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Art in the Raw

Cliff Dwellers Crafts Co-op, Gatlinburg TNWhen I visited the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, I was particularly interested in the artists and crafts of the area. Fortunately, I got to see several artists in action. I’m fascinated with the raw materials of art–the backstage view before the finished product.

On the auto tour of crafts just outside Gatlinburg, we visited Cliff Dwellers, a historic building inhabited by a co-op of artists. In addition to a very tempting gift shop, you’ll always find someone working there. Be sure to go around the building and up to the 2nd floor for the artist’s studios. Teresa Tyler, Basketmaker, worked away on a bowl-shaped basket, which she said she had to take apart once because it wasn’t coming out right. Continue reading Art in the Raw

Lakeside Shakespeare for Culture Travel Tuesday

Culture Travel Tuesday

Lakeside Shakespeare Theater poster
Lakeside Shakespeare Theater poster

Destination: Michigan

Cultural Event: Outdoor Theatre with Lakeside Shakespeare

By Jessica Voigts

A warm summer evening, hawks gliding by above the trees, lawn chairs and blankets, wine and munchies, good friends, music, and Much Ado. It is the best of outdoor summer theatre, and it happens every year in Frankfort, Michigan, a small artsy town located on the Sunset Coast of Lake Michigan. Continue reading Lakeside Shakespeare for Culture Travel Tuesday

Visit Harry Potter Land

Culture Travel Tuesday

Harry Potter: Hagrid's Hut
Harry Potter: Hagrid’s Hut

Destination: Scotland

Book(s): Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling

 Reading (and Visiting) Harry Potter in Scotland

by Jessica Voigts

What’s more fun than reading a book? Going to the location where the book was set – or where the author wrote said book. Continue reading Visit Harry Potter Land