Carlton Gallery hosts jewelry trunk show

Article Published: Aug. 25, 2011 | Modified: Sep. 6, 2011
Carlton Gallery hosts jewelry trunk show

Carlton Gallery hosts its sixth annual Jewelry Trunk Show from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27.

The show features the work of the gallery's outstanding designers, along with jewelry from their personal inventory to enhance the gallery's collections. It promises to be an afternoon of viewing exquisite jewelry while enjoying light refreshments.

The jewelry trunk show is a feature of the monthly Avery Tour de Art and the ongoing 29th Mid-Summer Exhibition.

A "Blessings of Peace" exhibition by Toni Carlton is also a feature of the Avery Tour de Art on Saturday, with an artist's reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Carlton's mixed media paintings combine calligraphic Asian symbols through layers of collage, paints and transfer images, along with weavings from her fiber background to embody the universal connection.

The designs of Mia Katrin, Carol Francis Goode, Laura Fly, Don Haywood, Tana Action, Channing Ayers, Lisa Kent, Judith Goldstein and Barbara Burnstine are featured in the trunk show. Each designer has jewelry in gold, precious and semiprecious gemstones, pearls, sterling silver, crystals, fossils, sculptural wrapped wire, clay and multi-hued beads.

The gallery welcomes new designers Goldstein, Kent and Burnstine. Goldstein is also a painter whose artistic capacity affords distinctive designs in necklaces and bracelets. Each unique piece is crafted with materials denoting a stylish flair.

Kent handcrafts necklaces, bracelets and earrings in sterling silver, bronze and copper using direct techniques of piercing, chasing, appliqué and fabrication with semiprecious stones, pearls and glass to enhance her unique designs. Her designs show the influence from places lived - from petroglyphs carved in the rocks in Oregon to patterns carved in seashells on the coast of Georgia.

The bisque-fired hand-rolled clay beads by Burnstine sometimes require three firings to achieve her individualistic metallic and luster glaze finish for her necklaces. Her handcrafted work features glass beads, wood, metal spacers and found objects which create a statement piece.

The "Blessings of Peace" exhibition runs through Sept. 20, as Carlton's Mid-Summer Exhibition continues through Sept. 15.

The gallery is located at 10360 N.C. 105 South in the Grandfather Mountain community with hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For information on artists, exhibitions and workshops, call (828) 963-4288 or visit

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