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Elk Knob Art Trail Celebrates Nature and Creativity

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A group of Appalachian State University students created a variety of artworks to display along Elk Knob State Park’s Beech Tree Trail in Todd, N.C.

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Charlottesville Public Art Project Reimagines Energy Use

A new art installation in Charlottesville, Va., will illustrate energy usage in the city’s neighborhoods. The project is part of the Energize! Charlottesville campaign, an effort to reduce residential and municipal energy use.

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Land through the Lens

Photographs of Appalachia’s wild wonders have shaped our relationship with the mountains since the early 20th century, and witnessing the destruction of the region’s land and waters has long stirred residents to defend our natural heritage. – Compiled by Molly

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The Kentucky Creative Industry Report

Arts advocates were thrilled when the Kentucky Arts Council released a report acknowledging the contribution of the creative industry to the state’s economy.

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Breaking Boundaries: Contemporary Appalachian Art

No solid boundaries define the work of contemporary Appalachian artists. Some pull from the narratives and imagery embedded in the region’s landscape and culture, while others reject tradition and embrace globalized approaches to their work. Yet what unites all of these artists are the stories they each hold, waiting to be told.

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One Artist’s Experience with Coal Ash

Caroline Armijo began an environmental justice art project after seeing many friends and family die from cancer in her North Carolina community, near one of the state’s largest coal ash impoundments. In this excerpt from her website, she describes the circumstances that shaped her paper sculpture creation, titled “Gray Matter.”

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Bees Share the True Cost of Coal

By Brian Sewell Outside of Appalachia, artists who acknowledge their connection to coal have adopted the issue of mountaintop removal and taken to the road. The Beehive Collective’s True Cost of Coal illustration transforms ways of thinking as it travels

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Putting the Human Perspective into Mountaintop Removal

By Brian Sewell For every movement, there is a message. This message can take many forms, but often the most moving is the creation of art to inform. Art helps people see problems anew, even those who see them everyday.

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Your Goode Deed of the Day

This fall, Appalachian Voices is excited to collaborate with a regional artist and a socially conscious website for an online art sale and fundraiser. GoodeDeeds.com promotes art for charity by holding online gallery events. The site provides the opportunity for

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Vote for Your Favorite Appalachian Photo

By Griff Crews Communications intern, Spring 2011 Interested in seeing some Appalachian Mountain inspired art? Get out to the Turchin Visual Art Center this week to check out photographs of the amazing culture and scenery of the Appalachian Mountains captured

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