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Photo by Clinton Warmoth

The King College Photography Department will display their artwork at the Bristol Public Library's Virgie R. Fleenor Art Gallery during the month of January & February

January 02, 2012

Artwork by the King College Photography Department will be featured in the Bristol Public Library’s Virgie R. Fleenor Gallery in January and February. The first gallery exhibit of the New Year is a compilation of works from the Spring 2011 King College Photography Project Lab. “This course is a unique experience for our students. Each semester a different focus or topic is chosen and then students from all levels of the program work together with their distinct and varying talents,” explains Tammy Mercure, King College Photography Professor.

During the Spring 2011 semester, Professors Tammy Mercure and Chris Stewart provided information about the Farm Security Administration, FSA to the students. The FSA was set up in 1935 by President Roosevelt as a part of his New Deal. The government hired a small, but influential group of photographers, including Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans, to photograph rural America and farmers and to "introduce America to Americans" through photographs.

Each student was assigned a theme to work on pertaining to Bristol, from business owners to cars and yards. The students in this exhibition are John Wade Brasher, Josh Hutton, Lyndsey Keegan, Alyson Lawton, Joseph Maye, Chad Thompson, Clinton Warmoth, and Samantha Woodin.

This display runs January 3rd – February 29th at the Bristol Public Library in the Virgie R. Fleenor Art Gallery. The library is open Monday- Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday- Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays 2 p.m.-5 p.m. For questions about the Art Gallery or any other library programs, call 276.821.6148.