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April 2013

Tryon Fine Arts Center in Tryon, NC, Offers Equestrian Art Exhibit

In honor of Tryon, NC’s 67th Block House Steeplechase Race, Skyuka Fine Art in collaboration with TR&HC Events, Inc., is proud to present Block House Equestrian Art Exhibit, on view in the lower level gallery from Apr. 13 - 26, 2013. A reception will be held on Apr. 13, from 5-8pm. The reception will take place during the Tryon Riding & Hunt Club’s kickoff community gathering one week before the famed race.

Numerous equestrian artists from around the state and nation have been invited to participate in this unprecedented show. These artists will be featuring their equine art in a variety of techniques and media. Several of the artists such as Joan MacIntryre, Sarah Holmberg (sculptor), and Richard Christian Nelson are local. Other artists from around the state and nation include Jan Lukens, Tucker Bailey (sculptor), Debi Fitzgerald, Booth Malone, Valerie Hinz, Mary Neely, Linda Luster, Michael McNamara, Bill Jameson and Gary Cooley. The show will focus on original artwork, however some giclees and framed prints will also be available.

Many local collectors will also be sharing their prized equestrian art for this special exhibit, including a bronze sculpture from retired equine sculptor Phyllis Eifert and numerous commissioned portraits from various artists.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call Kim Nelson at 828/817-3783 or e-mail to (info@skyukafineart.com) or call the Center at 828/859-8322 x 212 or visit (www.tryonpaintersandsculptors.com).

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