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June 2011

Upstairs Artspace in Tryon, NC, Offers Artists from Flood Fine Arts Center

Upstairs Artspace in Tryon, NC, will present the exhibit, Flood and The Pump: Galleries With Attitude, on view from June 3 through July 23, 2011.

Upstairs Artspace hosts an exhibit from the Flood Fine Arts Center, a “sister” arts organization in Asheville, NC, that has two galleries (the Flood and the Pump). The exhibit introduces 15 artists selected by director Jolene Mechanic who is legendary for her support of cutting edge artists.

The artists are Bridget Conn, Madison J. Cripps, Hannah Dansie, Severn Eaton, Larkin Ford, Allen Leper Hampton, Heinz Kossler, Brian Mashburn, Nicole McConville, Sean Pace, all of Asheville; Cory Bradley, New York City; Jim Buonaccorsi and LeeAnn Mitchell, Athens, GA; Patrick Glover, Charlotte, NC. Conn, McConville and Terrezza work in mixed media; Dansie, Eaton, Hampton, Mashburn, Bradley and Glover are painters; Cripps makes puppets; Ford draws with charcoal; Buonaccorsi, Mitchell, Kossler and Pace are sculptors.

An additional 20 artists with studio space in the arts center will display their work in glass, ceramics, fiber art, painting, photography and jewelry.

Madison J. Cripps presents a puppet show for children on Saturday, July 9, 2011, at 3pm. Mechanic and several Flood artists conduct a lively panel discussion, “Who Sez It’s Art?,” on Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at 7pm. Both programs are free and open to the public.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the center at 828/859-2828 or visit (

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