Across Country Lines
The Ashe County Arts Council is reaching out to showcase visual artists from the surrounding counties in an exhibit titled "Across County Lines."
Artists were invited from neighboring counties Alleghany, Watauga and Wilkes, as well as Grayson County in Virginia and Johnson County in Tennessee.
Following the success of the regional juried exhibit, "The Best of the Ridge," the Arts Council gallery committee decided to invite artists to a special show to increase the visibility of regional artists.
"West Jefferson and the Ashe Arts Center are increasingly becoming known as a 'hub' for the arts in the High Country, and the Ashe County Art Council is committed to supporting artists from all areas of the High Country," a spokespersonfor the council said.
Approximately 50 pieces were submitted by 19 artists in a variety of media. Artwork ranges from paintings to fiber arts to three-dimensional framed works, metal sculptures and large pottery. The exhibit will be on display through April 10.
Artists in the exhibit include: Kevin Beck, Holly Soukup, Norma Suddreth, Marianne Suggs, Richard Tumbleston, Diane Allen, Bill Bentley, Deb Donaldson, June K-ton Furlow, Joyce Gryder, Phyllis Haile, Evalynn Halsey, David and Sherry Hoffman, Jana Jones, Ellie Kirby, Kathye Mendes, Temple Reece, Barbara Sturgill and Bill Wysor.
The Ashe Arts Center in West Jefferson is open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call (336) 846-ARTS or visit the Web at http://www.ashecountyarts.org.