Join us on September 27th as we celebrate the public opening of this beautiful exhibition!
It is not everyday we get to be host to an art exhibition. But it will be every Tuesday-Saturday beginning September 27th! This massive exhibit will take over both our lobby and our rotating exhibit area. These works celebrate art and the Appalachians that inspired it.
Watercolor Competition winners recognition 5-6 PM.
Alan Shuptrine: Appalachian Watercolors of the Serpentine Chain
This exhibition of thematic watercolor paintings by nationally renowned Tennessee artist Alan Shuptrine pays tribute to the land and people found along the Appalachian Trail, and of the distinctive culture that endures from the mountains of Maine to Georgia. The body of work celebrates the connections of Appalachia with its historical and cultural counterpart in the British Isles, highlighting Celtic traditions that were brought to America in the 18th century and are still practiced in the region today. The paintings are ornamented with Shuptrine’s hand-carved frames, many of which are embedded with serpentine, a mineral that is found not only along the entire Appalachian Trail, but also in the regions of the British Isles where the original settlers to Appalachia were born.
For more information about this artist, please visit his website at www.alanshuptrine.com