SPRUCE PINE GALLERY

269 Oak Avenue  Spruce Pine  NC  28777 828.765.0520 10:30AM to 5:00PM Tuesday – Saturday

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MY OTHER SELF
AUGUST 20-SEPTEMBER 17
RECEPTION FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 5 TO 7PM

The Toe River Arts Council’s Spruce Pine Gallery is pleased to host “My Other Self” a one-woman exhibition by Robin Martindale —sculptural in design, experientially meditative in perception and as colorful as a box of crayons. Her pieces vary in size from a little over 12 inches and that might sit on a pedestal to ones that stand six feet off the floor. She works predominately in wood, but doesn’t limit herself, often creating with metals and clay.

Martindale retired from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, after over two decades as a professor in the Department of Art. Formally trained as a sculptor, she has taught graphic design and its history, illustration, product and chair design, drawing, and several different categories of sculpture.

Creating, for Martindale is “a way of communicating that is as visceral as music but much more subtle, particularly when it is non-representational or abstracted.” With her work, Robin’s interest lies in expanding one’s visual awareness.

“As I see it, art making is a meditative process. When I work, I learn who I am…I’m interested in color, media, form, and process when I start a piece, but when the work is complete, and I have a chance to live with it, I begin to learn what the work is about.”