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Introducing This Month's Jones House Artists:
IN MAZIE JONES GALLERY
Jody Bargerstock has always had a love of gardening and recently of raising chickens on her 20 acres in Deep Gap, NC. She had wanted to pursue an art career when she attended the University of Cincinnati in the mid-sixties, but was talked out of it “because it was not practical”. It took her 45 long years to reunite with her passion for art. Because of her love of color and fashion, she started making jewelry, which she sold in Boone. She was invited to a meeting at the High Country Watermedia Society and then a class taught by Robert Burridge. She became a member of HCWS and honed her skills and techniques. With this background, she began a journey and experimentation with a variety of art forms. The results have gained a lot of attention. Jody enjoys exploring with acrylic, pastels, alcohol inks, watercolors, aqua oils, mixed media, and collage. Jody has participated in shows at the Jones House, the Blue Ridge Arts Council, and Brahms Gallery. She sells her paintings locally.
IN UPSTAIRS GALLERY ONE
Tori Allen is a native of Illinois and found her way to Boone after graduating from Illinois State University in 2012. Her love for art was formed when she was young when her parents took her to the art museums around Chicago. She would go to work with her mother, an art teacher, where she would marvel at the works of the masters like Da Vinci and Michaelangelo and play with the art supplies to create her own “masterpieces”. In college, she studied theatre and costume design and her art took inspiration from the people and characters from her favorite plays and stories. She works primarily in charcoal and graphite on paper and repurposed wood.
IN UPSTAIRS GALLERY TWO
Bob Reneau first came to Boone in 1985 as a summer visitor while his son was ASU. Having purchased a mountain home for his son and other ASU atheletes to share, he and his late wife Dottie fell in love with the area and decided to move here permanently in 1997. Bob was fascinated with art and began to dabble in acrylics. Having been given some lessons and encouragement in oils, he switched mediums about three years ago. Bob is a highly decorated combat pilot with twenty five years of service in the United States Air Force. Bob is a member at Boone United Methodist Church and has volunteered at the Watauga Medical center for the last eleven years. Although fairly new to painting, he has already sold several paintings and is participating in this exhibit at the encouragement of several friends and his significant other.