Singing a cappella in the old way of her Mamaw, or honky tonkin’ with her guitar, award winning storyteller and songwriter Anndrena Belcher captivates with a style all her own! 'Dancing in the Wilderness' is a performance that blends visual art, stories, songs, poems and folklore, kindling the home fires through images remembered and passed on through the generations of her family. “My Granny used to call stories of the elders "Old Folkses Tales," says Anndrena, “whether the.
On Tuesday, October 4th at 7:00p.m, Appalachian Arts Center will host award winning poet and essayist Dana Wildsmith for a public reading of her works. Like Eudora Welty, Wildsmith says “it was living that made me write.” The daughter of a Methodist minister and a Navy-career wife, her life and writing has been shaped by the experiences of moving from place to place. In 1999, she returned to the Appalachian foothills of north Georgia to work with extended family to preserve h
Come get into the autumn spirit at Appalachian Arts Center! On Tuesday, September 20th from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Barbara Sadler will be teaching an 'Indian Corn' basket weaving workshop. The class is a beginner level class, and no prior experience with basket weaving is required. The cost of the class is $35 per person, and includes all materials. By the end of the workshop, each participant will have completed three woven 'cobs' of Indian Corn, gathered with ribbon and topped off
Congratulations to Julie Powell, whose quilt won the People's Choice prize in our " Let There Be Light!" quilt challenge! The $100 prize, sponsored by Friends of Jane Adair, is awarded to the quilter whose quilt gets the most votes throughout the exhibit by visitors to the gallery. Her meticulous craftsmanship really paid off, as Ms. Powell's quilt also won the $150 'Best in Show' prize, sponso red by Mary Lawson, which was judged by quilter Jean Condon, last year's 'Best in