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In the Mazie Jones Gallery

Lou Murrey Photography

Lou Murrey is a documentary photographer and native of Boone, North Carolina.

Her photographs are strongly influenced by her deep roots in the community. Lou uses photography as a method to collect and preserve interactions, traditions, and histories within her community. Her photographs serve as narrative windows into the everyday lives of people living in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, while being mindful of the legacy of documentary photography within the region. For more information please visit





In Upstairs Gallery One

mountain alliances

The Outdoor Photography Series is a program run by The Mountain Alliance at Watauga High School.  The series took place during the first four Wednesdays of October and was free and open to all students with varying photography experience.  On each trip, the students would receive a brief lesson on various topics—including lighting, depth of field, aperture, shutter speed, framing, perspective, and design fundamentals—before going out to shoot. 

The Mountain Alliance was founded in 1990 at Watauga High School with the purpose of providing students with a safe and supportive environment in which they can grow their leadership abilities through experiential learning.  The activities the Mountain Alliance does are centered on adventure and service outings that promote teamwork.  Service activities are not limited to local organizations and projects, and an Urban Expedition trip to Washington DC is taken yearly.





In Upstairs Gallery Two

Andree Amarica is an accomplished artist whose paintings have sold in Europe, USA, Canada and the Caribbean. She has been a prolific for the past eighteen years specializing in acrylic, ink and collage.

Andree was born and raised in Quebec City, Canada, where she grew up in an artistic and musical family. Music was prevalent throughout Andree's childhood as her great grandfather founded the first Symphony Orchestra in North America in 1902. After studying music and piano for eight years, Andree moved to Europe and began her painting career inspired by the blessings of a great spiritual saint. During a trip to France, she met with several high profile art dealers from England and Spain who invited her to discover the famous Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain (FIAC) in Paris. These events were the beginning of a long love affair with the visual arts.

Upon her return to Canada, Andree started painting full time and with intense inspiration created an impressive body of work. In 1997 she joined a Cooperative of Artists, called Enriched Bread Artists (EBA) where she was a member for three years. Annual exhibitions were held each year and Andree’s art was well reviewed.

In addition to selling in Canada, Andree was approached by an art collector from Switzerland to expand her artistic horizons towards Europe and international markets. Her paintings are now owned by many private collectors in Europe, USA, Canada and the Caribbean. One of her paintings made the cover of Homes and Land magazine in 2009.

For more info, visit her website at


For the complete 2014 Gallery Schedule, click here


Interested in exhibiting at the Jones House?

We are accepting applications for our 2015 galleries. All ages and medium welcome to apply.

Click here to fill out an application for consideration.


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