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“Alan Shuptrine: Appalachian Watercolors of the Serpentine Chain” project details

To accompany an exhibition entitled, “Alan Shuptrine: Appalachian Watercolors of the Serpentine Chain,” at the Tennessee State Museum, Cronin Creative designed a one-of-a-kind commemorative book. Shuptrine’s stunning watercolors pay tribute to the land and people found along the Appalachian Trail, and of the Celtic culture that can still be found there. His work celebrates the connections of the Appalachian mountains to their historical and cultural counterparts in the British Isles.

“This journey highlights Celtic traditions that were brought to America in the 18th century, and are still being practiced today,” Shuptrine says. “Without knowledge or appreciation for your past, and with no sense of place, how can you look to the future?”.

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