by Madison V. Fisler
Jim Spires is a self-trained studio potter and sculptor that has honed his craft over more than 35 years of experience. Spires is known for his bold sculptures and beautiful pieces of pottery that are uniquely hand crafted in his studio.
Art in the Park is a series of juried craft shows held in beautiful downtown Blowing Rock, which showcases the talent of local artists and craftsmen. Some of the very best local and regional artists showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, photography, painting, fiber, glass and much more.
Art in the Park attracts artisans from all over the Southeast to exhibit their wares in a series of six shows throughout the summer and fall months. With one show each month May through October, the quality of the exhibitions routinely draw thousands of arts and crafts lovers to the area each month.
The featured artists for this year’s Art in the Park are as follows:
- June – Jim Spires
- July – Joanna White
- August – Obayana Ajanaku
- September – Jean Yao
- October – Judson Guerard
Shows are open to the public from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and there is a free shuttle trolley service available to all patrons.
For more information about Art in the Park, click here.