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Mountain Music Museum to Unveil Roy Acuff Fiddle

Fiddle on loan to museum for one year unveiled.

A rare fiddle, once owned by the late country music legend Roy Acuff, will be unveiled at the Mountain Music Museum in Kingsport, Tennessee on Tuesday, May 1. Members of the Acuff family will be present, and there will be live music and free admission during the celebration, from 11:00-1:00.

The fiddle is on loan to the museum for one year, courtesy of its owner, Lamar Peek, in memory of his late brother, Bobby Peek, who purchased it at a pawn shop in Alabama. The fiddle received national attention last January, when a family member of Peek’s family donated it to Goodwill in Kansas City, without realizing its historical significance.

Peek discussed the fiddle during an interview with former Arkansas Governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on his weekly program “Huckabee” on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). The interview can be seen here: https://youtu.be/6DU_VyQ9wTo.

The Roy Acuff fiddle was made in 1945 by the singer’s uncle, Evart Acuff, in Maryville, Tennessee, just south of Knoxville. Evart was an acclaimed fiddle maker in the region.

Christmas Connection 2018 Applications now being accepted!

The Christmas Connection is a very well established cultural event in Kingsport, hosting some of the region’s best craft artists. This favorite holiday staple is looked forward to year after year! In 2018, this will be the 39th consecutive year serving the artists and the community! The Civic Auditorium will host artistic creations in various media, just in time for Christmas gift shopping. **Due to elections taking place at the Civic Auditorium on the first weekend of November, this year’s Christmas Connection will take place on the 2nd full weekend, November 9, 10, 11, 2018.**

Location: Kingsport Civic Auditorium

Sponsored by: City of Kingsport, Office of Cultural Arts (423) 392-8414

Website: www.EngageKingsport.com or www.KingsportTN.gov

Email: ChristmasConnection@KingsportTN.gov

Admission: Admission to this fun-filled, shopping event is FREE and open to the public!

Applications: July 1 – DEADLINE for applications & photos. No cost to apply!  Acceptance is by invitation only. All applications are reviewed by a selection committee, taking various factors into consideration in order to create a high quality, attractive show having a good mix of artistic and crafting creations. There will be a limited number of exhibitions for each category or media.  Application packet will be available April 6th 2018!  Click Here to download the application packet!  

Acrylic Pouring with Elena Corradino

Adventure into Acrylic Pouring!

Adventure into the fun and unpredictable world of acrylic pouring with Elena Corradino!

She will teach you everything there is to know about this exciting style of abstract art.

You will make 10 paintings(5 wooden panels, two ceramic tiles, a wooden round, an 8×10 canvas and a deep edge 5×5 canvas) and each will be different.  You will learn 5 different types of pours, including a double flip cup, AND 3 ways to make “cells”.  You will discuss color theory and what makes abstract art pop, and Elena will go into detail about the materials, brands she uses, etc.  You will leave with the knowledge of how to do this on your own as well as beautiful art!

Saturday, September 8th in the 2nd level Studio Space at the Kingsport Carousel!
350 Clinchfield St. Kingsport, TN 37660.
10am – 2:30pm (30 min break for lunch, bring-your-own or eat local) 4hr instruction/creative time
$85 – All materials provided.


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Catherine Murray Encaustic painting

Intro to Encaustic Painting with Catherine Murray

Catherine Murray Encaustic painting

Want to try an ancient art technique?

Students will learn about the ancient art of encaustic painting, using pigments in warm beeswax with Damar resin to create luminous surfaces.  We will explore various encaustic painting techniques with the intent of developing skills and an understanding of possibilities with hot was as an art material.  Students will receive a brief overview of the history of encaustics, including a look at the work of contemporary encaustic artists.  We will use encaustic on paper, wood and mixed media, exploring techniques such as fusing, incising, painting on Plexiglas, collage, and photo transfers. Imagery and content will be up to each student. Materials and equipment will be provided with the course fee.

Cost: $75 tuition plus $25 materials= $100 total fee

Questions: Please email murrayc@etsu.edu

Mail Checks Payable to:
Catherine Murray
552 Matson Rd.
Jonesborough, TN 37659

Or register online at www.kingsportartguild.com using PayPal

Notes: Wear clothing you don’t mind getting messy, bring a bag lunch; if available bring an old pancake griddle and/or propane torch-but not required.

Cancellation Policy: See www.kingsportartguild.com “Workshops and Classes” for policy

About the Instructor:   Catherine Murray, MFA University of Montana, has been teaching sculpture, 3D Design, and a variety of special topics courses, including Encaustic Painting at ETSU for 22 years. She is now a full-time studio artist and has upcoming regional solo shows and sculpture commission in the works.



Alla prima or “direct painting” is a fast a loose style of oil painting that is done in one or two sittings. This workshop begins with a strong emphasis on gesture drawing from the live model. Students will also learn to mix light and shadow colors of the face, hair and clothing from direct observation and learn to see the light and shadow sides of the face. We will also explore wet into wet painting techniques with the brush. This is an intermediate level class.

Drawing and painting experience with oil paint is a must.

FEE $75

Supply list will be sent upon registration. Register at www.kingsportartguild.com or contact Donna Bird at triplebirdie@gmail.com (snow date 2/24/18).

Donna Bird holds BFA in Graphic Design and worked in Memphis, TN for 15 years before moving to Johnson City, TN in 2007. She is an active member of the Kingsport Art Guild and continues to study art and painting with local, regional and national artists. Recent awards include: 2017 Award of Distinction in the Virginia Highlands Juried Fine Arts Show and 2017 Jonesborough Fine Art in the Park “Best in Show.”

Thelma Wyatt-Beginning a new painting

Building on the Basics of Design: Volume, Space and Distance


This class led by Thelma Wyatt will help participants learn how color selection and value enable them to create the illusion of volume, space and distance. Fee $55 Supply list will be sent upon registration Fees may be paid online at www.kingsportartguild.com or by contacting Thelma at thelmawyatt16@gmail.com (snow date 2/15/18)

Thelma Wyatt-Beginning a new painting

Building on the Basics of Design – Beginning a New Painting

Participants will learn about planning a painting along with creating a focal point. Subject selection, ground choices and palette decision will be covered. FEE: $55 per session Fees may be paid online at www.kingsportartguild.com or by contacting Thelma at thelmawyatt16@gmail.com Supply list will be sent upon registration.

Instructor – Thelma Wyatt

Thelma is a native of Kingsport and has traveled extensively. She worked as a CPA and a teacher before retiring. She continues to teach for the KAG. She is an award-winning artist in area shows.

Jennifer Hilton Collograph

Collograph (Collage and Printmaking) with Jennifer Hilton

Jennifer Hilton Collograph flowersThis two day workshop is ideal for those collage and printmaking fans, no matter what their experience level might be. All that is needed are a few simple supplies and an interest in experimenting while enjoying an art technique that gives a surprising and unique result! Fee: $ 90 plus materials fee of $10 for a total of 100. Register by emailing jenniferhilton@verizon.net or visit www.kingsportartguild.com. (snow dates 1/27/18 and 2/10/18) Bring bag lunch.


Instructor – Jennifer Hilton. Jennifer Hilton’s work is in the public collection of Brooklyn Museum, Boston Public Library and Harvard Business School. She has received grants from the Massachusetts Arts Council and Worcester Art Museum and was a visiting artist at Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughn, Ireland and Great Spruce Head Island, Maine. She is a retired printmaking instructor from Clark University in Worcester.