Cherokee County Arts Council on Facebook
Credit for the Andrews May Day Puppet Parade goes to the Cherokee County Arts Council, the Elkland Arts Center and Andrews Elementary School, along with wonderful community support.
The Andrews May Day Puppet Parade was a huge success! Roughly 100 people dressed up in costume to march in the parade, and a few hundred more were there to witness the owl, river, dragon, 7 clans of the Cherokee and more! A two-week artist residency took place at Andrews Elementary School in order to create and build items for the parade. With the help of the Elkland Arts Center, the Andrews community now knows how to execute a beautiful parade. We didn’t quite make it to our fundraising goal, which is a match grant from the North Carolina Arts Council. The online fundraiser is still active should you wish to help!
Matthew H Irving, Photographer and Writer on Facebook
Nodding Pink Trillium
“One form of the plant, T. grandiflorum f. roseum, opens with light pink petals instead of the common white. It is generally found very rarely throughout the range, but in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia is can be found somewhat frequently in mixed or sometimes pure colonies. It should be noted that the white flowers of the common pure white variety of T. grandiflorum turn a very distinctive pink and remain so for several days just prior to the wilting of the flowers. Plants bearing these pink flowers are often mistaken for a “pink variety” of trillium.“
Jeff Burcher Photography on Facebook
Although Jeff is an Ohio photographer, he has a deep love of the NC mountains, and we are so glad he allows us to display his work here.
the following information is via Wikipedia, and is of views available from Black Balsam Knob
Looking Glass Rock (5 miles southeast)
Cold Mountain (6 miles north)
Mount Pisgah (9.5 miles northeast)
Justin Askew Photography on Facebook
View from Craggy Gardens on the Parkway
John C Campbell Folk School in Brasstown
John C Campbell Folk School on Facebook
Itai Minovitz on Artists Websites
Itai Minovitz Photography on Facebook
Mark VanDyke on Fine Art America
Mark Vandyke Photography on Facebook
John Alan Crisp on Artists Websites
John Alan Crisp Photography on Facebook