Interested in exhibiting at the Jones House? We are still looking for artists for the 2014 gallery season. Submit an artist application available on the open call page.
Introducing This Month's Artists:
One Night, Two Moons: A Christmas Book by Joe Miller
In the Mazie Jones Gallery
Written and Illustrated by Joe Miller
One Night, Two Moons” tells the story of a grandmother whose grandchildren beg her to tell them tales of when she was a child. She tells them of a magical night on Farmer Brown’s Christmas tree farm, when two moons appeared in the sky at the same time. For some reason, this causes all of the Christmas trees to come to life. They wear colorful clothes, play musical instruments and dance around the field.
The little girl becomes friends with a Christmas tree, named TreeAnna. Their adventures continue through the night until the sun comes up, and all of the trees have to return to their stumps.
Windows Through Time: Stories of King Street and Downtown Boone
In the Upstairs Galleries
The exhibit Windows Through Time: Stories of King Street and Downtown Boone is designed and curated by public history graduate students at Appalachian State University, under the guidance of Dr. Andrea Burns. Divided into two galleries, one portion of this exhibit focuses on the history of the Jones family, the inspirational life of Mazie Jones, and the evolution of the Jones House itself.
The second gallery showcases how many of King Street’s oldest buildings have been adapted to the changing needs of the community. Students have also created a display that will be placed in the Plemmons Student Union on ASU’s campus. This exhibit reflects upon the close ties between the Jones House, downtown Boone, and the ASU community.
Featuring a wide range of unique photographs, documents, and other historical artifacts, Windows Through Time hopes to inspire audiences to engage in a collective conversation about downtown Boone’s past, its present, and what its future might hold.
This project represents a partnership between the Jones House Community and Cultural Center and the Public History program in the Department of History at Appalachian State University, with funding provided by the Department of History and the College of Arts and Sciences. Windows Through Time is free to the public.