Southwest’s Appalachian Arts Center’s current exhibit features a diverse range of artwork created by members of the Appalachian Artists Association. The Association was formed in 1977 to promote fine art in Tazewell County and the surrounding region, and to encourage artistic development of its members through workshops and monthly programs.
Realistic, abstract and primitive art styles are all represented in the show and realized in the mediums of watercolor, acrylic, mixed media collage, oil paint, and pastel. The works on display reflect natural landscapes, depict native flora and fauna, study everyday objects, and explore color, pattern, composition, and design. The exhibit features work by 15 of the Association’s members, including: Sarah Bowling, Barbara Hale, Stacy Pugh, Amy Keim, Gail Williams, Kelvin Seabolt, Linda Weatherly Shroyer, Walter Shroyer, Linda Landreth, Bonnie Hill, Julie Fleishaker, Cindy Gillespie, Norma Mahood-Bay, Kathy Wides, and Gail Williams.
The exhibit opened on September 7, 2019 and will run through December 21, 2019.
The public is invited to a closing reception on Saturday, December 14 at 2:00 pm to meet the artist and learn about their process, enjoy refreshments, and shop local.