KINGSPORT — Kathy Millhorn Hawk is the new featured artist in the city hall gallery.
The show, entitled “God’s Canopy,” went on display Tuesday and showcases a collection of monotype prints and pastels featuring the outdoors, including landscapes and flowers.
For years, Kingsport has featured local artwork and photographs in the lobby of city hall.
Hawk, a Kingsport native, is a graduate of East Tennessee State University with a master’s in art education. During her 30-year career as an elementary art teacher, Hawk maintained an active role in local visual arts programs through teaching, volunteering, and participating in many exhibitions.
Over the past 40 years, Hawk has been associated with the Kingsport Art Guild in many capacities. She has experience in calligraphy, watercolor, plein air pastels and monotype printmaking. Her work can be found in collections throughout the region and is also represented in the southeastern and northwestern United States.
Locally, Hawk’s art may be seen at the Renaissance Center Gallery and the Downstairs Gallery at Hawksnest by appointment through firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I have always been attracted to the outdoors, particularly flowers and trees, and feel rejuvenated with each new season,” Hawk said. “Each of us has been blessed by God to live on this beautiful Earth, and we should be mindful, good stewards of it. My hope with this exhibit is to share a love of travel through my expression of the outdoors and bring this same joy to its many viewers.”
The “God’s Canopy” exhibition and sale will be on the first floor in city hall at 415 Broad St. until Nov. 29 on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A portion of the art sales will go to the Golden Brush Awards sponsored by the Kingsport Art Guild, The honors go to selected local high school seniors planning to major in art at the college level.
For more information about the art show, contact Kingsport’s Office of Cultural Arts at (423) 392-8414.