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There are many exhibits and museums for enjoyment and learning experiences

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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2013 11:15 am


HANDS ON! REGIONAL MUSEUM: Johnson City, 315 E. Main St., through November, Pilgrim Hats; Fall Foliage; Rainforest Adventure; Post-Halloween Costume Drive; Forensic Challenge; Artlandia Event; Build Like an Egyptian; Showing of the Trees; Awesome Aviation Workshop; Super Sharpe Tie Dye; through Nov. 19, Showing of the Trees; Nov. 21 -23, Hands On will be closed for the Night of Lights Gala; Nov. 22, Festival of Trees Night of Lights Gala; Nov. 28, closed for Thanksgiving Day, 423-434-HAND.

DEERY INN MUSEUM AND GROUNDS: Blountville, Tenn. Early stage stop with permanent displays of 18th and 19th century antiques, period paintings, quilts, grand piano and more. 423-323-4660 or www.historicsullivan.com.

EDITH BOLLING WILSON BIRTHPLACE FOUNDATION AND MUSEUM: Wytheville, Va., On display: Exhibit of The Electric Past and the Future Come Together, Edith Bolling Wilson’s Electric Car. 276-223-3484, www.edithbollingwilson.org.

MUSEUM OF THE MIDDLE APPALACHIANS: Saltville, Va. Exhibits in main hall include: Geology, The Ice Age, Native Americans, Pioneer Settlement, Early Salt and Gypsum Industry, War-Between-the-States, Industrialization, Company Town Life and Wetlands. 276-496-3633 or www.museum-mid-app.org.

NYUMBA YA TAUSI-PEACOCK MUSEUM: Bristol, Va., 412 Clinton Ave. Two permanent exhibits: African artifacts, handmade toys, musical instruments, jewelry, etc.; African American collectibles, black memorabilia, i.e., dolls, quilts, photos, etc. $5 adults/$3 for children under 12. Museum hours: 1-4:30 p.m. Saturday and weekdays by appointment. W. Banks, 276-669-4596.

WHITE'S MILL & MERCANTILE: Abingdon. Restoration of the 1790's grist mill is complete and free tours are being given to the public. Schools call for an appointment. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Also seeking new board members, whitesmill.abingdon@gmail.com or 276-628-2960.

ARTS DEPOT: Abingdon, Va., First Thursdays, depot open until 8 p.m., with live music and refreshments. Resident artists will be working and demonstrating in their studios; Every second Friday (workshop) and last Friday (Open Mic), Appalachian Poets & Writers (ACPW) Workshops & Open Mic Nights; Fall Art Classes/Free Lecture: Acrylic Landscape Design; Spotlight Gallery, through Nov. 16, Elllie Kirby exhibit, Watercolors and Woodcuts; Val Lyle, (porcelain wall hangings) and Steve McBrien, (photography and mixed media); Wednesday Morning Painters through Oct. 19, 276-628-9091 or abingdonartsdepot@eva.org.

ELLEN VON DEHSEN ELMES GALLERY: King Community Center, Southwest Virginia Community College, through Nov. 19, Lorraine Plaxico, Chasing the Light.

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER: Abingdon, Va., Exit 14, I-81, Lobby: On permanent display, works by Kyle Buckland. 276-619-4300.

APPALACHIAN SPIRIT GALLERY: Marion, 14 W. Main St., Exhibit by Whitney Copenhaver through Dec. 6. 276-783-8891 or www.appalachianspiritgallery.com.

BOOTH CENTER GALLERY: Grundy, Va., through Nov. 18, Mirrors of Nature: New Works by Jennifer Counts-Buckland and Nadya Warthen-Gibson. The gallery is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 276-964-7228 or Rhonda.Whited@sw.edu.

WATAUGA VALLEY ART LEAGUE: Johnson City Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Nov. 16, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., meeting. Participants will design holiday cards for use by the Senior Center. Wear paint clothes and bring art materials that can dry quickly such as watercolors, acrylics, pen and ink, or colored pencils. Paper will be furnished. Informal art critique 10:30-11 a.m. 423-743-7799 or www.watauga-valley-artists.com.

