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Up Close & Personal With Four Appalachia Now! Artists

Shauna Caldwell, Appalachian State University graduate student and Appalachia Now! project intern, recently sat down with four artists whose work will be shown in the Museum’s opening exhibition Appalachia Now! An Interdisciplinary Survey of Contemporary Art in Southern Appalachia. Click the names to read more about Clarissa SlighDanielle BurkeEleanor Annand, and Molly Sawyer!

Appalachia Now! An Interdisciplinary Survey of Contemporary Art in Southern Appalachia will be the inaugural exhibition of the newly renovated Museum. The exhibition provides a regional snapshot of the art of our time—a collective survey of contemporary Southern Appalachian culture. This exhibition explores the amalgamation of tradition and present-day perspectives extant in contemporary artistic representations of life in this region. Appalachia Now! situates artists within a regional and national dialogue that spans time and socio-economic status. Whether works are bio-bibliographical, or address larger, universal themes, this cross-disciplinary exhibition invites visitors to participate in the individual experiences that make this part of the world so unique. It will celebrate contemporary artists living and working in Southern Appalachia, focusing on Asheville as a nucleus of creativity within the broader area of its adjacent states of Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Click here to continue

Asheville Art Museum  2 South Pack Square, Asheville 28801  Downtown 

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