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Article Published: Oct. 4, 2012 | Modified: Oct. 4, 2012
Carlton Gallery hosts 30th anniversary autumn group exhibition

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

Autumn in the High Country signals a time for foliage in golden yellows, burnt oranges and radiant reds.

Carlton Gallery’s 30th Anniversary Autumn Group Exhibition, which begins on Oct. 6, signals a time of fine art with autumn’s majestic palette.

An artists’ reception will take place from 2 to 5 p.m., with some of the standing gallery artists in attendance to greet friends, visitors and patrons. Refreshments will be served, as visitors view the gallery’s collection of paintings, glass, wood, clay, sculpture, fiber and jewelry from local, regional and national artists.

Traditional and abstract landscapes abound from artists Andrew Braitman, Egi Antonaccio, Kevin Beck, Kate Worm, Helen Farson, Roy Nichols, Jane Desonier, Jossie Fox Nichols, Sharon Rusch Shaver and Freeman Beard.

Braitman’s “Stillness at the Water’s Edge,” an abstracted landscape rendered in autumn colors of gold, yellow and orange, with a slight hint of Carolina blue to depict the water, reflects the artist’s fondness for color and composition.

Antonaccio’s “Fall Evening” is the artist’s interpretation of sleeping Grandfather Mountain in vivid autumn colors with a sunset in the background. His acrylic painting, “Country Garden,” of fall flowers, including yellow sunflowers in the foreground with the deep blue mountains under an azure sky in the background, is rendered with palette knives.

Beck paints the landscape in a traditional manner, using a palette of gold and orange with the blue mountain range in the background. He paints in oils and pastels, which allow for a unique interpretation of the landscape.

Nichols’ plein air paintings of mountains, pastures, waterfalls, creeks and roads rendered in his signature shades of green, blue and brown capture on canvas a tranquil landscape.

The exhibition features non-objective abstracts by Edie Maney, whose commanding use of acrylics with the palette knife render her paintings in light gold, green, tan, rust and muted blue.

Other featured artists include painters and mixed media artists Gina Strumpf, Vae Hamilton, Holly Glasscock, Warren Dennis, Mary Martha McKinley and Debbie Arnold, while John Littleton and Kate Vogel will showcase their new sculpture, “Chrysalis,” at the exhibition.

Carlton Gallery hosts its 30th Anniversary Autumn Group Exhibition from Oct. 6 to Nov. 15. The gallery is located 10 miles south of Boone and seven miles north of Linville on N.C. 105 in the Grandfather Mountain community. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information on artists, exhibitions or workshops, 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.

Additional Images

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

'Fall Evening' by Egi Antonaccio

'Peering Over' by Holly Glasscock

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