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Southern Appalachia is a region rich in artistic expression. The landscape, mountain traditions, Indigenous people, and Southern culture all serve to give artists a unique blend of inspiration to use when creating all forms of art.

 
 

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Taking in the Art Scene

by Katrina M. Randall

Southern Appalachia is rich in artistic inspiration with its scenic mountains, host of wildlife, and a southern culture rooted in the lay of the land, a colorful history, and its people. Finding galleries showcasing art that reflects this culture is fairly easy. While there is an array of galleries to check out, here are a few that shouldn’t be missed.

Art Schools

Honing Your Artistic Craft

by Katrina M. Randall

In a region so imbued with artistic expression, there are a variety of schools and facilities in Southern Appalachia that offer art instruction for everyone, from the amateur to the professional.

Sculptures

Art Imitating Life in Southern Appalachia

by Katrina M. Randall

Like all forms of art, a sculptor’s work may have a number of purposes, including self-expression, to make a statement, beautify an area, memorialize a person, or commemorate history. In Southern Appalachia, a region steeped in culture, the art sculpture landscape is rich with variety. When traversing the art scene, check out these spots:

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The Crossroad of Past and Present II

by Melissa Detto

"Wow!" Jenna ran her hands through her long, blonde hair. She blew out a breath of air and looked down at the churning water, which was tinged with purple hues from the sun’s climb down the sky.
 

“I feel nauseous.” Jenna turned her head, her eyes taking in the crowded balcony of the restaurant that overlooked the river below. She smiled at a girl who was begging her parents to take her tubing. A second later, her lips turned down when she thought about her aunt’s revelation only moments before, a revelation that had changed her life.