Tuesday, September 20, 2011

My work at the William King Museum

My work will be featured in an upcoming exhibition at the William King Museum in Abingdon, VA. Below is some information about the show which is entitled From These Hills: Contemporary Art in the Southern Appalachian Highlands. The exhibit opens on October 14th with the opening reception on October 13th.

Abingdon, Virginia (August 9, 2011) – William King Museum: Center for Art and Cultural Heritage is pleased to present its newest exhibition From These Hills: Contemporary Art in the Southern Appalachian Highlands. Widely known for the deep cultural and historical value, the Appalachian region continues to prove it has much to offer residents and travelers alike. From These Hills: Contemporary Art in the Southern Appalachian Highlands is a biennial exhibition that celebrates the diverse artistic talent in the region by featuring a variety of new works by artists working in all media in Southwest Virginia, Northeast Tennessee, Western North Carolina, Southern West Virginia, and Eastern Kentucky. The exhibit held open invitations for artists in the area to submit their work for consideration of inclusion into the exhibit. In addition to the rich interaction with the public, From These Hills will welcome guest curator Amy Moorefield, Director and Chief Curator of the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University.

This exhibition will open to the general public on October 14, 2011. Featured in the show will be work in all mediums including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media and performance art. Related events include the Opening Reception on Thursday, October 13th, from 5 to 8 p.m. for the general public. Information on these and all other related events can be found on the Museum’s website, www.WilliamKingMuseum.org.

William King Museum is located at 415 Academy Drive, off West Main Street or Russell Road, in Abingdon. The museum features five exhibition galleries, resident artist studios, a museum store and outdoor sculpture garden. Educational programs in the visual arts are offered year-round for both children and adults, and school audiences are served by in-house and outreach programs. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the William King Museum is a partner of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and a member of the Virginia Association of Museums.

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