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Published Friday, June 23, 2017 at 9:25 am

Herb Jackson Featured at the Art Cellar Gallery in Banner Elk, July 

The Art Cellar Gallery in Banner Elk, North Carolina will feature the works of nationally acclaimed artist Herb Jackson throughout the month of July. “Paintings and Drawings,” an exhibition of textural abstracts will be featured in the main show space of the gallery. This collection of new works will be available for viewing from June 29 to July 29. Herb Jackson will be in attendance at the gallery from 2-4pm on Sunday, July 2nd for an artist talk and book signing. This will be an excellent chance to meet one of the most prominent artists of our state.

Herb Jackson’s creative process started early in life, around the age of 7 and by 12 he was painting. Following his graduation from Davidson College, Herb obtained his MFA from the University of North Carolina. Herb became a professor at Davidson College and remained there until his retirement in 2011, serving as the chair of the art department and shaping the department for many years. In 1999 he was awarded the North Carolina Award, the highest civilian honor in the state and in 2015 Jackson, was also given the North Caroliniana Award for extraordinary contributions to North Carolina’s cultural heritage. Herb Jackson is the only visual artist to be awarded this honor.

Herb Jacksons’s vibrant and richly textured paintings get an immediate reaction from anyone who views his artwork, created with layers of acrylic paint on canvas, sometimes more than one hundred layers. Jacksons process involves removing some of the layers of paint, revealing the colors of the underpainting and creating unique shapes on the canvas surface. “I just put color over color over color,” said Jackson, “that gives me plenty of time to begin to understand the surface of that particular painting. At a certain point, there is enough material for me to begin carving out shapes and the painting,
at that point, creates itself.”

Opening in 1993, the Art Cellar Gallery is celebrating its 25th summer season. This season will be filled with exciting shows, gallery openings, artist talks, and book signings. Visit the Art Cellar Gallery’s website, artcellaronline.com for a full line up of events or call for more information at 828-898-5175. Located on Hwy. 184 (920 Shawneehaw Ave) in Banner Elk, North Carolina, the Art Cellar Gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm.  All events are free and open to the public.

 

14th Annual SafetyFest Held in Seven Devils, July 1

From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Seven Devils will be hosting its 14th Annual SafetyFest. Come out and enjoy the Barbeque served from 11:00am – 3:00pm. Cost is $8.00 for adults and Children under 12 are $5.00. Craft Booths display local wares; Raffle Winners are drawn every hour (need not be present to win); silent auction items bidding from 10:00am – 2:30pm.
 
 

Blue Ridge Parkway Evening Program, July 8

When: Saturday, July 8 th , 2017 at 7 p.m. 

Where: Linville Falls Campground Amphitheater – Milepost 316

What: Mountain Murder Mysteries: Death on the Long Hunt

Pushing deep into the wilderness, long hunter William Linville and his son would end up giving their lives near the river and the spectacular waterfall that still bears their name today. Join the ranger to learn more about this fascinating story and how they met their tragic end.

Approximately 45 minutes in length. 

 

“Barking Dogs” on the Blue Ridge, July 8

On Saturday, July 8, at 7 p.m. at the Price Amphitheater, join a ranger for a program on Coyotes that are living in our midst. Learn about this fascinating animal and what to do if you encounter one. 

 

Ranger Programs on the Blue Ridge Parkway, July 3-9

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:30 – 12:00 Informal Upstairs Tour at Cone Manor

The second floor of Cone Manor will be open for a self guided tour. Rangers will be on hand to answer questions.

 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:30 – 12:00 Informal Upstairs Tour at Cone Manor

The second floor of Cone Manor will be open for a self guided tour.

       Saturday July 8, 2017

 

Price Park Amphitheater Program

7:00 pm – Milepost 296

Coyotes in Our Midst. Coyotes are adaptable

and resilient carnivores that have greatly expanded

their range.   Learn about this fascinating animal and

what to do if you encounter one face to face.

  

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:00, 11:00, Upstairs Tours at Cone Manor

Ranger led tours of the second floor of the former home of Moses and Bertha Cone. Tour is approximately 45 minutes long and reservations are required. To reserve a tour: call 828-295-3782 or sign up at the NPS information desk at the Manor House. Reservations are accepted beginning at 10:00am Friday for the upcoming weekend only. No advance reservations, please.

 

1:00 – 3:00 – Informal Upstairs Tour at Cone Manor

The second floor of Cone Manor will be open for a Self Guided tour. Rangers will be on hand to answer questions.

 

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:00, 11:00, 2:00, 3:00 -Upstairs Tours at Cone Manor

Ranger led tours of the second floor of the former home of Moses and Bertha Cone. See Saturday (above) for details.

 

ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

Special thanks to Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, Eastern National, and FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway for their financial support of these programs

 

Campus Emergency Siren Test to be Conducted on July 5

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University will test its campus siren warning system at 11:55 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5.

Examples of the tones that are used in an emergency or during tests can be heard online at http://em.emergency.appstate.edu/siren-warning-system

Appalachian uses the hi/low tone for emergencies, discontinuous air horn for tests of the system and the alert tone for all-clear signal.

For more information about the university’s AppState ALERT voice/text/e-mail notification system, visit http://emergency.appstate.edu

The siren tests are conducted on the first Wednesday of each month. Scheduled dates for Appalachian’s upcoming tests are Aug. 2 and Sept. 6.

 

Free Classical Music Concert at the Daniel Boone Native Gardens, July 1

Free classical concert this Saturday, July 1st, 11am in Daniel Boone Native Gardens of Boone, NC.
Concert will feature musicians Drew LeslieJessica Warner, Lindsey Wilson, Barry BauguessEric Luke, and Beth Wiese. All music is environment themed: Water Music, Flight of the Bumblebee, Nature Boy, Rustle of Spring, Raindrop Prelude, Moonlight Sonata, Flower Duet, The Swan, Aquarium, Clair de Lune, and Quiet City.
Money raised in the raffle will go to Climate Voices US.
Raffle items include gift cards to RiverGirl Fishing Company, passes to Grandfather Mountain, a $50 gift card to Appalachian Mountain Brewery and Cidery, and a gift card to Mint | Indian Cuisine!
Please bring chairs or blankets.

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