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Exhibition featuring some of Tennessee's best artists to open at ETSU January 16

Contributed • Updated Jan 12, 2018 at 7:43 PM

“Along the Horizon: Contemporary Drawing in Tennessee” 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. Curated by East Tennessee State University’s Department of Art & Design Professors Andrew Scott Ross and Vanessa Mayoraz, “Along the Horizon” will take place in both the Reece Museum and Slocumb Galleries on ETSU’s main campus.

The exhibition opens January 16 and will remain on display until February 23. A reception will be held  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 the Ball Hall auditorium. Following the panel, the reception will continue at the Reece Museum with light refreshments.

The exhibition and reception is provided through a partnership with the Reece Museum, Slocumb Galleries, and the Mary B. Martin School of the Arts. 

Featured artists:

Ben Butler – Memphis

Nick DeFord – Knoxville

Althea Murphy-Price – Knoxville

Rob Matthews – Nashville

Joel Parsons – Memphis

Jonathan Adams – Johnson City

Paula Kovarick – Memphis

Dawn Martin Dickins – Clarksville

P.A. Turner – Telford

Wade Guyton – formerly Knoxville/currently in NYC

John Hilton – Johnson City

Denise Stewart-Sanabria – Knoxville

Richard A. Lou – Memphis

The Reece Museum and Slocumb Galleries are free and open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For more information about the Reece Museum please visit www.estu.edu/reece or call us at 423-439-4392. For more information about Slocumb Galleries please visit https://www.etsu.edu/cas/art/galleries or call 423-483-3179.

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