14 Jul 2016

Artists needed for Little Chicago Festival Guerrilla Art project

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Want to draw and paint on buildings? We are looking for as many artists as we can gather to create tiny pieces of street art for the little Chicago Festival in Johnson City, August 12-13. We will be creating the pieces on Thursday evening and aarly Friday morning before the festival starts. The project offers […]

6 Jun 2016

Acclaimed Chef and Food Writer Sheri Castle to Offer June 18th Cooking Demonstration

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Saturday, June 18th, from 1 to 3 PM at the new Food City demonstration kitchen, “The Depot” in Johnson City. Only $15.00! We are so excited to be able to host Award-winning cookbook author and chef Sheri Castle who will offer a cooking demonstration entitled “Impressive and Easy Summer Dishes.” A native Appalachian known for […]

11 May 2016

May Meet, Greet and Eat with Keith Dixon

Create Appalachia May: Meet, Greet and Eat Potluck.  An evening of fun, food, and information with Photographer extraordinaire Keith Dixon of Keith Dixon Studio. Keith’s home base is in Johnson City but travels extensively to capture moments in time. His knowledge and talents know no bounds, which is why we at Create Appalachia are delighted […]

20 Mar 2016

What is an Artists’ Organization?

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(Katie Hoffman, Executive Director, Create Appalachia) Sometimes, when I describe Create Appalachia as an artists’ organization, people look at me kind of funny and ask, “Don’t we already have those around here? Like the local Arts Councils and the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Mary B. Martin Fund/School for the Arts?” “Those,” I point out, “Do […]

9 Mar 2016

Aundrea Wilcox to present at the Artist & Creators Potluck!

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The Potlucks are back and we are meeting at Holston River Brewery in Bristol on Sunday, March 20 at 5:30 pm. this time we have a very special speaker! Aundrea Wilcox, currently Executive Director of the Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE) helps navigate startups and existing businesses through the sometimes rough waters of […]

2 Mar 2016

Registration is open for the Master Class with Jordu Schell

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Jordu Schell, who conducted the creature workshop for us last fall, gave us just a taste of what can be done to create professional theatre-ready creatures. He has agreed to come back to do a 5-day master class in mask making, a class he usually does at his studio in Los Angeles. Seats are limited, and we have […]

12 Dec 2015

Happy Holidays! May it be Artful!

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This is a time of year when creativity is everywhere, from decorations and beautiful packages, to handmade gifts and ornaments, and the food–OMG the food! Everyone’s best recipes are trotted out, and even the presentation at the table is carefully thought out. Making art and crafting beautiful things is a joyful process. Sharing them with […]

12 Nov 2015

The Creature Workshop was a Blast! And it’s Going to Return!

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From Friday to Sunday, participants had a great time creating witches and demons in the  Create-Appalachia-sponsored Creature Design Workshop for Cinema and Theatre. A perfect weekend-before-Halloween activity! It  went so well that we are bringing Emmy award-winning Jordu Schell back next summer for a 5-day Master Class in creature design, mold and mask-making, and theatrical makeup. […]

11 Nov 2015

“No Silver Key”, our first creative collaboration, is in production!

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Create Appalachia teamed up with Appalworks and several ETSU faculty and students to create “No Silver Key,” a multimedia ballad performance which was presented for the first time at the iDMAa Conference on October 22 at the Millennium Center.  This is the first of a planned series of modular traveling performances to introduce students and audiences […]

10 Nov 2015

Ren Allen and Cher Cornett represent Create Appalachia on Arts Professional Practice panel at iDMAa Conference

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Create Appalachia board members Ren Allen and Cher Cornett participated in the panel discussion: “Entrepreneurship and Professional Practice: What they Don’t Teach You in School,” at the International Digital Media & Arts Association Conference on October 24. This discussion presented various viewpoints from working professionals who have had to deal with the high turnaround, project-based […]