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Volume 24, Number 11 — December 2017

Arts Calendar


his exhibition showcases Tennessee-based artists who work with the human figure in painting, photography, silk screening, sculpture, film and performance.

"Sidebyside: Warhol, Yoga and the Body" offers unusual views of world

Date(s):  December 01, 2017 - January 26, 2018
Venue: Tipton Gallery
126 Spring Street
Johnson City, TN 37661
423.483.3179
www.etsu.edu/cas

JOHNSON CITY — "Sidebyside: Warhol, Yoga and the Body," an exhibition featuring Tennessee artist and original Andy Warhol prints/photographs, is on display at Tipton Gallery from Dec. 1 until Jan. 26. The exhibition is curated by Amber Howard and presented by the Slocumb Galleries Internship Program and ETSU Department of Art & Design in partnership with the Downtown Yoga Center, Splash Holiday Craft Sale and the Arts Build Community Grant of the Tennessee Arts Commission.

A reception is held Dec. 1, from 6- 8 p.m., at the Tipton Gallery, with body painting by Ren Allen and yoga performance by the Downtown Yoga Center, at 6:30 p.m., followed by the announcement of winners of #artandyogaic Instagram Contest.

"SIDEbySIDE: Warhol and the Body" aims to present sacred, profane and queer views of popular culture, domestic women and various social issues through human figuration. This exhibition showcases Tennessee-based artists who work with the human figure in painting, photography, silk screening, sculpture, film and performance. The participating artists are Ren Allen, Coriana Close, Brooke Day, Mark Hosford, Shalam Minter, Andrew Norris, Christian Rieben, Alice Salyer, Liz Clayton Scofield and Jessica Wohl.

Andy Warhol's pop art media served as initial inspiration for the selected work. Warhol was a pop artist concerned with popular culture, the media and making art of mundane objects. Born in Pittsburgh, Warhol worked extensively in New York where he died in 1987. The original Warhol print and photographs are part of the ETSU Department of Art & Design and Slocumb Galleries' Permanent Collection from the Andy Warhol Legacy Project. The exhibition curator, Amber Howard is a Fine & Performing Arts Scholar at ETSU's Honors College. She is a junior at the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program, the president of the SG Student Society and Curatorial intern at the Slocumb Galleries. Last summer, she co-curated the exhibition entitled "Our Appalachia: Traditions and Innovations."

The Tipton Gallery is located at 126 Spring Street, and is open on First Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursdays/Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m., or by appointment.


Topics: Art, Exhibits

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