The Department of Art and Design is initiating a new community outreach program called ARTiFACT. The new ARTiFACT program will be hosting a variety of speakers ranging from faculty, students and visiting artists to discuss current exhibitions in the Tipton and Slocumb Galleries, hoping to reach a broader audience and provide better access for community members to see the diverse and innovative art presented. Each discussion will be a lively examination of different aspects of the art work in the exhibitions.
The monthly ARTiFACT talks will be held on Third Thursday evenings at 6 p.m., coinciding with the new extended hours for Slocumb Galleries and Tipton Gallery which are now open for viewing from 4 to until 6 p.m. on Thursdays. To address community requests, the after office hours are coordinated with the extended hours of the Reece Museum on Thursdays until 7 p.m. and the Johnson City Area Arts Council at Downtown Johnson City. All events are free and open to the public.
ARTiFACT talks may center on technique, history, or content, depending on the interest of the speaker. Learn more facts, and join the more in depth conversations about visual art!
The Fall semester ARTiFACT events are sponsored by the Department of Art and Design and faculty. The first of the series will be conducted by Chair, Catherine Murray about encaustic painting process, from history to technique. The October and November ARTiFACT talks will be presented by art historian Dr. Peter Pawlowiccz and Prof. M. Wayne Dyer respectively. The complete schedule for the Fall semester as follows:
September 19, Third Thursday, 6 p.m. at Slocumb Galleries
Prof. Catherine Murray on Encaustic Art
During “Radiant: Contemporary Encaustic” exhibition
October 17, Third Thursday, 6 p.m. at Slocumb Galleries
Dr. Peter Pawlowicz on Still Life in Art History
During the Photography exhibit “Garden of Eden” by Canadian artist Andrzej Maciejewski
November 21, Third Thursday, 6 p.m. at Tipton Gallery
Prof. M. Wayne Dyer on Political Art
During “The FL3TCH3R Exhibit: Social and Politically Engaged Art”
For more information, please contact Slcocumb Galleries’ Director Karlota Contreras-Koterbay via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 423.483.3179. The Slocumb Galleries are located at Ernest C. Ball Hall along Sherrod Drive, ETSU Campus. Gallery hours are: Mondays thru Fridays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with extended hours on Thursdays until 6 p.m., ARTiFACT and receptions. The Tipton Gallery is located at 126 Spring St., Downtown Johnson City and is sponsored by the Urban redevelopment Alliance. Open every First Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursdays 4 to 6 p.m., with extended hours during receptions, ARTiFACT and by appointment.