New exhibit extols virtues of N.C.

From staff reports

Imagine the ocean, the mountains, city life, the small towns, shady country roads, the sports and culture of North Carolina, as rendered by artists in a host of unique and creative interpretations. That’s what you’ll see at “Carolina,” the Swannanoa Valley Fine Art League’s newest art exhibit opening Friday, Oct. 2.

“Carolina” opens at The Red House Studios & Gallery with a 5-7 p.m. reception Oct. 2. The exhibit runs through Nov. 29. Curator Ann Whisenant is extremely pleased with the wide range of art being presented.

“The show is a testimony to everything that makes our state great,” she said. “It’s a reminder of our state’s best assets.”

The studios and gallery are open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 31. From Nov. 1 on, it is open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. each day of the week. Parking and admission are free. The Red House Studios & Gallery are at 310 W. State St., Black Mountain (669-0351), next to the Monte Vista Hotel.