KNLT Spring Artists’ Retreat 2016

KNLT recently hosted a spring artists’ retreat on Pine Mountain. We invited 15 artists for the weekend to engage them in our Pine Mountain Wildlands Corridor project and to show them the wonders of the mountain in hopes they would be inspired by their time with us. We stayed at the historic Pine Mountain Settlement School. The retreat included talks by KNLT staff, a visit with Jeff and Sharman Chapman-Crane at Valley of the Winds Gallery and a hike at Bad Branch State Nature Preserve. The weekend was filled with unique mountain experiences along with thoughtful conversations and questions. We are so grateful to the artists who came and shared their weekend with us. Art and conservation have a long and unique history, and KNLT is thrilled to be continuing the tradition with these artists.

Visit our Facebook gallery for images from the weekend: Artists’ Retreat Photos

We were honored to have the following individuals participate:
Anessa Arehart, painter, Little Wing Studio (Harrodsburg)
Brett Bentley, photographer, Bentley Made, PMTC Board Member (Lexington)
Alex Brooks, print maker, Museum Manger 21C Hotel, blog (Lexington)
Colin Doherty, painter, website (Lexington)
Sean Patrick Hill, writer, blog (Louisville)
JoAnna James, musician, iTunes | CD Baby (Lexington)
Mick Jeffries, ukulele educator, graphic designer, photographer, blog (Lexington)
Craig Kaviar, blacksmith sculptor, website (Louisville)
Joan Maloof, Founder/Director of Old-Growth Forest Network (Easton, MD)
Nick Pennington, musician, website (Lexington)
Laura Poulette, painter, illustrator, fiber artists, Duo Fiberworks (Berea)
Mollie Rabnier, sculptor, Community Division Director at Latitude Arts (Lexington)
Mike Ratterman, sculptor, website (Louisville)
Melanie VanHouten, sculptor, Founder/Director of Josephine Sculpture Park (Frankfort)
Fran Weinstock, singer in Lost Tribe (Louisville)