40th Anniversary Celebration at the Carlton Gallery
The Carlton Gallery will host its 40e Anniversary celebration at the Mid-Summer Group Show on July 23, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with art demonstrations, live music, great food, and lots of community spirit. Some of the artists in the permanent gallery plan to welcome visitors and patrons at this special event. Toni Carlton expresses her deep gratitude to the artists whose works of art in paint, glass, wood, clay, sculpture, jewelry and fiber she has had the privilege of exhibiting for many years.
This mid-summer group exhibition features gallerists Toni Carlton and Andrew Braitman in “Celebrating Artistic Milestones – Yin and Yang” which focuses on Carlton’s forty years as a gallerist and artist, as well as the more than 25 Braitman’s years as a permanent gallery artist. Braitman plans to be there to meet friends and clients from noon to 4 p.m.
Carlton and Braitman’s exhibit presents an Asian-Tibetan Yin and Yang philosophical concept that describes how opposing or contrary forces can be complementary, interconnected and interdependent in the natural world, and how they are interdependent. Both use bold brushstrokes as well as soft, intricate detailing. There is complexity in their compositions, as well as a connection with the elements.
Andrew Braitman’s abstract landscape paintings are rendered to highlight his brilliant use of color and light, the transition of prismatic colors with a suggestion of forms when it suits the composition, details where necessary and “de small strokes of color to attract attention”.
Toni Carlton’s mixed media paintings are colorful, meditative and introspective. They are rendered with many layers incorporating metaphors from personal life experiences, calligraphy, symbols and text from the elders, photographic images from his travels, songs, blessings and prayers, and woven fibers created by hand on looms built by his grandfather and father.
New paintings in various media and subjects are on display for this 40e Mid-summer group exhibition by artists, Laura Hughes, Linda Apriletti, Karin Neuvirth, Monique Carr, Nicholas Stewart, Jean Rupprecht, Lisa Boardwine and Lori Hill. Each has a distinct style ranging from traditional and abstract landscapes, colorful contemporary to captivating horses.
Works by artists from the permanent gallery are exhibited at the Carlton Gallery, as well as presented on the website – www.carltongallery.com.
Local artist, Egidio Antonaccio, is planning an art demonstration from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. He is a gifted painter who interprets local landscapes and vistas with brushes for his traditional paintings and palette knives for his contemporary work.
Outdoor painter Linda Apriletti plans to demonstrate from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. She says painting outdoors is essential to help observe and understand the patterns of nature, including the sky and general atmospheric changes, as well as various plants and animals that appear in the landscape.
The “Momentary Duo” consisting of Harold McKinney on trombone and Rob Falvo, on percussion plans to entertain between 2 and 4 p.m. They are improvisational musicians who play dixieland, standard and modern jazz, contemporary classical music, as well as freely improvised pieces.
Everyone is invited to 40e Anniversary celebration and opening of the group mid-summer exhibition on July 23, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It’s sure to be a fun day with art demonstrations, live music, great food and community spirit.
This exhibition is visible until September 15.
The gallery is located 10 miles south of Boone, 7 miles north of Linville or Banner Elk, and 8 miles from Blowing Rock on NC 105 in the community of Grandfather Mountain. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
Courtesy of Carlton Gallery.