Titus and Annie are just not cooperating. I am too far behind in my work to slip away to Tryon this weekend for Art Trek 2012.
This is a great event. I go every year to help my mother and sister. Not only do you get to drive around and see some remarkable work spaces, you also get to meet interesting artists and fellow art enthusiasts.
2012 promises to be the best Art Trek yet because they have moved the event from sweltering July to this new more temperate time in May.
Start with the Upstairs Gallery in Down Town Tryon where you can see a sampling of work from the participating artists: http://www.upstairsartspace.org/
Walk down to La Bouteille and get some libations: http://www.labouteille.net/
They are the home of local brewer Bottle Tree Beer: http://www.bottletree.net/
Plot your course through the studios. Make sure you stop by Warrior Drive and say hello to my mother, Diana Gurri, my sister Catherine Gurri, and our friend Bob Neely. Three very different artists. Lots of great work.
Head up towards Saluda and stop by the Purple Onion: http://www.purpleonionsaluda.com/
If I won the lottery, I would live in Saluda. I would also make sure I could walk to (and home) from the Purple Onion. The taps are as exciting as the food.
Have a great weekend and send me pictures please.