Two locals on exhibit at ETSU

Contributed To The Press • Updated Jan 11, 2018 at 8:44 AM

On Tuesday, Jan. 16, “Along the Horizon: Contemporary Drawing in Tennessee,” will open in the Carroll Reece Museum, 363 Stout Drive, on East Tennessee State University’s main campus in Johnson City.

Johnson City artists Jonathan Adams and John Hilton will be two of the 13 contemporary Tennessee artists included in the exhibit.

Born in Bristol, Jonathan Adams received his BFA from ETSU in 2016. He is a freelance artist and graphic designer.

John Hilton also earned his BFA at ETSU and MFA with concentration in printmaking at Clemson University. He teaches art in the ETSU Department of Art and Design.

“Along the Horizon” is a group exhibition focused on artists living in, or from, Tennessee, who utilize drawing as a substantial part of their contemporary practice. The 13 contributing artists, residing in cities from Memphis to Johnson City, use a range of methodologies that explore the limits and traditions of the medium.

The exhibit will take place in both the Reece Museum and Slocumb Galleries on ETSU’s main campus and will remain on display until Feb. 23. A reception will be held on Feb. 15 beginning at 5 p.m. in Slocumb Galleries.

During the reception, a panel discussion featuring Stephan Wicks, curator at the Knoxville Museum of Art, Richard A. Lou, Chair of the Department of Art at the University of Memphis, and Denise Stewart-Sanabria, a Knoxville-based artist will occur at 5:30 p.m. in Ball Hall auditorium.

Following the panel, the reception will continue at the Reece Museum with light refreshments.

The Reece Museum is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Parking passes are available for weekday visitors. Group tours are also available. For more information, call 423-439-4392 or visit www.etsu.edu/cass/reece.

The Slocumb Galleries, 232 Sherrod Drive, ETSU’s main campus are open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. with extended hours on Thursdays until 6 p.m., during receptions and group tours. For more information, email contrera@etsu.edu or call/text 423-483-3179.

Admission is free for both venues.

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