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The Watauga Valley Art League will display their artwork at the Bristol Public Library's Virgie R. Fleenor Art Gallery during the month of September.

August 31, 2011

The Watauga Valley Art League, a group of artists from Northeast Tennessee was formed in 1969, will be featured in the Bristol Public Library’s Virgie R. Fleenor Gallery for the entire month of September. In this exhibit, each artist will use a variety of subject themes and techniques.

Three years after their formation, in 1972, 19 of the then 22 members exhibited in their first art show with 85 works of art. It was, and still is, the desire of the Watauga Valley Art League (WVAL) to encourage local artists and build support for art in the six local counties in Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia.

Professionals, art teachers, hobbyists, amateur artists, and some who just enjoy art make up the more than 100 current members. The group meets every third Sunday at 2pm at the Johnson City Seniors’ Center, where local arts can feature their work and provide demonstrations of their techniques. The WVAL sponsors at least four shows a year not including the other opportunities they are given to display their artwork throughout the region.

The artists of the Watauga Valley Art League will display artwork in a variety of themes, medium, and techniques.

This display runs September 1st -30th 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.