JOHNSON CITY – “A Journey,” an exhibit showcasing the works of Margaret Gregg, is on display at the Reece Museum at East Tennessee State University through July 5.
“A Journey” includes selected works by Gregg from the Archives of Appalachia at ETSU, the Reece Museum permanent collection and such private collections as those of the Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment (SOCM), Jubilee Community Arts and the Appalachian Community Fund, as well as recent works. While the exhibit features silkscreen posters and mixed media, the majority of work is fiber-based textile construction.
Gregg is an experimental visual artist based in Abingdon, Virginia, where she is currently a resident artist at the William King Museum of Art.
She began creating art with a social and political focus in the mid-1960s. Concerned for Southern Appalachian communities, Gregg worked with churches and other social change groups involved with social, cultural, environmental and economic issues. This work with the community allowed her to branch out and explore various media.
An artist’s reception will be held Saturday, June 15, from 2-4 p.m.
The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Regular museum hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.For more information, call the Reece Museum at 423-439-4392. For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at 423-439-8346.