Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Elder Gallery relocates, but stays in South End

Larry Elder, owner of Elder Gallery, said his store is moving a few blocks, from South Boulevard to a larger location on South Tryon Street.

 The 11-year-old gallery's new home will be at 1520 South Tryon Street. Elder said the move to upgrade to a 6,500 square foot space was prompted by the acquisition of a large collection of work by the artist Carl Plansky.

"The significance of the Plansky Collection has caused me to realize that this collection dictates a larger, more appropriate space," said Elder.  "We anticipate national and international interest, and want to properly showcase the work of Plansky and the other fine artists we represent."

The recently-renovated building also features 28-foot ceilings, catering facilities and meeting rooms available for rent. A grand opening is scheduled for Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12, featuring landscapes by David Skinner, a California artist.

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