Gardner-Webb University To Host Spring Art Sale From April 28th-May 1st

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BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. — Find unique artwork, plants, hay bales, homemade goods, and more starting this Thursday at the Spring Art Sale sponsored by the Gardner-Webb University Art Club.

Officials say the sale will be held outside the GWU Communications Building on South Main Street in Boiling Springs, N.C. on April 28th-29th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and April 30th-May 1st from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Chris Dover, a senior art major, says the hay bales were used by the 3-D Class in making a sculpture influenced by the works of Andy Goldsworthy and Martin Puryear.

He says these artists are known for their sculptures of natural materials.

Officials say a portion of the proceeds will support the Art Club to provide funds for future sales, project supplies, and art-related field trips.

“Everyone should drop by to support local, up and coming artists,” Dover asserted. “We’ve got some amazing work that’s being offered.”

Dover says an undergraduate art show inside the Communications Building will also be going on at the same time and those items will also be for sale.

Officials say the artwork includes ceramics, jewelry, crocheted items, paintings, ink prints, keychains and more.

Shai Hart, a junior double major in English and studio arts, noted another addition to this year’s offerings: Potted plants and homemade goods.

“The Art Club’s annual sales always offer a wide range of unique goods from artists who don’t sell elsewhere,” she observed. “Additionally, by supporting student artists, you allow us to continue working on the projects we love while in school—and you can get some unique gifts and trinkets for yourself.”

Officials say vendors will accept cash and card and will be selling rain or shine.