Drawing Marathon Exhibit - First Peak of the Blue Ridge

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Drawing Marathon Exhibit

January 25 @ 10:00 am - January 26 @ 3:00 pm

Drawing Marathon IV, an exhibition of artwork that will be created by local artists in extended group work sessions on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 25-26.

The artwork created during the marathon creative sessions will be on public exhibition Feb. 1-March 13. A public reception for this exhibition will be Saturday, Feb. 1, at 5 p.m.

“This is our fourth time hosting the Drawing Marathon,” spokesperson and artist Linda Hudgins said. “As someone who participated in the past, I can tell you it is a lot of fun and a great way for the public to see the work that will be created just days prior to the exhibition. The art doesn’t get any fresher than this.”

On Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 25-26, the participating artists will gather in the gallery’s lower level, each having his or own work space. From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., they will produce drawings of their own choice for the exhibition. “It is an unusual but inspiring setting to see all these artists gathered together for a common goal,” Hudgins said. “Because the artists are so focused, it is usually very quiet and very productive. The artists all say, it is a different and very worthy endeavor.”

“As an artist, I find the actual marathon to be the most interesting part of this project,” Hudgins said. “However, from the patron’s perspective, the produced art is most important. But it certainly is fun to know under what circumstances the work was made. Also, each artist will have one ‘prior-made’ piece of art on display during the exhibit. This will allow patrons the opportunity to see the artists’ work that was made when they aren’t in a marathon setting.”

All of the artwork in this exhibit will be for sale.

For more information, please visit online UpstairsArtspace.org. Also, like the gallery on Facebook.



January 25 @ 10:00 am
January 26 @ 3:00 pm
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Upstairs Artspace
49 S Trade St
Tryon, NC 28722 United States
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