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February 2021

Mitchell County Arts in Education Showcase

February 6 @ 10:30 am - March 6 @ 5:00 pm
Toe River Arts Gallery – Spruce Pine, 269 Oak Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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Mitchell County Arts in Education Showcase February 6 - March 6 Kindergarten through 12th grade students from public and private schools in Mitchell County participate annually in this event that celebrates the creative achievements of our students. This showcase is not just a celebration of students, but also a testament to the hard work each art educator dedicates to the job of nurturing creativity and artistic growth. In lieu of a reception, Toe River Arts will host free workshops every…

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Yancey County Arts in Education Showcase

February 6 @ 10:30 am - March 6 @ 5:00 pm
Toe River Arts Gallery – Burnsville, 102 W. Main St.
Burnsville, NC 28714 United States
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Yancey County Arts in Education Showcase February 6 - March 6 Kindergarten through 12th grade students from public and private schools in Yancey County participate annually in this event that celebrates the creative achievements of our students. This showcase is not just a celebration of students, but also a testament to the hard work each art educator dedicates to the job of nurturing creativity and artistic growth. In lieu of a reception, Toe River Arts will host free workshops every…

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March 2021

Kids Make Fused Glass with Amanda Taylor

March 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Toe River Arts Gallery – Spruce Pine, 269 Oak Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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colorful fused glass dishes

Kids Make Fused Glass with Amanda Taylor Design and create a unique glass ornament, dish or pendant. All ages are welcome over four years old. Participants may choose from a variety of glass and colors to create their own glass ornament, dish or pendants.  Taylor will fire the pieces, to be picked up at a later date or shipped for an additional fee. Bring your imagination and be ready for some creative, family fun. When: Saturday, March 13, 2021, 10:30AM –…

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Essential Work

March 20 - April 24
Toe River Arts Gallery – Spruce Pine, 269 Oak Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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Essential Work March 20 - April 24 When the world shut down a year ago, many of us put our lives on pause. People were ordered to stay home, and only work deemed essential carried on. Artists make work for different reasons, but often the artist’s job is to help themselves and others work through difficult thoughts or emotions, or to interpret and digest pivotal social and cultural events. They make work in hard times because they have to. For…

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Clay Birdhouses for Kids (ages 5+)

March 20 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
High Country Ceramic Arts, Burnsville., 552 E U.S. Hwy 19E Bypass
Burnsville, North Carolina 28714
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Clay Birdhouses for Kids (ages 5+) with Linda Powell When & Where: March 20 from 12:30-3:30PM at High Country Ceramic Arts. Linda Powell from High Country Ceramic Arts will be hosting a three-hour clay hand building workshop for kids.   Each student will design their birdhouses using hand building techniques that will include slabs, coiling and pinching.   The bird houses will be made from multiple pieces, assembled. Underglazes Will then be applied on the bird house.  After the workshop, the pieces will be bisque fired, clear glazed and…

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Make Decorative Paste Paper: (ages 3+)

March 26 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Toe River Arts Gallery – Spruce Pine, 269 Oak Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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Make Decorative Paste Paper: (ages 3+) with Melanie Finlayson When & Where: Friday, March 26 from 10:30AM - 12:30PM & 1:30-3:30PM at Toe River Arts, Spruce Pine. Melanie Finlayson a printmaker and Toe River Arts Community Outreach Coordinator will be teaching a two-hour Paste Paper workshop for kids.  Paste paper is one of the earliest forms of decorative papers, is commonly used for bookbinding, as well as calligraphy, printmaking, collage, stamping, and origami.  Paste Paper is created using acrylic paint mixed with…

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Monotype Printmaking: (ages 3+)

March 27 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Toe River Arts Gallery – Spruce Pine, 269 Oak Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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Monotype Printmaking: (ages 3+) with Melanie Finlayson When & Where: March 27 from 10:30AM - 12:30PM & 1:30PM - 3:30PM at Toe River Arts, Spruce Pine. Melanie Finlayson a printmaker and Toe River Arts Community Outreach Coordinator will be teaching a two-hour monotype printmaking workshop for kids.  Kids will learn multiple printmaking techniques, including trace monotype, mirror image monotype and more in order to create custom designed prints and patterns.  Fun for all ages.  This workshop is free, but registration is…

