The ETSU Department of Art & Design and Slocumb Galleries present the Eight Point Something exhibition from June 3 through June 14 with the artists’ reception on Friday, June 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. The exhibit is co-curated by the students currently taking the course “Market Yourself As An Artist” under Prof. M. Wayne Dyer.
The artworks featured in the exhibition were created by eight undergraduate and graduate students that display various techniques, subjects, and media. The participating artists are Katherine Block, Carol Davis, Michael Hale, Megan G. King, Desiree Markland, Julia Perry, Brittany Rutherford, Justin Slone.
Katherine Block is a MFA candidate in painting, her current work focuses on her reaction to the events of the Arab Spring through paint. Michael Hale is working towards a BFA in Studio Art. His sculptural works are visual statements about church corruption and idea of "Prophet for Profit" while Megan King, a BFA photography student will show work from her series Hispanic Appalachia, an ongoing project focuses on the role of Hispanic culture in Southern Appalachia.
Carol Davis recently graduated with a BA in Graphic Design and a minor in Digital Media, enjoys experimenting with a variety of different media. Desiree Markland, a BA student with a concentration in Graphic Design and a minor in Digital Media, will exhibit work that displays a colorful use of typography. Another candidate for BFA in Graphic Design is Justin Slone who mixes traditional means of art and modern technology to create vivid illustrations. He displays destructive forces in the environment to draw ironic comparisons to the beautiful and the grotesque.
Julia Perry uses paint, ink, graphite, and computer programs to make brightly colored works in hopes of provoking positive emotions, she will graduate from ETSU with a BS in Digital Media and minors in Art and Sociology. Brittany Rutherford is a BA student concentrating in drawing and painting, she constantly experiments with multiple concepts and new combinations to comment on varying human experiences.
The Slocumb Galleries’ summer hours are Mondays thru Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with extended hours during receptions and scheduled tours. All events are open to the public free of charge, located at Ernest C. Ball Hall, along Sherrod Drive, ETSU campus. For more information, email Slocumb Galleries’ Director Karlota Contreras-Koterbay at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (423) 483-3179. Parking and handicapped access are available.