THE GALLERY @ BARR PHOTOGRAPHICS: Abingdon, Va., 152 E. Main St., through Nov. 30, Perspectives at 80 – New and Recent Paintings by John Sauers. Plein aire oil works on display, available for purchase. 276-628-1486 or visit barrphotographics.com.

WILLIAM KING MUSEUM: Abingdon, Va. through Jan. 5, 2014, European Modern: Master Artists from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; through Jan. 12, 2014, Price-Strongwell Galleries, exhibition of Great and Small: The Tradition of Diminutive Furniture in Our Region; through Feb. 16, 2014, From These Hills: Contemporary Art in the Southern Appalachian Highlands. 276-628-5005 or www.williamkingmusem.org .

APPALACHIAN ARTS CENTER: Richlands, Va., Route 19 in the Old Archie Helton Store – 2.5 miles south of Claypool Hill, Nov. 14, 4-6 p.m., hands-on paper mache workshop for kids age 10 and up, younger children welcome, if accompanied by an adult, $20. Limited to 12 participants; Fourth Annual Quilt Challenge packets are currently available for pick up at the center or Helen’s Fabric Shop. $10 includes three fat quarters which must be used in the quilt. The theme for this year’s challenge is Star Light, Star Bright. Quilts are due back to the arts center by Feb. 15, 2014. All quilts will be judged. 276-596-9188 or appaartsinfo@sw.edu. Center hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 12-6 p.m.; Thursday 12-8 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 276-596-9188 or appartsinfo@sw.edu.

MILLENNIUM CENTRE: Johnson City, exhibit Fall, or Thereabouts, by Theresa Markiw on display through Dec. 31, 423-928-8229 or www.artgs.org.

JOHNSON CITY AREA ARTS COUNCIL: Johnson City, 300 East Main St. through Dec. 17, Craft for the Holidays including wearable fibers hand-turned wood, pottery jewelry and more. Dec. 6, 6-8 p.m. Regular hours, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 423-928-8229 or www.arts.orog.

THE ART PLACE: Chilhowie, Va., 127 East Main St. Open Thursdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

606 STATE STREET GALLERY: Bristol, Tenn., Featured artists for November are Virginia Hiss and June Henry, Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.


MISS MERRY CHRISTMAS: Jonesborough, Tenn., Visitors Center, Nov. 23, 3 p.m. Ages range from 0-17 plus. Darling Divas will sponsor all winners in the Gray Christmas Parade. Contact Kim Castle 423-418-0808 or Kim Williams 423-833-2388 or email DarlingDivaPageants@yahoo.com.


KIDS ‘R’ OUR FUTURE: Veterans Park (also known as Cumbelrand Park) Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. sponsored by Twin City Eagles Aerie 4519. Fee to everyone with entertainment, NBA Basketball star, Larry Robinson, inflatable’s, face paniting/clown, sidewalk art, crafts, hayrides, fire pup from the Bristol Fire Department, D.A.R.E. Program, free fingerprinting for Kids Id’s, free lunch for the first 500 people, lots of free goodies and much more. Canned good drive: Bring a couple cans of food for neighbors in need. 276-591-5699 or chefrke2@aol.com.


THE ART PLACE: Chilhowie, Va. Offering space for studios, gallery shop, classroom for artists, craft people in Smyth County and neighboring communities. 276-496-3734.

DOWNTOWN KINGSPORT ASSOCIATION: Kingsport, Tenn., Main Arts Center and DKA seeking artists interested in showing work. 423-246-6550.

THE GALLERY @ BARR PHOTOGRAPHICS: Abingdon, Va., 152 E. Main St. Call for artists. Dean at the Gallery, the gallery@barrphotographics.com or 276-628-1486.

606 STATE STREET GALLERY: Bristol, Va., seeking exhibition artists of all media and genres, including paintings, drawings, sculpture, glass jewelry, pottery, photography, prints, cards, textiles and fine art crafts. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 423-573-2438 or 606statestreetgallery.com.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Kingsport, Tenn., East TN/Southeast VA/Western NC’s Premier juried, high quality, annual fine arts and crafts show. Exhibitor applications available now. All work must be hand-made fine craft/art work done and shown by the artists. Exhibitors will be selected for participation based on the decisions of the Juror and Selection Committee/Staff and the number of spaces available. Open to all fine artists, artisans, craftspeople, photographers and printmakers. Deadline, Dec. 2.


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