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‘Small Works’ at Carlton Gallery

Article Published: Dec. 19, 2013 | Modified: Dec. 19, 2013
‘Small Works’ at Carlton Gallery

Carved and turned sculptural bowl by Alan Hollar

Photo submitted

The 31st Winter Group Exhibition continues, as Carlton Gallery celebrates the holiday season.

Gallery owner Toni Carlton extends an invitation for everyone to visit and enjoy fine art in a “Small Works” exhibition, featuring original work in all mediums, styles and price ranges.

“Fall and winter landscapes, still life, horses, non-objective abstracts, figurative, pen and pencil wildlife and visionary paintings fill the ‘Small Works’ exhibition with peaceful energy and holiday spirit,” Carlton said.

Debbie Arnold, Kevin Beck, Egi Antonaccio, Andrew Braitman, Gina Strumpf, Jane Desonier, Vae Hamilton, Toni Carlton, Warren Dennis, Freeman Beard, Helen Farson, Brian Carney, Marion Cloaninger, Mary Dobbin, Mary Martha McKinley, Linda Apriletti, Holly Glasscock and Alan Gordon are some of the artists whose small works are being featured.

“Small works in sculpture, wood, glass and clay with exceptional workmanship and originality offer unique gift ideas for the holidays,” Carlton said.

The gallery’s artists, including Zach Smith Johnson, Frank Holder and Jayne Harris, showcase work in steel, aluminum and clay. Wood artisans Bobby Phillips, Alan Hollar and Allen Davis exhibit turned and carved works of art from the area’s many hardwood trees.

Glass artists Robinson Scott, John Littleton, Kate Vogel, Greg Fidler, Fred Mead and Megg Isaac exhibit blown, cast and assembled pieces in vases, candle holders, trays, cake plates, s-curves, bowing sculptures and hands cast in amber-colored glass.

Clay artists Nancy Lewis, Kathleen Ryall, Patti Connor-Greene, Nancy Graham, Jack Boyle and Sylvia Coppola offer distinctive gifts in functional pottery — vases, mugs, teapots, trays, plates, bowls and casseroles.

Along with the 31st Winter Group Exhibition and “Small Works,” the Wearable Art and Jewelry Show has been extended through March 15, 2014.

Wearable art and upscale handmade crafts can be found by artists Myra Tannehill, Vasanto, Nancy Robeson, Carolyn Glazener and Linda Berryman in hats, scarves, shawls and one-of-a- kind dream bags.

Jewelry adds to the holiday season, Carlton said, and the jewelry show features a spirited collection by the gallery’s numerous artisans, including Don Haywood, Julie Salvetti, Laura Fly, Lisa Kent, Rebecca Hellman, Tana Acton, Rebecca Neigher, Terry Thompson and Judith Goldstein.

Necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pendants and rings are among the collections in 14-18K gold and silver, with precious and semi-precious gemstones, pearls, crystals, fossils, sculptural wrapped wire and beads in myriad colors and shapes.

The Winter Group Exhibition runs through April 15, 2014, and features traditional to contemporary art in all media, sizes and price ranges from local and regional artists.

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 Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on the gallery, artists or exhibitions, call (828) 963-4288, or visit

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Gallery Times is a weekly news feature of The Mountain Times, featuring 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

Carved and turned sculptural bowl by Alan Hollar
Photo submitted

‘Painter’ by Warren Dennis

‘Kiss the Rain’ by Gina Strumpf

‘Trail to Cone Manor’ by Egi Antonaccio

‘Chrysalis’ by John Littleton and Kate Vogel
Photo submitted

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