Terry Therion At The Depot Room Extended
Terry Thirion’s artwork will be on display at The Depot Room in Tryon, NC until August 21, 2019. A reception will be part of the July 26 Fourth Friday events downtown. Please attend the reception, enjoy some Belgian chocolate and meet the artist on Friday, July 26 from 5-7pm at 22 Depot Street in Tryon, NC.
The exhibit can be seen 9 to 5 Monday through Friday through July 24. Please use the deck entrance.
Artist Terry Thirion lives in Charlotte NC and Hot Springs NC. She says of her work, “I attempt to find balance through colorful shapes and lines that leap off the canvas and intertwine with each other in a playful way. I want to intrigue the viewers and invite them to discover the little surprises that I embed in each of these works. Sometimes they are linear and well organized with problems resolved. At other times they may be messy and unclear. While making art I do not experience time. If there is anxiety, it is allowed to dissipate. If there is joy it can express itself as well. This work is a manifestation of acceptance and being present to the next brushstroke, the next line”.
The artist says of her work, “I attempt to find balance through colorful shapes and lines that leap off the canvas and intertwine with each other in a playful way. I want to intrigue the viewers and invite them to discover the little surprises that I embed in each of these works.”
She feels that nature informs her work. What gives her energy and purpose is working it, struggling with it and re-working it. Her values are shaped by her Belgian upbringing. Living there until she was 22, community, nature, craftsmanship and commerce were all intertwined in her youth. She was influenced by her father, a stone carver, and her mother who was a teacher and artist. She absorbed the medieval architecture and paintings all around her, and later these images became a building block for much of her art.
Her education started at the Academy in Leuven where she studied life drawing classes, oil painting at the YWCA in Brooklyn (“and what great teachers I had”) and continued at Broward College in Florida.
She says, “the fragility of all living things and their interconnectedness are what empowers me to express myself. I may sit at the edge of a river with a box of pastels or in my studio where I express my love or sadness about these places.” Terry uses a variety of materials: “I use acrylics and oils and paint on canvas. I also use simple tools like tree sticks, inks and black walnut ink that I make myself from walnuts which grow in my backyard. I often paint surrounded by music which helps me to set aside political and social concerns that might otherwise get in the way of my self expression. It now becomes a dance with the canvas.”
Please attend the reception, see the show, enjoy some Belgian chocolate and meet the artist on Friday from 5-7pm at 22 Depot Street in Tryon, NC.
Terry Thirion-‘Emboldened’ 30×40 Oil
Submitted by Rich Nelson