Susan McNabb is an author and former model who now lives in Tryon, NC with her husband Paul. In this Conversation with Andy Millard, Susan talks about her childhood as a shy, awkward girl, her long modeling career, the modern concept of beauty, and her new and simpler life.
Job Shadow Day at Landrum Middle School. And, mom didn't have to go far to find a talented mentor! A visit from this twelve year old videographer to the ErikOlsenPictures studios got him talking about all the things he's learned and all the fun he had...
Susan McNabb's signing of her book, "Tryon Diary". Tales from the Friendliest Town in the South. Fall in love with Tryon, North Carolina, in this collection of Susan McNabb’s insightful and often funny weekly newspaper columns from the Tryon Daily Bulletin as she discovers the unexpected in small-town life after nearly three decades in Hollywood. Included are her thoughts on Tryon native Nina Simone, the Mule Club, and rented goats."
Philip Dusenbury creates one-of-a-kind figurative sculptures imbued with expressive animation. His figures in papier-mâché, plaster cloth, epoxy and paint demonstrate an empathy and compassion for the human spirit. Dusenbury's work has been exhibited in the Asheville Art Museum in Asheville, North Carolina, the Auckland Art Museum in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and the Gibbes Art Museum in Charleston, South Carolina. His sculptures are in the private collections of the editor of the Denver Post, the vice chairman and executive creative director of BBDO Worldwide, exercise guru and television personality Richard Simmons, the owner of the Chicago Black Hawks and the president of Sweet 'n Low Corporation.
Ronald Mosseller Rug maker Tryon, NC (Polk County). Ronnie with his mother, Lillian Mills Mosseller, he ran the Mills-Mosseller Rug Studio for almost fifty years. They were the only establishment in the United States that made formal rugs and tapestries entirely by hand. Ron’s mother, Lillian, started the rug business in the mid 1920s. In the 1930s she moved, with her four children, to New York.
The family’s adventures in that great American city, along with their odyssey back to their native North Carolina, are chronicled in Ron’s new book, “Funny Things Happen When I Look the Other Way.” In his program, Ron reviewed the beginnings of that extraordinary business, and then with the aid of photos of many of the Mills-Mosseller signature rugs continued the story of the evolution of the business.
Beginning with the development of traditional American motifs, Lil and Ron went on to create extraordinarily complex designs, termed by many as ‘fine paintings in wool,’ reminiscent of the famed Aubuson and Savonnerie rugs. Among those creations was a ‘white on white’ design that was once exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This was followed by the fabrication of two rugs for the Smithsonian Institution, both of which are still on display in the First Ladies Hall. Mosseller rugs are in scores of prominent American homes and even at least one English home outside London, that of Sir Nick Faldo, the internationally known golfer. In addition to the Smithsonian, Mosseller rugs are in the permanent collections of the Williamsburg Inn at Colonial Williamsburg, and the North Carolina and Virginia Governor’s Mansions.
In the spirit of his numerous comedic roles on the stage, Mosseller regaled the crowd with some of the hilarious anecdotes that appear in his new book “Funny Things Happen When I Look the Other Way”. The book is now available at The Book Shelf in downtown Tryon.