By Jeremy D. Wells
Carter County Times
The Grayson Gallery & Art Center partnered with Ashland Pride last week for their Final Friday Art Walk, with the theme “Pride in the ARTS.”
Gallery director Dan Click said artists from across the region submitted, “nearly 75 pieces for the exhibit’s show and sale.”
The submissions represented a “vast array of media, including drawings, sculpture, paintings in acrylic, as well as oil and watercolor, fiber art, photography, and others,” he said.
But despite the diversity of media, the works all held one thing in common, Click said.
They all represent “the theme of inclusion, diversity, and acceptance of all,” he said, adding, “the majority of the artwork reflects the emotions of individuals coping with the challenges they face.”
Winners for the evening were Sydney Kendrick, taking home $50 and the GGAC Board Choice Award; Carla Fredrick, winning the People’s Choice Award and $50; Ashe Prater with the $50 Brandon Click Memorial Award; and Sam Neal, with the Ashland Pride Choice Award.
The work will remain on display through mid-July, available for viewing during the gallery’s open hours and by appointment.
The Gallery’s next event, Carter County Metal IV, is scheduled for this Saturday, July 2, at 6:30 p.m., with donations and tips suggested for the performing musicians.
The theme for July’s Final Friday show will be Mental Health Awareness, in partnership with Pathways, Inc. The opening reception for that exhibit will be July 29, from 6 – 9 p.m.
In August the Gallery will hold a special show and sale event, with original artwork in any subject for the monthly exhibit and discounts of up to 50 percent on artist market inventory and pieces on hand from donors.
For more information on any of these upcoming events, contact Dan Click at the Gallery, through their Facebook page, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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