The Southeast Center for Education in the Arts, along with Shuptrine’s Gallery, is honored to welcome New York Times best-selling author Sharyn McCrumb and nationally recognized watercolorist Alan Shuptrine. Coordinating on a project titled, The Serpentine Chain, both artist and author will be on hand to discuss their involvement which brings acknowledgement to the people, land, and culture of the Appalachian Mountains. The evening will be held Monday, September 12, 2016 on the campus of The University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. Doors will open at 6:00 pm EST, and the talk will begin promptly at 7:00 pm.
The Southeast Center for Education in the Arts is sponsoring this event with the goals of connecting students to a local artist, and invite communities to experience works of art based on Appalachia. They aim to facilitate opportunities for communities to experience their culture through quality works of art developed by a local artist and to cultivate cross-generational connections through arts learning experiences.
The Serpentine Chain will capture Appalachia from the standpoint of two artists, each with a story to tell, and with a kinship that can only come only from two deep and creative souls. A painter of Southern genre landscapes and figures, Alan Shuptrine has been recognized by publications such as American Artist Magazine and Watercolor Artist Magazine, Shuptrine garnered additional recognition when he was asked to participate in the exhibit, “In the Tradition of Wyeth: Contemporary Watercolor Masters” at the Vero Beach Museum of Art. Known for dramatic light and shadow, his realistic watercolors have won numerous national awards and have been exhibited across the country.
Sharyn McCrumb, an award-winning Southern writer, is best known for her Appalachian “Ballad” novels, including the New York Times best sellers The Ballad of Tom Dooley, The Ballad of Frankie Silver, and Ghost Riders, which won the Wilma Dykeman Award for Literature from the East Tennessee Historical Society and the national Audie Award for Best Recorded Book. Her next novel Prayers the Devil Answers was recently published by Atria, a division of Simon & Schuster.
The event is free and open to the public. Please call 423.266.4453 with questions.
Visit www.alanshuptrine.com to view works by Alan Shuptrine. Sharyn McCrumb’s website is http://www.sharynmccrumb.com/ and her books can be found on Amazon.com