Second Annual Western North Carolina Studio Glass Exhibition
June 1 — July 6, 2013
The mountains of North Carolina are home to some of the world’s most talented studio glass artists. To recognize the exceptional work of these preeminent artists, an exhibition of work is scheduled in a collaborative event taking place in four downtown Morganton, North Carolina venues: the Burke Arts Council, Kalā Gallery, John S. Payne Studio and MESH Gallery. The Second Annual Western North Carolina Studio Glass Exhibition is scheduled to start June 1 and run through July 6, 2013. An opening reception for the artists is scheduled for Saturday, June 1 at each participating gallery.
The exhibition includes glass that is functional and sculptural in design. This includes many unique vessels in varied shapes and hues, as well as sculptural forms in blown or cast glass. The four galleries will serve as singular venues for the exhibition and each will offer participants a distinct experience in viewing the entire exhibition of work. Among the artists participating in this year’s exhibition are John Almaguer, Ben Greene, Kenny Pieper, Greg Fidler, Sam Stark, Roger Parramore, Gary Beecham and Mary Lynn White, Joe Nielander, Judson Guerard and Thor and Jennifer Bueno. The galleries are in close proximity, allowing visitors to walk to each venue in Morganton’s historic downtown district. Work on exhibition will be available for purchase. More information regarding the Second Annual Western North Carolina Studio Glass Exhibition will be available at downtownmorganton.com.
INDO DINNER BENEFIT FOR FOOTHILLS CONSERVANCY
OF NORTH CAROLINA
Kala Gallery served as the site for an Indo Dinner to benefit the Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina that was hosted by Terry & Fransien, Ingrid & Joe Carey and Jonathan Tucker.
ANDREW CHAPMAN ARTIST RECEPTION
Kala held an exhibition of works by Hickory, NC blacksmith metal artist Andrew Chapman in September, 2012. Works included sculpture, furniture and functional pieces. The exhibition showcased the technical skill, finesse and fluidity of the artist’s craft.
JOHN D. RICHARDS AND
THE HOT DUCK SOUP NOVELTY JAZZ BAND
August, 2012 Kala hosted the works of mixed-media artists John D. Richards. Along with John’s work, his band, The Hot Duck Soup Novelty Jazz Band, entertained the audience with several numbers.
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA STUDIO ART GLASS EXHIBITION
In June, 2012 Kala, along with MESH Gallery and the Burke Arts Council Jailhouse Gallery, hosted the first Western North Carolina Studio Art Glass Exhibition. The exhibition showcased the works of fourteen western North Carolina glass artist. Each gallery hosted four to five artists. Local photographer and glass enthusiast, John S. Payne, opened his private collection to viewers throughout the exhibition.
KALA GALLERY WINS 2011 TOP RETAILER AWARD
Baltimore, Md. (July 19, 2011) — Kala Gallery of Morganton, N.C. was named the Best New Gallery in the Nation by NICHEmagazine’s 2011 Top Retailers competition. Winners were announced in a ceremony at the 2011 Buyers Market of American Craft on July 12, 2011 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Md. The annual Top Retailer Awards program recognizes craft retailers who are committed to fair business practices and to growing and strengthening the North American craft community.