Photo Experience at Hickory Nut Gap Farm« Back to Events
$25 for Members; $35 for Non-Members
Join photographer Ken Abbott on a photographic exploration of the historic Hickory Nut Gap Farm. Abbott’s own photos, taken at the farm, are currently on view in the exhibition Heritage and Home: Photographs of Hickory Nut Gap Farm and are featured in his recent publication Useful Work: Photographs of Hickory Nut Gap Farm. Abbott received his MFA in photography from Yale University School of Art in 1987, and spent 15 years as chief photographer for the University of Colorado at Boulder. He moved to Asheville with his family in 2002, and has pursued independent art projects including an extensive documentary of Mrs. Hyatt’s Oprahouse, a gathering of musicians and devoted fans meeting weekly in the garage behind the house since the 1950s. Abbott also photographed businesses, people and buildings in the old Asheville stockyards area, prior to its recent transition into the new brewery for New Belgium Brewing Company. Abbott received an Artists Fellowship from the North Carolina Arts Council for the Hickory Nut Gap Farm Project in 2006.
Participants should bring their own camera. Please dress appropriately for the weather and light hiking. To register call the Museum at 828.253.3227. Reservation deadline is Friday, September 11, 2015.