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April 2021

H2O and Other Interpretations | Jean McLaughlin

April 3 - May 1
Toe River Arts Gallery – Burnsville, 102 W. Main St.
Burnsville, NC 28714 United States
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Jean McLaughlin will exhibit in the Community 2D Gallery in Burnsville April 3 - May 1, 2021. "My reconnection with printmaking began in the Penland studios after a very long hiatus. The complexity and immediacy snagged me as it had in the past, and I began to explore monotypes, monoprints, woodcuts, and lithography anew. These works were printed from woodcuts carved during the month of January 2021 while I worked in the Penland studio." - Jean McLaughlin The Burnsville gallery…

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Blizzard Folded Book Structure with Karen Hardy

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Toe River Arts Gallery – Spruce Pine, 269 Oak Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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Blizzard Folded Book Structure with Karen Hardy Stranded by a snow storm during travel, artist Hedi Kyle passed the time experimenting with paper, and invented a unique folded book structure that came to be known as the “blizzard book.” Since then, the basic pattern has been altered and expanded to create numerous additional designs, including the crown book, wheel of fortune, blizzard pockets, crown card, and blizzard boxes. Developed by Hedi and her protégés, a key feature of all these structures is their…

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May 2021

Twined Basket with Sarita Westrup

May 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Toe River Arts Gallery – Spruce Pine, 269 Oak Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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Twined Basket with Sarita Westrup When: Saturday, May 1, 2021, 10 AM – 4 PM Where: Toe River Arts Spruce Pine Owen Gallery Create a beautiful and functional twined basket in the round. Learn how to weave with round reed, begin with a six-pointed star base and weave a spiral to form the basket. Finish the lip of the basket and add a strap to hang on the wall. This is a wonderful beginning level basket weaving class; all levels are…

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What a Relief!

May 8 - June 5
Toe River Arts Gallery – Spruce Pine, 269 Oak Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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What a Relief! A Collection of Relief Woodblock Prints by Local Artists May 8 - June 5, 2021 What a Relief! is an exhibition of the large-scale woodblock prints made by the 18 participants in our October 2020 workshop with BIG INK. After countless hours of carving, participants printed their blocks on BIG INK’s traveling press. The smallest of these large-scale prints is two by three feet, with the largest being four by eight feet. BIG INK, founded in 2012…

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Pressing Forward

May 8 - June 5
Toe River Arts Gallery – Spruce Pine, 269 Oak Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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Pressing Forward May 8 - June 5, 2021 Owen Gallery Toe River Arts has invited Asheville Printmakers to exhibit in the Owen Gallery in Spruce Pine. Asheville Printmakers is an independent alliance of artists who express themselves through the medium of the print. Their membership encompasses both experienced and emerging artists, as well as those new to printmaking. Learn more about Asheville Printmakers at ashevilleprintmakers.org. Featured image: A print by Georgia Deal. Photo courtesy of the artist.

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Community 2D Gallery | Kristan Five

May 15 - June 19
Toe River Arts Gallery – Burnsville, 102 W. Main St.
Burnsville, NC 28714 United States
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Kristan Five will exhibit in the Community 2D Gallery in Burnsville May 15 – June 19, 2021. "In theory, my work is inspired by our earth's landscape. Globally, much of nature shares the intrinsic beauty of organic lines, textures and color with the human contribution of synthetic elements. This visual union creates complements of color, shape and texture that offer tremendous inspiration for my work. This work is an expression of my belief that landscape is a moment rather than…

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Ready, Set, Fold: Innovative Book Structures with Karen Hardy

