Press release from the Tryon Arts and Crafts School:
What more fitting a portrayal of Tryon could there be than an evening celebrating arts and crafts with the festive backdrop of the World Equestrian Games? Tryon Arts and Crafts School (TACS) is pleased to host Southern Highland Craft Guild’s (SHCG) group exhibition, Transcendence.
The public reception for Transcendence is on Friday, September 14, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The show will run from September 7 to October 24, concurrent with TACS’ Artists of the Month, Patti Miles-Cooner (September) and Wendy Deudne (October).
Chartered in 1930, the Southern Highland Craft Guild has a rich history rooted in the mountain craft revival of the early 20th Century. It boasts large heritage and crafts collections, annual fairs, and numerous shop and gallery locations. Stretching over 9 states with over 1,000 participating artists, the Guild is among the most highly regarded of arts and crafts heritage societies.
Transcendence features 27 artists in TACS’ main exhibition space. Locals may note a few familiar names among the participating artists: Ann Gleason, who is central to Thermal Belt’s Empty Bowls pottery events at TACS, part of a global initiative to fight hunger; potter David Voorhees, Empty Bowls contributor; fiber artist Martine House; and Susan Hutchinson, a past TACS instructor who recently provided blacksmithing demonstrations at the recent TACS-hosted NC Artist Blacksmith Association of North America event.
Guild artists of local, regional, and national acclaim will be present for the free, public event on September 14. Refreshments will be available for guests. For more information, contact the school at 828-859-8323.