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Alicia Armstrong's new body of work represents an adventurous departure from her previous series. Her new paintings, through a creative manipulation of materials and rare sensitivity to color and tone, are simultaneously abstract and boldly representational.
I started my clay adventure at Appalachian State University in the mid 70's, moving on to Penland, NC where I met and worked with some remarkable artists and craftspeople. In the early 80's I moved backed to the Boone/Banner Elk area.
Robert Milnes resides in Asheville, NC where he re-established the Arbitrary Forms Studio after retiring as Dean of the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas on August 31, 2014. His artworks have been included in over 175 exhibitions nationally.
Ken received his M.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI in 1977. He accepted a residency at The Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana where he studied & taught until 1979. He moved to NC in 1981 where he designed & built his first studio and wood fired kiln.
TAUPE IS WORTH THE DRIVE
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in the small town of North Wilkesboro, lies the secret treasure of Taupe Gallery. With one-of-a-kind handcrafted and hand-picked works from artists from all over, Taupe offers a unique selection sure to appeal to anyone who steps in the building.
Owners Jim Lyall and Steve Key are here to welcome you, and are happy to answer any questions or curiosities about art pieces and the artists behind them. Visitors are encouraged to engage, interact with, and experience the artwork in the friendly and colorful environment of Taupe Gallery.
If you are looking for a unique artistic experience or are planning a fun day trip to the mountains, stop by Taupe Gallery and take a look around. Taupe is worth the drive.
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