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Autumn Exhibition opens at Carlton

Article Published: Oct. 6, 2011 | Modified: Oct. 23, 2011
Autumn Exhibition opens at Carlton

‘Appalachian Waterfall’ by Egi Antonaccio

Carlton Gallery opens its 29th Autumn Exhibition on Sunday, Oct. 9, and the gallery is filled with art in colors as dazzling as Mother Nature’s painting of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

An artists’ reception with light hors d’oeuvres is planned from 2 to 5 p.m., when some of the gallery’s artists will be present to meet visitors and patrons.

Local performing artist, teacher and host of Mountain Home Music Joe Shannon will furnish the music for the exhibition.

The colors of autumn can be found in the new traditional and impressionistic landscapes of Kevin Beck, Egi Antonaccio, Roy Nichols, Jossie Fox Nichols, Jane Desonier, Phyllis Knight, Helen Farson, Freeman Beard and Holly Glasscock.

Local artist Kevin Beck is well known for his oil and pastel paintings that capture the beauty and diversity found in the landscape. His traditional landscapes in oils on exhibit are rendered in the colors found in the area’s scenic vistas and mountain peaks.

Mixed media works by Betsy Bohrer, Toni Carlton and new gallery exhibitor Mike Grady bring an added dimension to the exhibition. All three artists have a calligraphic approach and style with both sumi ink and acrylics.

Artist Vae Hamilton renders in acrylics and mixed media collage the spirit and personality of the horse. Her contemporary layered works of art project a nostalgic mood for the viewer to contemplate.

Artist Brian Carney plans a live demonstration of his wildlife painting. Carney is known for his artistic expression of capturing deer and birds of prey on canvas.

The ongoing “Conceptual Strokes” exhibition of abstract landscapes by Andrew Braitman and the oils of Kate Worm are also featured at the 29th Autumn Exhibition. “Conceptual Strokes” continues until Oct. 18.

This exhibition also features paintings of non-objective abstracts by Charlotte Foust and Wayne Trapp, three dimensional works in glass, clay, wood, fiber art and fine jewelry in 14-22K gold and sterling silver.

The 29th Autumn Exhibition runs through Nov. 15 with hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The gallery is located 10 miles south of Boone and seven miles north of Linville in the Grandfather Mountain Community.

For more information, call (828) 963-4288 or visit

Gallery Times

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

For more information or to make a submission, contact editor Frank Ruggiero at ( or (828) 264-6397.

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