Local Artists come together to create and bring Cultural Awareness
On February 25th and February 26th, various local artists will be coming together to display, discuss, and sell their works in an exhibition titled “The Appalachian Arts Exhibition”. This exhibition was developed by Chalee Lloyd a Masters of Arts Administration candidate at Savannah College of Art and Design and East Tennessee State University Alum. Ms. Lloyd chose to create this project to give East Tennesseans a platform to showcase their artistic talents that are distinct to the Appalachian region. Ms. Lloyd stated, “Many of the artists in the region are blue collar workers who create art simply for art’s sake, rather than for financial reward. This public exhibition will allow local artists a rare opportunity to display, discuss, and sell their works to members of the local community.”
This 2 day event will be held at 506 Buchannan Street in Erwin, Tennessee. The exhibition will hours will be 7:00pm until 11:00pm on February 25th and 11:00am until 3:00pm on February 26th. There will be a variety of artworks to choose from, from hand painted industrial décor, original paintings on canvas, handcrafted belt buckles, metal sculptures, handcrafted colorful masks, and made-to-order hand forged jewelry.
There will be something for all tastes and budgets. Admission is absolutely free! The event is casual, affordable, and family-friendly. All are welcome!
For more information about the event or to rsvp, visit The Appalachian Arts Exhibition Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/appalachianartsevent.
Artists that have been confirmed thus far for The Appalachian Arts Exhibition are as follows:
Hand painted landscapes on metal and canvas.
Paintings on canvas and glass.
Hand Forged custom jewelry and metal sculptures.
Colorful handcrafted masks.
Junior Artist Averie Mottern
Pop culture paintings on canvas.
Fantasy paintings on canvas.
Abstract paintings on canvas.
Leah Heather Rice Moody
Handcrafted belt buckles