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February 2011

Upstairs Artspace in Tryon, NC, Opens 2012 Exhibition Season

The Upstairs Artspace in Tryon, NC, is presenting two exhibits including: The Fine Art Ramblers, featuring works by regional visual artists who are also members of a band, and The Innovative Camera, a group photography exhibit, both on view through Mar. 16, 2012.

The Fine Art Ramblers exhibit features works by Greenville, SC, artists Patti Brady (painting), Jim Campbell (mixed media and digital prints), Bob Chance (decorative stoneware), Phil Garrett (painting and monotype), David McCurry (mixed media) and Joel Wilkinson (painting). Known throughout the region for their visual art, these same artists are also a post-modern string band, “The Fine Art Ramblers,” and perform a mix of blues, jazz and swing at various functions.

The Innovative Camera introduces artists who push the boundaries of contemporary photography through staging, manipulation and close-ups. They are Colby Caldwell, Asheville, NC, and Diane Hopkins-Hughs, Owen Riley and Rebecca Stockham, Greenville, SC.

The artists in both exhibits are well established, widely exhibited and are in many private collections. McCurry, Riley and Caldwell are exhibiting at the Upstairs for the first time.

On Friday, Feb. 10, 7pm, Colby Caldwell explores fascinating aspects of photographing people, especially members of one’s family, in a PowerPoint presentation titled “Framing Lazarus.” This program is free.

Subjects of upcoming Upstairs exhibits in 2012 include iPhoneography, sculptural wood and ceramics, fiber, encaustic, humorous art, figurative glass and jewelry.

For further information check our NC Institutional Galery listings, call the center at 828/859-2828 or visit (www.upstairsartspace.org).


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