Mistletoe magic arrives October 2 for a York & Friends Fine Art Gallery holiday open house and double CD release celebration for gallery owner, artist and composer Ron York of his musical works “Mistletoe Magic” and “Journey,” a lush, musical landscape work.

Benefiting Students Taking A Right Stand (STARS) and with featured artist for the day, Franklin’s Lisa McReynolds, the prolific York will unveil a musical homage to his Music City heritage and Nashville’s original 365 days Christmas store, The Mistletoe Shop.

“The day will be a celebration of art and music while benefiting a great cause, STARS, for whom I am honored to serve on the board. At a charming location between Vanderbilt and Music Row, my mother and I created Nashville’s original year ‘round Christmas Store in 1979, The Mistletoe Shop,” York said. “My latest CD celebrates this twelve year venture with her. Not wanting to change the original melodies, I added my own touch with fresh introductions and bridges between verses and endings. On the final cut, “Auld Lang Syne,” I am performing the song as well as singing for the first time on one of my CDs which was very fun.”

A Belmont University voice and piano grad, York returned to his musical roots creating his first three CDs, “Renderings,” “Nightfall” and “Wildflowers” with renowned producer Ron ”Snake” Reynolds who has also produced his most recent CDs as well.

Event featured artist Lisa McReynolds, of Franklin, incorporates the use of palette knives, paint mediums and multiple layering of colors and textures to create her personal style on canvas. The subject matter of her work reflects her love of nature and beautiful surroundings.

On Sunday, October 2, from noon until 4 p.m., York & Friends Fine Art Gallery will host a holiday open house unveiling York’s latest musical works and highlighting the work of Franklin artist Lisa McReynolds along with the over 40 Southeastern artists represented by the gallery. During the open house, a 20 % discount will be offered on all artwork with a portion of the sales donated to STARS, www.starsnashville.org. For more information, visit www.YorkAndFriends.com.

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