Posts with tag: "Toni Tronu"

 

 

WINTER SHOW PICKUP IN ASHEVILLE, A BEHIND THE SCENES
10/26/2015
WINTER SHOW PICKUP IN ASHEVILLE, A BEHIND THE SCENES

Each year Greenhill does a fall pickup in Asheville to collect art for Winter Show (on exhibit from December 6, 2015 -January 15, 2016). Not only does this take a load off of artists during a busy season, but it also gives Greenhill a chance to stay abreast of what galleries in the area are doing. Communicating through emails and phones calls is efficient, but there is no comparison to meeting an artist in person. It is so nice to finally put a face to the artists that many of us at Greenhill spend hours researching. On left: artist Grant Penny On right: artist Heather Spontak and Laura Way at Odyssey Center for Ceramic ArtsDoing a pickup is a lot of fun, but it is also ...

VAMOOSE
07/16/2015
WINTER SHOW PICKUP IN ASHEVILLE, A BEHIND THE SCENES

Vamoose What do you shop for when planning an adventure? Written by: Maddie Fritz   |   Photography by: Toni Tronu  With our new travel collection, Vamoose, premiering in The Shop at Greenhill, we started thinking about the impact of travel and some past experiences. I asked Toni, The Shop's manager, some questions about the new merchandise, and had visitors weigh in on the travel bug that seems to infect everyone during the summer months.   The Dopp kits above are handcrafted by Meredith Bridges, an artist based out of Chapel Hill. Regardless of where you're headed, one needs to pack the essentials, and Bridges' beautiful kits ensure you'll ...

PORTER HALYBURTON INTERVIEW
06/08/2015
WINTER SHOW PICKUP IN ASHEVILLE, A BEHIND THE SCENES

 This week I was able interview the very talented artist Porter Halyburton who has recently started displaying his work in The Shop at Greenhill. Porter's work seems to exude a playful happiness that is speckled with colorful outbursts and held together with bold, rustic textures. Each of his works holds true to the title of  "statement piece" and leaves you with a smile each time you cross its path.   Toni: I heard you became interested in making ceramics later in life; tell me about when clay became a part of your world and what inspired you to work with that medium.Porter: Actually I did take a pottery class in Atlanta about 40 years ago, but didn't get ...