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"Appalachian Exotica" exhibit to be on display in the Virgie R. Fleenor Art Gallery during the month of January!

January 11, 2011

The Bristol Public Library’s Virgie R. Fleenor Art Gallery will be showcasing the talents of Amy Williams throughout the month of January.

Williams has been practicing photography as a hobby for many years. In 2007 she entered her first photography contest, and she has since been the winner of the Amateur Black and White Nature division in the Railgrass Photography Contest in Kingsport, TN, has had one of her landscape photos chosen for inclusion in a slide show on a national website, and has been asked to donate several pieces to silent auctions in the area.

For the past eight years, Williams coordinated the Bristol branch of CASA for Kids, Inc., providing trained Court Appointed Special Advocates for abused and neglected children in the Bristol, TN juvenile courts. She left CASA in August 2010 to begin law school at the University of Tennessee where she was hired as the law school’s student photographer. Her work can be seen on the law school website (www.law.utk.edu) and has been published in the Fall 2010 Tennessee Law Magazine.

Ms. Williams is honored and humbled by the opportunity to show her work at the Virgie R. Fleenor Gallery. This display, entitled “Appalachian Exotica”, includes images selected from an ongoing project to document life, big and small, natural and manmade, around our special part of Appalachia. More of Amy’s photos can be seen on her Facebook page, Freewill Photography.

“Appalachian Exotica” runs through the month of January in the Virgie R. Fleenor Art Gallery at the Bristol Public Library. The hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 9am — 8pm, Friday and Saturday, 9am — 5pm, and Sunday, 2pm-5pm.