The Complete Tryon Diary is now art!


I’m so proud to see the cover of The Complete Tryon Diary displayed on Rudy the well-read horse.

Here’s the story from Tryon Writers Facebook page:

Tryon Writers thanks artist Kim Attwooll for honoring local writers!

Kim is one of 12 artists chosen through the Asheville Art Museum to decorate one of the fiberglass horses in The Art of the Horse, a 16-month community arts project and fundraiser orchestrated by Our Carolina Foothills, a local nonprofit organized to educate the public on our small towns.

Kim chose to honor the area’s literary history by covering her horse Rudy with book covers of local writers.

When asked what the authors’ response has been, Kim answered with tongue firmly in cheek, “It’s been wonderful except for one author who cryptically commented on the placement of his book. Another author was cornered by a perfect stranger and asked about a rewrite. He assumes it is because of the horse.”

Rudy the well-read horse is currently on display in front of the Landrum Library, and will be auctioned off August 19, along with the other horses in the project. All 15 horses will be on display for a week beginning August 13 at the Tryon International Equestrian Center. The artists will receive 25 percent of the proceeds, with the remainder of the funds going to Our Carolina Foothills to further promote the area.