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Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2013 11:23 am

EXHIBITS

HANDS ON! REGIONAL MUSEUM: Johnson City, 315 E. Main St., Art Studio, various exhibits and workshops all month. (423) 434-4363 Ext. 100, main@handsonmuseum.org .

DEERY INN MUSEUM AND GROUNDS: Blountville, Tenn. Early stage stop with permanent displays of 18th and 19th century antiques, period paintings, quilts, grand piano and more. (423) 323-4660 or www.historicsullivan.com.

EDITH BOLLING WILSON BIRTHPLACE FOUNDATION AND MUSEUM: Wytheville, Va., On display: Exhibit of The Electric Past and the Future Come Together, Edith Bolling Wilson’s Electric Car. (276) 223-3484, www.edithbollingwilson.org.

MUSEUM OF THE MIDDLE APPALACHIANS: Saltville, Va. Exhibits in main hall include: Geology, The Ice Age, Native Americans, Pioneer Settlement, Early Salt and Gypsum Industry, War-Between-the-States, Industrialization, Company Town Life and Wetlands. (276) 496-3633 or www.museum-mid-app.org.

NETHERLAND INN HOUSE MUSEUM AND BOAT YARD COMPLEX: Kingsport, Tenn. Replica of an old-time stagecoach in the barn. (423) 335-5552 or www.netherlandinn.com.

NYUMBA YA TAUSI-PEACOCK MUSEUM: Bristol, Va., 412 Clinton Ave. Two permanent exhibits: African artifacts, handmade toys, musical instruments, jewelry, etc.; African American collectibles, black memorabilia, i.e., dolls, quilts, photos, etc. $5 adults/$3 for children under 12. Museum hours: 1-4:30 p.m. Saturday and weekdays by appointment. W. Banks, (276) 669-4596.

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER: Abingdon, Va., Exit 14, I-81, Lobby: On permanent display, works by Kyle Buckland. (276) 619-4300.

ROCKY MOUNT: Piney Flats, Tenn., 200 Hyder Hill Road. Guided tours Tuesday–Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $8 adults/seniors (60+) $7/children (ages 5-17) $5, (423) 538-7396 or (888) 538-1791. www.rockymountmuseum.com .

WILLIAM KING MUSEUM: Abingdon, Feb. 5-March 3, opening reception Feb. 7, 6-8 p.m. Alison Hall of Roanoke. (276) 628-5005.

APPALACHIAN ARTS CENTER: Quilt Challenge Fundraiser. Packets can be picked up at Appalachian Arts Center or Helen’s Fabric Shop. $10 includes three fat quarters which must be used in the quilt. Additional fabrics and any type of quilting styles or methods can be used to cmplete quilts. The theme for this year’s challnge is Taking Flight. Quilts are due back Feb. 12. All quilts will be displayed from Feb. 23-April 16 with awards reception Feb. 23, 2-4 p.m. (276) 596-9188 or email appartsinfo@sw.edu .

VIRGIE R. FLEENOR ART GALLERY: Bristol Public Library, through Feb. 27, Twin City Photo Club will be featured Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 2-5 p.m. (276) 645-8780 or www.bristol-library.org .

ARTS DEPOT: Abingdon, Va., through March 2, the works of Ned Johnson will be featured in his exhibition Playing with P retty Colors; Through Feb. 23, Audrey Bevins, Debra Casey and Briana Casey, all of Abingdon, and Lisa May of Chilhowie, are currently featured in the Member’s Showcase Gallery; Feb. 7, depot will be open 11 a.m. through 9 p.m. in conjunction with Abingdon’s First Thursday events. 6:36 p.m. the Depot’s Founders Gallery will open to reveal the Art from the heart fundraising exhibit where more than 170 pieces of artwork will be available for purchase at the special price of $36. Exhibit and sale will run through March 23. (276) 628-9091 or abingdonartsdepot@eva.org .

FESTIVAL

CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL: Kingsport, MeadowView Conference Center, Feb. 9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets provide opportunities to sample chocolate sweets and treats from more than 30 local restaurants. All proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish East Tennessee and enable the foundation to grant the wishes of local children with life threatening medical conditions. There will be music and entertainment, and a silent auction. $15 in advance/$20 at door. www.wishetn.org to purchase tickets or for information.

