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Spring Group Exhibition 
The Poetry and Power of Abstraction

Opening Reception - May 27 - 2-5

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Carlton Gallery’s 41st Spring Group Exhibition – “Poetry and Power of Abstraction” begins on Saturday, May 27 and continues through July 15th.  

An Opening Reception is planned for Saturday, May 27, 2-5, where some of the gallery’s standing artists plan to meet and greet patrons and visitors. Save this date for an afternoon filled with great Fine Art, Fun and Fellowship!

The artists whose work reflects the “Poetry and Power of Abstraction” are Laura Berendsen Hughes, Andrew Braitman, Debbie Arnold, Nicholas Stewart, Monique Carr, Lisa Boardwine, Nancy Brittelle, Eddie Kent Tallent, Lori HillToni Carlton, Tonya Bottomley, and Mary-Ann Prack, along with a collection from Warren Dennis’ Legacy and the late Vae Hamilton.


New landscape paintings of spring flora, mountain vistas, local scenic locations, cascading waterfalls, mountain streams, and rabbits in all media are also a feature for this Spring Group Exhibition. The paintings are by Karin Neuvirth, Kim Abernethy, Mary Kamerer, Jean Rupprecht,

Freeman Beard, Egidio Antonaccio, Linda Apriletti, and Connie Winters do make this exhibition visually exciting and inspiring.

New figurative paintings by Arlene Mandell, Marion Cloaninger, and Lisa Bartell capture and reveal the beauty of the feminine mystique, while

Gina Strumpf’s “Rainy Day” strolling figures reflect patterns of light and shadow in cityscapes.


Francine Barr is a new gallery artist whose hand-crafted necklaces and bracelets feature beautiful gemstones of amethyst, lapis lazuli, carnelian, agate, jasper, kyanite, and hematite. A new collection of pendants by designer Don Haywood is excellently constructed with gemstones of labradorite, jasper, fossil coral, chrysocolla, malachite, and charoite.


Some decorative clay sculpture by Eric Reichard which consists of vases, pitchers, and bowls, along with a selection of functional mugs in his signature glazes is a highlight for this exhibition.  Patti Connor-Greene exhibits porcelain and stoneware functional bowls, along with distinctive teapots and mugs in her beautiful celadon glaze.

We look forward to seeing many of our friends and art family returning home and visiting during our Springtime in the Appalachian Mountains.

Carlton Gallery is in a central location on Hwy 105 near Boone, Banner Elk, Valle Crucis, Seven Devils and Blowing Rock.

2023 Group Exhibitions

Spring Group Exhibition

The Poetry and Power of Abstraction

May 27 - July 15

Opening Reception May 27, 2-5pm

Mid-Summer Group Exhibition

Diverse Imaginings of Landscapes

July 29 - September 15

Opening Reception July 29, 2-5pm

Autumn Group Exhibition

The Resonance of Presence 

October 7 thru November 15

Opening Reception October 7, 2-5pm

Holiday Open House

November 24 and 25

Winter Group and Small Works Exhibition

November 24 - April 30, 2024

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