Tryon Arts and Crafts School to host annual member exhibition 

Published 12:54 pm Tuesday, February 27, 2024

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TRYON—Tryon Arts and Crafts School is set to host its annual member exhibition, titled “Reimagined Realities: UP/REcycled Art,” on Friday, March 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. The show featuring members’ art will then run from March 2 to April 11 for the general public. 

The exhibition celebrates the transformative power of recycling and upcycling and invites TACS members to submit one entry each. From repurposed found objects to leftover studio materials, artists are encouraged to showcase their ingenuity and be part of a sustainable artistic revolution. 

The exhibition will feature original art entries in a variety of mediums, including mixed media, fiber art, quilting, metal, and more all created by 30 participating artists: Will Barclift, Lisa Bell, Jimmi Buell, Don Clarke, Kay Clarke, Joe Cooper, Elizabeth Dante, Ellen Davison, Gerry Drew, Ruby Drew, Red DuMonde, David Edgar, Robin Edgar, Bernard Edwards, Biz Eichen, Landen Gailey, Madison Geer, Tony Glander, Amy Goldstien-Rice, Susie Hearn, Pam Herres, Fred Herres, Diana Jackson, Kathye Light, Patti Miles-Cooner, Vickie Napoli, Merry-Beth Noble, Karl Schwartz and Wendy West.

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Juror Bryant Holsenbeck, a well-known environmental artist from Durham, N.C., will award the Best in Show Prize of $100. Holsenbeck has exhibited and taught throughout the United States and Australia and has received several grants and fellowships for her groundbreaking work. 

To exhibit in the show, artists must be members of the Tryon Arts and Crafts School. Those looking to participate in the future can pick up a member’s brochure at the school or visit the website to see the various benefits that come with joining the school. Benefits include studio time, discounts on classes, and an invitation to the Executive Dinner.  

The show theme will resonate throughout the exhibition and refreshments, featuring a selection of locally sourced produce prepared by Twisted Fork. TACS’ annual member exhibition promises to be an exciting and thought-provoking event highlighting art’s transformative power and the importance of sustainable practices.