Nature form and spirit exhibit at TAC

Published 6:58 pm Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The New Year brings fresh new local crafts on display at the Tryon Arts and Crafts gallery. Designated as the Heritage Crafts Gallery, the first show of 2014  is titled Nature, Form and Spirit. The theme is expressed in art pieces of wood, clay, metal and fiber.  These varied media are shown in sculpted, collaged, thrown, and fabricated pieces sometimes combining the materials for intricate results that can be worn or displayed on the wall or a pedestal.
A few of the artists exhibiting in the show are: Gerry Drew, whose unique knives are honed in the Tryon Arts and Crafts Forge; Bailey Cone, whose silver jewelry was fashioned in the metals studio; Ron Ponce, who has created a large inscribed ceramic platter showing a delicate floral design; and Holly Wilkes, who is exhibiting a wool tapestry depicting bare branches.
Christine Mariotti, TACS gallery director, is excited for visitors to view the show as it represents the best of work created by the school’s craftspeople over the last few months she said she believed that the variety of pieces shown makes for a most interesting show.
The exhibit is located at the Heritage Crafts Gallery of the Tryon Arts and Crafts School at 373 Harmon Field Road in Tryon.  The public is invited to meet the artists at an opening reception on Friday, Jan. 24 from 6 to 8 pm.
Tryon Arts and Crafts School is a non-profit crafts organization 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 the organization, please contact the office at -828-859-8323
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