Fall Artists’ Retreat 2017

KNLT held our fall artists’ retreat on Pine Mountain in mid-October. We brought together an eclectic group of artists with different disciplines from various geographies to engage them in our Pine Mountain Wildlands Corridor project. The retreat was held at the Pine Mountain Settlement School and included an outing to Bad Branch State Nature Preserve near Whitesburg. Since 2015 we have hosted over 100 artists on retreats. These artists are now part of the Pine Mountain Collective.

The fall retreat was made possible with funding from Patagonia​ via 1% for the Planet.

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Facebook gallery of images from the weekend: Fall Artists’ Retreat Photos

Fall Retreat Album

We were honored to have the following individuals participate:
Erik Reece, co-host, author & professor of environmental/nonfiction writing at U.K.
Rebecca Allan, painter website
Carrie Billett, artist & community organizer
Alex Brooks, printmaker & 21C Museum Hotel Museum Manager
John Brooks, artist & poet website
Gaia Dyczko, textile artist & designer website
Andrew Russell English, musician website
Reva Russell English, musician & writer website
Nico Gendron, New York Times Creative Strategist & freelance writer
Mary Larsen, artist website
Brian Connors Manke, artist, photographer & musician website
Ryan K. Morris, photographer website
Anna Marie Pavlik, printmaker
Peggy Peabody, painter
Robert Ronk, letterpress printer & co-owner of Hound Dog Press website
Chris Rosenthal, graphic designer & photographer website
Ashley Seifert, assistant professor in UK Dept. of Biology website
Megan G. Seifert, conservationist, ecologist & Community Engagement Coordinator at the Ecological Research & Education Center website
James Shambhu, mixed media artist & photographer/Art Dept. KY Horse Park website
James Southard, mixed media & professor of photography at UK website
Kate Wagner, therapeutic arts specialist & creative consultant website

KNLT Staff & Board
Marc Evans, KNLT Board Chairman & retired senior ecologist with KY State Nature Preserves Commission
Roy Crawford,  KNLT Board Secretary/Treasurer & retired mining & forensic engineer
Julia Taylor, KNLT Board Member & Associate, Strobo Barkley PLLC
Greg Abernathy, KNLT Assistant Director
Angie Allman, KNLT Development Associate
Derrick Lindsay, KNLT Forest Steward