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Virgie R. Fleenor Art Gallery of the Bristol Public Library features works by Joyce Kistner and Kitty Williams for July and August

July 08, 2013

The July and August exhibition in the Virgie R. Fleenor Art Gallery at the Bristol Public Library features two award-winning artists well-known in the region. Joyce Kistner and Kitty Williams have mounted the show “Retrospective Art Compositions”. This exhibition is unusual in that the show for the most part is work that was painted over the years by the two artists who have won many awards in juried fine arts show in East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, and other locales. The Gallery is open Monday through Thursday 9 AM until 8 PM.; Friday and Saturday 9 AM until 5 PM; and, Sunday 2 PM until 5 PM.

Featured works in the exhibition are Kitty Williams’ “Pastel of Laurel,” a portrait of the artist’s young niece and “Flander’s Field” an abstract oil painting done after the study of a poem written during World War I. Joyce Kistner’s featured works include “Taliesin” a painting that depicts the Scottsdale, Arizona, entrance to the home of Frank Lloyd Wright. “Taliesin” won an Award of Distinction in the Newell-Hendershot water media show. Also included is “Bristol—July 4th, 1930’s.” Some characters of that period in history are shown in the painting of Bristol.

The Virgie R. Fleenor Gallery is the only free art gallery in Bristol, TN/Va. Its mission is to display and encourage the broad range of artistic talent in the Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, and Western Carolina region. Kitty Williams and Joyce Kistner serve on the Gallery Committee of the Bristol Library and have been instrumental in the growth and recognition the Fleenor Gallery has received. Both artists have a long tradition of public service to the community and award-winning art.