Dottie Owen Greatroom, Toe River Arts
269 Oak Ave. Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Jazz Brunch and Benefit Auction
We’re doing things a little bit different this year!
Join us on Saturday, July 13th, 11:00am-2:00pm for a warm conversation, good food and music, and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit Toe River Arts. Join us upstairs in the Dottie Owen Greatroom at our Spruce Pine location.
Tickets in advance: $15 members, $20 non-members
$25 at the door
Silent Auction Preview
Delphia Lamberson works primarily in silver and prefers fine silver for its luster. Her jewelry is strong, rather primitive at times and definitely looks hand made. Her inspiration comes nature and architectural design
Rock Creek Pottery
“Will Ruggles, along with Douglass Rankin, made a wide line of functional, wood-fired pottery: tall jars, pitchers, platters, plates, teapots, cups, rice bowls and serving bowls. The pots are wheel thrown or drape molded with simple decorations: sometimes plain brushwork with slip, and once-fired glazes. Will Ruggles and Douglass Rankin co-owned and operated Rock Creek Pottery in North Carolina for many years. Their pots are influenced by the Hamada-Leach-Yanagi tradition in aesthetics and production methods, which were introduced to them by Randy Johnston, who had studied in Japan. In addition to being well known for their pottery, Ruggles and Rankin held instructional workshops on kiln building, advising and helping many potters and institutions.”
– The Marks Project
The Dictionary of American Ceramics
Rickie Barnett grew up in the Northern California city of Redding. He attended California State University, Chico, receiving a Bachelors of Fine Art degree with an emphasis in painting and ceramics. After Graduating in the fall of
2013 he took up a year long position as an Artist in Residence at Taos Clay Studio in Taos, NM. He has just finished up a long term position in the Seattle area where he worked as an assistant for George Rodriguez and Deborah
Schwartzkopf at Ceramistas Seattle ( now known as Rat City Studios). He was a studio assistance to Cristina Cordova.
Charlotte, NC Expereince
Total Wine Class for 10
Private Public Art Tour and Reception
Treat your friends, family, and fellow wine lovers to a private wine tasting for up to 20 people in hte classroom of our store. Total Wine & More will host an event that is certain to impress you and your guests. Enjoy a tour of hte land and learn about the framed appellations and grape varietals that make each region so unforgettable.
Taste a variety of our premium, hand selected wines and discover hidden treasures from the wine region of your choosing. One of our wine experts will present and discuss each delicious wine during your two hours class, which can be arranged as a seated class-style or more casual walk-around event. Total Wine & More will provide all necessary stemware and educational handouts for tasting notes.
Join Lia Newman, the Director and Curator of Van EverySmith Gallery at Davidson College for cocktail reception and private tour for a group of your friends of their private collection. Davidson College has an extensive public art collection featuring significant work by Rodin, Jaume Plensa, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Yinka Shonibare, and Antony Gomely. This is sure to be an unforgettable expereince!