February 3-24, 2017
“Travel… Begins Close to Home” by Cheryl Sharp
Opening reception: Friday, February 3, 5:00-9:00 PM
Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The devastating fires in Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have reminded me of how precious our natural resources and historic structures are and how quickly they can be taken from us. There will be several shots from Cades Cove and the GSMNP reflecting the different seasons of the park, as well as a couple from the Knoxville area. So many people travel outside their community and even the United States without first visiting the beautiful sights within driving distance of their own homes. As the old advertising slogan reminded us….See America First!
Cheryl Sharp is a Knoxville native and a graduate of the University of Tennessee’s College of Business. Her love of photography began as a passion to document the lives of her large family. She and her husband, Myron, have nine siblings between them with many nieces, nephews and extended family members. Their daughter and son-in-law have added a grandson to the large group. Sharp photographs everything from Friday night football to friends and family, travel and nature. She and her husband have been fortunate to travel much of the US and parts of Canada. Her personal favorite is close to home: Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. For more information, visit www.cherylsharp.com.