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"Traditional Zeitgeist" - New exhibit at Kingsport Renaissance Center

Community Contributor • Oct 27, 2015 at 9:30 AM

KINGSPORT – A new exhibit is on display at the Kingsport Renaissance Center - “Transitional Zeitgeist” - by the Student Painting and Drawing Association at East Tennessee State University.

The exhibit is located in the atrium gallery on the second floor of the renaissance center and will be on display through the end of November. A reception for the new exhibit will be on Nov. 13 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

Zeitgeist is the dominant school of thought that typifies and influences the culture of a period in time. Culturally, East Tennessee is deeply filled with traditional values as evident in local art and philosophy.

As time moves, societies begin to develop changes in their attitude and thoughts. This is ultimately the zeitgeist in transition. This new exhibit at the renaissance center brings new perspectives to the face of fine arts in East Tennessee.

Transitional Zeitgeist incorporates artwork that uses traditional painting and drawing techniques with contemporary concepts as well as artwork without a regard for traditional techniques.

This exhibit is comprised of students who are members of the SPDA, an organization that advises professional development for students and actively engages the role of art in surrounding communities.

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