348 S. Fifth Street Highlands NC 28741 US

Start date: Thursday, June 13 2024.


 On Thursday, June 13, 2024, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Resource person: Audra Bullard - office@clehighlands.com


Join artist and author Alan Shuptrine in a private setting at one of the plateau’s many beautiful homes for an intimate evening discussing his book, I Come From a Place, inspired by his solo museum exhibition. Focusing on the land, people, and culture found along the Appalachian Trail, Alan highlights our ancestors hailing from the United Kingdom and their influence on our culture today. Additionally, he will share stories about his childhood and upbringing in Highlands, as well as details about his upcoming Artist in Residency at The Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle in Scotland. Copies of Shuptrine’s book will be available for purchase and personalization.

Location: Private Residence. Address and further details will be emailed to registered attendees closer to the date.

Presenter: Alan Shuptrine, nationally awarded artist and master craftsman, is renowned for his intricate watercolors, oils, gilded panels & handcrafted gold leaf frames. Alan continues the legacy of Realism painting established by his father, Hubert Shuptrine (1936-2006). Shuptrine has exhibited in several museums, including his solo 4-museum exhibition with his published award-winning book, I Come From A Place. He has exhibited and taught at The Florence Academy of Art, Italy, and recently was the Artist in Residence at Palmetto Bluff Resort, South Carolina. Continuing with his love of the outdoors and nature, Alan’s new body of work will be on exhibit at The Carnegie Club, Scotland 2025.

Notes: Cancellation Policy Please let us know immediately if you are unable to attend a class. There is no refund for cancellations within two (2) weeks prior to a scheduled class. Programs that include food, beverage or art materials must be canceled within three (3) weeks prior to receive a refund. CLE reserves the right to cancel a program if the minimum enrollment has not been met or for circumstances beyond our control, and participants will be notified, a complete refund will be issued. All classes are held in the CLE Lecture Hall at the Peggy Crosby Center unless otherwise noted. In the event information has changed from the published brochure, it will be posted on our website and in our e-blasts. Addresses for “private home” venues will be provided to registrants within 2 days of the program date.

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