‘Small Works’ abound at Carlton Gallery

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Article Published: Dec. 20, 2012 | Modified: Dec. 20, 2012
‘Small Works’ abound at Carlton Gallery

Hardwood drums by Michael and Joah Thiele
Photos submitted

Carlton Gallery owner Toni Carlton extends a heartfelt invitation to everyone to view the 30th Anniversary Winter Group Exhibition, featuring “Small Works” in all media, which she said fills the gallery with peaceful energy and beautiful holiday spirit.

“Small Works” in paintings, mixed media, photography, hand-woven mobius shawls and scarves, jewel toned vests and jackets, felted wool hats, along with wood items of bowls, bottle stoppers, pens, bookmarks and Russian lacquer boxes make exquisite and thoughtful gifts for the holidays, Carlton said.

Unique shaker influenced boxes include carriers for remotes or letters, tissue boxes, urns, holders for wine, oil and vinegar, salt and pepper shakers and keepsakes. Sculptural pottery, as well a lively collection of mugs, baking casseroles, microwave cookers, cheese plates, serving platters, berry bowls, tea pots and much more, enhance the “Small Works” exhibition, Carlton said.

Handcrafted drums by Michael and Joah Thiele are made of hardwoods, such as African paduk, canary and walnut.

“Each drum has its own distinct sound, depending on the number of keys – 12, nine, six or four, and one does not have to be a musician to play these hardwood drums,” Carlton said. “They are appropriate for all ages.”

Colorful, light-catching blown glass vessels and vases by Robinson Scott make a cheerful display for the holidays, she added.

“Likewise, the glass art of Fred Mead, whose candelabra and candle holders, along with his blue ‘Crescent Lights’ and white ‘Moon Cloud’ sculptures, brighten and uplift winter’s light,” Carlton said, adding that blown glass vases and paper weights by Loretta Ford also make excellent gift choices.

Jewelry adds to the holiday season, she said, and the gallery has a spirited collection in all price ranges. Cultured pearl bracelets, earrings and necklaces set in 14k gold by Julie Salvetti, along with designs in gemstones, fossils, wrapped wire and multi-hued beads by the gallery’s jewelry artisans are also available.

The 30th Anniversary Winter Group Exhibition, featuring “Small Works” in all media, runs through April 30, 2013. The “2012 Figurative Abstractions” exhibit by Warren Dennis can also be viewed through Dec. 31.

Carlton 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 about the gallery, artists or upcoming workshops, call (828) 963-4288 or visit http://www.carltonartgallery.com.

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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 (frank@mountaintimes.com) or (828) 264-6397.

Additional Images

Hardwood drums by Michael and Joah Thiele
Photos submitted

Glass vases by Robinson Scott

Dirty Dog Pottery

'Moon Cloud' by Fred Mead

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