2018 Artist in Residence Events – September 6 – 20, 2018

Sponsored by the Arc of Appalachia and from a grant provided by the Ohio Arts Council

Highlands Nature Sanctuary, 7660 Cave Rd, Bainbridge, OH 45612

With Angela Gage, Ann Grimaldi, Edie Dean, Rick Akers and Wendy McVicker

Make it a weekend event by booking lodging at one of the Sanctuary overnight lodges.

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From September 6 to September 20, 2018 + Gallery Showing on Sunday, October 7, four nationally known Ohio plein air artists and one poet will participate in the Highlands Nature Sanctuary fourth annual artist-in-residency program.  Visit with these artists as they interpret the scenery as seen from many locations along the Sanctuary’s trails, whether it is a cedar laden field, a rocky gorge filled with rushing waterfall, or a single milkweed blooming. Besides watching the artists work on location, activities and a final gallery showing will accompany this residency.  During the weekends, stop by the Appalachian Forest Museum to find out where these artists will be working, so you can visit with them and watch as they interpret nature from an artistic perspective.  


Artist in Residence Gallery Showing & Art Sale
Sunday, October 7, 2018, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Open Free to the Public, No Registration Necessary
at the Appalachian Forest Museum 

The culminating event for the Artist in Residence program is a gala showcase and sale of the paintings produced by the artists over the previous three week period. All artists will be available for conversation and questions, and they will be delighted to talk to you about their experiences at the Sanctuary and the stories behind their work. Several dozen paintings will be on display and available for sale. If you are already familiar with the Arc of Appalachia Preserves, you may recognize the subjects of many of the paintings, whether it be a cedar-laden field at Kamelands, a rocky gorge filled with rushing waterfall in Cave Canyon, or a single milkweed blooming at Ridgeview Farm. Light refreshments will be served. In addition, two free guided hikes led by Arc Advisor, John Jaeger will take participants on the Etawah Woods Trail to visit some of the locations featured in the paintings. The hikes will leave from the Appalachian Forest Museum at 11:15am and 1pm. Pre-registration is not required. 


An Evening with the Artist at the Ravenwood Lodge
Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 7:00 pm
Open Free to the Public, No Registration Necessary
Directions to Ravenwood

Residency artists will introduce their work and talk about their experiences as artists, combined with their current experience as a resident artist at the Sanctuary.  Listen to Sanctuary inspired poetry, watch as artists paint the local scenery, or view the current works of art that are in process. Light refreshments will be served.

Questions? Please contact betty@arcofappalachia.org.