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King University News :: KU Student Artwork to be Showcased during Art D’Vine’s Gallery Hop March 21

BRISTOL, Tenn., March 18, 2014 – King University Digital Media Art Design (DMAD)/Photography students will showcase their artwork during Art D’Vine gallery hop in downtown Bristol, TN/VA, this Friday, March 21 from 6-9 p.m. This evening art walk offers patrons the chance to gain after-hours access to merchants, sample domestic and international wines, and enjoy a range of works from artists across the region. Art D'Vine is also playing host to the senior photography exhibit of KU student Arlyn Kimbrough.

“We held a competition within the DMAD Department wherein students submitted 60 pieces with the understanding only one-third of those would hang in the gallery space during Art D’Vine,” says Joe Strickland, assistant professor of Digital Media Art Design/Photography for King University. “Students were required to submit a minimum of five photographs to be considered. Only 20 pieces made the cut. It was pretty competitive. We received a nice mix of work from more graphic based to portraiture to architectural. The showing will be a bit eclectic, which is nice.

“After the Art D’Vine exhibit on Friday, we will showcase the students’ artwork in the King’s Den on the Bristol campus throughout Dogwood Weekend. We are excited for our alumni to see what great work the students are doing,” added Strickland.

As with the previous gallery hops, participants are invited to stroll around historic downtown Bristol, stopping at Kil’n Time, Benjamin Walls Gallery, 606 State Street Gallery, One of a Kind Gallery, blowfish emporium, Pretty Girl Station, KP Duty, and Hatching Perspective Gallery. King DMAD will be featured in the One Night Stand Gallery located at 618 State Street alongide Arlyn Kimbrough’s senior photo exhibit. Most of the galleries will feature varieties of wine for sampling.

This event is free to the public, though there is a suggested one-time donation of $5 with the proceeds supporting the work of the Arts Entertainment District of Historic Downtown Bristol, TN/VA.


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