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“into the woods” by Natasha Raichel

Reception:  May 26, 2016, 6:00pm

Appalachian Artisan Center

16 West Main St., Hindman, KY


Natasha has always been a traditional artist. From the moment she was able to grasp a pencil or hold a brush, Natasha has spent countless hours honing her craft, until she turned thirteen and found her true passion: photography. Whether she is working in digital art or photography, Natasha’s work is all-consuming, as she devotes every second of the day to either creating or envisioning what she will do next.

Not only is Natasha a proven artist and photographer, but she is emboldened with an entrepreneurial spirit, having turned her love for photography into a business at the age of fourteen, and she has not slowed down since. Natasha is fond of doing fashion and editorial work, but is even more zealous when it comes to her ardor for artistic, conceptual portraits.

Many consider Natasha’s style to be fairytale like, presumably due to its unearthly qualities. However, Natasha’s work weighs in favor of neither the dark nor the light, choosing instead to create not only the princess or the villain, but both, simultaneously. For Natasha, capitalizing on themes of ethereal fantasy grants her as much delight as compiling images that are more dark and mischievous. Longing to live in both of those conflicting, yet coexisting worlds, Natasha craves the whole story and will never be satisfied with just one side of the narrative.

into the woods” will be on display at the Appalachian Artisan Center through June 30, 2016.


Dulcimer Shop Series featuring Randy Wilson and The Local Honeys

Paintings by Bill Caudill Exhibit

Bill Caudill’s paintings of place will transport you from peaceful snowy valleys into the dark depths of a coal mine.  The exhibition features works in acrylic on canvas, watercolor, and graphite.

The exhibition is on display through April.

2015 Annual Report

Click below to read the 2015 annual report that describes our programming, accomplishments, and financial data.

Dulcimer Homecoming Promotes Local Traditions

The Appalachian Artisan Center in conjunction with the Hindman Settlement School and the Kentucky School of Craft hosted the second annual Dulcimer Homecoming on November 5-8, 2015 in historic downtown Hindman, Kentucky.

Forty-six participants from 9 states took part in workshops and seminars conducted by nationally acclaimed instructors and musicians. Each day concluded with a concert and jam session that was open to the local community. More than 100 patrons enjoyed these evening performances.

A highlight of the week’s festivities was the grand opening of the Museum of the Mountain Dulcimer. This permanent exhibition of instruments, many of which are on loan to the Center from George Gibson, honors many local dulcimer builders and players including Uncle Ed Thomas, Jethro Amburgey, Jean Ritchie, and Homer Ledford. The Museum, located in the Cody Studios Building, can be viewed during normal business hours and by special appointment.


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