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May 2021

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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Homeinstead | 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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Twined Basket with Sarita Westrup

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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Twined Basket with Sarita Westrup When: Saturday, May 22, 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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The Basics and Beyond: Soft Slab Handbuilding with Liz Zlot Summerfield

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Double Island Studio, 2459 Double Island Rd
Green Mountain, NC 28740 United States
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This workshop intends to demystify working with soft slabs and paper patterns and offers the essential components to creating unique slab built pots. Participants will learn slab building techniques such as rolling, beveling, and darting while they work on forms such as cups, creamers, and lidded objects. Demonstration and hands-on work time will include pattern making and the construction of a spout, lid, and flange. Included in the workshop is a discussion and demonstration on surface treatment using terra sigillata…

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June 2021

Soft Slab Construction with Custom Textures and Specialized Surfaces with Amy Sanders

June 12 @ 10:00 am - June 13 @ 5:00 pm
Double Island Studio, 2459 Double Island Rd
Green Mountain, NC 28740 United States
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This demonstration and hands-on workshop will focus on soft slab construction while exploring a wide variety of surface enhancements using texture and pattern as an inspiration. Participants will construct personal mark-making and texturing tools to use in their own work; as well as create stamped bisque molds. During the workshop we will also create a variety of forms on which to employ our new surface techniques including an altered slab cup, a plate, and a serving dish. Emphasis in instruction…

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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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Multilayer Screen Printing

June 26 @ 9:00 am - June 27 @ 5:00 pm
Toe River Arts Gallery – Spruce Pine, 269 Oak Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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Multilayer Screen Printing with Stormie Burns When: June 26 – 27, 9AM – 5PM Where: Toe River Arts Spruce Pine Owen Gallery Register here. Screen printing is one of the most versatile and accessible methods of printmaking! Learn to transfer your drawings and mark making onto silkscreens. In this two-day workshop we will create a small edition of two-color prints on paper while exploring various methods of generating transparencies, exposing screens using photo emulsion, screen registration, and ink mixing. We…

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Exploring Low Fire Surfaces with Liz Zlot Summerfield

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Double Island Studio, 2459 Double Island Rd
Green Mountain, NC 28740 United States
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Are you interested in working at low fire but feel intimidated with addressing the surface? This workshop intends to demystify low fire surfaces by introducing you to several techniques, many of which can be used at any temperature. The layering of these techniques has the ability to create a unique depth to the surfaces of your work. The workshop will cover slip trailing, underglazes, sgraffito, and making and applying terra sigillata. All of these techniques can be applied to sculptural…

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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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Expressing Inner Thoughts: Bust Out with Melisa Cadell

July 9 @ 9:00 am - July 10 @ 5:00 pm
Double Island Studio, 2459 Double Island Rd
Green Mountain, NC 28740 United States
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Participants in this workshop will learn simple hand building techniques enabling them to build ceramic bust forms. They will explore their ability to develop content and build forms that represent the human embodiment of complex emotion. There will be ample discussion about surface considerations specific to the bust and various sculptural forms. Besides working with clay, we will do exercises in free writing as a way to create new ideas for our work.  This workshop will offer several ways to…

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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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Inked Up: Introduction to Block Printing with Roby Leigh Summerfield

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Double Island Studio, 2459 Double Island Rd
Green Mountain, NC 28740 United States
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This workshop offers the essential components to creating unique relief block prints. Participants will learn how to carve linoleum, ink blocks, and print their own personal imagery. Demonstrations include imagery transfer, building texture, and instruction of the required tools needed to create their own prints. There will be plenty of hands-on work time and each participant will leave with several prints and the required skills to continue their printmaking journey. Open to all levels ages 14(+) Artist Biography: Roby Summerfield…

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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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15th Annual Blacksmith Exhibition

September 25 @ 10:30 am - October 30 @ 5:00 pm
Toe River Arts Gallery – Spruce Pine, 269 Oak Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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15th Annual Blacksmith Exhibition September 25 - October 30 Featuring the work of blacksmiths from the southeast and beyond, this exhibition offers craftspeople the opportunity to show their work in a place known for its blacksmithing community. Historically the exhibition runs in conjunction with the Fire on the Mountain Blacksmithing Festival. Spruce Pine Main Street, in collaboration with Penland School of Craft and Toe River Arts, hosts the festival every year on the last weekend in April. The public can…

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November 2021

Giant Squid Designs | Elissa Peragine

November 6 - December 18
Toe River Arts Gallery – Burnsville, 102 W. Main St.
Burnsville, NC 28714 United States
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Elissa Peragine will exhibit in the Community 2D Gallery in Burnsville November 6 – December 18, 2021. “I am a photographer and graphic artist that specializes in surreal art.” – Elissa Peragine The Burnsville gallery is open Thursday – Saturday, 10:30AM – 5PM.

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Fall Studio Tour

November 12 @ 10:00 am - November 14 @ 5:00 pm
Toe River Arts The Journey of the Arts

Fall Studio Tour November 12, 13, & 14, 2021 Toe River Arts will host a Fall Studio Tour with both in-person and online elements the second weekend in November, 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. These dates are subject to change depending on case counts in the area and guidelines for public gatherings at that time.    Open to Toe River Arts…

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