William King Museum of Art offers local artists venue in major exhibition From These Hills.
William King Museum of Art is dedicated to showcasing exceptional contemporary artwork made in the region, and continues to further that mission with its biennial exhibition From These Hills: Contemporary Art in the Southern Appalachian Highlands. Join the Museum and this year’s selected artists on October 5 from 6 – 8 p.m. for the opening reception of From These Hills.
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.
This year’s From These Hills will celebrate a free public reception on First Thursday, October 5, from 6-8 pm. Many of the selected artists as well as the guest curator will be in attendance. The exhibit will be on display from October 5, 2017 through February 11, 2018. The William King Museum of Art is free and open to the public.
For more information on From These Hills: Contemporary Art in the Southern Appalachian Highlands contact us at www.williamkingmuseum.org or call 276-628-5005.
William King Museum of Art is located at 415 Academy Drive, on West Main Street or Russell Road, in Abingdon. The Museum features five exhibition galleries, artist studios and outdoor sculpture garden. Educational programs in the visual arts are offered year-round for both children and adults, and school audiences are served by in-house and outreach programs. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the William King Museum is a partner of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, a member of the Virginia Association of Museums and is funded in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.