Hedgecock-Bailie-Tandy show opens Saturday at Tryon Painters & Sculptors

Published 3:50 pm Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Tryon Painters & Sculptors is excited to announce the opening of their newest show on Saturday, Oct. 14. A dazzling array of artwork will be on display, created by guest artists Richard Hedgecock, Bailie and John Tandy, and there will be delightful works by member artists Jennifer Mills Grabosky, Gary Cooley, Marcy Yerkes, and Janet Leazanby. A reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. with light refreshments available. There will be something to delight every taste in art, and artists will be on hand to chat.

Painter, framer, inventor and animal lover, Richard Hedgecock is a Renaissance man who works out of his studio and gallery in Kernersville, N.C. He has been working in a variety of mediums including oils, acrylics, and watercolors for the past 40 years, creating paintings of historic places, along with tranquil landscapes, portraits, and animals. The soulful attentiveness Richard brings to all of his paintings makes them a favorite for many patrons and collectors from his hometown to foreign lands.

Bailie is a cutting edge artist with extreme diversity. He has developed a successful career as a professional muralist, sculptor and artist. His works can be found from Princeton to Dallas to Charleston. His latest venture has been the world of abstract, as he explores what happens as pure creativity takes over the conscience. A “creative frenzy” as he calls it, consists of grabbing whatever paint appeals to him at the moment and using it with any applicator that may be available. Bailie feels an abstract cannot be planned. It has to just happen.

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Woodworker John Tandy began turning 12 years ago, and now turns bowls, boxes, and hollow forms. He has studied with David Ellsworth and Al Stirt, and has a shop in Inman, S.C. Most recently, John has taken up carving, and now combines his turned forms with relief carving, with delightful results. His inspirations include Southwest Indian pottery and classic Greek forms.

Member artists featured in this show include Jennifer Mills Grabosky, whose bold paintings are vibrant and eye catching, with subject matter that ranges from landscapes and wildlife to local landmarks and people; and portrait artist Gary Cooley, who has led portrait studies at the Tryon Painters and Sculptors Gallery for the past two years.

Additionally featured are story-telling painter Mary Yerkes, who delights in vivid, impressionistic work, and Janet Leazanby, for whom stretching clay has been a developed process, combining with nature forms and a bit of whimsy.

Join members and guests at the Hedgecock-Bailie-Tandy show opening on Oct. 14 from 5-7 p.m. and enjoy talking with friends and artists, taking in beautiful artwork, and some light refreshments. The show will continue through Saturday, Nov. 11 at the Tryon Painters and Sculptors Gallery, located at 78 N. Trade Street in downtown Tryon. Gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In addition, you can visit the gift gallery featuring the works of over 50 local and regional artists.

– submitted by Robin Turner