Tryon artist to exhibit at The London in October

Published 10:00 pm Thursday, September 1, 2016

“Open to Interpretation” exhibition features contemporary fine artist William Dill

London District Studios will host “Open to Interpretation – one artist, many perspectives,” an art exhibition for contemporary fine artist William Dill. The opening reception will take place in Asheville, N.C. on Oct. 14, 2016, from 5–10 p.m. at London District Studios located at 8 London Rd. “Open to Interpretation” will run through November 14.

“Open to Interpretation – one artist, many perspectives” presents loose abstract works Dill hopes the viewer will perceive through their own eyes and interpret to find meanings that resonate within their own experiences.

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“There are so many ways to express my individuality and to solicit reactions from the viewers. Although I have provided ‘titles,’ suspend that image and let your imagination guide you. All that matters is for the beholder to see and hear what my image conveys to her/him. Consider my art as therapy, as it is for me. Be aware that your interpretations are not my reality, only yours. Please enjoy the ride though my fantasies and realties as I reinvent myself each time I approach the canvas.”

Native Mississippian William Dill spent his formative years in the South and Southwest primarily in Texas and Mississippi. Dill and his husband/collaborator relocated to Tryon in 2015, where they have become integrated into the community and reveled in the quantity and quality of regional and international artists, writers and performers who live and visit there.

Dill’s varied education includes fine arts and study and work in esoteric philosophy. Like other notable figures in the tech pantheon, Dill dropped out of college to forge a successful career in IT, achieving a senior leadership position in one of America’s leading financial institutions. After 40+ years as IT professional, Dill retired in 2012.

Retirement has afforded Dill the opportunity to revisit his passion for fine arts. Dill enjoys experimenting with varied media in his works and is enjoying the journey of  this phase of his life, being an emerging artist.

Many of Dill’s works are in private collections in California, Texas, Virginia, Mississippi, and North Carolina. Some of these include works donated as auction items for non-profits Dill holds near and dear including Human Rights Campaign.

Contact Dill by email at or call 214-520-0331.

London District Studios (The London) harkens back to the style, energy, edginess, romance and vibe of the early days of SoHo. The London is a lifestyle driven home store, interior design firm and gallery, offering things that move us and make living a creative process. The London features original furnishings, highly curated artifacts, and fine contemporary art in a creative venue that is a model for integrating life, art, furnishings and culture into everyday life.

Seating by lifestyle décor legend Wade Oppliger and furniture designed by nationally acclaimed 24e Design of Savannah set the stage for intriguing and beautiful Post Piano Project art works made from decommissioned antique American pianos by Kehren Barbour, highly curated artifacts such as pin-up festooned vintage car doors and reimagined industrial work tables, and fine contemporary paintings by Rowland, boasting subjects such as binary code messages, soundwaves, and things found in nature.

Art exhibitions by renowned Asheville artists are rotated monthly. The London also houses the working studios of Kehren Barbour, Leslie Rowland and Wade Oppliger. This dynamic 4,000 square feet of retail and creative space is braided together in a cool, hip and vibrant venue where art and living collide. The London is committed to representing the crème de la crème of Asheville’s artists and presenting high quality and stylish homewares and furnishings in a hip, relaxed and community-oriented venue.

– article submitted by C. W. “Kam” Kammerer, Jr.