Dates: April 8 – August 7, 2016
Opening Reception: April 7, 6-8 p.m.
United Company Contemporary Regional Gallery
The cultural landscape of Appalachia has become increasingly diverse as the Latin-American population continues to grow throughout the United States. This group of artists working in the region shares their experience of our divergent cultures coming together through photography, sculpture and other media.
About the Blend
The ¡Viva! blend is inspired by the new exhibition at William King Museum of Art called ¡Viva Appalachia!. The cultural landscape of Appalachia has become increasingly diverse as the Latin-American population continues to grow throughout the United States. The ten artists featured in the exhibition share their experience of our divergent cultures coming together through photography, sculpture and other media. This roast is composed of beans sourced from various Latin American countries, including Costa Rica, Colombia, and Guatemala. Like the WKMA exhibit, the ¡Viva! blend is a coming together of cultures—an Irish-American coffee roaster sourcing Central and South American beans to support an Appalachian cultural heritage project!
About the Project
Zazzy’Z has partnered with William King Museum of Art to raise funds for the gallery renovation project, and raise awareness of Museum exhibitions and events. For each new exhibit opening in 2016, Zazzy’Z will work with WKMA to pair a custom coffee blend with the exhbition. In addition to offering WKMA blends at Zazzy’Z and at the Museum, the latter will also serve the coffee at First Thursday opening receptions.
With your purchase of Zazzy’Z ¡Viva! Premium Blend roast, you are:
– Contributing to the renovation of gallery space at William King Museum of Art that will permanently house WKMA’s
Cultural Heritage Collection (formerly on display at the Fields-Penn House)
– Honoring Betsy White—founder and long-time Director of the Museum—to whom the gallery will be dedicated
– And preserving the history and cultural heritage of southwest Virginia and southern Appalachia for locals, visitors, and
generations to come