EVENTS

BARTER THEATRE 2019 SEASON: Abingdon, Va., 127 W. Main St. Now-June 22: “James and the Giant Peach”. June 25-July 30: “The Little Mermaid”. July 23-Aug. 10: “Tarzan”. Oct. 1-Nov. 13: “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”. April 23-May 25. Gilliam Stage: “Dr. Seuss’s the Cat and the Hat”. Nov. 19-Dec. 21: “Twas the Night Before Christmas”. Tickets $20 276-628-3991 or www.bartertheatre.com

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA MUSEUM HISTORICAL STATE PARK: Big Stone Gap, Va. 10 West First St. N. June 17, 6-8 p.m.: Workshop “Ceramic Garden Stakes”, spaces are limited; registration is required. . Cost $15 per person; all supplies and material included. June 21, noon: Lunch on the Lawn featuring Ron Short. June 22, 7-9 p.m.: 2019 Great American Campout, campfire sing and marshmallow roast; admission is free 276-523-1322.

EXHIBITS

ARTS DEPOT: Abingdon, Va., 314 Depot Square. Now: Member Gallery, Regina Dawson, Abingdon, VA; (Photography), Merry and Herb Jonkers, Chilhowie, VA; (Jewelry & Stained Glass); Bunny Medeiros, Abingdon, VA (Photography); Frank Renault, Abingdon, VA (Photography). Now: Juried Spotlight Gallery Greg Howser presents “Fairy Tales”. Wednesday Morning Painters, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Beginners to professional; everyone welcome. Appalachian Center for Poet and Writers will meet in April meet monthly at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday for a workshop; First Thursday open mic. Writers are asked to bring 6-8 copies of poems or short prose. dwinship@gmail.com. 276-628-9091, www.abingdonartsdepot.org.

A WORK OF ARTS GALLERY & GIFTS: Bristol, Tenn. 600 State St. Gallery filled and managed by local artists providing paintings, drawings, jewelry, pottery, woodworking, stained glass; etc. Open Sunday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; stays open late on First Friday of each month. Offering painting classes; booth spaces available for local artists, 423-797-0089.

BIRTHPLACE OF COUNTRY MUSIC MUSEUM:  Bristol, Va., 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way. Exhibits Gallery. 423-573-1927, info@birthplaceofcountrymusic.org.

ALONG THE HORIZON: CONTEMPORARY DRAWING IN TENNESSEE: Johnson City, Tenn., ETSU’s Reese Museum. Open: Joint exhibition – between the Reese Museum, Slocumb Galleries and Mary B. Martin School of the Arts at East Tennessee State University — highlighting the exercise of drawing as a useful medium for artists. The exhibition displays the work of 13 contemporary Tennessee artists. www.etsu.edu/martin or 423-439-8587.

EDITH BOLLING WILSON BIRTHPLACE FOUNDATION AND MUSEUM: Wytheville, Va. Exhibits on view now through Feb. 28: World War I; Girls Scouts during ‘The Great War’.

MUSEUM OF THE MIDDLE APPALACHIANS: Saltville, Va. 123 Palmer Ave. Now-June 7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: ETSU Paleontology Department research dig, visitors welcome to observe. The dig team will collect mammal fossils from the Ice Age. June 8: Kids Dig, for grades 1st-6th, morning session for grades 1-3 and afternoon session for grades 4-6. Registration form is required and $10 fee includes admission to the museum exhibits, 276-496-3633 or museumoma@embarqmail.com

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: 1-5 Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Monday and Wednesday are by appointment, 276-669-4596.

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA MUSEUM HISTORICAL STATE PARK: Big Stone Gap, Va. 10 West 1st St. Now through July 26: “Diamond in the Rough” rotating exhibit University of Virginia at Wise campus library. Now through September 27: “Ride into the Past” rotating exhibit, regular admission rates apply adults $6 and children $3, 6-12; under 6 free. Group rates are available 276-523-1322.

WHITE’S MILL & MERCANTILE: Abingdon, Va. White’s Mill Road. Reopens March. 276-628-2960 or whitesmill.abingdon@gmail.com.

WILLIAM KING MUSEUM OF ART:  Abingdon, Va., William King Museum of Art, 415 Academy Dr. Exhibits: Now through Sept. 8: Mannish: Artist Travis Donovan works to uncover the hidden nuances present in everyday objects by presenting them as metaphors for self and place. Now through July 9: Intertwined: Regional Textile Traditions explores the realities of nineteenth-century home textile production in the region surrounding Abingdon, VA. All year round enjoy the permanent collection of the outdoor sculpture on museum grounds.  The Museum is free and open to the public. www.williamkingmuseum.org or call 276-628-5005.

STORYTELLING

CREEKSIDE RESTAURANT: Downtown Jonesborough, Tenn. Jonesborough Storytelling Guild: Up to four guild members present stories for all ages on Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Donation of $5 for adults and $3 per student; www.storytellersguild.org or 423-753-6626.

CALL FOR ARTISTS/VENDORS

GREEN COVE STATION VISITOR CENTER: Damascus, Va., Green Cove Station Visitor Center on the Virginia Creeper Trail is seeking artists and photographers to exhibit their works for public viewing starting in April.  A Southwest Virginia theme is preferred. Bluegrass or mountain music bands are also being sought for volunteer performances. 800-628-7202 or email dbthompson@fs.fed.us.

HALE SPRINGS INN: Rogersville, Tenn., 110 W. Main St. Hale Springs Inn & McKinney’s Tavern in Rogersville, Tennessee, is looking for local artists — painters, photographers, writers to showcase their talents for free. Visual artists may display work for the duration of the arranged month. 423-272-5171 or info@halespringsinn.com.

VIRGIE R. FLEENOR ART GALLERY: Bristol, Va., 701 Goode St., Bristol Public Library, invitation to artists to exhibit their works. Each exhibition is scheduled for a two month period and June unavailable. Applications can be obtained by calling 276-821-6148 or stop by the library.

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.

PLUM CREEK QUILTERS: Tazewell, Va. Fairgrounds Road, Nuchols Hall Building. Call for vendors for Sept. 7, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.: annual Craft Bazaar, registration fee $10 for outside vendors and $20 for inside vendors, bring tent, tables, etc. Limit 2 tables per vendor 276-979-4103 or 276-979-6536.

OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH: Gray, Tenn. 396 Oak Grove. Call for vendors for Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Christmas Craft Fair, vendor tables $30 non-refundable, vendors’ registration and applications are available 423-477-3141 or oakgrovebc.org.

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