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Pyrography Exhibit Andrews Art Museum North Carolina

Updated on May 31, 2011

The Valleytown Cultural Arts Center

The Andrews Art Museum is located on the mezzanine floor of the Valley Town Cultural Arts Center, on Chestnut Street in Andrews, NC
The Andrews Art Museum is located on the mezzanine floor of the Valley Town Cultural Arts Center, on Chestnut Street in Andrews, NC | Source

“Twentieth Century Pyrography” at The Andrews Art Museum

It is anticipated the 2011 summer session at The Andrews Art Museum in Andrew North Carolina will prove to be a wonderful showing. The exhibit opening in June is featuring a remarkable display that has probably never been honored in a museum before. The cutting edge idea is to bring the very old, and now modernized technique of PYROGRAPHY to the lime light.

This Artwork Is HOT

The time has come to acknowledge this art form in the world of fine art. This will be an exciting exhibition for the artists as well as the museum. Exhibiting artists who utilize this age old technique are conquering the contemporary arena of fine art. They will be displaying a variety of pyrographic and mixed media applications. Some of the very best pyrography artists from across the globe will be featuring their artworks.

Andrews Located in Valleytown Township

Andrews North Carolina:
Andrews, NC 28901, USA

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At the heart of the township is the Valley River. Once known by the Cherokee name Gunahita, meaning long, the Valley River begins near the Topton comm

Creating Art With Fire

The common thread of this exciting exhibition is pyrography. Commonly known as wood burning, this art form has been around for centuries. Today the tools used to produce magnificent works of art are heated using electricity. That was not the case in the beginning. Metal elements were heated using fire and reheated often, I would imagine.

Drawing With Fire

Around the world contemporary pyrographers work on all kinds of surface materials. Applications range from flat, natural wood boards to natural gourds, paper, leather and found wooden objects. Some artists work on platforms they create and others work on items such as furniture and musical instruments made from wood, like guitars. The artwork they produce is absolutely mind boggeling. These artists work in 3D, sculpture, drawing and also painted mixed media designs. The variety is seemingly endless and the pyrographer is a unique breed of artist.

Artist Tom Vogler in Andrews NC

A message came to my private message box on FaceBook a couple years ago. It was from a fellow who wanted to know if I was the C.S. Alexis from Indeed, that would be me so I replied Yes to his inquiry. This very nice fellow explained in his message that he was a practicing artist and had enjoyed reading my writings about wood burning here in my hubs .

Such a warm gesture I could not deny. A fellow artist to make friends with was a blessing in my eyes. The beginning of blessings from Tom Vogler started with that friendship invitation.

Tom's ongoing posts about other pyrographers and his love for the outdoors captured my spirit. He was a man of great talents to boot. Tom is the driving force behind this exhibition in Andrew NC. In fact he is also the Assistant Director at the Andrews Art Museum. This 3 month show from pyrographers from around the world is a dream coming true for Artist, Tom Vogler.

Tom Vogler Artwork On YouTube

Pyrography Exhibit June 4- August 27 2011

Be sure to make your way over to visit this premier showing. You won't be disappointed. The show will run for three months starting June 4 running through August 27, 2011. The artists will offer their work for sale and there will be wood burning demonstrations, music, food and fun!

Remember this is probably the first time a world wide group of pyrographers have ever put on such a collective exhibition. This is something everyone who can should see. The opportunity to experience such a collection In Fire is one that should not be missed.


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      Lorrie Sudoski 

      8 years ago

      I think this is wonderful and hope this is just a beginning for other galleries to catch on to what Andrews has. Pyrography is a wonderful artform and deservest the same respect as any other. Just you wait and see some of the art you will be blown away!

      Thank you Andrews and C.S. for all you have done to promote

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      I never heard of it and therefore it was so fascinating to learn about it. Thank you.

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      Cindy Adams 2SCreations 

      8 years ago

      You are so right on, it is indeed a very exciting year for Pyrographers. In December the first ever Pyrography magazine was published, and now an exhibition. Due to the seemingly everlasting persistence of our fellow artists in this media, we will gain in recognition. I know I am excited....thanks to all

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      8 years ago from NW Indiana

      Peter Drewett,

      My intention is to do several more articles about this show. I hope to cover some of the artists before the exhibition. I would like to see Pyroraphers gain more recognition and hopefully help promote this wonderful art medium.

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      Peter Drewett 

      8 years ago

      Wonderful article l hope you do a follow up during the exhibition , l am contributing some of my art from Australia .

      Peter Drewett

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      8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Amazing - and I have learned something totally new - and I have you to thank.

      Rated up!

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      8 years ago from NW Indiana


      I am sure that some of these artists have produced artworks depicting Native Americans but not sure what they will actually be showing. I hope to write another hub about the individual artists who will be displaying their work at this show.

      Thanks so much for commenting.

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      Gloria Siess 

      8 years ago from Wrightwood, California

      Interesting--I wonder, given the roots of the area, if there is any Cherokee-inspired art in the museum? Nice Hub.

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      Nancy Hinchliff 

      8 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      This is such an interesting technique. Thanks so much for writing a hub about it. I checked out your other hub on the same topic and really enjoyed it...


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