Sunday, August 23, 2009

In View of the Smokies

On Friday night, the residents minus one- Martina is in Moscow- attended the opening reception for the exhibition In View of the Smokies: celebrating 75 years. Karen Green put the exhibit together. It showcases local photographers who capture the Great Smokey Mountain National Park. Large scale panoramas, views from vistas, and intimate moments were all a part of the 75 piece exhibit highlighting the work of 15 photographers. There was a great turnout for the opening, complete with Maxine's spread of Appalachian food. What a beautiful show- and we are so lucky to live in the midst of what this work represents.

Saturday, August 15, 2009


Congrats to resident alumni Alicia Boswell for her inclusion in Metalsmith magazine's juried exhibition in print- Saturated: Color and Metal. Two of Alicia's brooches were included, they each measure 2.5 x 1.5 x 1", and are entitled  Parthenogeny (l), and Salient (r). 

Check out more of Alicia's work on her website:

Sunday, August 9, 2009

The Garden

It was a hot day to work on the little patch, but worth it. Finally a new layer of mulch was added and some areas turned with extra soil. The creeping strawberry and succulents were reined in a little to make room for a hopeful crop of autumn lettuce, spinach and chard. The new rose bush is doing really well and I think Magda and Damon's sculptures are enjoying the summer.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


After final touches; lighting and a quick sweep, the gallery is complete and ready for visitors!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Artist in Residence Gallery

Tonight we gathered at the residents gallery at the main entrance to the school to set up some of our artwork... our first exhibition together!

Karen helped us get on our feet... while Kent spotted.

Martina had a big task installing her RAM pressed plates, measuring and measuring to perfection.

End of the night family photo! Come check out our work next time you're in Gatlinburg! 

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Elvis lives!

So a group of us head off to Cherokee N.C. to check out the semi-finals of the regional 'Ultimate Elvis' competition. There was a plethora of white jump suits, lots of hip shakin' and ladies fanning themselves from excitement.

of the final five, one will be chosen for the international finals to be held during Elvis week in Memphis.

one of the finalist - and with a large fan contingent at the contest

could that be him! for real! hiding in the back?