After more than a year of renovation and new construction, Penland’s venerable old Horner Hall, home to the Penland Gallery, is fully functioning again. This is the front of the building with the newly-installed sculpture, New Growth, by former Penland resident artist Hoss Haley.
Much of the building was gutted, the floor plan was altered, and all the spaces were completely renovated.
A new exhibition hall and a courtyard were added to the North side of the building.
The second floor, which had been used for student housing for many decades, was refashioned into staff offices.
The building reopened in mid-March, just in time for the opening of the first scheduled Penland Gallery exhibition, This is a Photograph, curated by artist, photographer, and long-time Penland instructor Dan Estabrook (at left, with glasses).
The gallery walls and pedestals (custom-built by former Penland resident artist Daniel Marinelli) are covered with beautiful work, and we hope you’ll come visit. The gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 – 5:00 and Sunday from Noon – 5:00. Closed Mondays. Lots more gallery information here.
Here is a time-lapse sequence of Hoss Haley and crew assembling New Growth on March 25.