With a mutual respect for their materials, quality in handcraftsmanship and a genuine aesthetic, the artists represented in the January exhibit, "Contemporary Arts and Crafts Show" at River Gallery, exemplify a wide range of work.
In metalsmithing River Gallery features functional pieces by Lynda Metcalf, Clay Binkley and Master Roycroft Artisan, Robert Taylor. Ceramic artists, Mary Lynn Portera and Laurey-Fay Long, both create Appalachian-inspired ceramics. Constructing original furniture designs in wood is Tennessee wood artist Chris Barber's passion. Printermaker, Jay Pheil captures nature in her etchings.The variety of media in this exhibit showcases the Arts and Crafts style in many forms.
There will be an opening reception with the artists on Friday, Jan. 3, from 6:30-8 p.m. The snow date is Saturday, Jan. 5. Events are free and open to the public. River Gallery is at 400 E. Second St.