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.