On September 5, 2009, Crimson Laurel Gallery in Bakersville, NC presents “Connecting”, featuring Lost Crossings: A Contemplative Look at Western North Carolina’s Historic Swinging Footbridges and “Sharing” - original regional pottery made for entertaining.
In our upper exhibit space we will feature "Lost Crossings: A Contemplative Look at Western North Carolina’s Historic Swinging Footbridges," which is a collaboration between photographer Shane Darwent and author Katey Schultz. The work includes a 60-page book with essays and color photos, an interactive map, a gallery exhibition, and a public presentation. There are 23 swinging bridges in North Carolina, 13 of which are in Mitchell and Yancey Counties—including the oldest swinging bridge in the state, dated to 1947. Lost Crossings focuses on the swinging bridges of Mitchell and Yancey counties. The exhibit opens with a book signing on September 5th at 6pm and a public presentation by Shane Darwent and Katey Schultz about the Lost Crossings project will take place at the Bakersville Public Library on September 5th at 5:30 pm.
The Sharing exhibit in our lower exhibit space will feature some of the finest potters in Western North Carolina coming together to create unique and one of a kind original pieces that can be used for entertaining friends and neighbors. The exhibit will feature platters, serving bowls, tea sets, pitchers, jugs and other unique pieces. The pieces in this collaborative show will focus on large pieces that can be used to entertain guests yet express superior craftsmanship, form and function. Among the many featured artists will be Stanley Mace Andersen, Kyle Carpenter, Josh Copus, Shawn Ireland, Michael Kline, Kent McLaughlin, Shane Mickey, Mark Peters, Lindsay Rogers, Ken Sedberry, Gay Smith and Ron Slagle. The exhibit opens with an artist reception on September 5th at 6pm and will remain through October 31st.
For more information about the exhibitions call Crimson Laurel Gallery at 828-688-3599 or visit www.crimsonlaurelgallery.com.