Professional artists bring visions of unity to life

Published 3:52 pm Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Tryon Fine Arts Center technical director Jimm Brink prepares three plywood panels to be a ‘blank canvas’ for the community. They may be unassuming now, but over the next month a team of artists will turn these panels into a stunning vision of unity in the foothills.

The Unity Project has invited a team of artists to work together to define their individual and collective view of what “unity” means on three 4 foot by 6 foot panels. The professional, local artists will donate their time and talents to bring the vision to life and the completed panels will be displayed at Tryon Fine Arts Center and throughout the community beginning Sunday, May 7.

Participating artists include project-coordinator Patricia Cole-Ferullo, Janet Orselli, Douglas Chamberlain, Christine Mariotti, Michael Darpino, Grace Letora, Alice Carey, Paula Rosen, Annette Wells, and consulting artist Eric McRay.

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The Unity Project is led by John Wilkins and a team of volunteers and is supported by the Community Matters grant from the Polk County Community Foundation. Additional details on The UNITY Project are available at

Submitted by The UNITY Project