Appalachian Trail Inspired Art Exhibit on Display in Asheville, North Carolina

Date Published: Jul 03, 2013

Asheville, NC (July 03, 2013)Blue Spiral 1 Gallery is featuring an exhibit inspired by the Appalachian Trail until July 23, 2013 at the Blue Spiral 1, located at 38 Biltmore Avenue in Asheville, North Carolina. Named Along the Trail, ten percent of all proceeds from sales of the works associated with the exhibit will be donated to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) and its local Trail maintaining clubs.

The exhibit features eight regional artists who work in a variety of mediums including photography, painting, pastels, and mixed media. Artists include Tim Barnwell (photography), John L. Cleaveland Jr. (painting), Vicki Grant (mixed media), William Jameson (painting), Robert Johnson (painting), Peggy McBride (mixed media), Deborah Squier (pastel), and Suzanne Stryk (painting).

“The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is proud to team up with the Blue Spiral 1 Gallery,” said Lenny Bernstein, board member of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. “This exhibit has been a wonderful way to showcase the love of the Appalachian Trail that these artists share with hikers and naturalists.”

The ATC was founded in 1925 by volunteers and federal officials working to build a continuous footpath along the Appalachian Mountains. The A.T. is a unit of the National Park System, stretching from Georgia to Maine, at approximately 2,180 miles in length. It is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world. In 2012 more than 6000 volunteers donated a total of 220,000 hours of their time doing trail-related work. About 2 to 3 million visitors walk a portion of the A.T. each year.

Blue Spiral 1 Gallery is open to the public Monday to Saturday from 10am-6pm and Sundays from 12pm to 5pm. The gallery maintains an extensive exhibition schedule, presenting over 15 shows annually — often featuring 4-5 simultaneously within various venues inside the gallery. Thematic group exhibitions and individual artist showcases rotate on the lower two levels five times a year, while Blue Spiral 1's upper level features a wide array of works by nearly 100 regularly represented artists.

About the Appalachian Trail Conservancy

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy mission is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come. For more information please visit

Contact: Javier Folgar
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Tel: 304.535.2200 ext. 117
Fax: 304.535.2667
Email: [email protected]

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