Montreat College Professor Jim Southerland has been named the first “Featured Artist” of the Asheville Urban Landscape Project’s 2014 season. Southerland, best known for his unique “Camera Obscura” printmaking technique, has been an Artist in Residence at Montreat since 2012. The Asheville Urban Landscape Project (AULP), a network of Asheville-area painters who love city light, city shapes, and are inspired by one another in the plein air experience to create paintings infused with energy, will be sponsoring an appearance by Southerland at the UNCA Botanical Gardens, where he will be drawing, printing, and speaking all morning on Monday, April 14, 2014.