“New Beginnings” multimedia show opens at Tryon Arts and Crafts

Published 11:23 pm Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Springtime reminds us of many new things such as replanting our gardens, starting a new project, cleaning out the old and starting fresh.

New life emerges in the woodlands and on the farms. Colors seen in the landscape are bright and cheery with lime greens and yellows dominating.  It seems fitting that the theme of “New Beginnings” is appropriate for an artists’ exhibit of crafts. The theme calls for artists, both members and friends of Tryon Arts and Crafts, to put on their creative hats and produce works of art that generally represent this theme. Other words that come to mind along the lines of “New Beginnings” are regeneration, resurgence and starting over as well as renewal, springtime and a fresh start.

Mary Lou Diekmann has an assortment of her pins, a vase and a contemporary painting entitled “Bursting to Begin” and Susan Hopps has three delightful watercolors celebrating spring and “Letting Go” as stated in one of her titles.

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Other jewelry pieces by Julie McIntyre, Penny Kessler and Susan McNabb have wildflower imagery and would be fine accessories on a spring outfit.

One very unusual painted table on display is by Judith Webb, a Tryon Arts and Crafts School board member, which is constructed with tree like legs and covered with birds, quotes and images that celebrate nature.

This current exhibit will run until May 17.  The hours of the gallery are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

Tryon Arts and Crafts School is a non-profit crafts organization located at 373 Harmon Field Road in Tryon and exists to provide creative opportunities for everyone.

Tryon Arts and Crafts School is a non-profit organization that exists to provide creative opportunities for everyone through education, instruction and expression of heritage and contemporary arts and crafts in a friendly, stimulating and enriching environment. For more information about Tryon Arts and Crafts School, contact the office at 828-859-8323 or visit our website, www.TryonArtsandCrafts.org.

– article submitted by Christine Mariotti