Whatever, Whenever, and Then Some.
BREAKING NEWS: Due to the impending weather, the Nth WILL BE CLOSED tomorrow night, Friday, Oct. 2 for Art Crawl. The "Rolling Past Then" opening will be rescheduled to Friday, Oct. 9. More details to come. Be sure to join us when the sun is shining -- and stay warm, safe and dry!
Dear Fans and Friends of the Nth Degree,
For eighteen years now, the Nth Gallery has upheld its mission to provide art for art’s sake and to promote up and coming, local talent around the High Country. Over the course of roughly 200+ shows, we’ve provided nearly 1,000 artists with the opportunity to showcase their work. From undergraduate student shows to alumni and former member invitationals, themed group collaborations to professional solo exhibitions, many of these artists have displayed their first shows here, while many experienced artists have used our space to display their explorations in new materials and processes.
We wish that all it took was a sense of dedication and talent to keep the gallery going, but consider that for every show, holes must be patched, walls must he painted, fruit flies must be battled, and our historic old building must be upkept.
While we have a relatively small budget, and each year our supporters rise to the challenge, this year has been a little thinner than most, and we really need your help. This year we have to raise $1,500 to keep the lights on and the shows going. By donating, you are supporting our passion for connecting artists and their work with the art-appreciating community of Boone.
During our fundraising show on Friday, Sept. 4, our mission statement takes center stage -- literally and figuratively -- as we invite our Nth supporters into our studios to meet the members and view their current work and individual processes. Please join us for our coming of age 18th birthday celebration, “Nth-sufficient and Overdrawn.”
The Nth Degree Gallery & Studios, “It’s purpose is the art, to the Nth degree.”
The Nth˚ Gang
Brian, Gena, Jamie, Nick, Sarah, Tommy, Tyler
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!!!
You know what this Friday is???
It's FIRST FRIDAY ART CRAWL!!!!!
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!
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!
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!!!
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!
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!