Pyrography Exhibit Andrews Art Museum North Carolina
The Valleytown Cultural Arts Center
“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
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
Pyrography Burning Systems
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 HubPages.com. 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.