Transitional Zeitgeist on exhibit at the Renaissance Arts Center Atrium

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WHEN: Exhibit up through the end of November 2015

RECEPTION: Friday November 13, 2015 from 5-7 PM

WHERE: Atrium Gallery, 2nd Floor of the Renaissance Arts Center & Theatre, 1200 E. Center St. Kingsport TN

COST: FREE & OPEN to the PUBLIC, Monday-Saturday: 8 am to 9 pm, Sunday: 8 am-4:30 pm


KINGSPORT Transitional Zeitgeist: A Group Exhibit by the Student Painting and Drawing Association at ETSU will be featured in October and November at the Atrium Gallery, on the 2nd floor of the Renaissance Arts Center & Theatre. The Reception will be held on Friday, November 13 from 5pm to 7pm, and the public is invited to attend, and interact with the artists.

Zeitgeist [tsahyt-gahyst] (noun): The spirit, attitude, or general outlook of a specific time or period, esp. as it is reflected in art, literature, philosophy, etc.

Zeitgeist is the dominant school of thought that typifies and influences the culture of a period in time. Culturally, East Tennessee is deeply filled with traditional values as evident in local art and philosophy.

As time moves, societies begin to develop changes in their attitude and thoughts, this is ultimately the zeitgeist in transition. This exhibit brings new perspectives to the face of fine arts in East Tennessee.

Transitional Zeitgeist incorporates artwork that uses traditional painting and drawing techniques with contemporary concepts as well as artwork without a regard for traditional techniques.

This exhibit is comprised of students who are members of The Student Painting and Drawing Association (SPDA) at East Tennessee State University. SPDA is an organization that advises professional development for students and actively engages the role of art in surrounding communities.