GRAYSON, Ky. — ‘Celebrate the Earth’ art show and sale is the theme for Grayson Gallery & Art Center’s (GGAC) monthly Final Fridays Art Walk to be held Friday, April 29 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
One of the largest exhibits to date as far as the number of artists participating with 40 individuals submitting work (including nearly 20 artists who are relatively new to the gallery) over 100 pieces will be on display with most for sale, according to Dan Click, GGAC director.
Click said, the high volume of interest and participation in the upcoming ‘Celebrate the Earth’ art show and sale has exceeded their expectations.
“Just when we think we’ve hit a milestone in the number of artists and pieces for the gallery, another huge show like this one comes along,” Click said. “Celebrate the Earth is always an extra-fun and well-attended event and we’re happy to be bringing back Steve Free to join us along with the uniquely-themed artwork. On behalf of the Grayson Gallery, we also want to extend a special invitation to all those in the Portsmouth area to come out to support our regional artists as well as one of your most beloved musicians.”
True to this month’s theme in honor of April’s Earth Day celebration, varied works in colored pencil, acrylic and oil painting, soft sculpture, assemblage, photography, jewelry, mixed media, other 3-D pieces and much more will be displayed to exemplify this beautiful and fragile planet of ours.
A ‘Peoples Choice’ award of $50 cash will be chosen by popular vote and the Grayson gallery board will also award a $50 cash award for their ‘GGAC Board Choice.’ Additionally, two $30 ‘Jules Downing Art Appreciation Awards’ by way of donations by Susan Downing and Al Collinsworth will be awarded to artists newer to the Grayson Gallery.
Steve Free, popular Tristate, award-winning musical artist, will provide live music for the event. Free has performed at the Grayson Gallery in the past and has a strong local fan base in Carter County and the surrounding area.
Catered refreshments will be provided by Delicious Dishes (Gina Lane and Brenda Barnhill).
The reception is free and open to the public. Donations are always appreciated and used for GGAC operations and programming. Gallery will be open again on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for another chance to see the exhibit.
Coming up will be the annual ‘Regional Favorites’ art show, curated by GGAC Director Dan Click, with modern-country house dance music as part the pre-party during Grayson Memory Days in cooperation with the Commercial Bank’s 150 year celebration ‘Block Party’ featuring the acclaimed band Old Dominion with local opening acoustic acts by Sasha Colette and Dustin Burchett and taking place just across the street all that evening.
For more information contact Dan Click, by email to: [email protected] or text 606-922-0927 for information on how to become a participating artist, bookings for musicians and details on upcoming classes and workshops. Additionally, visit the Grayson Gallery & Art Center, Inc. Facebook page.
Reach Portia Williams at 740-353-3101, ext. 1929, or on Twitter @PortiaWillPDT>