SPRUCE PINE GALLERY
269 Oak Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777
10:30AM to 5:00PM Tuesday – Saturday
STUDIO TOUR PARTICIPANT EXHIBIT
MAY 13-JUNE 4
“Meet-The Artist Reception”
Friday, June 2, 5:30-7:30 pm
Twice a year, collectors of fine craft head to the mountains of Western North Carolina for the Toe River Studio Tour known for the last 24 years as an event of unsurpassed quality, and twice a year, the Spruce Pine Gallery fills with work from participating artists and galleries. Displays are arranged geographically to coordinate with the Tour Guide. Each artist is allowed two pieces that represent work in their studios. With only three tour days and so many studios and artists, choices are hard. The exhibition allows the viewer an opportunity to plan their adventure. And if they can’t “do” the tour, they can purchase any of the pieces on display. “Each year, the exhibition is fresh. Artists come and go. And this tour, we have eight new artists, including a few who haven’t participated in years. The work evolves, and it’s interesting to watch how the art changes, how the artists grow in their craft,” said Kathryn Andree, Exhibits Coordinator for the council for over a decade. The participant shows are the biggest exhibits during the year averaging over 150 pieces on pedestals, tables, walls, with a few bigger pieces relegated to the floor, and they are the most diverse, with media ranging from 2-dimensional to glass to clay, wood, and fiber.
And don’t forget the Meet-The-Artist Reception on the first Friday, June 2 from 5:30-7:30. Meet the artists and toast the tour. Our best ever!