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February 2021

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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Printed Surfaces on Clay with Susan Feagin

March 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Enjoy the day making your own slip transfer decals and printing patterns on clay. Bring your drawings and ideas and we’ll make some drawn slip transfers, some EZScreens and experiment with drawing fluid on a silk screen and try screen printing directly on the clay. We’ll make some small clay monoprints, perfect for tiles or building pots. I’ll also demonstrate making simple drape molds, creating sgraffito imagery, and carving the clay to round out your printed surfaces. Beginner’s welcome. Artist…

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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

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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The Wonders of Water Exhibition

June 19 - July 3
Toe River Arts Gallery – Spruce Pine, 269 Oak Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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The exhibit will display submissions from Amy Regional Library’s Photo Contest. Entries are from young people ages 6-18 and will be juried with prizes awarded. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday 10:30 AM – 5 PM.

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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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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

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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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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