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To Die to Live: Recycled Materials Get New Life at Nth˚ Gallery

On Friday, August 21 from 7:00 p.m. to midnight, the Nth˚ will host a second opening of "To Die to Live," a powerful exhibition of elegant sculptures made from recycled materials.

A native of Boone, Richard has pursued art for most of his life. He started with pen and ink drawings in high school and tried painting, but nothing stuck until he discovered the three-dimensional world of sculpture. A primarily self-taught sculptor, Richard lists Picasso, Geiger and English sculptor Henry Moore among his influences.

"The world is full of the 'unused,' whether they are things, ideas or people," Richard says. "As an artist I make sculptures and try and reflect a balance between them. 'To Die To Live' explores the transformation of recycled materials and found objects into adventures."

Typewriter parts, discarded wood, metal wheel bases and rusted horse shoes are among the materials Richard utilizes in this body of work. His sculptures are striking in their elegance, with simple yet powerful lines; the subject matter offers subtle statements that often seem tied to humanitarian concepts, including the problem of trash.

"My father was an auctioneer, so most of my life I have been around auctions, flea markets, and antique stores," says Richard. "I think this is why I use the recycled materials."

"To Die to Live" is his second solo show.

To view more of Richard's work, visit https://www.facebook.com/artistrichardfoley



This Friday, the Nth will be open for an exhibition titled "Convergence/ Subsidence."  The show is full of installation based work, ceramic sculpture, prints, and drawings, by three local artists.  The artists include Nth member artist, Emily J. Smith and Appalachian State students, Aaron Deshields, and Nick Osetek.  The work is fantastic and we are really excited about showing it to the public!!! Come out and enjoy the First Friday Art Crawl!!!! BYOB! Doors open at 7:30 and run until it's over.


See you there!!!


MULTIPLICITY opens this Friday, June 5

You know what this Friday is???


You should come join us at the Nth for an awesome show with some awesome work. The exhibition, Multiplicity, is a show made up of multiple artists working in a series or with multiples. Doors open at 7:30. BYOB. Come hang out with us and let's begin another Boone Summer with a bang! See ya there!


BFA reception for “It’s all going to be OK – everything is going to be alright”– Second Showing!!!!

In conjunction with Appalachian State's Senior BFA exhibition this Friday, May 8, we will be having a SECOND showing of John Thomas Whitfield's show, "It's all going to be OK - everything is going to be alright."

Last Friday's show was great, but with classes over for students, graduation weekend and finally some good mountain weather, you should definitely come out, eat, drink and be merry with us! Doors open at 7:30. BYOB! We will see you there!


It’s all going to be ok – everything is going to be alright

Come on out to the Nth this Friday for a fantastic show by John Thomas Whitfield. The exhibit is titled: "It's all going to be OK- everything is going to be alright." The show is made up of 2 dimensional mixed media work made of wood, paint, metal, and other materials, composed into raw and stimulating pieces. The show opens at 7:30 and goes until... BYOB but there will be some light refreshments provided! We look forward to seeing you there!!!


EX NIHILO: poetry & art collaborative

April's First Friday Art Crawl is here!!!!! On Friday April 3, we will be showing a very special exhibition, featuring the work of 10 different artists and 9 poets, titled "Ex Nihilo: Poetry & Art Collaborative." The exhibit is made up of 2D, 3D, installation based, and performance pieces. The performance piece will have 3 occurrences, beginning at 7:30 and running every hour until 9:30. There will be light refreshments provided.

This collaborative exhibition was organized by senior Appalachian student, Mary Claire Grube. The idea for this collaborative show comes from Grube’s interest in overlapping the art forms of visual art and poetry. She says that she has always been interested in the interaction that visual and poetic artists could potentially have and what they could potentially make. This exhibition is the result of such an artistic and creative interaction.

Please join us to celebrate art, both in the visual realm and the poetic realm, and to celebrate the spirit of collaboration!

BYOB! We can't wait to see you there!


a[type]ical: 2ND OPENING

ATTENTION!!!! This Friday, March 20, we will have a special 2nd opening of Rachael Seatvet's exhibition A[type]ical starting at 7:30pm and running into the evening! We had a great crowd for the First Friday celebrations, and we want to see you all again! Bring friends, family, and yourself! Light refreshments will be provided, but BYOB and come enjoy the show! See you there!


a[type]ical: a handmade typography exhibition

This Friday, March 6, we will be OPEN and having a fantastic time with Rachael Seatvet and her exhibition A[type]ical, which is comprised of large scale photographs, 3-D typography, installation, and video. Her work showcases typography, created manually, without any digital manipulation or Photoshop. Seatvet’s work also addresses topics such as fears, decay and irony through the use of unexpected objects, such as cookies or human hair.

You DO NOT want to miss this show! Come on out and hang out with us! The show starts at 7:30 and goes until midnight. BYOB! We can't wait to see you!





Accepting Applications for a Studio Member

The Nth˚ Gallery & Studios, the High Country's #1 "underground art venue on the second floor," is seeking a studio/gallery member starting in mid-January. The member will have a studio space to work in, but will also be required to participate in the running of the gallery, a commitment which requires between 10 and 20 hours per month and includes weekly meetings, all aspects of prepping for a show, and staffing monthly receptions held in conjunction with Downtown Boone's First Friday Art Crawls. Perfect for someone interested in a place to work while also learning the ins and outs of an exhibition space.

SPECIAL NOTE: The walls, ceiling and flooring in the studios are wood, so artists who need a space for welding or running a kiln (or other heat-related arts) may not find the space adequate for your needs.

TO APPLY: Please fill out the application below and email it along with 3-5 digital samples of your work (jpg, pdf, tiff, max 2mb file size each) to members@nthdegreegallery.com by 9 p.m. on FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2015.

APPLICATION FORM: Download our application form here: Fillable PDF (use Acrobat Reader, Preview, or another PDF viewer to complete and save)  |  Microsoft Word doc

Questions or problems with the files? Please email Jamie at sassafrassmolly@gmail.com



2nd Showing of Confrontations… THIS FRIDAY!

In case you missed it... a SECOND opening of Kristina Key's BFA Senior Studio Exhibit is this Friday, December 12!!!! We had a great turn out this past Friday, so let's do it again! Even if you came out the first time, we would love to see you again (and bring friends!)! The reception for this show starts at 7:30 and BYOB! You REALLY don't want to miss this!!!

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