Posted by Black Mountain Birdie | | Posted on Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Guests Discover Artful Lodging at The Monte Vista Hotel
Art Director Seeks Local Artwork for Black Mountain’s Historic Hotel
Black Mountain, NC (July 2011) – The recently renovated Monte Vista Hotel now features work by local artists- showcasing the area’s rich culture and heritage. Owners Sue Conlon and Barney Fitzpatrick named Cappi Macsherry, owner of AnTHM Gallery in
, as their art director. Macsherry has used her talents and eye for vibrant art to adorn the walls of Black Mountain ’s historic hotel with works of local and regional artists. Macsherry is currently seeking additional paintings, photography and mixed media from local and regional artists. Black Mountain
“Cappi has created a fresh and innovative look for the hotel, and the walls now reflect the talent of our region,” says Conlon. “Our goal is to maintain the flavor of the past when the hotel was at the heart of what was happening in
, while supporting today’s local artist community and enhancing our guests’ experience.” Black Mountain
Macsherry says the art design will change frequently and she’ll seek new artists on an ongoing basis. Currently featured are the works of Ellen Langford, Keith Spencer, Alicia Chatham and Susan Hanning.
“There are so many amazing artists in our region and many are relatively unknown,” comments Cappi. “It’s an honor to bring recognition to this creative region, and I look forward to discovering new works.”
The Monte Vista Hotel has partnered with the Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League in offering “First Fridays” – monthly receptions focused around new artists’ debuts. Each event is from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and features “Artini” drink specials, appetizers and live music. The dates for the rest of the year are August 5, September 2, October 7, November 4 and December 2.
Those who have been to AnTHM know that Macsherry has a unique gift of transforming a space. AnTHM is a contemporary meets folk-rock art gallery with a mix of paintings, folk-art handcrafts, rough-hewn clothing and hand-crafted jewelry pieces --- all entwined together to make the gallery a showpiece of itself.
Conlon and Fitzpatrick recently renovated the Monte Vista Hotel, originally built in 1919 and a jumping off point for those wanting to explore the
. The hotel offers comfortable modern accommodations, dining and a wide variety of thirst-quenchers --- boasting the title of Swannanoa Valley ’s only restaurant serving liquor by the glass. Throughout its history, the hotel has had a special place in the social and civic life of Black Mountain , and Conlon and Fitzpatrick believe that incorporating local and regional artwork will keep true to the hotel’s spirit. Black Mountain
Artists interested in displaying work at the Monte
Vista should contact Cappi Macsherry at 828-419-0049 or info@AnTHMgallery.com. AnTHM Gallery is located at 100.5 West State Street; the Monte Vista Hotel is located at 308 W. State Street. For more information, visit www.AnTHMgallery.com or www.themontevistahotel.net.