Artist JoAnn Pippin to show at Edgewood Cottage
The fifth annual Artists in Residence series features the work
of JoAnn Pippin July 17 to 22 at Edgewood Cottage in Blowing Rock.
The cottage is located at the corner of Main and Chestnut streets, right in front of the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum and Visitor’s Center.
The public is invited to meet Pippin and view her watercolors from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., except Sunday, when the hours are noon to 6 p.m.
Pippin has been painting watercolors for more than 20 years, with major inspiration coming from cruising in a sailboat from Maine to Key West and camping in national parks across the country. She also loves the woodlands, gardens and shores of the Carolinas and New England.
Her primary studies were at the Art League School in Alexandria, Va., but she has also attended workshops with many nationally acclaimed artists. Her landscapes and close-ups of nature have appeared in galleries and juried art shows in Tennessee, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Maine, California and Colorado, as well as being accepted by the National Watercolor Society for Annual All Member Exhibits.
She believes painting should be a shared experience, either with the viewer or with individuals who wish to paint. Therefore, she teaches introductory watercolor classes for those wishing to express themselves through this medium at Watauga County Arts Council, the Schoodic Education Adventure program at Acadia National Park, the El Morro National Monument volunteer artist program and High Country Lifelong Learning in Boone.
She is a member of the High Country Watermedia Society, the National Watercolor Society, the North Carolina Watercolor Society, the Watauga County Arts Council and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America.
The Artists in Residence Series is sponsored by the Blowing Rock Historical Society and funded in part by the Watauga County Arts Council and Grassroots Funds of the North Carolina Arts Council. Artists will be in residence at Edgewood Cottage every day but Wednesday through Aug. 19. All of the artwork is original, and most it is for sale.
The exhibit is free to the public. Free parking is available behind BRAHM in the parking deck.
The mission of the Blowing Rock Historical Society annual program, Artists in Residence at Edgewood Cottage, is to promote, publicize and celebrate the arts by showcasing the work of North Carolina High Country artists.