2019 Artist in Residence Events – September 3 – 16, 2019

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

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

From September 3 through September 16 +  Gallery Showing on Sunday, September 29, five nationally recognized Ohio participants – four plein air artists and one author – will participate in the Highlands Nature Sanctuary fifth 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 at the Kamelands, a rocky gorge along the Etawah Trail, or goldenrod blooming on Ridgeview’s rolling hills.  Besides watching the artists work on location, a final gallery showing will showcase the works created throughout the 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, September 29 2019, 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 residency program at the Highlands Nature Sanctuary is a gala showcase and sale of the paintings produced by the artists over the two week residency.  Chat with the artists to learn more about their experiences at the Sanctuary and the stories behind their works.  As you browse through the artwork, be sure to take a moment to listen to our resident author read from writings inspired by the Sanctuary’s preserves. Paintings, writings, and artwork will be on display and available for sale.  Those familiar with the Highlands Nature Sanctuary preserves may recognize the subjects of many of these works, whether it be a sunset along the hills at Ravenwood, a rushing waterfall in Cave Canyon, or a single milkweed blooming at Tes Farm.  20% of the sales will benefit the Arc of Appalachia.In addition, a free guided hike 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 hike will leave from the Appalachian Forest Museum at 11:15am. Pre-registration is not required. 

Light refreshments will be served.  Location – Appalachian Forest Museum, 7660 Cave Road, Bainbridge, OH  45612. 

Questions? Please contact betty@arcofappalachia.org.