SPRUCE PINE GALLERY
269 Oak Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777
10:30AM to 5:00PM Tuesday – Saturday
11th ANNUAL BLACKSMITH EXHIBIT
[Reception Friday, April 28, 5-7pm]
Turn up the heat for the Annual Blacksmith Exhibition. This event, now in its 11th year, features metal work from around the country and from our own backyard. Penland School of Crafts is sponsoring People’s Choice (a Seth Gould Tool) and Forge Off (a Rachel Kedinger Spoon) awards. Anvil Arts Studio, Inc. will award $300 for a Non-functional Forged Metal Work, and a $300 Overall Excellence Award will be presented. The winner of the Best Booth Award will get a free booth at next year’s Festival and $50 (sponsored by Jeff and Starli McDowell).
Join us for a recognition reception on Friday, April 28 from 5 to 7pm, the eve of the Fire on the Mountain (FOM) Festival. This pizza and beer evening is a great way to meet some of the blacksmiths displaying and demonstrating the following day at FOM.
For the past few years, Penland has hosted a Master Blacksmith Curated Show. The 2017 Master Blacksmith Lee Sauder and his invitees—Peter Joseph Braspennix, Fred Crist, David Ponsler, and Haley Woodward will share the TRAC Arts Resource Center space for the first time in “Speaking Volumes” that runs from April 27 through Festival day, the 29th.
The Annual Blacksmith Exhibition ends the evening of the Fire on the Mountain Festival. Please visit Spruce Pine Mainstreet, and for more information about “Speaking Volumes”, please contact Penland School of Crafts.
This year’s participants:
Scott M. Brown
Kurt Louis Schultz
John Boyd Smith