Appalachian Artists. American Elections.
A show of original art by more than 50 working artists. September 2016 through January 2017 at the William King Museum of Art in Abingdon, Virginia
Eric Drummond Smith
Opening Reception | First Thursday, September 1, 2016, 6-8 p.m.
William King Museum of Art
United Company Contemporary Regional Gallery
415 Academy Drive, Abingdon, VA
Democracy is the central tenant of the United States of America; the voices of the people are heard through their elected representatives. Art is almost inextricably tied to the political landscape. As long as we have held elections, candidates have commissioned campaign posters to spread their messages, and political cartoons continue to succinctly depict the great debates and discourses of our government. For this exhibit, artists living and working in the greater Appalachian region will create unique works in reaction to a randomly selected political poster or cartoon from a historic presidential election.