1) Mt. Jefferson State Natural Area September Programs
- Trees and Tees (Public Lands Day): On Saturday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m. meet at the picnic area and make your very own shirt design using leaves and fabric medium. Designed for kids and teens, they will create t-shirt designs using natural materials (leaves) and fabric paints. Tee shirts will be provided as long as supplies last.
- Mt. Jefferson Geology Hike: On Sunday, Sept. 22, at 2 p.m. meet at the picnic shelter. Mount Jefferson stands today at 4,683 feet above sea level. Was this mountain once 15,000 feet high? Have there ever been any major rockslides on this metamorphic mountain? What is amphibolite anyway? Meet a ranger for a 1-mile hike and explore some of the geological mysteries that make this mountain’s geology rock. Bring a jacket and wear sturdy shoes.
- Take a Child Outside “Painting the Mountain”: On Tuesday, Sept. 24 meet at the picnic area at 4 p.m. Come up for an hour of creativity, and try your hand at painting. A free canvas to take home will be provided for each participant. Tempera paints and brushes will also be provided as long as supplies last. No experience is necessary. This program is for both adults and children.
- Trees and Tees: On Monday, Sept. 30 meet at the picnic area at 10:30 a.m. Make your own tee short design using leaves and fabric medium. Designed for kids and teens, create a tee shirt design using natural materials (leaves) and fabric paints. Tee shirts will be provided as long as supplies last.
2) Artist Talk by Daniel Kaufmann at Appalachian State University
The Catherine J. Smith Gallery (CSG) at Appalachian State University presents an artist talk by Daniel Kaufmann. This lecture will take place on Thursday, Sept. 5, at Belk Library and Information Commons. Kaufmann currently has work on view in reGeneration2: Tomorrow’s Photographers Today at SECCA in Winston Salem and is visiting Appalachian State to speak about artmaking, photography and to interact with students. Kaufmann will discuss his current projects as well as his interest in identity, architecture and consumerism. The event will take place in Belk Library and Information Commons, room 114 at 6:30 p.m. The event is co-organized with SECCA and is free and open to the public. Daniel Kaufmann was raised in Florida and received his B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Studio Art from Florida State University. He completed his M.F.A. in Photography from the University of New Mexico in 2008. His recent work explores the relationships among living spaces, construction of identity and consumerism. Kaufmann’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including the Pingyao Photography Festival in China. He is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Art and Design at Marshall University. The Catherine J. Smith Gallery is located in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts located at 733 Rivers Street on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone. Admission is free for all event and programs. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and during special events. For more information, please call 828-262-7338 or visit www.art.appstate.edu/cjs.