Mountain Muse Artist Reception

Join us for the Opening Reception of Mountain Muse and a live performance by Amy Melissen.

There is a long history of creativity and craft making in the Appalachian Mountain region. Traditional crafts have thrived among its residents since the first settlements emerged. Today there are many artists living and working in the region who continue to use traditional processes and techniques but choose to create contemporary works that reflect current concepts and aesthetics. These works establish a dialog between the rich and heavy history of the media and object itself, with the concepts revealed through the works. Mountain Muse will bring together contemporary works in traditional media by artists who reside in the Appalachian Mountain Region.

Mountain Muse is curated by Alexandra Watrous with the generous support of The Pittsburgh Foundation. 


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