Senior Year Experience Student Projects

Date Written


Document Type


Course Number

SYE 4007

Course Name

Cultural Encounters: Appalachia in the City

Professor’s Name

Beth Rigel Daugherty


Appalachian art, Franklinton, Appalachian crafts, Urban Appalachia, Gladden House, Art exhibits

Subject Categories

Appalachian Studies | Public Policy | Social Welfare


The Appalachian Art Preservation Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and showcasing of past and present Appalachian artists. One of the ways that we wanted to do this was by making sure that communities had access to Appalachian Art and that local Appalachian artists were nurtured. We have a traveling collection of art, currently made up of twelve pieces including photographs, paintings, fiber arts, ceramics, and historic artifacts. We have had great success showcasing our collection in cities such as, Lexington, KY, Wheeling, WV, and Knoxville, TN. We are now asking to showcase our collection at Gladden Community House. We showcase the collection for a month and during that month we host activities and fundraisers to benefit the host site (in this case, Gladden House) and help to nurture the arts.

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