Fun in Tryon: New Exhibit at Holy Cross Gallery now open

Published 10:00 pm Wednesday, June 4, 2014

There is always fun in Tryon. This new exhibit shows prints, primarily event posters, from over twenty years of Tryon fun. These items are from the collection of Wanda K. May who is known as a cheerleader for Downtown Tryon.
May owned the Tryon landmark, The Book Shelf from 1993 to 2002. She was also very active in the Tryon Downtown Development Association, having served as President of that organization for three separate terms.
She served the Foothills Chamber of Commerce for many years, having served on their Board of Directors and was named as the Volunteer of the Year in 2001.
Several items in the exhibit are related to the celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the establishment of Tryon. Notable is the first-run tapestry of two pieces designed and manufactured locally by Pure Country Weavers for the anniversary event. Another 125th Anniversary item is a print of the original, color, collectible festival map, created by Robin Julian.
The “Fun in Tryon” Exhibit will run through June. None of the items on display are for sale.

– article submitted
by Wanda May


Mock-up of a billboard ad commissioned by Tryon merchants, probably in the 70’s or 80’s. Given as a gift to May by Bob Richardson, then-owner of The Blue Ridge Weavers. (photo submitted by Wanda May)