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Work of regional artists on display at MECC

September 7th, 2013 11:29 pm by Staff Report

Work of regional artists on display at MECC

BIG STONE GAP — A variety of different art media featuring the works of regional artists is now on display through Oct. 11 at Mountain Empire Community College’s Slemp Gallery.

“Off the Track” opened Thursday with the works of seven resident studio artists of Abingdon’s Art Depot Studio. Jackie Dolpp, Helen Morgan, Nancy Garretson, Sara Reese, Linda Hamilton, Joyce Samuel and Nancy Johnson work in a range of media including watercolor, weaving, clay, jewelry and acrylics.

Their studios are located within The Arts Depot, a facility open to the public to allow visitors the opportunity to witness live demonstrations of arts skills and discuss works one-on-one with the artist.

The Arts Depot is a community-based art gallery to promote and support regional artists by providing working art studios and gallery exhibits. The Abingdon facility provides three galleries in a 19th century freight station.

The main gallery features six juried exhibitions each year, the non-juried gallery features rotating exhibits of regional artists, and the Founders Gallery features six select exhibits annually.

For more information on the Arts Depot, call (276) 628-9091 or visit MECC’s Slemp Gallery is located on the second floor of the Wampler Library, located in Robb Hall. The Library is open 8 a.m. through 8:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. The library and gallery are closed on Sundays.

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