William King Museum of Art http://www.williamkingmuseum.org Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:17:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.10 http://www.williamkingmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/cropped-WKMA-logo-32x32.png William King Museum of Art http://www.williamkingmuseum.org 32 32 From These Hills: Contemporary Art in the Southern Appalachian Highlands http://www.williamkingmuseum.org/from-these-hills-contemporary-art-in-the-southern-appalachian-highlands-2/ Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:48:00 +0000 http://www.williamkingmuseum.org/?p=11830 From These Hills: Contemporary Art in the Southern Appalachian Highlands
Opening Reception: October 5, 2017, 6–8 p.m.
Oct. 5, 2017 – February 11, 2018
United Company Regional Gallery



From These Hills: Contemporary Art in the Southern Appalachian Highlands is one of William King Museum of Art’s longest standing traditions. First held in 1993, this biennial is unique in its geographical scope and the number of important artists it has exhibited who live and work in Southern Appalachia. This year marks William King Museum of Art’s thirteenth biennial with twenty-three artists from around the region chosen by guest curator  Courtney A. McNeil, the chief curator of collections and exhibitions for Telfair Museums in Savannah, Georgia.

2017 From These Hills Artists:

Laken Bridges
Art Brown
Travis Donovan
Courtney Farquharson
Cavan Fleming
Michael Giles
Jennifer Hand
Rick Harris
Ashley Helbert
John Hilton
Jennifer Hilton
Perry Johnson
D.R. Mullins
Kristy Ottinger
Simone Paterson
Manda Remmen
Teresa Robinette
Autumn Roe
Christine Schub
Denise Stewart-Sanabria
Jennifer Stoneking-Stewart
Marvin Tadlock
Nicolette Leigh Yates

Panoramic Gallery- Plumb: An exhibit of sculpture by Ian Peace Gamble http://www.williamkingmuseum.org/panoramic-gallery-plumb-an-exhibit-of-sculpture-by-ian-peace-gamble/ Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:07:28 +0000 http://www.williamkingmuseum.org/?p=11825 Panoramic - ArtistIanGamibill
Plumb:  An exhibit of sculpture by Ian Peace Gamble
Opening Reception October 5
th, 2017
Exhibit is open September 1
st –October 27th
Panoramic Gallery

Ian Gamble is a multi-media artist living in Madison, North Carolina. As a maker he toggles between many different roles: carpenter, potter, sculptor, and tailor.  He studied sculpture and ceramics at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.

In this exhibit Ian Gamble studies the human abstraction of materials into units.  His interest in this subject is driven by the modern landscape in which we live.  Architecture, transportation networks and domestic objects positioned on the American landscape provide complex narratives to explore this world of acquired and altered materials.  His sculptures of dimensional lumber and geometric shapes explore the formal relationship between the natural environment and refined resource.  Other works playfully depict common tools and furniture. The objects utilize color and line to depict structures, vehicles and human subjects.  Oil clays inlayed directly into the bark of trees exist as abstractions of waste embedded in nature.  In this exhibition Ian Gamble is exploring one of many conversations between humans and the earth.    

September 7th First Thursday – Opening Reception Cancelled http://www.williamkingmuseum.org/september-7th-first-thursday-opening-reception-cancelled/ Thu, 07 Sep 2017 19:02:02 +0000 http://www.williamkingmuseum.org/?p=11818 Due to an unforeseen power outage, we regretfully have to cancel tonight’s First Thursday reception for The Great War: Printmakers of World War I and In the Trenches. Power should be restored by tomorrow and we welcome you to visit the Museum to view both exhibitions which are open until November 5, 2017. But please make sure to celebrate First Thursday, Abingdon with all of the other excellent venues open tonight!