MECC’s Slemp Gallery Features Printmaker Ralph D. Slatton


Children Nestle Near by Ralph Slatton

Big Stone Gap — Mountain Empire Community College’s Slemp Gallery will feature an exhibit by printmaker Ralph D. Slatton titled “A Print Retrospective” now through December 11.

Slatton describes his artwork as influenced by fantasy gothic, printmakers Deborah Mae Broad and Peter Milton, and the movie/novel “Watership Down.” Slatton adds, “As I embrace this duality, my animals wear disguises of the strong and weak, experience entrapment and freedom.”

Slatton holds BFA and MA degrees from Arkansas State University and the MFA from the University of Iowa. He serves as the head of East Tennessee State University’s printmaking program, where he has taught since 1990.

MECC’s Slemp Gallery is located in the Wampler Library in Robb Hall. The library is open is Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 276.523.2400 ext. 468.