Renowned photographer and Harlan County native Malcolm J. Wilson will present his
recent body of work, AppaPassion, at HCTC s Kentucky School of Craft October 4-26.
An opening reception at the school from 4-9 p.m. on Friday, October 4 will provide
a first glimpse of these images, most of which have never been shown, as well as an
opportunity to meet the artist.
The Kentucky School of Craft Art Gallery is located at 56 Education Lane in Hindman,
Kentucky and is part of Hazard Community and Technical College. The School of Craft
aspires to become a national and international model for fine arts education and community
development, and currently offers curriculum and programming toward the achievement
of an Associate s Degree in Fine Arts, noted Michael Flynn, faculty member at the
Wilson s exhibit was chosen to be the inaugural event that will launch a sustaining
monthly art series presented at the school, increasing awareness of Kentucky art and
With a photographic career spanning over four decades, for the past 25 years Wilson
was in the vanguard in the realm of digital photography. Before moving to Bristol,
Tennessee several years ago, he worked as a commercial photographer in Cincinnati
for 19 years. He currently uses his unparalleled photography skills in advertising
and marketing work and for his personal fine arts projects.
Wilson s photography has been exhibited in both the Appalachian region and nationally,
and his work is included in permanent collections at the University of Kentucky Appalachian
Center, Southeast Community College Appalachian Archives and The Kennedy Center.
This exhibit of recent work features a myriad of images with one recurring theme ---the
passion that we, as Appalachians share, said Wilson.