AAME Speaker Series encompasses poetry and art11.01.2016
Arts Alliance Mountain Empire has partnered with William King Museum of Art and the Birthplace of Country Music Museum to present its 2016-2017 Speaker Series. Five speakers will present six talks around the common theme — "Art in Appalachia, Appalachia in the World."
The first talk in the series features Scott County poet and author Rita Quillen, to present "A Visit with the Mad Farmer's Wife" in the Kegley Room of the Bristol Public Library Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.
Retired professor of Asian Art History John Lyle presents "Realms of Earth & Sky: Indian Painting from the 15th to the 19th Century," in the United-Legard World Fine Art Galleries at William King Museum of Art in Abingdon, Virginia, Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. The exhibit is on loan from the Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia.
Filmmaker and ETSU professor Shara Lange screens and discusses "Banjo Romantika: American Bluegrass Music & The Czech Imagination" Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Birthplace of County Music Museum in Bristol, Virginia.
Abingdon-native Jeffrey Allison, photographer and manager of Statewide Programs and Exhibitions at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, presents "Virginia 360," a collection of large-scale panoramic photographic images by Thomas Schiff of the state's historic landmarks and architecture, on display at William King Museum of Art in Abingdon, Virginia. The exhibit is on loan from the VMFA in Richmond. Allison speaks at the museum Tuesday, March 7 at 7 p.m.
Allison presents the "McGlothlin World Fine Art Collection" in the Kegley Room of the Bristol Public Library Tuesday, April 4 at 7 p.m.
The final talk features King University Assistant Professor of English Brandon Story, who presents "Two Myths of Appalachia, & Two Appalachian Springs," based on his doctoral dissertation work that explores modernism Appalachian literature. The lecture is in the Kegley Room of the Bristol Public Library Tuesday, May 2 at 7 p.m.