- January 22, 2014
Dolly suffered a technical failure in March 2014. We think it is either her heart (power supply) or her brain (main circuit board). After a surgery this summer, we hope Dolly will return for Fall Semester 2014.
Title: The 1979 Dolly Parton Pinball Machine: More Than Just a Game
Dates Showing: September 2, 2013 through March 20, 2014
Description: Built around an actual, working 1979 Dolly Parton pinball machine, this exhibition explores Appalachian identity and representation. In the mid-1970s, Bally, a leading pinball machine maker, had a successful series of machines based on celebrities including singer Elton John, daredevil Evil Knievel, hockey star Bobby Orr, and the rock group KISS. Bally Executive Tom Nieman wanted a machine he could sell to country-western bars. In 1978, Bally approached Appalachian-born country star Dolly Parton to license her persona for a pinball machine. Parton agreed, a contract was signed, and design work began. This began an interesting process of determining how Parton would be portrayed in the artwork on the machine.
Curators: College Curator Christopher Miller assisted by Student Curators Jonita Horn, Joey Shepherd, and Matt Heil. The online version also involved Student Curatorial Assistant Caroline Hughes.
Location: LJAC Gallery, Loyal Jones Appalachian Center, Stephenson Hall, Berea College, 211 N. Main Street, Berea, Kentucky
- July 2, 2013
Title: All the Pretty Horses: Works on Paper by Peter Josyph Celebrating Cormac McCarthy’s Novel
Dates Shown: March 8, 2013 through May 31, 2013
Description: An exhibition of ten works on paper by New York artist Peter Josyph. Josyph drew his inspiration from Cormac McCarthy’s novel All they Pretty Horses. The exhibition opened during the 2013 International Cormac McCarthy Conference, held in Berea, Kentucky.
Curators: Artist Peter Josyph with interpretive elements by Christopher Miller.
Location: Loyal Jones Appalachian Center, Stephenson Hall, Berea College, 205 N. Main Street, Berea, Kentucky
- Article: Brosi, George. “Cormac McCarthy a Rare Literary Life” Appalachian Heritage, Winter 2011 Issue (PDF)
- All the Pretty Horses 2013 The International Cormac McCarthy Conference, held in Berea, Kentucky
- Article on the Conference at BCNow!
- The Cormack McCarthy Society Website