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York & Friends Art Benefit for STARS!

Friend of STARS, artist and gallery owner Ron York is using his third anniversary gallery celebration as a benefit for Students Taking A Right Stand (STARS). York & his talented team of artists are hosting a free party celebrating also his second expansion and the day includes a special offering of the works of renown Nashville artist, the late Creason Clayton Saturday, March 8 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at his Belle Meade area gallery, 107 Harding Road, Nashville, TN 37205.

York said there will be over 70 works from Clayton’s various periods – framed and unframed. “This is a once in a lifetime offering of one of Nashville’s most celebrated artists and we are honored to have been chosen to present his works. We have a big tent with delicious complimentary food and drink provided by neighborhood restaurants and caterers including Miss Daisy,” York said. “It will be a fun afternoon of art with a portion of the proceeds benefitting STARS, a group I help annually as art chair for the Vince Gill & Friends STARS Concert.”

York represented Clayton for nearly 15 years until his death in 2006. The works reflect the styles and subject matters for which Clayton was well-known at various price points including his signature tall, thin ladies of the ball, New Orleans and French town houses, florals, landscapes and continuous line drawings in black and white.

During the event, many of the gallery artists will be greeting guests with new works available as well as a jewelry trunk show from popular Franklin jewelry artist Ruthie Cherry.

A portion of the days sales will benefit STARS. For more information, visit his York & Friends website. For preview of the works available, visit York & Friends Facebook Page. 

With artist work featured in the upcoming HGTV Smart Home 2014 in Green Hills, York & Friends Fine Art Gallery represents 46 artists across the eastern portion of the United including well-established local artists as well as new talent for a fresh, eclectic blend of artwork in an inviting environment of approachable art with a broad spectrum of styles from impressionistic, contemporary and fresh-whimsical to folk art and plein air.

STARS is deeply committed to creating a culture and work space that centers on the power of relationships, that values diversity of perspective and experience, and that honors the dignity, worth, and contributions of all.