The Passions of Appalachia To Be Showcased At Hindman Show

photographRenowned 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 School.

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 artists.

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.