Penny Otwell is the first Artist-in-Residence and will be in the parks February 20th through March 6th. Otwell paints with oil, acrylic, and watercolor. She is known for her palette knife painting in an ala prima style of thick paint. Otwell paints "en plein air" on a portable easel which allows her to explore evoling and changing technique with tubes of paint.
A public reception for Otwell will be held at the Obed Visitor Center on Friday, March 1st, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (EST). Ms. Otwell will have open studio hours at the Big South Fork NRRA at the Bandy Creek Interpretation and Education Building (near the Visitor Center) on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. (EST), and Saturdays and Sundays from 3-5 p.m. (EST).
For more information, call 423-569-9778.
Did You Know?
Did you know that "Longhunters" - white men who hunted for animal skins and furs - came to the Obed region in the 18th century? The flintlock rifle was the preferred weapon of choice.