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Avery Arts Council springs into season

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Article Published: Apr. 12, 2012 | Modified: Apr. 12, 2012

The Avery Arts Council’s Avery Gallery will open for the season on Friday, April 13, at 10 a.m.

This year begins with a group photography show, featuring some of the best High Country photographers, including Steve Buettner, Karen Carnes, Kit Clark, Pat Considine, Kathy Davis, Sharon Glatthorn, Skip Sickler, David C. Smith and Cheryl Zibisky.

Gallery guests will also get a sneak-peek of next month’s exhibition at the Dickson Gallery, when the council presents a retrospective of the photography of Newland resident Byron Knight.

In addition to the photography exhibit, the Avery Gallery is bursting at the seams with the creative wares of its shop artists. The council had added many new artisans to the Avery Gallery, now a place where visitors can find wood-turned bowls, handmade furniture, shawls, hats, purses and jewelry – all in addition to fine art.

Meanwhile, April is the month for student artwork from Avery County Schools at the Dickson Gallery at Cannon Hospital. The reception for this show will take place on Tuesday, April 17, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

To celebrate the Avery Gallery’s opening, and to herald spring in general, the arts council is co-hosting a huge Art Yard Sale with the Old Hampton Store and 87 Ruffin Street Gallery.

“The whole compound in Linville is spring-cleaning, and there are unique treasures to be found,” an arts council spokesperson said.

The Art Yard Sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 13; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 14; and from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 15.

For more information, call the Avery Arts Council at (828) 733-0054 or email ( The Avery Gallery’s spring hours are Wednesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, from noon to 6 p.m.

The Avery County Arts Council (AAC) is located at 77 Ruffin Street in Linville.

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