Four-Exhibit public reception at TACS 

Published 10:31 pm Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Tryon Arts & Crafts School will hold a public reception for multiple art exhibits on Friday, April 26, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Exhibits include the Folk Art InvitationalShow of HandsFlamin’ Hot by the Museum of Pocket Art and April Artist of the Month, Ellen Davison.   


Headlining the event, the Folk Art Invitational is curated by Jen Gordon, of Tryon’s Upstairs [Artspace] and Tryon Public Art Advisory Committee 

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In selecting artists for the Folk Art Invitational, Gordon was guided by her desire to showcase individuals who she felt had a pulse on the current creative culture of Tryon. The show features the work of area artists Bernard Edwards, Ann Gleason, Diana Gurri, and Bob Neely 


TACS Side Gallery will feature Show of Hands, an eclectic exhibit of local artists taking as their topic the symbolism of the human hand. The reception is additionally an opportunity to see the closing days of April Artist of the Month Ellen Davison’s display of watercolors, silk painting, and felting. 


Also a focus of Friday evening’s event – and a first for the town of Tryon – TACS presents the Museum of Pocket Art. M.O.P.A. was established 15 years ago under the premise that all people should have portable art with them at all times. The museum’s spring exhibit, Flamin’ Hot, is curated by Nevada native Justin Favela and includes a literal handful of tiny art objects in paper and mixed media. Favela’s inspiration is Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, a product originally marketed toward Latinos. Favela asserts that the snack is more than just a snack; it is a piece of Latino culture.  


Complimentary refreshments will be provided with a wine and beer cash bar. 


For more information about the School, please contact the office at (828) 859.8323 or visit our website, 


– Submitted by Will Barclift