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Spotlight Artist and Book Signing
Kingsport, TN – Art in the Heart Gallery is the place to be tomorrow, December 1 at 5:30 p.m. for a reception featuring the spotlight artist Ann Vachon and a book signing by Jeffrey Stoner.
Much of Ann Vachon’s inspiration comes from nature and often depicts scenes from her homeland. She also finds art to be a way of not only reflecting the beauty she sees around her, but also a means of conveying thoughts and reflections of life. You can experience her reflections on December 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the Art in the Heart Gallery.
Vachon is a native of the U. K. but has lived in Kingsport since 1972. She received her art training at Elizabeth Gaskell College in Manchester, England and has won several awards for her watercolors and pastels. She taught art in England and the United States, both in elementary and middle schools.
She has worked in various mediums, including oils, clay, collage, and printing, and through her involvement in the Kingsport Art Guild's ‘paint-ins’ and workshops, continues to explore new mediums. Currently, she enjoys working mostly in watercolors, pastels and experimenting with printing techniques.
Jeffrey Stoner will be signing copies of Natural History: Interpretations of Flora and Fauna. His photography work is featured throughout the inspiring and stunning book.
Stoner has had a lifelong passion for photography and is known for making photographs that capture the essence of a place. The focus of his work lies in capturing images of the beauty and wonder that surrounds us, telling a story that touches the spirit. He works primarily in the Appalachian region of Tennessee, Virginia, and the Carolinas.
Natural History: Interpretations of Flora and Fauna is a beautiful blend of poetry and photography, revealing both the grandeur and nuance of the seasons. It is a book to come back to again and again for enjoyment and inspiration. The book may be purchased through all major online booksellers and may be found in select bookstores.
Art in the Heart Gallery is located at 246 Broad Street in Kingsport. For more information, please call 423-480-9702 or visit engagekingsport.com.
About the City of Kingsport
Founded in 1917, the City of Kingsport (pop. 53,000) is located on the Tennessee-Virginia border at the crossroads of I-81 and I-26 near the geographic center of the eastern U.S. The city is widely known as a planned community, designed by renowned city planner John Nolen and wrapping around the foot of Bays Mountain – a 3,500 acre park, nature preserve, planetarium and observatory. Kingsport is recognized as an International Safe Community by the National Safety Council, a Healthier Tennessee community, and won the 2009 Harvard Innovations in American Government Award for its higher education initiatives. While many city names are duplicated throughout the U.S., there’s only one Kingsport – a fact that invokes community pride, known locally as the “Kingsport Spirit.”
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