Self-taught artists Charlie and Susan Frye are deeply connected to their hometown of Lenoir, located in the Appalachian foothills of Western North Carolina. Committed to maintaining and sharing this connection, they own and operate The Folk Keeper Gallery, a combination art studio, gallery, shop, classroom, and home in the town’s center.
Charlie Frye’s bright colorful paintings convey his love for the land, the animals, and the people of Appalachia. He prefers to paint on scrap wood or found objects, and he often adds a scrap-wood or recycled frame. His art is driven by his desire to preserve the memories of vanishing lifestyles.
Complementing the paintings in the current exhibit are Susan Frye’s found-object assemblages and recycled creations. Susan uses scraps of tin, wood, and twine, abandoned kitchen utensils, and mismatched buttons to evoke memories of simpler times.
For more about Charlie and Susan, visit their gallery website at www.folkkeepergallery.com. Or drop by the Folk Keeper Gallery & Antiques, 902 West Avenue, Lenoir, NC. 
Charlie Frye
HAPPY PIG
14" x 12"
acrylic on wood
in artist's frame
$125
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Lenoir, NC
September 1 through November 2, 2017
Historic Alexander Dickson House
Hillsborough, NC
YOU MUST LOOK UP TO SEE THE WORLD
35" x 30"
acrylic on wood
in recycled frame
$600
THE EAVESDROPPERS
20" x 16"
acrylic on wood
in artist's frame
$225
Art by Charlie
& Susan Frye
June 8, 2018
through August 8, 2018
FOLK KEEPERS:
Historic Alexander Dickson House
Hillsborough Visitors Center
150 E. King Street
Hillsborough, NC 27278
free admission - free parking
Visitor hours:
MON - SAT, 10 am to 4 pm
SUN, 12 pm to 4 pm
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DON'T EAT CROW
31" x 24"
acrylic on scrap masonite
$400
MIKE'S GOAT
22" x 32"
acrylic on wood with frame
$425
PIECES OF LIFE
32" x 32"
acrylic using tape technique
on wood in window frame
$550
CALM WITH SNAKES
32" x 32"
acrylic on wood with frame
$750
WHY CAN'T WE BE FRIENDS?
30" x 24"
acrylic on wood
$475
ABBY THE SPOON LADY
20.5" x 39.5"
acrylic on wood with frame
$500
IN MY SOLITUDE
18" x 35.5"
acrylic on wood door
$375
"I HUFFED, I PUFFED,
I'M DONE"
50" x 22.5"
acrylic on plywood
$800
"A PIG NAMED AL"
18" diameter x 6" deep
acrylic on metal pan
$125
SHE BOUGIE
31" diameter x 2" deep
acrylic on basket
$275
HOME
14" x 12" x 12"
acrylic on mounted deer antlers
$175
I'LL FLY AWAY
14.5" x 25"
acrylic on wood with frame
$375
Art by Susan Frye
"I CAN SAIL MY OWN SHIP"
by Susan Frye
18" x 18" x 5.25"
acrylic on wood in wooden drawer
$300
"A WHOLE LOTTA FUNNEL"
by Susan Frye
9" x 17" x 6.5"
painted mixed media assemblage
$125
"I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship."
- Louisa Mae Alcott
"HAMLET'S JUST FINE"
by Susan Frye
12" x 19" x 3"
mixed media assemblage
in wooden drawer
$275
"WE ALL HAVE
A PERFECT MATCHBOX"
by Susan Frye
3.5" x 12" x 3"
hanging
painted wood assemblage
$65
More Art by Susan Frye
"I MADE SOMETHING OF IT"
by Susan Frye
6" x 5" x 3"
recycled object assemblage
$65
"PLOT TWIST"
by Susan Frye
4" x 8" x 4"
painted mixed media assemblage
$75
"SHINY FAUX SHO"
by Susan Frye
5" x 8" x 2.5"
painted mixed media assemblage
$55
"PUNCH DRUNK"
24" x 28"
acrylic on wood
in reclaimed antique frame
$450
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