Summer 2017 Art Shows
Group Show: Perspectives of Grandfather and Blowing Rock
Presenting a show including all of the gallery's artists and their interpretations of the very famous Grandfather Mountain and area of Blowing Rock, June 5-24. This show will highlight the unique variations of perspectives on the scenery in the high country as well as the unique variations in each of the artist's techniques, creativity, and application. There will be a huge variety of works by artists including: Wes Waugh, Lita Gatlin, Robin Wellner, Jason Drake, George Snyder and many more. Please come by the gallery any time Monday through Saturday, 9am to 5pm, to view any of these beautiful works. There will be no reception for this event.
Robin Wellner: Blue Ridge Impressions: Brush and Knife
Presenting a solo exhibition of work by plein air artist, Robin Wellner. " I am ever hopeful to capture some of the amazing color and design that Nature provides. I'm not interested in a perfect rendition - as in a photograph - that bores me. Give me color, texture, energy --- and a sense of the place. I often start with a brush, but invariably I am compelled to pick up the knife. I like the texture and depth of color I can get with a knife --- and the energy! Yes, you will recognize the place, but hopefully you will remember some of the magic of being there. That spark that made me want to stop and set up my easel. " These enticing words are only a summary of the beauty that is rendered through the palette knife in Wellner's work. A reception will be held Saturday, July 22nd from 5 to 8pm.
Jason Drake: Close to Home
Presenting a solo exhibition of work by American realist painter Jason Drake, August 14-26. Jason lives and paints in the Appalachian Mountains near Boone and his new pieces represent the theme "Close to Home". They feature watercolor, egg tempera, and oil compositions depicting the landscapes, figures and still life, subjects that emerge from the mountain community where he lives. He is a penetrating observer of the quiet, simple, framework that makes up life in this region and his compositions evoke the emotion he suffuses into each painting. A reception will be held on Saturday, August 19 from 5 to 8 pm where you can meet the artist.