Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is exhibiting works by Nelson Ziegler – Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage Artist of the Year. The Pilgrimage is a five-day event, April 19-23, 2016 hosted by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The event offers 144 professionally guided walks and presentations held in the Park and Mills Conference Center in Gatlinburg.
The exhibit showcases Ziegler’s oil paintings depicting landscapes and familiar locations within the Great Smoky Mountains and wood turned vessels. Nelson’s work is on view March 16 – April 24, 2016 in the Geoffrey A. Wolpert Gallery at Arrowmont. The closing reception is Wednesday, April 20th, 5:30 – 7 p.m., during the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage. Admission is free and the community is encouraged to attend with their friends and family. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Nelson Ziegler is a graduate of The Art Institute of Boston and Northwestern Academy of Watercolor. He has won several awards for painting and woodturning, regionally and nationally including the Gold Medal for watercolor at the American Artists Professional League and Honorable Mention in The Artist’s Magazine annual competition. Nelson’s work has been featured in numerous juried exhibitions in New York including Allied Artists, Salmagundi Club, Knickerbocker Artists, National Arts Club, Hudson Valley Arts Association, Adirondack National Watercolor Exhibition, Faces of America and Academic Artists Association. Other exhibitions include Springfield Arts League, Springfield, MA, Guild of Boston Artists, Copley Society, Boston, MA and North Shore Arts Association, Gloucester, MA. For more information about Nelson and his work, visit www.nelsonzieglerstudio.com.
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is a national art education center. The school enriches lives by developing aesthetic appreciation and fostering self-expression with hands-on experiences in a variety of media, classes, conferences and seminars. On the leading edge ofarts education, Arrowmont utilizes contemporary and fine arts techniques tobuild upon a foundation of traditional arts and crafts.