"Appalachian Corridors" Opens Sept. 1008.03.2005
CHARLESTON, WV — The works of three Northeast Tennessee artists will be featured in "Appalachian Corridors," a juried exhibition which opens Sept. 10 at the Avampato Discovery Museum at the Clay Center in Charleston, WV.
The local artists include Mira Gerard, Johnson City, TN and Susan Lachmann and Catherine Murray, both of Jonesborough, TN. Their artworks are among 80 pieces chosen from 865 submissions for this show, which will be on display through Nov. 13, 2005.
The show focuses on the 13-state Appalachian region and celebrates the diversity of art produced by artists residing in a 406-county area stretching from New York to Mississippi. Since Charleston is the geographic center of Appalachia, and the capital city of West Virginia, the only state that lies completely within the Appalachian region, it is fitting that the Museum take the lead in presenting this exhibition.
Juried this year by Faith Ringgold, the show will contain traditional and non-traditional art, including paintings, contemporary crafts, multimedia installation, videos and electronic art.
The exhibition signifies the Museum's commitment to showcase and recognize emerging and established artists of this region. It provides a meeting ground where artists and visitors can exchange ideas, discover new work, consolidate reputations and recognize new talent.
For more information, visit www.avampatodiscoverymuseum.org.