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Arts & Entertainment Nature inspired & student created art show

Kristina Moe, library program coordinator, welcomes art show visitors.Young artists opening reception draws huge crowd of proud parents and family members, Monday, March 26 at the Macon County Public Library.

The show entitled, (Nature Inspired and Student Created Art Work), boasts 53 entries from East Franklin and Cartoogechay Elementary School students, under the direction of art teacher Naomi Albee, will be on display in the lobby until April 20, 2012.

The colorful selection of landscapes, autumn trees, leaf prints and cheery sunflowers filled the library lobby and launched the first Walking with Spring program, Hiking 101, in the series of evening presentations running through April 4.

The show was sponsored by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy Community of Franklin, N.C., Nantahala Hiking Club, Macon County Public Schools and Macon County Public Library encourages the creative arts experiences for our local schools and students.

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s Community Towns program aims to generate community awarenss and participation in walking the nearby Appalachian Trail (AT). Mary Bennett, Franklin’s AT Community Volunteer Ambassador comments, “ The AT offers residents and visitors fantastic outdoor recreation; physical exercise; fresh air; wildlife viewing; and aesthetic appreciation which bolsters local tourism.”

For more information on hiking opportunities contact: www.nantahalahikingclub.org





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