Summer Art Explosion News Release 2014

 

Winners Announced
Here is the juror for our current exhibit Paul Keysar, an oil painter of note and art instructor in Charlotte, with the Best of Show. Congrats to the winners and to all who are participating!

Paul Keysar judges Best in Show by Judy Mizell
Best of Show
Judy Mizell – “Farm House”
 
2-D Art
1st place – Malia Bryngelson – “Early Spring”
2nd place – Stephanie Hudson – “The Dreamer”
3rd place – Carol Benston – “Summer Sky”
 
3-D Art
1st place – Judith Williams – “Raku -Turquoise”
2nd place – Susan Lackey – ‘Inside-Out”
3rd place – Vicki Galloway – “Sunflower Stool”
 
Modified Photography
1st place – Deb Russell – “Needs a Rainbow”
2nd place – Ed Lipe – “The Master’s Touch”
3rd place – Reda Icenhour – “Broken Angel”
 
Unaltered Photography
1st place – Randy Marsh – “Netted Memories”
2nd place – Ed Lipe – “Splash Dance”
3rd place – Merlin Amirtharaj – “Twilight in Albemarle”
 
Honorable Mention Awards
Ed Lipe – “Whirly Pops”
Clarice Martin – “Sustenance”
Carole Benston – “Fall Colors”
Pattie Duncan – “Icey Falls”
Randy Marsh – “Wings Down”
William Dixon – “Bat Shot”
Jim Thompson – “Bluebird Over the Mission”
William Dixon – “Leopard in a Tree”
 
Summer Art Explosion the current exhibit presented by the Stanly Arts Guild and Falling Rivers Co-op Art Gallery is now open for view from now thru August 5th. Come see great art in many different mediums. Falling Rivers Gallery is open 10-5 Tues,Wednesday & Friday, 10-6:30 Thursday and 10-4 Saturday. Please visit the Stanly Arts Guild and the Gallery’s website at
http://www.fallingriversgallery.com for more information about upcoming events, Art of the Vine and much more.

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THE STANLY ARTS GUILD IS SPONSORED IN PART BY THE ALBEMARLE LLC, THE STANLY COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL, AND RECEIVES SUPPORT FROM THE NORTH CAROLINA ARTS COUNCIL, AN AGENCY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES, AND THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.

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Falling Rivers Gallery welcomes Archie Smith

Autumn Glory Bowed Psaltery

Autumn Glory Bowed Psaltery

The Stanly Arts Guild and Falling Rivers Gallery is very pleased to be hosting the work of Archie Smith June 20th through July 5th.  The show will open with an artist reception on Friday, June 20 from 5 to 7pm.  Light appetizers and wine will be served.  This event is open to the public.

About the Artist

Archie Smith is a local artist specializing in sculptural and functional instruments that combine extraordinary craftsmanship with contemporary design.  Archie makes three types of stringed instruments: the mountain or lap dulcimer, the bowed psaltery, and the plucked psaltery.

In the late 1970′s, Archie created Horsebottom Ridge instruments in the Appalachian Mountains near Banner Elk.  This was a hobby business and artistic diversion while still an Associate Professor of History at a local university.  In 1997, Archie retired from teaching and he and his wife Rosie moved to a family farm near Mt. Pleasant NC and Archie made his passion for these instruments a full time endeavor.

Archie participates in art fairs and festivals from Florida to Ohio and beyond, but rarely shows his work locally, so we are thrilled that he will bring his instruments to Falling Rivers Gallery for this 2 week event.

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