DEBBIE LITTLEDEER EXHBIITDebbie Littledeer brings her new book to the Burnsville TRAC Gallery on August 9. Drawing on a personal mother/daughter relationship and friendship with co-author Ellie Kirby, Debbie will include some of her original artwork, giclees of the pictures, photos, drawings, notes and explanations on how and why the book was created from beginning to end. She will be participating in the Carolina Mountain Literary Festival, so stop by early on September 5, to meet the artist and learn her process from start to finish. She will be signing and selling her books at the Malaprops table at the Burnsville Town Center then back for a reception at the Burnsville Gallery (102 West Main Street) from 5 to 7pm. The exhibition runs through Saturday, September 20. For more information, call 828-682-7215.
EDWINA BRINGLE RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBIT
On Thursday, August 7, TRAC will open a retrospective exhibit of the work of weaver and teacher, Edwina Bringle at the Spruce Pine TRAC Gallery (269 Oak Avenue). Recognized for her work in color, Edwinas pieces range from the early Revisited Circles, an optical illusional wool wall piece to the more recent Springtime Blanket that explodes with prismatic light. Over 50 pieces will lead the eye from the beginning through just yesterday. The exhibition will run through September 20; a reception will be held on Saturday, August 16 from 5 to 7pm. For more information, call 828-765-0520.
SARA GREY PERFORMS AT THE ARC
SAVE THE DATE. On Tuesday, September 9, beginning at 7pm at the Arts Resource Center (ARC, 269 Oak Avenue, 2nd floor), Sara Grey will entertain with an evening of music that will compel you to give her your undivided attention. Accompanying herself on the 5-string banjo, her voice is both powerful and sweet with a distinctive and lovely tremolo. One of the best things about her singing is that it reflects her great knowledge of and feeling for traditional music. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. For more information, call 828-682-7215.
TRAC SPONSORED BUSINESS CLASSES FOR ARTISTS.
And a repeat of last weeks blurSb, still looming in the future. Please rerun, space permitting.
TRAC HOLIDAY STUDIO TOUR DEADLINE
Dont Forget. The deadline to submit application for the Toe River Arts Council Holiday Studio Tour, December 5-7 is Friday, August 22, 2014 at 5pm. You must be a TRAC member at the time of the tour and be a resident and have a studio in either Yancey or Mitchell County or plan on showing in a participating studio in the counties. For complete guidelines and application, visit the website, www.toeriverarts/artists/artist-opps-and-apps, or stop by one of the galleries Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30 to 5pm and pick up one.
REGIONAL ARTIST GRANT PROJECT DEADLINE
The Regional Artists Grant Project application for 2014-15 is online and ready to download. The deadline for this years grant cycle is Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 5pm. RAPG is an annual grant program that provides financial support to developing professionals by funding a project pivotal to the advancement of their careers as artists. The selection criteria includes artistic merit, the potential of the project to contribute to the artists professional growth, and the feasibility of the project itself. Artists must have been a resident in Avery, Mitchell, Buncombe, Madison, or Yancey counties since July of 2013. Workshops dates and locations will be announced shortly. To download application and information about the RAPG, please visit http://www.toeriverarts.org/grants-and-resources/regional-artist-project-grant-and-workshops.