Whatever, Whenever, and Then Some.
Get your creative on at the 16th Annual HalloweeNth Show and Costume party this Friday, Oct. 31 at the Nth˚ Gallery & Studios!
Dubbed "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Nth," the exhibition will feature works from over 30 High Country artists in a wide range of mediums.
Art lovers are invited to don their own creative costumes and join the fun downtown from 7:30 p.m. to midnight. The show is BYOB, and culinary artists are also invited to bring tasty treats to add to the table.
Held annually since the late 1990s, HalloweeNth has consistently been an open-hanging art show, to which any artist in the community can submit work. Because of the open nature of the show, it garners an excellent diversity of submissions and is consistently one of the strongest shows at the Nth each year. The evening also serves as an excellent place to view costumes as the Halloween crowd weaves in and about other downtown happenings.
The “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Nth” show features a mix of photography, mixed media, ceramics, sculpture, paintings and an interactive kinetic sculpture.
The Nth˚ Gallery & Studios is an underground art venue that houses artist’s studios and a gallery space that hosts shows on the first Friday of each month in conjunction with Downtown Boone art crawls. The Nth˚ is located at 683 West King Street in downtown Boone, across from the post office and above the Art Mart.
For more information about the Nth˚, visit nthdegreegallery.com or call 828-719-9493.
Come out this Friday, Sept. 5 from 7:30 to midnight to celebrate the vibrantly colorful creative genius of the one and only Blake Lindsley Wiley, a true Boone character who passed away this past spring. Curated and hosted by his family and friends -- definitely one to not miss.
“Blake was a fine artist, he really did achieve that, and he did it on his own,” says Sam Wiley, Blake's father. “I think his work is excellent, and I don’t say that too much about art.”
The show will feature a mix of his work, including nearly 30 years of highly detailed guerrilla drawings from rock and roll shows, fine art originals, a series of paintings of rustic cabins in serene Appalachian settings, and fabricated medieval weapons.
Throughout his career, Wiley never showed in a gallery setting, outside of a piece here in there in occasional group shows. “A world with Blake in it was just more colorful,” says Alex Neofotis, Blake's girlfriend. “This is a show to honor his work, and to have the show he never had.”
Framed and unframed prints and custom-printed t-shirts of Wiley’s work will be on sale during the show, with proceeds going to help purchase a headstone for Wiley’s grave site.
On Friday, April 4 we're reprising our one of the biggest shows in our history by featuring some very small art for the monthly Downtown Boone Art Crawl! We'll have art from over 20 High Country artists include paintings, drawings, ceramics, metal and wood sculpture, fiber art, photography and mixed media -- all under 6" in size. The art may be small, but it's mighty! Attendees are invited to bring and share their own culinary creations, bonus points for miniaturized snacks. Show is BOYB, starts at 7:30 p.m.
SPECIAL UPDATE: For those of you who know the enigmatic outsider artist Wiili (1956-2003), we will have a never-before-seen "Wiili" in our silent auction. Now's your chance to add one to your collection! To learn more about Wiili, here is an article in the Mountain Times and a page with samples of Wiili's work at Blowing Rock Galleries
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It's official, the Nth˚ is now old enough to drive.
We're also darn happy we've stayed alive for 16 years, providing emerging artists with a place to show in the High Country and studio members with a place to work. So help us make it to 17!
On Friday, August 2, 2013, We're hosting a SPECIAL DOUBLEHEADER fundraiser and anniversary celebration, in conjunction with downtown Boone's First Friday art crawl. See sidebox for details -->
If you’re unable to attend but would still like to donate, please fill out our printable form and mail your donation today.
This year, we need to raise not only enough money to support our operating costs (the usuals of toilet paper, paint and power bills) but also to do some desperately needed gallery repair, including broken windows and replacing aging or broken equipment (including a power drill, belt sander and refrigerator). No donation is too small (or too large), and all help us to keep the lights and the door open on for another year.
So dig out your old prom dress or bow tie and come help celebrate our Sweet Sixteenth in true Boone style!
And thank you for helping us put the “Whatever, whenever, and then some” into the Nth˚.
On Friday, June 7, The Nth˚ Gallery & Studios will host "Symbiosis: Craft and Technology," featuring the creative furniture pieces of Austin Richards. The show will include elegantly detailed chairs, shelves, unique lamps, a Perennial Wood bench and more. The work will include past and current work, featuring his newest body of work entitled Heliodiscus Collection.
A recent graduate of Furniture Design from Appalachian State University, Richards began as a welder in high-end metal fabrication, cultivating a standard for quality craftsmanship that led him to pursue studies in furniture design. His work includes intricate details such as hidden joinery and hand-woven fabric coverings, and has been recognized and exhibited by the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, the Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers and the International Woodworking Fair Student Furniture Design Competition.
The show is BYOB and starts at 7:30 p.m. Visit austinrichardsfurniture.com for more images of Austin's work!
Jonathan is moving to Ohio. To end his tenure at the Nth Gallery and Studios he is having his "Nth F.A. Studio Degree Gallery Show" on May 3rd, 2013.
In lieu of going to grad school to get his MFA, Jonathan hung out in Boone and buckled down at the Nth Studios. For 5 years he has been exhibiting and working at the Nth Gallery, constantly refining his unique style of abstract painting. The Nth Degree was his "graduate school". This is the capstone exhibit. THE Nth F A STUDIO DEGREE GALLERY SHOW.
In addition to showing some new works, Jonathan will also be exhibiting past works from his time at the Nth Gallery.
For Boone's February Art Crawl, the Nth Gallery will be featuring an exhibit of our studio member work. It will be fantastic! Join us on Feb 1st at 7pm to check out what your favorite artists have been up to in their cold rickety studios.
We have an apocalypse show planned due to the predictions of the Mayan calendar. May be your last chance to see some art at the Nth. It is a group show coordinated by Emily Ratt. See you there.
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