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May 2011
Ravens are symbols in Ray Stratton’s
exhibit “Thought and Memory” at
William King Museum, Abingdon, Va.
This self-portrait by Adonica is part
of “The View From Here” exhibit in
downtown Johnson City storefronts.
• Opening May 26: In the Members
Showcase Gallery will be the works of Ginny
Brennan of Bristol, Va. (watercolor); Allison
Linder of Meadowview, Va. (mixed media); and
Abingdon artists Sheri Chaffin (watercolor)
and J.C. Dean (sculpture, drawing).
• May 28: The 10 th annual Elegant
Elephant Sale will take place from 11 a.m.-3
p.m. Proceeds support The Arts Depot.
• Ongoing: “Walking in the Woods”
by Libby Scroggin of Abingdon, Va. in the
juried Spotlight Gallery. She has painted the
surrounding hills, forests, waterfalls, rocks and
streams for more than 20 years and is inspired
by the Southern Appalachians.
• Ongoing: Depot Association member
artists will display and sell their artwork
outdoors every Saturday, April-October, from
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sculpture Walk Celebration
Kingsport, Tenn. • 423-392-8416
• May 4-6: Meet the artists during
installations for Kingsport’s fifth annual
Sculpture Walk exhibition. Join them for
lunch at downtown Kingsport eateries on Main
and Broad streets.
• May 7: The Curator’s Walk and
Talk, led by Hank Foreman, will begin at
10 a.m. at the Kingsport Public Library on
Broad Street. The event will conclude with
cookies and lemonade at Cindy Saadeh Fine
Art Gallery.
The Sculpture Walk Exhibition will
continue through March 2012. A citizen-led
effort has enabled the City of Kingsport to
acquire seven permanent sculptures in the
past three years.
The View From Here:
An Interactive Art Show
“The View From Here” will showcase
local and visiting artists. The project is led by
an artists cooperative, Electric Children, and
The Galaxy Lounge in Johnson City, Tenn.
• Exhibitions: “A New View” will
showcase local artworks in empty storefronts
in downtown Johnson City. Spaces in Kingsport
and Bristol may be added in the future. The
exhibition will change on a quarterly basis.
Kick-Off Event
• May 14: To kick off “The View From
Here,” a performance / art event will be
held from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. at the Galaxy Lounge,
216 E. Main St. Admission $7.
Musicians from Johnson City include
Allison Mullins (blues and spiritual chanting);
Thee Birds OV Paradise; and SKA band
Demon Waffle. Others are Catie Quiroga
(country and folk) and Gabi Palekid, both
from Abingdon, Va.; Allison Mullins, Kingsport, Tenn.; Jen Rock, Knoxville, Tenn.; and
Her Band of Gold, Santa Cruz, Calif. Bellydancer Kahleena Smith will also perform.
Bristol, Tenn. artist Tammy Carter
will exhibit her glass sculpture. Johnson City
artists will include Adonica Supertramp
(paintings), Little City Collective’s Suzie Kelly
(photography), Crystal Hill (jewelry and
found object art), Suzie Kelly (drawings),
Charis (recycled art), Andrew Austin
Conner (chainsaw sculptures), and Colleen
Lowe (feather art).
Independent film maker Nikki Hamblin
from Knoxville, Tenn. will screen her latest
project, Built By Slaves. Also participating
will be members of Electric Children: Leslie
Reed from Johnson City and Larissa Mueller
from Santa Cruz, Calif. (photography); Dean
Verheyen from Santa Cruz (How to Make a
Baby Cry); Yun Bai, Atlanta, Ga. (painting);
and B.A. Crumm (painting, photography, and
performance art).
Katherine Wade, the founder of Tri-Art,
says, “The purpose of this project is to get
Watercolors by Linda Hamilton
may be seen at 606 State Street
Gallery, Bristol, Tenn.
the word out about the amazing talent that
we have right here, promote downtown in a
positive way, and shed a more positive light on
the downtown area. We want to show people
that you don’t have to go to Asheville or other
cities for culture and beauty. It’s right in front
of you.” Visit Tri-Art on Facebook or email tri.
[email protected]
606 State Street Gallery
Bristol, Tenn. • 423-573-2438
• May 1-31: Featured will be paintings
by Linda Hamilton. She has been involved in
art for about 20 years in one form or another,
working as a display artist for 15 years. She
has been painting watercolors for five years.
Special Events
($5 donation suggested)
• May 5: Beaver Creek Storytellers
will tell tales, 7-9 p.m.
• May 20: Wine Luck while browsing
exhibits, 6:30-8 p.m.
• May 28: King’s Grass will provide
music, 7-9 p.m.
William King Museum
Abingdon, Va. • 276-628-5005
• Closing May 1: Gretchen Batcheller’s
abstract paintings stem from an interest in
the rich visual textures of her surroundings.
She earned her MFA in painting from the Tyler
School of Art, Philadelphia, Pa., and recently
returned from an artist residency in Austria’s
wine country. Batcheller is Visiting Chair of the
Art Department at Emory & Henry College.
• Opening May 3: An exhibit by Ray
Stratton will open with a reception from 6-8
p.m. In Norse mythology, Odin has two ravens
Francisco Goya’s “The Sleep of Reason
Produces Monsters” is among the
“Masterpieces of World Art” at
William King Museum, Abingdon, Va.
that bring him news from throughout the
world. In this series of works, “Thought
and Memory,” ravens are symbols of these
concepts. Stratton is an associate professor
at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise.
Primarily a printmaker, he recently introduced
papermaking and book arts into his practice.
• Guided Tour May 17: Join Jeffrey
Allison at 7 p.m. for a tour of “Goya, Dali,
Warhol: Masterpieces of World Art from
the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.” Allison
is VMFA’s Paul Mellon Collection Educator. The
show, on view through July 10, features works
from nearly every continent and time period,
from ancient Greek vessels and Indian textiles
to African sculpture and Peruvian jewelry.
Signature artists and their works include
Salvador Dali’s “The God of the Bay of Roses”
and Andy Warhol’s “Marilyn” silkscreens.
• Workshop May 21: Learn woodcarving
techniques from Jake Cress at 2 p.m. The
contemporary craftsman’s work is showcased
in “Mischief-Making,” on view through June
19. Cress’s work ranges from the traditional
to his popular “animated” works — chairs that
carve their own arms, clocks that swat at mice
with their pendulums, and tables with crutches
for legs.
• Deadline May 31: Submit your artist
portfolio or propose a curated exhibition to be
featured in WKM’s Panoramic Gallery.
• Ongoing: “Paper Forest: An Installation by Travis Graves and Jackson Martin”
may be seen through Sept. 25. This labyrinth
of suspended cylindrical forms is made from
processed natural materials. The artists from
Johnson City, Tenn. tend to cross many genres
and fuse modernist sculpture, earthworks,
video and behind-the-scenes performance
in order to call attention to the impact our
consumer culture has on the environment.

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