28th Spring Exhibition at Carlton Gallery

Article Published: Jun. 3, 2010 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
28th Spring Exhibition at Carlton Gallery

"Appalachian Waterfall" by Egidio Antonaccio

The opening reception for Carlton Gallery's 28th annual Spring Exhibition is set for June 6, from 2-5 p.m., with the exhibition itself running through July 15.

"Friends, patrons and guests can enjoy an afternoon of wonderful paintings, light refreshments, and community spirit as the gallery begins another season of exhibiting paintings, glass, sculpture, wood, clay and jewelry by local, regional and national artists," a gallery spokesperson said. "Some of the attending gallery artists will be happy to meet guests and discuss their art work."

Artist Kate Worm plans to demonstrate her figurative painting techniques in watercolor/gouache. Worm is a standing gallery artist whose paintings project a spontaneous, fluid quality in a range of intense colors, which convey the intimacy between the viewer and the subject matter.

Worm's "Let's Figure It In" Painting Workshop on Aug. 10, 11, and 12 at the gallery will emphasize composition, color and good drawing as it relates to painting.

The 28th Spring Exhibition features blown glass by renowned artists John Littleton and Kate Vogel. The Littleton/Vogel collaboration is known for its stunning "glass bag" pieces. The bag sculptures are stacked with a large bag and three or four smaller bags attached to it in differing sizes and colors.

Using Vogel and her daughter as a model, the sculptural cast glass "hands" hold a cut disk in ruby or cobalt with gold leaf. Each is contemplative, weighty and takes a surprising route away from the airiness of their glass bags.

The sculptural blown glass of Greg Fidler communicates progression while paying respect to traditional processes and their survival in the present. Fidler's sculptural pieces reflect more to natural forms and respect for the material than to conscious anonymity. The shape of his sculptures is very curvy and flowing with a color palette taken from nature.

New art from the favorite gallery artists includes oils by Andrew Braitman, Helen Farson, Kevin Beck, Gina Strumpf, Holly Glasscock, Warren Dennis, Kate Worm, Egi Antonaccio, Bill Farnsworth, Phyllis Knight and Brian Carney, along with Rainelle Meridith, a new artist to the gallery.

Mixed media collage by Vae Hamilton, Toni Carlton, Debbie Arnold, Dina Lowery, Brenda Barber and Marion Cloaninger add visual interest to the gallery's collection of fine art. The soft and tranquil landscape scenes by watercolor artist Freeman Beard capture the color and graceful mood of his subject matter.

Carlton Gallery is located 10 miles south of Boone and 7 miles north of Linville in the Grandfather Community with hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information, call (828) 963-4288 or visit http://www.carltonartgallery.com.

Gallery Times
Gallery Times is a weekly news feature of the Focus section of The Mountain Times, featuring short news items submitted by local galleries.

For more information, contact editor Frank Ruggiero at (frank@mountaintimes.com) or (828) 264-6397.

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