Tryon Arts & Crafts School’s Retro-Inspired show opens Saturday night

Published 10:00 pm Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tryon Arts & Crafts School’s latest gallery show, entitled “Retro-Inspired,” opens Aug. 20 and runs through Sept. 24. It will feature artwork in all media that displays characteristics of a certain artistic period or decade in history.  Each artist submitting a work will also provide a statement about the work and the period that inspired it, and opening night guests are invited to attend in apparel from their favorite period as well.

The opening, which will be from 6 to 9 p.m., promises to be quite an event with retro-inspired hors d’oeuvres, signature tea-themed cocktails and a tea dance with music provided by vocalist Chelsea St. John Wade, accompanied by pianist Pam McNeil.

St. John Wade, who has a BFA in Musical Theatre, has performed musical comedy and straight-theater roles with several local theatres, including the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theater and the Hendersonville Community Theater. McNeil has a long list of credits playing for community organizations such as the Carolina Community Chorus, Tryon Little Theater, as well as for various musicals, churches and parties.

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A donation is suggested for the evening. Tryon Arts & Crafts School is located at 373 Harmon Field Road and the public is urged to attend the opening night celebration for this unusual artistic experience and dance the night away.

– article submitted by Cathy Fischer