Sunday, February 6, 2011

Kingsport Exhibit spotlights African-American art

In celebration of Black History Month, the Kingsport Art Guild’s February exhibit features the folk art of Nancy Johnson.

“I want my artwork to convey deep meaning with rich value and expression,” said Johnson, who took up art after retiring from a career in nursing. “Artists may choose oil or watercolor and brush, pen and ink, writing and poetry or their voice to create something special and different. I have tried to depict black pride and beauty and strength of black culture.”

Johnson’s work will remain on display in the Kingsport Renaissance Center’s second-floor Main Gallery through Feb. 25.

Admission is free.  For more information, call (423) 246-1227 or visit