FL3TCH3R EXHIBIT: SOCIAL AND POLITICALLY ENGAGED ART
Reece Museum (ETSU) / 363 Stout Drive, JOHNSON CITY, TN October 2 - December 8th
Ivanete Blanco & David Shields
P. Muzi Branch
Wesam Mazhar Haddad
Lucy Julia Hale
S. Christopher James
Wendy L. Starn
O. Yemi Tubi
The eleventh annual FL3TCH3R Exhibit: Social and Politically Engaged Art is on display at East Tennessee State University’s Reece Museum through Dec. 8. On Thursday, Nov. 2, at 5 p.m., Adam DelMarcelle, this year’s juror, will present a public talk at the museum. An awards ceremony will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a reception.
The exhibition includes one of the largest breadth of artists from around the world. Featuring sixty-eight artists, the exhibition includes work from twenty U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Works from Bulgaria, Georgia, India, Iran, Jordan, Taiwan, United Kingdom and Ukraine were also selected for the exhibition. Representative media includes fiber, metals, painting, photography, digital, sculpture, printmaking, video, graphic design, ceramics, and mixed media.
Co-sponsored by the Mary B. Martin School of the Arts at ETSU, the exhibition explores current trends, and part of its mission is to serve as an avenue for societal transformation through exposure to social and political points of view.
The juror for this year’s exhibition is Adam DelMarcelle, educator, artist, activist, and Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Wilson College in Pennsylvania. DelMarcelle reviewed approximately 280 entries and selected eighty-four works from sixty-eight artists for the 2023 FL3TCH3R Exhibit.
The exhibit continues to give back to politically and socially engaged artists with over $2,000 in awards, in addition to the Fletcher H. Dyer Scholarship that is given to an ETSU Art & Design student every year.
For more information about Fletcher Dyer, visit http://fletcherdyer.com/about.html. For more information about the exhibit, visit http://www.FL3TCH3Rexhibit.com.
The Reece Museum, a unit of the Center of Excellence for Appalachian Studies and Services, is located on the campus of East Tennessee State University and is free and open to the public Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Follow the Reece Museum on social media for more content and digital programming. For more information about the exhibition or events, please visit www.etsu.edu or call 423-439-4392.