Block House Steeplechase Equestrian art exhibit April 13

Published 4:44 pm Monday, March 25, 2013

In honor of Tryon’s own 67th Block House Steeplechase Race, Skyuka Fine Art in collaboration with TR&HC Events, Inc.,

“Milo and Spike” by Debra Fitzgerald.

“Milo and Spike” by Debra Fitzgerald.

is proud to present the “Block House Equestrian Art Exhibit”. This group show will open April 13th during TR&HC’s kickoff community gathering one week before the race at the Tryon Fine Arts Center at 5pm in their lower level art gallery. The opening reception will also coincide with the first “Tryon Gallery Trot” of the 2013 season.

Numerous equestrian artists outstanding in their specialized field from around the state, and nationwide have been invited to participate in this unprecedented show. These artists will be featuring their equine art in a variety of techniques and mediums. Several of the artists; Joan MacIntryre, Sarah Holmberg (sculptor), and Richard Christian Nelson are local. Other artists are from around the state and nationwide include but are not limited to:  Jan Lukens, Tucker Bailey (sculptor), Debi Fitzgerald, Booth Malone, Valerie Hinz, Mary Neely, Linda Luster, Michael McNamara, Bill Jameson and Gary Cooley. The show will focus on original artwork, however some gicless and framed prints will also be available.

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Many collectors will also be sharing their prized equestrian art of their own for this special exhibit including a bronze sculpture from retired equine sculptor Phyllis Eifert, and numerous commissioned portraits from various artists.

This not-to-be-missed exhibit will open the weekend before the 67th Block House Steeplechase. Visit to learn more about these artists or to view samples of their work. Email, or call Kim Nelson at 828-817-3783 for more information.

– article submitted by Kim Nelson