William King Museum of Art http://www.williamkingmuseum.org Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:07:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.9 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 Fred Carter: Primitive Things of Toil and Love http://www.williamkingmuseum.org/fred-carter-primitive-things-of-toil-and-love/ Tue, 11 Jul 2017 13:53:16 +0000 http://www.williamkingmuseum.org/?p=11762 Fred Carter: Primitive Things of Toil and Love
Opening Reception: August 3, 2017 from 6 – 8 p.m.
July 28 – January 14, 2018


Born in Duffield, Virginia, in 1911, Fred Carter grew up in the rugged coal country of Wise County, moving first to Norton as a boy and later to Clintwood, where he lived out the remainder of his life. Growing up inundated by news of the Great Depression and the Harlan County Miner’s Strike had a profound impact on Carter’s views as an adult, views which were given voice, powerfully, through his work. Though he did not begin making art until later in his life, once tapped, the vast well of Carter’s creativity flowed swiftly. He would spend the next thirty years, right up until his death, giving form to his beliefs in stonework, poetry, short stories, painting, and, of course, woodcarving. Carter displayed many of his works in his Cumberland Museum, the door of which was adorned with the simple message, “Primitive Things of Toil and Love.” This exhibit celebrates the life, legacy, and work of Fred Carter, one of Southwest Virginia’s finest visionary artists.

Tours at Two: Guest Talk and Illustrated Lecture http://www.williamkingmuseum.org/tours-at-two-guest-talk-and-illustrated-lecture/ Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:17:13 +0000 http://www.williamkingmuseum.org/?p=11757 Connoisseur

July 9, 2017 at 2 p.m.
WKMA hosts a special closing gallery talk and discussion with Don Droke, whose family, history, and farmhouse is the focus of Home: One Family, 200 Years of History.

August 6, 2017 at 2 p.m.
The Museum will host an illustrated lecture on the exhibit Connoisseur: Private Collecting in Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee with guest Curator Mary Haviland, Ph.D.

Light refreshments provided • Free admission

For more information call (276) 628-5005 ext. 124

Panoramic Gallery – Virginia Intermont College: What Remains by Haley Hensley http://www.williamkingmuseum.org/panoramic-gallery-virginia-intermont-college-what-remains-by-haley-hensley/ Tue, 30 May 2017 13:18:20 +0000 http://www.williamkingmuseum.org/?p=11714 Virginia Intermont College: What Remains by Haley Hensley
June 1 – July 30, 2017
Opening Reception June 1 from 6 – 8 p.m.
Panoramic gallery


On display will be a collection of photographs spanning the days immediately following the school’s closing to two years later.

An excerpt of Hensley’s artist statement is as follows:

“I wanted to photograph for myself at VI after it closed as a way to preserve the memories and feelings that I had experienced during my 3 years there. Once I started photographing and exploring buildings that I had never been in before I realized how much history was there and how special VI had been to so many other people. Even though the doors are closed and the desks are removed, VI is far from empty.”

The exhibit will run from June 1- July 30.