11 Jun 2015

A pause at Blue Plum …

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Mark Ray taking a moment from talking to visitors to our table at the Blue Plum Festival to frown at my camera. First time all day he wasn’t smiling.  Thanks to everyone who stopped by and signed up for the Regional Artists and Creators Directory.  –Cher

11 Jun 2015

An auspicious start!

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Our first visitor at the Create Appalachia table at Blue Plum Festival last weekend in front of Dick Nelson’s Fine Art:  veteran and artist James Pipes, medieval warrior for the day!

15 Apr 2015

All set for the Artist & Creators Meet & Greet!

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Rain or shine! Bring ideas, a potluck dish and your favorite beverage. We are going to start the grassroots organization of artists in our area and it’s essential that we get to know each other. Hope to see you there!

29 Mar 2015

Calling all Creatives for Dinner at the Folly!

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Saturday, April 18 at 5:00 pm. 301 Holly Street, Johnson City, TN Good food, good drink and good company! We are gathering artists, musicians, writers, craftspeople, designers, inventors, film makers, storytellers, chefs, and anyone interested in the arts to get together for dinner and conversation. All are welcome! This will be the kick-off to start building a […]

29 Mar 2015

National Center for Art & Technology replication

Katie Hoffman and Cher Cornett finally got to visit Pittsburgh for a long-awaited (and resceduled because of weather) appointment at the Bidwell Center to explore replication of a National Center for Art and Technology (NCAT). If we are successful in proving that our area is ready for it, we will be starting the first NCAT in the […]

4 Feb 2015

An Exciting Time

Create Appalachia was born in 2014, thanks to founder Cher Cornett’s vision and perseverance during her recent year-long sabbatical from East Tennessee State University.