Postcards at the Burnsville Gallery in North Carolina. From now through the end of July, the Burnsville Gallery will host Postcards, a traveling exhibit of postcard-sized artwork created and donated by area artists to raise awareness and funds in support of the mission of the councils involved.
The exhibit began in April at the Madison County Arts Council in Marshall and will end in November at the Burke Arts Council in Morganton. When it reaches Morganton, the exhibition will have stopped at Ashe County Arts Council in West Jefferson, the Asheville Arts Council, Cherokee County Arts Council, McDowell Arts Council in Marion, and the Iredell Arts Council in Statesville. The Western Arts Agencies of North Carolina [WAANC] has coordinated this unique traveling art display with eight regional arts councils. The traveling Postcards exhibit will feature approximately 80 postcard-sized paintings framed in elegant black shadow boxes. The art will be exhibited in each art council gallery for one month before traveling to the next. The artwork is nominally priced with sales revenue being shared by the presenting arts councils and the Western Arts Agencies.
From our region, artists Kathyrn Andree, Pat Benard, Diane Borde-Sutherland, Melisa Cadell, Lisa Cassaro, Bev Carroll, Susan Garriques, Sandra Gates, Lori Gilcrist, Rolf Holmquist, Rhea Ormond, Carolyn Riley, and Kathleen Turczyn donated their talents.
The mission of WAANC is to strengthen the arts community in WNC through peer support, shared resources, and collaborative programming. To accomplish this mission, the Western Arts Agencies works diligently to provide services to member organizations; to provide programs that nurture arts administration professionals and to provide programs, which support the work of local arts organizations. The exhibit will continue through July 28th, Tuesday – Saturday, 10:30am to 5:00pm daily. In conjunction with the “Explore Burnsville” Open House throughout the town on Friday, July 19, a reception will be held from 5 to 7pm in the Gallery. Merchants all around the square will be open until 8:30pm. For more information about the exhibit, please call 828-682-7215 or visit the website, www.toeriverarts.org.
The Toe River Arts Council is 501C-3 nonprofit founded in 1976 and is supported by donations, memberships, local government support, grants (including the North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency) and earned income from its events and sales. For more information, visit www.toeriverarts.org