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A few weeks ago, seven people sat around a table to view work submitted for the Toe River Arts Council gift shop/gallery. After several hours, they welcomed 12 new artists and three current artists submitting in different mediums, into the group of over 150 Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey county gift shop artists who exhibit and sell their work in the TRAC Galleries. The Gift Shop Exhibition showcases the results of the annual selection process that keeps the art fresh and gives talented artists a venue to show and sell their work locally. 

New to the TRAC gift shops:
Thomas E. Bell (Mitchell): Wood–turned
George H. Cadell (Mitchell): Bronze–sculpture
Patti Connor-Greene (Avery): Clay–porcelain
Courtney Dodd (Mitchell): Glass–blown
Craig Franz (Avery): Painting-oil
Nickolaus Fruin (Mitchell): Glass–blown
Jill Howell (Mitchell): Mixed Media–found objects
Forrest Johnson (Yancey): Watercolor and Jewelry
Cindy McEnery (Avery): Photography
Gaylene Petcu (Avery): Painting–pastels
Galen Sedberry (Mitchell): Clay–wood fired
Martin Stankus (Yancey): Clay–raku/saggar

Current TRAC artists jurying in with different medium:
Susan Garriques (Yancey): Mixed media—oil/paper clay
Jem Klein (Yancey): Wood
Laurel Lovrek (Yancey): Jewelry–handmade beads

These talented new TRAC gift shop artists will leave a lasting impression. The exhibition continues through May 6 in Burnsville. Come on down; see what’s new on the walls, on pedestals, and in the cases at your Arts Council.