Thursday, April 14, 2011

OOAK GALLERY and Clay Club

Had a great time at the Clay Club last night 4/13/2011 which was held at the OOAK Gallery in Micaville.  

Here is their latest ad in the Toe River Arts Council Newsletter. (You should get the  newsletter and "read the damn thing"!  Which was the best quote from last night's meeting.)  There is a lot of good stuff in there including job opportunities and calls for artists, events, etc. 

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OOAK, ONE OF A KIND GALLERY in Micaville opened for the season on April 1, 2011 under the new ownership of Lynda Gayle Banner, Kari Weaver Hopkins and Estela Shackelford. 

OOAK features artwork in a variety of media by many well-known and not-so-well-known local artists. Artists such as painter and sculptor Brette Barclay Barron, jeweler Judy Presnell, and "Art Machine" John D. Richards are among the many artists represented. Visitors can also expect to see pottery and clay art by the owners. 

The gallery is located in the old Micaville General Store, 573 Micaville Loop, at the intersection of the Micaville Loop and Highway 80 S and is part of the Mt. Mitchell Scenic Drive. 

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10-5:30 and Sunday 12-4. For more information call 675-0690 or

OOAK is currently looking for metalwork, blacksmithing, woodworking and glass art. Artists should call the gallery to arrange a time to bring work.

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