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September 2011

Upstairs Artspace in Tryon, NC, Offers Three New Exhibitions

The Upstairs Artspace in Tryon, NC, is presenting three new exhibits including: Carolina the Beautiful: Seven Photographers, featuring works by Chris Bartol, Norm Powers, Jeff Miller, John Smith, Rimas Zailskas, John Moore, and Mark Olencki; Curvature and Color: Kenn Kotara and Dale McEntire; and Souls of Clay: Cassie Ryalls, all on view through Oct. 1, 2011.

Carolina the Beautiful is a photography exhibit of scenic views and vistas ranging from breathtakingly lovely to reflective and quirky. The artists are Chris Bartol and Norm Powers of Tryon, NC; Jeff Miller, John Smith and Rimas Zailskas, of Hendersonville, NC; John Moore of Charleston, SC; and Mark Olencki of Spartanburg, SC.

Curvature and Color presents new work by abstract artist Kenn Kotara of Asheville, NC, and landscape painter, Dale McEntire of Saluda, NC. Sharing a fondness for vivid colors and curved lines, the artists are highly respected and widely exhibited throughout the Southeast.

Souls of Clay introduces Cassie Ryalls, a rising figurative clay artist from Asheville, NC.

“Taking A Keeper” is a discussion with some of the photography artists about taking classic landscape pictures on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 7pm.

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


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