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Reece Museum

The Center for Appalachian Studies & Services

Current Exhibits at the Reece Museum
  • detail of Margaret Gregg's quilt

    A Journey

  • Interior view

    Underwater World

  • Collage of textile works

    Textile Traditions of the Mountain South


A Journey (June 3 - July 5)

A Journey is on exhibit at the Reece Museum beginning June 3 and continuing through July 5, 2019. A public reception will be held on Saturday, June 15, from 2 to 4 pm.

A Journey showcases selected Margaret Gregg works from the Archives of Appalachia, the Reece Museum, private collections such as Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment (SOCM), Jubilee Community Arts, and the Appalachian Community Fund (ACF) as well as recent new works. The exhibition features silkscreen posters and mixed media the majority of the work is fiber based textile constructions.

Margaret Gregg is an experimental visual artist based in Abingdon, Virginia, and is currently a resident artist at the William King Museum of Art located in Abingdon. Gregg began creating art with a social and political focus in the mid-1960s. Concerned for Southern Appalachian communities, she worked with churches and other social change groups involved with social, cultural, environmental and economic issues. This work with the community allowed Gregg to branch out and explore various media.

Underwater World ( June 10 - July 12)

The Reece Museum held its first-ever Renaissance Teen Camp the week of June 3rd, 2019. During that week, nine campers created an underwater environment. Collaborating with instructor Lyn Govette and museum staff, nine campers learned and implemented skills such as knot tying, paper mache, crocheting and painting to create this immersive underwater experience. Underwater World: A Fibers Exhibition Experience will remain open to the public through July 12.


Textile Traditions of the Mountain South ( June 10 - July 26)

The Overmountain Weavers Guild present Textile Traditions of the Mountain South: Fiber Arts of the Overmountain Weavers Guild at the Reece Museum beginning June 10 and running through July 26. The exhibition features contemporary and traditional fiber creations of the guild members. The fiber arts displayed will encompass a wide variety of techniques, including weaving, spinning, knitting, crochet, felting, and chair caning. A free public reception will be held at the museum on Saturday, June 22 from 2-5 pm. Mountain dulcimer music will be provided by Don Burger of Jonesborough.

Free Demonstrations:

FRIDAYS 12pm - 2pm
June 14 — Deborah Lowman, Barn Loom Weaving
                   Pam Landstrom, Weaving
                   Laura Whitfield, Spinning
June 21 — Ann Moore, Barn Loom Weaving
                   Louise Nuttle, Spinning
June 28 — Margaret Crouch, Barn Loom Weaving
                   Deborah Lowman, Needle Felting
July 5 —     Rachael Lowman, Barn Loom Weaving
                   Jan Turner, Spinning
July 12 —  Vickie Almaroad, Barn Loom Weaving                              Laura Whitfield, Spinning          
July 19 —  Sherry Twork, Barn Loom Weaving
                   Rachael Lowman, Book Making & Spinning
July 26 —  Sherry Twork, Barn Loom Weaving                                  Doug Lowman, Chair Caning

TUESDAY 9am - 1pm
July 16 — Joy Wachs, Rigid Heddle Weaving




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