Holy Cross Gallery featuring local White Oak artists

Published 8:00 am Friday, June 22, 2018

The Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross has a new show hanging in the gallery, which features artists who live at White Oak Tryon.

Three of the artists — Norma Batchelder, Barbara Haythorne and Jack Saunders — are members of the congregation. 

The show can be viewed through July 30. The gallery, located at 150 Melrose Ave., is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, as well as during services. 

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The show features three weavers who have all been actively involved with Tryon Arts and Crafts over the years: Barbara Haythorne, Suzanne Monroe and Agnes Sternburg. They have woven colorful wall hangings incorporating many different patterns, scarfs, table runners, placemats, two jackets, a burgundy vest and a navy plaid wool afghan.

Helen Tipton will is showing five of her oil paintings, including several landscapes and a portrait.

Laural Brown’s works include five mixed media and acrylic landscapes and studies, several watercolors and two fabric wall hangings done with paint, ink, applique and decorative stitching.

Jack Saunders displays two large detailed pen and ink drawings of birds.

Norma Batchelder also has two detailed pen and ink drawings of a toad and a snow bird, along with two Inktense (watercolor pencil) nature works and an oil painting. 

Elaine Riley has shared a watercolor of a full bouquet of purple flowers, and Barbara Mischler has contributed 10 watercolors, including farm scenes, settings of a boat and homestead along the coast, flowers, a wren and a whimsical toy. 

– Submitted by

Lucy Brannon