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MECC’s Slemp Gallery Exhibits “Hispanic Appalachia”
Posted Date: 3/4/2014 9:00 AM

Big Stone Gap, VA – Mountain Empire Community College’s Slemp Gallery is now featuring an art exhibition of the works of Megan King located in the Wampler Library, on the second floor of Robb Hall.Katrina-Megan King

The exhibition, which will run from March 3—April 12, 2014, is titled Hispanic Appalachia. “These photographs,” says the artist Megan King, “focus on Latino culture in the changing social landscape of Southern Appalachia. By photographing businesses, people, churches, homes and other aspects of the community, I am attempting to show the importance of emerging diversity in this historically conservative region of the United States.”

Megan King graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Studio Art and Photography, and a second Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Spanish. In addition, Megan studied Spanish at the College of Salamanca in Spain. She has been featured in many exhibitions and publications for her work and representation of the multi-cultural South.

For more information on the Slemp Gallery, or the Megan King exhibition, please contact Gallery Co-Director Alice Harrington at (276)-523-2400.