Appalachian Scene: A Celebration of Art
by Lynda McDaniel
Rows of long, wide windows punctuate the brick walls of the William King Regional Arts Center in Abingdon, Virginia. Each year 25,000 students and adults alike climb the time-worn wooden steps of the center, a renovated 1913 schoolhouse, to visit three stories of galleries, classrooms, and artists' studios.
The Appalachian African-American Cultural Center, in Pennington Gap, Virginia, is dedicated to uncovering and preserving the sometimes painful, often triumphant, life stories of black Appalachians.
The Voice of the Mountains
by Carl Hoffman
Appalshop's Appalachian Media Institute is just one gear in a multidisciplinary engine dedicated not just to preserving Appalachian culture, but also to allowing it to grow and flourish in a way that Appalachians themselves define.