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September 25 – October 30, 2021
Toe River Arts Gallery – Spruce Pine
269 Oak Ave, Spruce Pine, NC 28777

This year, the Blacksmith Exhibition has been replaced with Here and There, an exhibit curated by Elizabeth Brim. This is an exciting departure from Toe River Arts’ annual Blacksmith Exhibit, which is in conjunction with the Fire on the Mountain Festival and open to all blacksmiths. We will return to the original format in 2022.

Pictured: Chicken Table by Warren Holzman

Wonders and Realities: Works by Allison Edge

September 25 – October 23, 2021
Toe River Arts Gallery – Burnsville
102 W Main St, Burnsville, NC 28714

Allison Edge creates dreamy, photograph-based paintings, lingering in nostalgia, often depicting memories of family travels, encounters with the natural world, and other documented occasions of 1970s and 80s Americana.


Toe River Arts will host a Fall Studio Tour on November 12, 13, and 14, 2021. A Studio Tour Preview Exhibition at the Toe River Arts Spruce Pine gallery will accompany the Tour, on display November 12 through December 31, 2021.
The Fall Studio Tour is open to artist members living in Mitchell and Yancey counties. To find out more about 2021 November Studio Tour ad rates, click here.


Meet the Toe River Studio Tour Artists
Each week we will feature the work of artists participating in the studio tour.

Lynne Hobaica
My work is fueled by thoughts on how our awareness of death propels how we live. Reflecting on the dynamic of building, maintaining, and ending relationships. I am inspired by the stories we build throughout our lives and that we will be remembered by. Whether it be run-of-the-mill mistakes (which for a moment feel like they might end the world), working against distance and time to hold relationships together, or the joyful awkwardness of exploring new relationships. With every new person you let into your life, somehow you become a new person. My hope is to communicate some of the intricate complexities of life through humor and empathy. I reveal characters that are inspired by mythologies and fairytales, and give them an emotion or gesture that you might connect with; perhaps you recognize an old friend, a past lover or yourself. It is through these connections and more that I am inspired to make the work that I make, ultimately to share my own stories, and the stories that others have generously shared with me.

BAH HOUSE – Bakersville, North Carolina
IG: @lynnehobaica



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