Welcome to the Toe River Arts Council

Promoting The Arts In Mitchell And Yancey Counties Since 1976

GALLERIES AND GIFT SHOPS OPEN 10:30AM TO 5:00PM

[Burnsville closed Monday/Sunday; Spruce Pine closed Sunday]

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TOE RIVER STUDIO TOUR

JUNE 3-5
10am to 5pm Friday-Sunday
Reception at Spruce Pine TRAC Gallery Friday, June 3, 5:30 to 7:30pm


 

BENEFIT
SILENT AUCTION
JUNE 18-JULY 9

 

Ceramic Vessels and Tray
by Liz Summerfield

39TH ANNUAL BENEFIT
LIVE AUCTION

JULY 9

 

“Red Lily”
by Yaffa & Jeff Todd
Photograph by Mary Vogel

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EXHIBITION & SALE
JUNE 18-JULY 9

“Poppies” Encaustic by Barbara McGuire

 

 

SPRUCE PINE TRAC GALLERY


MAY 14-JUNE 5
STUDIO TOUR PARTICIPANT EXHIBIT

WORKSHOP

June 25

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Burnsville TRAC Gallery
Bees and Beads in Polymer
Barbara McGuire

BURNSVILLE TRAC GALLERY

MAY 14-JUNE 18
PLEIN AIR PAINT OUT EXHIBIT

 


Winners in the 10th Annual Blacksmith Exhibition:
(Awards were made possible through a  generous sponsorship by Klingspor Abrasives from Hickory, NC.

Seth Gould Best Craftsmanship

Seth Gould
Best Craftsmanship

Rachael Kedinger Best Handmade Tool

Pat and Paul Spainhour Innovation

Norman Rabek People’s Choice

 

People’s Choice award was a handmade tool by Seth Gould. Rabek’s “Fiddleheads” will find a permanent home at 525 W. Main St. in Burnsville as a new work of Public Art.


 

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Burnsville’s Gateway project is a key part of the NC Arts Council’s SmART Initiative focusing on arts-driven economic development strategies to build stronger economies and communities. The proposed artwork will showcase the work of local resident, regional, and national artists that will tell the story of the city. To learn more >

What does the smART Initiative have to do with Economic Development?

Glass Blowers at Penland

Glass Orbs - 1st Batch

Glass Orbs - 1st Batch

Glass Orbs - 1st Batch

Glass Orbs - 1st Batch

Glass Orbs - 1st Batch

Gabion prototype

Prototype gabions pictured above are approximately 1/10 the actual completed size

Phase I of the Burnsville SmART Public Art Plan began at Penland’s glass studio with glass artists—Rob Levin, Kenny Pieper, David and Hayden Wilson, and Courtney Dodd—working with Jack Mackie, a Seattle designer and public artist/planner. Please take a few moments and watch the videos Chanse Simpson made for this first phase of the project. Part I Part II

Phase II will follow at the end of the year with final installation scheduled in 2017. Can you help support our community in creating and celebrating its unique identity and place? Don’t forget to include your name, address, phone, and email. We’ll keep you informed.

 

aftalogo1 As of December 17, 2015, 292 study regions across the United States have already signed up for Arts & Economic Prosperity 5, the fifth national economic impact study of America’s nonprofit arts and culture industry by the non-profit organization, Americans for the Arts. In North Carolina, the Toe River Arts Council is among 30 other arts organizations who will be surveying their communities in the next 12 months to determine just how the arts do impact the economic climate in their area. Arts organizations around the area will be asking a few questions so please take a moment of your time and help us quantify the benefit of the arts for a thriving community.

The work of the Toe River Arts Council is made possible through support from: NCAC_Logosm    NEA_Logo    cfwnc_logo    edaMCC Logo NoCat big Golden Leaf    unitedway    waanc     PrintBRNHAshield_72 YanceyFundweb And from John & Robyn Horn Foundation, Samuel L. Phillips Foundation, Blumenthal Foundation, The Foundation for Bluegrass Music, Young & McQueen, A.J. Fletcher Foundation, and the Towns of Burnsville and Spruce Pine.

 


Also, we thank those patron/members and their businesses that continue to be major supporters of the arts council.

Michael and Serey Andree, Don and Doris Baucom, Carol Benjamin, George and Patti Bennett, H. Allen Benowitz, JJ Brown and Simona Rosasco, Paul and Frances Burton, Jerry and Marilyn Cade, Bill and Judy Carson, Bruce and Judy Carter, Clyde and Dot Collins, Joann W.Collins, Denise Cook, David Cort, Judy Crouch, Paul and Susan Crutchfield, Warren and Diane Edwards, David and Yvonne Evans, Catherine Faller, Mike and Betsy Fleenor, Ken and Lori Gilcrist, Howell and Beverly Hammond, Glen and Florence Hardymon, Gwendolyn Ann Harris, Karen Head, Victoria Hicks, Morgen and Tamara Houchard, David and Alice Houser, Carl and Jean Johnson, Peter and Karen Kennedy, Charles and Becky Kind, Walter and Thanna Kulash, Delphia Lamberson, David and Susan Larson, Jerry Leaders, Russell Lee and Renate Schuchardt, Hal and Holly Levinson, John Littleton and Kate Vogel, Susan MacLean, Peter Maneck and deJarnette Wood, Dennis and Tina Matelski, Jeffrey and Starli McDowell, Barbara Middleton, Eugene Morgan, Cynthia Nash, Joseph and Susan Norris, James and Linda Oubre, Gina Phillip,s Louis and Genevieve Pugh, Richard Ritter and Jan Williams, Stuart Rosenfeld and Mary Eldridge, Ron and Kay Goins Royer, Michael and Ruth Rutkowsky, Col. Walter Savage, Scarritt Law Group, Kenneth and Connie Sedberry, Corrine Shilling, Greg Stella, David and Fran Strawn, Taylor and Stephanie Townsend, Kathleen Turczyn, Jennifer Turner, Ted and Teresa Van Duyn, Don and Karen Walker, Jason and Rebecca Warner, Jim Waters and Robin Warden, Dorothy Watson, Virginia Wearn, Oscar and Amy Weinmeiste,r Elizabeth Westveer, Yardy and Barbara Williams, Alston Osgood Wolf, Arch and Carol Woodard, Kimberly Young, Chuck Young and Deana Blanchard

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