Listening to the Land is a visual exploration of the Blue Ridge Bartram Trail, or Bartram National Recreational Trail, that features photography and photo-based installations by thirty-two artists. The photographs featured in this resonant and varied exhibition celebrate the region’s rich biodiversity while honoring each person’s unique relationship with the land.
Drawing inspiration from Bartram’s Travels and the enduring wisdom of land-based and indigenous peoples of this region, photographers were invited to enter an intimate world where the landscape was alive and waiting to be met, understood, and listened to. This exhibition invites you to contemplate your own wild origins while visually reimagining a time when humans moved in respect, harmony, and co-creative kinship with the natural world.
GALLERY: Bunzl Gallery
ARTIST(S): Angela Martin, Anna Helgeson, Anna Norton, Anne Cannon, April McNiff, Barron Northrup, Beate Sass, Brent Martin, Casey Visco, Drew Jorgensen, Eric William Carroll, Erik Mace, Frances Bukovsky, Joanna Parkman, Kaoly Gutierrez, Kaye Savage, Laura Rudkin Miniot, Lesley Ann Price, Liliana Vitale, Lisa Stockton Howell, Lu Mann, Lynn “Cricket” Woodward, Lynne Buchanan, Mike Belleme, Sam Brown, Sandy Johnson, Sarah Morgan, Shawn McIntosh, Starlett Henderson, Susan Patrice, Virginie Drujon-Kippelen, Yvonne Dalschen
ON DISPLAY: September 9, 2023
THROUGH: January 6, 2024
The Bascom: A center for the Visual Arts is located at:
323 Franklin Road
Highlands, NC 28741
This free public reception will offer an opportunity to meet the photographers and artists who have made this journey. The reception will be held on October 5, 2023 at 5pm.