Tryon Painters and Sculptors to host Denise Cwik at Art, Wine and Cheese

Published 9:32 am Monday, September 9, 2013

“Frogs” by Denise Cwik. (photo submitted)

“Frogs” by Denise Cwik. (photo submitted)

The Tryon Painters and Sculptors are offering a free demonstration of an artist’s work along with wine and cheese on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at the gallery at 26 Maple Street in Tryon.

This month’s demonstrator is Denise Cwik, an accomplished local artist who excels in the area of colored pencil drawing. Cwik started as a student of Don Blackwell at Isothermal Community College, but has blossomed into an excellent technician in this media and a most imaginative artist in her own right.

Cwik was born, raised and worked in Dearborn, Mich. for 50 years. After 32 years of employment at Ford Motor Company, she retired at age 51 to live in South Carolina.  She and her husband built a home on Glassy Mountain and lived there for five years until they sold that house and move to Tryon 10 years ago.

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Cwik was a “stitcher” and gardener her whole life. All her work was with a needle and thread ending with studying Japanese silk embroidery for several years.

Cwik describes a change that came over her.