Carlton Gallery celebrates its 34th Winter Group and Small Works Exhibition on November 25th and 26th from10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a Holiday Open House. Gallery owner and artist Toni Carlton extends an invitation to everyone to open their holiday season by visiting Carlton Gallery for light refreshments, hot cider or tea, along with lots of community spirit. The Holiday Open House is the last seasonal event for the Tour de Art – a coalition of galleries and artists’ studios.
The seasonally decorated gallery is filled with new art work in all mediums by the local, regional and national artists. New paintings by Kevin Beck, Dottie Leatherwood, Andrew Braitman, Connie Winters, Holly Glasscock, Mary Martha McKinley, Linda Apriletti, Tonya Bottomley, Lisa Boardwine, Paul Hastings and Toni Carlton can be found in many styles and sizes with varied subject matter, including traditional and impressionistic landscapes, abstracts, mixed media, and still life. Many paintings reflect the beauty of winter and the serenity found in the High Country.
This 34th Winter Group Exhibition features Small Works in paintings, glass, wood, fiberart, clay, and fine jewelry. Glass candelabra, coasters, cheese/sushi plates, and sculptural bowls by Fred Mead make a beautiful decorative statement. Colorful blown glass vessels and vases by John Almaguer and Robinson Scott, along with cast glass sculptures by John Littleton and Kate Vogel make this exhibition visually appealing.
Small wood items include shaker inspired boxes by Jim Thoma; turned lidded vessels and sculptural bowls by Bobby Phillips and Alan Hollar, embossed and inlaid bookmarks by Mitercraft, as well as small secret and lacquered Russian boxes are available, along with hand carved/ painted Santas and holiday ornaments.
Hand made one of a kind furniture by Keith Allen and Peter White includes benches and coffee tables, end tables, standing and wall cabinets, as well as display stands and tables which are created in beautiful woods such as ambrosia maple, purple heart, hickory, walnut, persimmon, ash, pecan and mahogany.
Sculptural handwoven basketry by Lynn Shallis , fabric and leather bags by Erda in many shapes and sizes, reversible jackets and coats by Trimdin, handwoven scarves in myriad colors, along with handmade wool hats by Myra Tannehiill are of exceptional quality embracing varied price ranges and make wonderful holiday gifts.
Clay artist, John Turner crafts one of a kind urns, bowls, vessels and platters in contemporary designs using turquoise and copper glazes on his wood fired raku pottery. Ralph Mello’s classical, sculptural wheel thrown vases, pitchers, lidded jars and bowls s add an elegance to this exhibition with sizes ranging from 4’ to 36” tall.
Unique jewelry in many styles and price ranges by local and regional artists, Don Haywood, Laura Fly, Lisa Kent, Tana Acton, and Debbie Higdon makes wonderful surprises for loved ones.
The ongoing “Resonance of the Heart” by Toni Carlton and Friends Exhibition brings a feeling of peace and contentment for the viewer and will continue through the Holiday Season.
Gallery owner, Toni Carlton, invited some of her artists’ friends to share art offerings titled “Resonance of the Heart”. This exhibition by Toni Carlton and Friends demonstrates the reach, the power and resonance of the heart. Carlton says, “The resonance of the human heart is hope for our present and our future. To embrace the heart’s resonance, use it and share it is fuel for humanity, as inspiration from our human connection ensures one’s happiness. Empower yourself to live purposely and you will inspire and engage with those who resonate with purpose”.
Carlton’s friends invited to share in the “Resonance of the Heart” exhibition are: Lori Hill, Deborah Tallarico, Kichung Lizee, Debbie Arnold and Vae Hamilton. Each artists’ work expresses their heart felt interpretation and is expressed in a meaningful and poetic way in their media platform.
Celebrate the season of Love and Light and visit Carlton Gallery for its 34th Winter Group and Small Works Exhibition with the Holiday Open House on November 25th and 26th from 10-5pm.
The gallery is located at 10360 Hwy 105 South in the Grandfather Mountain Community between Boone and Banner Elk, NC. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For information on Artists, Exhibitions or Workshops, call (828) 963-4288 or visit www.carltongallery.com.