Costine is a woodworker who uses salvaged wood from Western North Carolina. His pieces combine organic forms as well as geometric design.
Dacey produces fine porcelain that is functional as well as architectural. Colors and forms in nature inspire his pieces.
Historic Tryon paintings from the Tryon colony artists Mazzanovich, Brown, Rowell and Harrison Barnes will also be available.
The show opens during the August Tryon Gallery Trot, which now features 13 businesses showcasing art, as well as other retail establishments opening their doors. Local band The Trophy Husbands will provide live music thanks to a donation from The Polk County Community Foundation.
As a special treat for Tryon Gallery Trotters, local winery Parker-Binns will bring its tasting room to Skyuka Fine Art during the opening reception. Samples will be available as well as a souvenir-etched glass.
The “For the love of Tryon” show will run through mid-September.
Skyuka Fine Art is owned and operated by artist Richard Christian Nelson and his wife, Kim. Find the gallery on Facebook, visit skyukafineart.com, email info@skyukafineart.com or call 828-817-3783 for more information. The gallery is located at 133 N. Trade Street in downtown Tryon.
– article submitted by Kim Nelson

Hunting Country pasture, by Richard Christian Nelson. (photo submitted by Kim Nelson)


Porcelain bowl by Doug Dacey. (photo submitted by Kim Nelson)