Mountain Artist Comes to Sea

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art treatise By Meghan Barnes mountain artist comes to sea A Pat, 18 x 32 inches, oil on panel. GARDEN GROWS in the mountains near the town of Brevard where artist Theresa Reuter lives. The garden, she says, is shared with everyone who passes along the main drag. “When you go by, there is always something blooming,” Reuter says. This mountain garden has been nurtured for many years by a group of women, also artists. Some have been life-long friends from childhood. All of them have shared a sisterhood with Nan Morrow, who started the garden in 1947. Smitten with Nan and her friends, whom she came to respect as mother figures, Reuter composed portraits of women who have tended the garden, posed with garden-ing tools and hats, adding favorite flowers, native but-terflies, a child, a cat, a cabin. Reuter’s portraits were compiled into a book in collaboration with Brevard artist Kenson Thompson funded by a North Carolina Arts Council Regional Artist Project Grant and published in 2014. Though the small press run was a sellout, some of Reuter’s garden scenes are exhibited in Wilmington this month at Acme Art Studio as part of a Mountain to Sea exhibition. 54 WBM june 2015


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