Book Signing – Photographer Tim Barnwell

Join us Saturday, May 18 at Grovewood Gallery for a delightful afternoon with local photographer and author Tim Barnwell. From 1 to 4 p.m., he’ll be signing copies of two of his best-selling books: Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas and Great Smoky Mountains Vistas. You’ll have the chance to chat with Tim about his artistic journey, enjoy a 10% discount on books, and sip on complimentary wine. Everyone’s welcome, and it’s absolutely free!

Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas

Have you ever wondered what mountain peaks you were actually seeing as you enjoy the view from one of the many beautiful overlooks along the Blue Ridge Parkway? Are you curious how high those mountains are and how far away one is from the other? This book is designed to answer those questions and much more. It is a driving guide to the Parkway, featuring views from more than 48 of the most spectacular overlooks along its 469-mile track through North Carolina and Virginia and from surrounding attractions, with information about what you are viewing and nearby points of interest such as waterfalls, visitor centers, craft shops, and museums. Tim Barnwell identifies the mountain peaks you can see from each overlook, marking their compass heading, distance, and elevation. Major roads, rivers, lakes, and towns are also identified.

Great Smoky Mountains Vistas

In Great Smoky Mountains Vistas, Tim Barnwell combines panoramic photographs from overlooks in and around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, aerial photographs of western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee, and articles on popular area attractions and activities to create this unique and comprehensive guidebook. He identifies the mountain peaks you can see from overlooks along Newfound Gap Road, Foothills Parkway, and Blue Ridge Parkway that view the park, in Cataloochee Valley and Cades Cove, and 360-degree/6-page panoramic views from Clingmans Dome and Max Patch. Major roads, trails, rivers, lakes, and towns are also identified. Aerial views of the Smokies from above Fontana Dam, Cades Cove, Gatlinburg, Cherokee, Max Patch and Cataloochee Valley are also included.

About Tim Barnwell

Tim Barnwell is a photographer and author based in Asheville, North Carolina, and is one of the most published photographers in the South. His career has spanned more than 35 years as a professional photographer and photography instructor, including seven years as Executive Director of the nationally recognized Appalachian Photographic Workshops (1981-1988).

Photographer Tim Banwell

In addition to providing principal photography for numerous books, his images have appeared in dozens of magazines, including Newsweek, Time, and U.S. News and World Report. His fine art photography is widely collected and has been included in many group and one-man shows in the US and abroad. His images are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum, Mint Museum, New Orleans Museum of Art, High Museum of Art, Greenville (SC) County Museum of Art, Asheville Art Museum, SOHO Photo Gallery, Newark Museum, Booth Western Art Museum, and the Bank of America corporate collection.

Barnwell is an Honorary Member of the Southern Highlands Craft Guild and a member of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance.

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