The Bascom Winter Resident Artist Program, better known as the W.R.A.P., calls on Students or Faculty from the surrounding universities to submit site-specific installation proposals for The Bascom’s unique and beautiful Thompson Gallery.
Join HBS executive director Jim Costa & Michaux scholar Charlie Williams for a day of exploration learning about the ecology & curious history of the “lost & found” Oconee Bells (Shortia galacifolia), & seeing some of the largest remaining populations of this rarity at peak bloom in its native habitat!
On March 19th, we’ll drive one hour to Devil’s Fork State Park on Lake Jocassee for a leisurely hike on the Oconee Bells Nature Trail where we will see large populations of the fabulous Oconee Bells (Shortia galacifolia), followed by a 3 hour pontoon boat trip with Jocassee Lake Tours to see little known, remote populations of Shortia. Along the way, we will visit beautiful & remote waterfalls & coves of Lake Jocassee, learn about the history of the lake, & keep an eye out for wildlife.
Emergence celebrates the role of teaching and mentoring in artistic development, highlighting works by faculty mentors their students. The 34 pairs of artists presented in this exhibition represent 20 institutions of higher education from the Southeast. Their works represent a wide variety of approaches to subject matter, innovative use of materials, and mastery of traditional mediums being taught and practiced in contemporary studio programs.
A free public reception will be held Thursday, February 23 at 5pm at The Bascom to celebrate our winter exhibitions.
Known as the “Cheers” of Bookstores, the Bookworm in Highlands is affiliated with the Hudson Library: all books are donated; all staff are volunteers; and all funds go to help support the library. More than a retail store, we are a community service offering carefully sorted donated books to provide the best quality at a used bookstore price.