The Arts Commission welcomed the 2018 Class of Apprentice Artists in September. The group, from left to right, is Marie Taylor, Eliza Marsh, Mayme Taylor, Grace McDaniel and Abby Quirk-Royal. They join Mentor Artists Roni Gilpin, Travis Kern, Kathleen O’Brien, Jacquie Woodward and Deborah Peckler for seven months of study and field experiences incorporating exploration, development and production of art as well as gaining insight into the business aspects of art as a full or part-time career. The group will meet monthly for classes and discussions and will take five field trips, the first of which will be in October to a taping of the Red Barn Radio Hour.
Teams will also work together and design the program which meets their particular art discipline. The glass team of Roni Gilpin and Marie Taylor took the opportunity to visit the Biltmore to see the Dale Chihuly exhibit. They snapped this photo to share with the rest of the group.