Asheville, NC (PressExposure) November 13, 2008 -- A Boy and His Dog Fine Art in downtown Asheville celebrates its grand opening with an art show by nationally acclaimed artist Steve Tracy. The gallery is located at 89 Patton Avenue, next to the popular Jack of the Wood pub, and features nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. Owned by David Todd, A Boy and His Dog Fine Art was previously located in Key West, Florida. Todd has owned the gallery for over twelve years and opened multiple galleries in Florida. His Dalmatian, Simon, who spends many days in the gallery greeting art lovers, will also be in attendance. Gallery visitors are invited to bring their canine companions.
Painter Steve Tracy is represented in Key West, New York, Hawaii, Colorado and Canada. He has been nationally recognized for his permanent exhibition in the Empire State Building and is a renowned abstract art instructor living in Colorado. Tracy will be visiting for the show and grand opening. âI have been successfully represented by A Boy and His Dog Fine Art for 7 years in Key West, Florida,â states Tracy, âI am so excited to see David Todd open A Boy and His Dog Fine Art in Asheville. The fabulous art and the friendliness and sparkle of the gallery staff will surely benefit Ashevilleâs established art scene.â A Boy and His Dog Fine Art will be sponsoring one of Tracyâs workshops in spring 2009.
The Friday, November 14, grand opening and art show will be catered and open to the public. Singer/songwriter, Sven Hooson, will provide musical entertainment from 6:30 â 7:30 pm. Steve Tracy will unveil his first paintings inspired by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Asheville region. "Upon entering the mountain gates in the vicinity of Asheville, I was overwhelmed by the beauty and the cathedral-like hardwoods that towered in front of the azure of the Asheville sky,â said Tracy, âThe color of the Blue Ridge Mountains is among the most beautiful of colors in the world. The persimmons, the tangerines, the vermilions, and the golds overwhelmed me visually and moved me to create these paintings with the dazzling complementaries. I believe my art begins to convey this explosion of color in harmony with my first annual Asheville Series for the collector, titled, Swanannoa Snap, Crackle, Pop.â For more information call the gallery at (828) 254-4051.