Wednesday, September 3, 2008

McKissic at CAAM

James McKissic is having a solo art show Root Workers and Railroad Tracks at the Chattanooga African American Museum (CAAM). The CAAM is located at 200 East Martin Luther King Blvd.

McKissic, a 2007 recipient of the Four Bridges Art Festival Emerging Artist Scholarship, is exhibiting 17 paintings. Most recently he has exhibited his work at UNUM and WTCI Studios as part of the Association for Visual Artists Corporate Lending Program. He also shows regularly at the Fine Line Gallery in Atlanta and OutLoud Books and Coffeshop in Nashville.

“With this show at the Chattanooga African American Museum, I want to let people see what I’ve been doing over the past couple of years. I chose the title Root Workers and Railroad Tracks because so much of my work and my aesthetic are based on my experiences as a Southern, African American man.”

The exhibit runs from Friday, August 22 to October 31. The artist reception and mixer will be held on September 11, 2008 at 6:00 PM. The CAAM is open Monday – Saturday 10:00 – 5:00. For more information, call the CAAM at 423-266-8658 or visit

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