Here are some of the kids hard at work painting by the river, under artist Alisa Lumbreras' tutelage. They will be contributing work to the show also, doing their part for the love of the river.
From top left: Erisa Harris, Maeve Goldberg, Toby Friedman, and Alexx Weil
From Wilma Dykeman's extraordinary book, The French Broad:
[This is a poem by Mrs. Mary Bayard Clarke, written for and recited by Miss Bowen in a parlor at Warm Springs (now Hot Springs)]
"...A sample of the afternoon's long recitation, titled Racing Water, conveys its general flavor:
"Racing Water" who can paint thee,
With thy scenery wild and grand?
It would take a magic pencil
Guided by a master hand.
Down the canon's rocky gorges,
Now they wildly, madly sweep,
As with laughing shout exultant,
O'er the rocks they joyous leap.
Tah-kee-os-tee-- Racing Water--
Was thy sonorous Indian name,
But as 'French Broad' thou are written
On the white man's roll of fame.
Perish that! but live the other!
For on every dancing wave
Evermore is shown the beauty
Of the name the red man gave.
Of the name the red man gave."
Erisa Harris is back again this year painting on the river. Participating artist Alisa Lumbreras teaches a small group of kids classical painting techniques and takes them out to paint en plein air. They are participating in the show again this year, excited to help support Riverlink. They had some very fine paintings last year, and we welcome them back!
An oil sketch of artist John Mac Kah, painting along the French Broad River, 8"x10" oil on linen panel
by Tony Corbitt, Jr
Zealandia is a historic tudor style mansion on Beaucatcher and the new venue for our fundraiser show this year! We are very excited to show some amazing art in such a gorgeous setting.
Artists Interpret the French Broad River
Welcome! A group of distinguished artists will be presenting the 4th annual show 'Of Time and the River' in October 2017 with all work based on the French Broad River and its watershed. This blog serves to keep you informed of their adventures and thoughts leading up to the show. Enjoy!