Jeff Chapman-Crane

Jeff Chapman-Crane, Artist and Appalachian Activist; Eolia, Kentucky:

“I’ve lived my whole life in Appalachia, the first 28 years or so in east Tennessee and the past 33 years in eastern Kentucky. It's not an easy place to live, but then I've never taken the easy way, don't think you learn much by following the path of least resistance.”

“Appalachia is a great place for an artist to grow up, with all its complexities, contradictions and contrasts. I hope the art I've created over 30 plus years helps shed some light on our collective experience and makes us aware of the important contributions Appalachian people have made and continue to make to the cultural life of our country and the world.”