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Kathy Millhorn Hawk will be the new featured artist in the City Hall Gallery’s upcoming exhibit and sale, opening on September 28. The gallery show, entitled “God’s Canopy,” will showcase a collection of monotype prints and pastels featuring the outdoors, including landscapes and flowers.

Hawk, a Kingsport native, is a graduate of East Tennessee State University with a B.S. and M.A. in Art Education. During her 30-year career as an elementary art educator, she maintained an active role in local visual arts programs through teaching, volunteering and participating in many exhibitions. Over the past 40 years, Hawk has been associated with the Kingsport Art Guild in many capacities. She has experience in calligraphy, watercolor, plein air pastels and monotype printmaking. Hawk’s work can be found in collections throughout the region and is also represented in the southeast and northwestern United States. Locally, her art may be seen at the Renaissance Center Gallery and the Downstairs Gallery at Hawksnest by appointment through murphawk@gmail.com.

“I have always been attracted to the outdoors, particularly flowers and trees, and feel rejuvenated with each new season,” said Hawk. “Each of us has been blessed by God to live on this beautiful earth, and we should be mindful, good stewards of it. My hope with this exhibit is to share a love of travel through my expression of the outdoors and bring this same joy to its many viewers.”

The “God’s Canopy” exhibition and sale will be on the first floor in the City Hall Gallery at 415 Broad Street from September 28 to November 29 on weekdays from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. A portion of the art sales will go to the Golden Brush Awards sponsored by the Kingsport Art Guild, which is awarded to selected area high school seniors planning to major in art at the college level.

For additional information regarding the art show, please contact the Office of Cultural Arts at 423-392-8414.