On Exhibit March 18 - April 28, 2023
Cyrus Glance is well known throughout Western North Carolina as a prolific artist with an eye for the unusual. His style and subject matter always warrant a second, third, and even more looks. He will have more than 50 works of art in this exhibition.
An Asheville native, Glance has a bachelor’s degree in fine art with a concentration in graphic design from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee. Currently, he is a Medication Aide at Givens Health Center, but he has also been an anesthesia technician at Mission Hospital and an animal technician in Raleigh. His most recent exhibitions include shows at Pink Dog Creative, UNC Asheville, and Mars Hill.
He says: “My art has always been an intimate view of the world around me. The art shows how it is transformed by my perception through vision, thought, and emotion. Recently, I have been working with how these things are told in a two-dimensional space. Just as the subjects are transformed by my inner perception, the two-dimensional space is transformed by the perception of the use of perspective and the materials used to paint and draw with.”
The Pull of Place
California native Lori Heckelman now lives in Tryon, N.C. Her fine art degree is from California State University Sacramento. In addition to fine art, she has also worked in illustration and established her own technical illustration service, providing work for college-level math and science books and online programs in genetics, anatomy, and physiology.
Much of her work is derived from when she lived in Utah, where she could ride her horse for many miles without seeing a fence.
She says: “I create imaginary landscapes that echo the geology and colors of the western landscape, embrace the balance between land and sky and celebrate the rich shapes, colors and textures of a vast landscape created over deep time.”
Visit Lori Heckelman's website to learn more.
Drawings & Paintings
Tanner was born in New York City where she attended The Chapin School. It was there her love of painting began. She learned to create her own illuminated miniatures and manuscripts. The influence of this work still can be seen in her paintings.
She graduated from Hollins University in Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in dance, and served as choreographer for the Rutherford County (N.C.) Arts Council for 50 years. She has painted professionally for 40 years.
Her paintings and drawings have been exhibited in galleries including The Smithy Pioneer Gallery in Cooperstown, N.Y.; the Art Museum of Spartanburg, S.C.; the Weatherspoon Art Museum and the Green Hill Center for the North Carolina Arts in Greensboro; and most recently in the 9th Annual Juried Exhibition of the Spartanburg County Public Library. Tanner lives and works in Rutherfordton, N.C.
About her work, she says: “These small pen and ink drawings, titled Scene From My Window, are renderings of the vista I see from my window each morning and again in the evening at sunset. I study the way the light plays across the tops of trees between my house and Hickory Nut Gorge, 30 miles away, how one minute it defines a mass of hardwoods, the next, casts them into shadow. It is this ever-changing vista that I love.”
Drawings & Paintings
Caroline Young grew up in Greenville, SC. She is a graduate of Emory University, receiving a bachelor’s degree in psychology. In addition to her study of the brain, she became a certified hypnotist, a Reiki Master, and a long-time meditation practitioner. Her life-long exploration of the biology and metaphysics of thought has a tremendous impact on her art.
After moving to Southern Pines, N.C., she gave formal art instruction another try with art classes at Sandhills Community College. Hungry for more, she began studying with Jeffrey Mims at The Academy of Classical Design. After years of the strict study of classical realism, Young yearned for a different means of self-expression, which led her to photography and ways to create abstraction. Ultimately her work moved away from photography, and her love of painting with wax medium dominated her work for years. Today, Young paints with oil.
Of her work, she explains: “My art and life are shaped by the immaterial world, the larger, more vibrant realm of all possibilities. It is the space that the Great Spirit inhabits, the space that I love to delve into while I paint and meditate and imagine and dream.”