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December 2020

Virtual Studio Tour: Connie Karleta Sales

December 12, 2020 @ 3:00 pm

December 12, 2020, 3PM: Zoom Hang Out - Free, but registration is required. Only five spots available. Register HERE. Connie Karleta Sales - Bakersville, NC "New miniature pieces will be available through Toe River Arts as well as inviting you into the studio via going live on YouTube and Facebook, as well as Zoom gatherings. I will answer questions, give demos and share my set up, and other interactive ways of connecting within the digital world." Keep up with Connie…

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Virtual Studio Tour: Amanda Taylor

December 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am

December 18, 2020, 10:00AM: Part 2 Glass Powder Wafer Landscape Live on YouTube Attend HERE. Amanda Taylor will be demonstrating how she coldworks (grinding of the glass) her glass wafer landscape and will then be mounting it onto another piece of glass. It can then be hung on a wall. Amanda Taylor – Burnsville, NC “My work explores the expressive possibilities of glass through variations in color, texture, light, and atmosphere. By drawing inspiration from nature, I use my kilnformed glass work…

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Virtual Studio Tour: Amanda Taylor

December 20, 2020 @ 11:30 am

December 20, 2020, 11:30AM: Fused Glass Mosaic Tile Live on YouTube Attend HERE. Join me while I work on creating a two-sided fused glass mosaic panel. I will be adding glass pieces to the reverse side of a piece that has already been fused once. This technique gives you a unique layered mosaic piece. Amanda Taylor – Burnsville, NC “My work explores the expressive possibilities of glass through variations in color, texture, light, and atmosphere. By drawing inspiration from nature, I use…

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Virtual Studio Tour: Connie Karleta Sales

December 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

December 20, 2020, 7PM: YouTube Premiere with live chat, discussing landscape painting. Attend HERE. Connie Karleta Sales - Bakersville, NC "New miniature pieces will be available through Toe River Arts as well as inviting you into the studio via going live on YouTube and Facebook, as well as Zoom gatherings. I will answer questions, give demos and share my set up, and other interactive ways of connecting within the digital world." Keep up with Connie Sales throughout the Tour; click…

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Virtual Studio Tour: Amanda Taylor

December 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am

December 22, 2020, 10:00AM: Moldmaking for Glass Live on YouTube Attend HERE. During this demonstration I will be showing you how I create some of my plaster/silica molds that I use for creating pate de verre pieces, cast glass sculptures, etc. Today I will be making a mold that I will use on December 24 to create a pate de verre vessel. Amanda Taylor – Burnsville, NC “My work explores the expressive possibilities of glass through variations in color, texture, light, and…

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Virtual Studio Tour: Amanda Taylor

December 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am

December 24, 2020, 10:00AM: Creating a Pate de Verre Vessel Live on YouTube Attend HERE. During this demonstration I will be using the plaster/silica mold that I created in the previous video and placing glass into the mold using the Pate de Verre technique. Amanda Taylor – Burnsville, NC “My work explores the expressive possibilities of glass through variations in color, texture, light, and atmosphere. By drawing inspiration from nature, I use my kilnformed glass work as a way to…

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Virtual Studio Tour: Amanda Taylor

December 26, 2020 @ 11:30 am

December 26, 2020, 11:30AM: Unveiling of Mosaic Tile and Pate de Verre Vessel Live on YouTube Attend HERE. The tada moment! Today I will be showing you the results of the mosaic tile after it has been fired, and also will be demolding the pate de verre vessel (from previous live streams). I will discuss what the next steps will be in order for me to finish these pieces. Amanda Taylor – Burnsville, NC “My work explores the expressive possibilities…

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Virtual Studio Tour: Amanda Taylor

December 27, 2020 @ 11:30 am

December 27, 2020, 11:30AM: Overview of Glass Projects Created During Studio Tour Live on YouTube Attend HERE. It has been great sharing with you my processes that I use to create my work. I will be showing you some of the finished pieces that I started during these live streams today. I want to thank everyone that has joined me on this journey and for Toe River Arts Council for giving us this opportunity during these trying times. I hope…

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Virtual Studio Tour: Connie Karleta Sales

December 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

December 27, 2020, 7PM: Zoom Hang Out - Free, but registration is required. Only five spots available. Register HERE. Connie Karleta Sales - Bakersville, NC "New miniature pieces will be available through Toe River Arts as well as inviting you into the studio via going live on YouTube and Facebook, as well as Zoom gatherings. I will answer questions, give demos and share my set up, and other interactive ways of connecting within the digital world." Keep up with Connie…

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Virtual Studio Tour: Connie Karleta Sales

December 31, 2020 @ 10:00 pm

December 31, 2020, 10PM: Live on YouTube, Drawing in the New Year: Join me as I draw and write. Bring your favorite creative media, and live chat with me as we create into the new year. Attend HERE. Connie Karleta Sales - Bakersville, NC "New miniature pieces will be available through Toe River Arts as well as inviting you into the studio via going live on YouTube and Facebook, as well as Zoom gatherings. I will answer questions, give demos…

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January 2021

Introduction to Precious Metal Clay with Amy Brandenburg

January 9 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Toe River Arts Gallery – Spruce Pine, 269 Oak Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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Introduction to Precious Metal Clay with Amy Brandenburg Explore jewelry making using precious metal clay (PMC). PMC is clay made of metal particles, which may be sculpted to create pieces that become solid, fine silver when fired. Each student will create a pair of small earrings and a charm or a bead. Students will learn how to texture the clay, fire, patina and polish. All skill levels welcome. When: Saturday, January 9, 2021, 11AM – 5PM Where: Toe River Arts Spruce…

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Student Showcase Artwork Drop-off

January 19 @ 10:30 am - January 30 @ 5:00 pm
Toe River Arts Gallery – Spruce Pine, 269 Oak Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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Toe River Arts will host its annual Student Showcase exhibitions for both Mitchell and Yancey county students at its Spruce Pine gallery February 6 through March 6, 2021. While the call for submissions is typically made to arts educators to submit the students’ work, Toe River Arts encourages both educators and parents with children aged 3 to 17 to submit their students’ work made in the last year to be in the exhibit. Artwork does not need to be framed.…

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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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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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