Thursday, July 4, 2013

Appalachian Trail Inspired Art Exhibit on Display in Asheville

Blue Spiral 1 Gallery is featuring an exhibit inspired by the Appalachian Trail until July 23, 2013 at the Blue Spiral 1, located at 38 Biltmore Avenue in Asheville, North Carolina. Named Along the Trail, ten percent of all proceeds from sales of the works associated with the exhibit will be donated to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) and its local Trail maintaining clubs.

The exhibit features eight regional artists who work in a variety of mediums including photography, painting, pastels, and mixed media. Artists include Tim Barnwell (photography), John L. Cleaveland Jr. (painting), Vicki Grant (mixed media), William Jameson (painting), Robert Johnson (painting), Peggy McBride (mixed media), Deborah Squier (pastel), and Suzanne Stryk (painting).

“The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is proud to team up with the Blue Spiral 1 Gallery,” said Lenny Bernstein, board member of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. “This exhibit has been a wonderful way to showcase the love of the Appalachian Trail that these artists share with hikers and naturalists.”

The Blue Spiral 1 Gallery is open to the public Monday to Saturday from 10am-6pm and Sundays from 12pm to 5pm. The gallery maintains an extensive exhibition schedule, presenting over 15 shows annually — often featuring 4-5 simultaneously within various venues inside the gallery. Thematic group exhibitions and individual artist showcases rotate on the lower two levels five times a year, while Blue Spiral 1's upper level features a wide array of works by nearly 100 regularly represented artists.

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