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FOOTHILLS FOLK ART FESTIVAL

 

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Charlie Frye of Lenoir is one of the artists who will be returning to the festival this year. Entirely self-taught, he has received regional recognition and was recently accepted into the prestigious Kentuck Festival of the Arts in Northport, Ala. He and his wife, Susan, own and operate Folk Keepers Art Gallery & Antiques in Lenoir, where they sell their own art and that of other Southern folk artists. Frye is easy to...

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Charlie Frye is hard to miss. A tall, burly fellow with a full beard and ponytail, he walks the streets of downtown Lenoir with his purple owl coffee mug in hand, wearing acrylic-stained duck bib overalls. Cars honk and passengers wave as they drive by. Frye,  who is a self-trained folk artist and knows most everyone in town, cheerily calls out each driver’s name, spilling some of his coffee as he waves back...

NEW GALLERY BRINGS FOLK ART AND ANTIQUES TOGETHER

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A vast array of colorful paintings, various antiques and artwork are spread throughout the gallery while the sound of music from the 1931 song “Dream a Little Dream of Me” could be heard in the background.

The Folk Keeper Gallery and Antiques, on West Avenue at Church Street in downtown Lenoir, across the street from the county office building, is part of owners Charlie and Susan Frye’s dream. Susan...


A 30 SECOND COMMERCIAL FOR FOLK KEEPER GALLERY & ANTIQUES


 

Frye Art Studio in Lenoir, NC showcases the colorful, approachable paintings of self-taught artist Charlie Frye. His studio offers art classes as well, and has become an essential place to visit for anyone interested in North Carolina folk art, or just having a good time.

 


Charlie Frye’s work looks at life in the Blue Ridge and the animals and people that make it interesting. Charlie works out of his studio in downtown Lenoir, NC. You may have seen his work at Root in Vine in Morganton or featured on UNCTV. He has also been commissioned for the 2016 Red, White and Bluegrass art. Frye's work is on display in Morganton City Hall May through June 2016.

A QUICK MESSAGE FROM ARTIST, CHARLIE FRYE!