April 9, 2012. LINVILLE — The Avery Arts Council’s Avery Gallery will open for the season on Friday, April 13 at 10 a.m. This year begins with a group photography show, featuring some of the best High Country photographers. Exhibiting are Steve Buettner, Karen Carnes, Kit Clark, Pat Considine, Kathy Davis, Sharon Glatthorn, Skip Sickler, David C. Smith and Cheryl Zibisky. Gallery guests will also get a sneak-peek of next month’s exhibition at the Dickson gallery, when we will proudly present a retrospective of the photography of Newland resident Byron Knight.
In addition to the photography exhibit, the Avery Gallery has a wide array of wares of our shop artists. The Arts Council had added many new artisans to the Avery Gallery. It is now where you can find wood-turned bowls, handmade furniture, shawls, hats, purses, jewelry, in addition to fine art!
Meanwhile, April is the month for student artwork from Avery County Schools at the Dickson Gallery, inside Cannon Hospital. Stop in this month to see what the young artists in our county are creating. The reception for this show will take place on Tuesday, April 17 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
To celebrate the Avery Gallery’s opening, and to herald spring in general, the Arts Council is co-hosting a huge art yard sale with the Old Hampton Store and 87 Ruffin Street Gallery. The art yard sale will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 13; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 14; and from noon to 3 p.m on Sunday, April 15.
For more information, call the Arts Council at (828) 733-0054 or email [email protected]. The Avery Gallery’s spring hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Avery County Arts Council (AAC) is located at 77 Ruffin Street, Linville, NC. The AAC is a non-profit organization working to enrich the people of Avery County through meaningful arts and cultural experiences. For more than 30 years the Council has helped to support school arts programs and served as a resource for artists and the community.