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Toe River Arts Gallery – Spruce Pine, 269 Oak Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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Ready, Set, Fold: Innovative Book Structures with Karen Hardy Learn the secrets of unique and intricately folded book forms that do not rely on sewing or adhesive. This workshop will focus on bookbinding techniques that take the architecture and action of the book to new levels through masterful paper engineering. Participants will begin with a suite of books folded from a single sheet of paper, building on this basic foundation with more advanced projects. These include such inventions by renowned artist…

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June 2021

Two Generations | Ken and Galen Sedberry

June 19 @ 10:30 am - July 24 @ 5:00 pm
Toe River Arts Gallery – Spruce Pine, 269 Oak Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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Two Generations | Ken and Galen Sedberry June 19 - July 24 Visitors will explore the creations of father and son, Ken and Galen Sedberry. Explore works produced from their shared studio, kiln, booth space, and aesthetic space where ideas are translated into pots. These shared spaces deliver work that is both parallel and divergent. Featured images, left to right: Ken Sedberry, Galen Sedberry Photos courtesy of the artist.

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July 2021

Stream of Consciousness | Kat Turczyn

July 3 - July 31
Toe River Arts Gallery – Burnsville, 102 W. Main St.
Burnsville, NC 28714 United States
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Kat Turczyn will exhibit in the Community 2D Gallery in Burnsville July 3 - 31, 2021. "After almost 40 years of experience in the field of public health statistics, I began painting in oils and have taken numerous workshops from acclaimed painters around the U.S. to perfect my broad-ranged style, which continues to evolve. My art has won recognition through features in magazines, a blue ribbon, and public commissions and showings, and hangs in many private homes around the country…

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Fresh Produce

July 10 @ 10:30 am - August 14 @ 5:00 pm
Toe River Arts Gallery – Spruce Pine, 269 Oak Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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Fresh Produce | New Work by Penland School of Craft Studio Coordinators Owen Gallery July 10 - August 14 This exhibition will highlight current work made by the studio coordinator team from the Penland School of Craft. This group of ten individual artists approaches the field of contemporary craft from the broad perspectives of functional objects, sculptures, and two-dimensional works, representing a material range of paper, photography, printmaking, metal, textile, ceramic, wood, and glass. Unique to Fresh Produce | New…

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August 2021

Orbits and Fields

August 6 @ 10:30 am - September 11 @ 5:00 pm
Toe River Arts Gallery – Spruce Pine, 269 Oak Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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Orbits and Fields | Artists Connected to Appalachian State University and the Penland School of Craft August 6 - September 11 The artists in this show move in a wide variety of orbits around and through both Appalachian State University and the Penland School of Craft. Their paths cross one another as fellow students and teachers, as co-workers, co-residents, and fellow community members. They have not all met, but they know one another, in the way that they share common…

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Community 2D Gallery | Simona Rosasco

August 14 - September 11
Toe River Arts Gallery – Burnsville, 102 W. Main St.
Burnsville, NC 28714 United States
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Simona Rosasco will exhibit in the Community 2D Gallery in Burnsville August 14 - September 11, 2021. "I gain my creativity from the beauty and diversity of the four season here in WNC, something I never really experienced while living in Florida." - Simona Rosasco The Burnsville gallery is open Thursday - Saturday, 10:30AM - 5PM. Photos courtesy of the artist.

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Homeplace Non-Profit Night for Toe River Arts

August 18 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

August 18, 2021, 5 - 9PM Enjoy beer and wood-fired pizza and support Toe River Arts. Homeplace Beer Company is located at 321 W Main St, Burnsville, NC 28714.

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September 2021

Wonders and Realities | Allison Edge

September 25 - October 23
Toe River Arts Gallery – Burnsville, 102 W. Main St.
Burnsville, NC 28714 United States
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Allison Edge will exhibit in the Community 2D Gallery in Burnsville September 25 - October 23, 2021. 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. She features animals, landscapes, and plants, as well as man-made structures that can simultaneously capture our wonder and apprehension. Her style is realism, as if through a soft-focus lens, sometimes in hard candy tints,…

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