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‘Approaching the Edge of Color’

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Article Published: Jun. 20, 2013 | Modified: Jun. 23, 2013
‘Approaching the Edge of Color’

'Daylight at the Orchard's Edge' by Andrew Braitman

Carlton Gallery, continuing its 31st Spring Group Exhibition, is exhibiting new works by Andrew Braitman, an artist of national stature, with an artist reception Saturday, June 22, from 2 to 5 p.m. The reception affords an opportunity for Braitman to meet visitors and discuss his work.

Braitman’s exhibition, “Approaching the Edge of Color,” is a feature for the Greater Avery Tour de Art, a coalition of galleries and artists’ studios, which begins its fifth season of showcasing fine art on fourth Saturdays from June through October.

Braitman has exhibited his paintings at Carlton Gallery for more than 20 years, and his abstract landscapes rendered in his signature color combinations are in many private and public collections. He has exhibited in galleries, one-man and group shows in Santa Fe, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and Milburn, N.J., as well as in Noorbeck, Holland, Rio de Janiero and Curitiba, Brazil.

In addition to teaching at his art school, Braitman is a guest lecturer, judges art competitions, participates in public art projects and will conduct workshops at Carlton Gallery June 25 to 27, July 9 to 11 and Aug. 20 to 22.

“A brilliant use of color is a prominent component of Braitman’s paintings,” Carlton Gallery owner Toni Carlton said. “They are almost abstract, except for a few strokes that hint of a familiar image.”

Some of Braitman’s favorite subject matters include rural scenes of forests, streams and barns to cottages and stone bridges from his European travels. His “Approaching the Edge of Color” exhibition also features a series of paintings – spring, summer, winter, warmth and birches, all at the water’s edge and all rendered in his vibrant color palette, along with a variety of textures and conceptual shapes. In addition to his oils on canvas, this exhibit also contains some paintings in pastels.

The gallery has recently expanded its exhibition space, featuring paintings, glass, pottery and installation art works downstairs, connecting to Carlton’s showroom and studio.

The 31st Spring Group Exhibition at Carlton Gallery continues through July 23 and showcases contemporary paintings in oils, acrylics, pastels, water color and mixed media. This exhibition also offers works in glass, wood, clay, sculpture, wearable fiber art and fine jewelry by local, regional and national artists. The gallery represents more than 200 artists and hosts exhibitions featuring recognized and emerging artists.

Carlton Gallery is located 10 miles south of Boone and seven miles north of Linville on N.C. 105 in the Grandfather Mountain community. For more information on artists, exhibitions or workshops, call (828) 963-4288 or visit

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'Daylight at the Orchard's Edge' by Andrew Braitman

'Warmth at the Water's Edge' by Andrew Braitman

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