Our fourth installment of our photo blog series “Beautiful Pike County, KY” focuses on local favorite, Mary Reed Runyon. Runyon has been a supporter of Pike County Tourism CVB for many years, and has captured some of our most beloved nature and scenic photographs. Runyon’s photographs capture the raw natural beauty of Eastern Kentucky in such a breathtaking way, with fog rolling through the Pike County hills, vibrant green, yellow and red vegetation, and vivid blue skies full of thick clouds.
We here at Pike County Tourism CVB are so appreciative for Runyon, not just for her contributions to our marketing material, but for enriching our lives with her artistic passion, as many of our community members would agree. Check out her gallery below.
Mary Reed Runyon Gallery
Mary Reed Runyon
Check out Mary Reed Runyon’s facebook page below.
Subjects: Nature, Architecture, Scenics, Culture Facebook Page:Click here
The second installment of our photo blog series features Larry Epling, a long time photographer and supporter of local tourism here in Eastern Kentucky. Epling has volunteered his photography skills and many hours to Pike County Tourism CVB over the past several years, capturing not only special events such as Hillbilly Days and Hatfield and McCoy Heritage Days, but also Pike County’s natural beauty. Many of the photos featured in our tourist material are courtesy of Epling.
Check out Epling’s gallery below, and feel free to reach out to him for not only photography services, but drone photography as well.
Larry Epling Gallery
Larry Epling – Appalachian Artist
Epling is open for photography commissions, as well as drone photography. Take a look.
Licensed Drone Operator Subjects: Aerial Photography, Nature, Architecture, Scenics, Culture, Tourism Website:Click here E-mail:Click here Phone: 606 653-2005 Instagram:Click here
The Appalachian Center for the Arts, in partnership with the Appalachia Book Company and UK Extension – Pike County Fine Arts, is thrilled to introduce our new live storytelling and conversation series: Porch Talk at the App!
We all love kicking our feet up on the front porch, gathering around a roaring fire, or circling a kitchen table to talk with our friends. Porch Talk is your chance to share those stories with your community, and we know you have some good ones! Come share your stories solo or in conversation with your friends. We want to hear the generational (tall) tales you’ve collected, the monumental moments from your life, or remembrances of the people who have mattered most.
Porch Talk workshops will help you craft your personal stories into stage-worthy monologues with the help of professional editors, actors, and public speakers. These low-pressure workshops will culminate in a staged storytelling showcase and possible publication!
Storytelling Workshop Series @ Pike Co. Extension
January 23rd & 30th @ 6:30
February 6th & 13th @ 6:30
Porch Talk Story Showcase @ The App
To pre-register for workshops contact UK Extension – Pike County Fine Arts through FB message, at (606) 432-2534, or at email@example.com.
Family and friends can have a lasting tribute to a coal miner who was important to them by purchasing a black granite paver that will be part of the Pike County Coal Miner Memorial to be built in Downtown Pikeville. Any coal miner is eligible by completing the form below and making a donation of $150.00 to the Pike County Miner Memorial Fund, Inc.