ETSU exhibit features work of Jonesborough artists

Jessica Fischer • Jul 30, 2013 at 9:20 AM

Works by a dozen artists from Jonesborough are on display through Aug. 16 at East Tennessee State University’s Slocumb Galleries as part of its latest exhibit.

Presented by the ETSU Department of Art and Design, “Grade AA Cage Free: A Dozen From Jonesborough” shines the spotlight on 12 artists working in diverse media and styles. There is predominance of two-dimensional work in the exhibition featuring figurative images by Tom Root, Jennifer Bledsoe and Sharon Squibb, while landscape and architectural scenes are presented by Bill Bledsoe, Peggy Root, Lee Ann Petropoulos and photographer Peter Montanti.

The abstract form is equally celebrated in the works of painter Charles Jones and mixed media artists Steve Cook and Tava Cook. Sculptors Michael Hale and mentor Catherine Murray provide the three dimensional form and more conceptual approach to Jonesborough art.

The show’s title is inspired by the high level of quality that each artist strives to achieve, the vibrancy of their diverse subjects and unbound experimentation on media.

The Slocumb Galleries’ summer hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday with extended hours during receptions and scheduled tours.

Slocumb Galleries is located within Ball Hall along Sherrod Drive on the ETSU campus in Johnson City.Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, email director Karlota Contreras-Koterbay at contrera@etsu.edu or call (423) 483-3179.

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