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SCULPTURE PHOTO CONTEST: Bristol, Va.-Tenn. Deadline June 30. Art in Public Places contest focusing on sculptures displayed throughout downtown Bristol ( aippbristol.org/locations ) . Three divisions: 18 and under; amateur and professional. Entry fee of $5 and for guidelines and prizes, visit aippbristol.org/photocontest . Questions: submissions@aippbristol.org .

LECTURES

GUEST SPEAKER: Bristol, Tenn., King College’s Memorial Chapel, Feb. 4, 9:15 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the Bristol Public Library, Michael Perry, educator, attorney, and author, will speak on The Political Morality of Liberal Democracy. (423) 652-4156 or www.buechnerinstitute.org .

BUECHNER SERIES: Bristol, Tenn., 701 Florida Ave., First Presbyterian Church, Feb. 4, 7 p.m. at Bristol Public Library 710 Goode St., Bristol, Va. 30-second PSA, Michael Perry, noted law scholar and author of 11 books, will give a free lecture, (423) 652-4156 or www.buechnerinstitutte.org .

GUEST SPEAKER: Jonesborough Visitor’s Center, Feb. 7, The Heritage Alliance to host Dr. Thomas R. Peake as he speaks on the history and future of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; Feb. 28, Region, Race, and Memory: Inheriting the Civil War. For information (423) 753-9580, info@heritageall.org. or www.heritageall.org .

HISTORY OF SOUTHERN BARBECUE: Bristol Public Library, Feb. 11, 6 p.m. The title of Fred Sauceman’s presentation is Truth, Justice, Excellence in Barbecue and the American Way of Life and he will also discuss the history and culture of barbecue in the South. www.bristolhistoricalassociation.com .

MILLIGAN LADIES CONFERENCE: Milligan College, Tenn., Milligan College, Mary B. Martin Auditorium, in Milligan’s Seeger Memorial Chapel, Feb. 28, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Eleanore L. Campbell Ladies Conference, $35 per person before Feb. 1 and $40 after Feb. 1. Student registration is $20 by Feb. 1. Box lunch will be provided. (423) 461-8719 or www.milligan.edu/ALM .

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CALL FOR ARTISTS/VENDORS

CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL VENDORS: Chocolate Festival is seeking vendors at MeadowView Conference Center, Kingsport, for the festival Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information (423) 989-9474 or www.wishetn.org .

THE ART PLACE: Chilhowie, Va. Offering space for studios, gallery shop, classroom for artists, craft people in Smyth County, neighboring communities. (276) 496-3734.

DOWNTOWN KINGSPORT ASSOCIATION: Kingsport, Tenn., Main Arts Center and DKA seeking artists interested in showing work. (423) 246-6550.

THE GALLERY @ BARR PHOTOGRAPHICS : Abingdon, Va., 152 E. Main St. Call for artists. Dean at the Gallery. barrphotographics@embarqmail.com or (276) 628-1486.

KINGSPORT PUBLIC ART: Kingsport, Tenn. Kingsport Public Art Committee is seeking artwork for its sculpture exhibition, through March. Works can be in any media, must be suitable for outdoors and may be functional or non-functional, temporary in nature or permanent. (423) 392-8416 or www.publicart.kingsporttn.gov.

606 STATE STREET GALLERY: Bristol, Va., seeking exhibiting artists of all media and genres, including paintings, drawings, sculpture, glass jewelry, pottery, photography, prints, cards, textiles and fine art crafts. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (423) 573-2438 or 606statestreetgallery.com.

HOW TO SUBMIT

Calendar is a public service of the Bristol Herald Courier. Submission deadline is Monday at noon for the items scheduled during the upcoming week. Notices may be addressed to Bristol Herald Courier Calendar, P.O. Box 609, Bristol, VA 24203; faxed: (276) 669-3696; email: features@bristolnews.com; call Mary Dutton, (276) 645-2556, or Jan Patrick, (276) 645-2515.

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