Beginning October 17, the Hayloft Gallery will feature an exhibit of works created by artists living and working within the Appalachian region. Over 80 pieces will be included by 39 artists from 9 states.
Spanning from Mississippi to New York, Appalachia encompasses many majestic mountains, as well as sprawling forests, lakes, and rivers, and it is also home to a rich presence of artistic interests and abilities. Near the center of this region is The Floyd Center for the Arts, created 25 years ago by repurposing a former dairy barn in beautiful Floyd County, VA.
During this exhibit, Juror Wendy Earle looks forward to discovering more about the breadth and depth of art as it is currently being practiced in this distinctly defined, yet increasingly diverse, region of the United States.
Meet the Juror, Wendy Earle
Wendy Earle is Curator of Contemporary Art at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, NC. Her interests include self-taught Southern artists, craft versus fine art and the intersection of art, science and technology. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, she was interested in the study of art and culture from a very young age. She received her BA in art history from the University of Michigan and her MA in art history from the University of Texas at Austin. Wendy was previously the curator of collections and exhibitions at the Museum of the Southwest, and has interned at the Dallas Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art and the Museo Larco in Lima, Peru.