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37163
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Old and New Worlds, along with the Renaissance and modern day, meld in the fresco painted by Ben Long, who studied the art form in Italy before bringing it to this Episcopal church’s walls. Long, also the painter of the frescoes in St. Mary’s in West Jefferson, has helped make these churches popular visitation spots, who the author numbered at 50,000 people annually.
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36473
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A perhaps lesser known architectural endeavor of Asheville’s Douglas Ellison is a home he blueprinted based on his vision of an Irish monastery. A source of inspiration for the home’s architectural design was The Book of Kells, which its original owner, Rose Brown, also drew from for the house’s interior. She decorated the walls with frescoes containing religious themes such as the four apostles. Proof of Brown’s frescoes and The Book of Kells’ enduring inspiration is the present owner, Rebecca Crosson. In addition to renovating the frescoes, Crosson is producing paintings inspired by the book believed written in the eighth century.
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41174
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The walls of businesses at West Jefferson are adorned with art that reflect the town’s two sources of renown. Murals include pastoral scenes that reflect its cheese-making tradition. The art walls also continue the artistic expression tradition started by Benjamin Long, creator of the local Episcopal church’s famous frescoes.