An evening with artist, author Suzanne Stryk

An evening with artist, author Suzanne Stryk

The Kingsport Cultural Arts and Create Appalachia are hosting a one-night only event with Suzanne Stryk, one of the region’s most noteworthy fine artists.

The event will be held at 6 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the Kingsport Renaissance Center (1200 E. Center Street). Admission is free, but reservations are encouraged. This event will feature an artist talk, a small pop-up exhibit of Stryk’s past and present work, and readings from her recently completed first bookThe Middle of Somewhere: An Artist Explores the Nature of Virginia. University Press, 2022).

A meet-and-greet with Stryk and a book signing will follow the program. Copies of The Middle of Somewhere will be available for purchase.

Stryk’s approachability and her infectious enthusiasm make her programs a delight for people of all ages. The evening will be a special treat for those who enjoy art and writing focused on nature and the outdoors.

Born in Chicago, Stryk currently resides in Southwest Virginia. She’s had solo exhibitions in locations throughout the country, including the National Academy of Sciences (DC), the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta (GA), the Eleanor B. Wilson Museum in Roanoke (VA), and Gallery 180, The Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago.

Her paintings have hung in over 60 group shows, including those at the Anchorage Museum of Art (AK) and The Butler Institute of American Art (OH). A mid-career survey of the artist’s work, “Second Nature: The Art of Suzanne Stryk,” spanning the years 1990-2005, was organized in 2005 by the William King Museum in Abingdon, Virginia, an affiliate of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

For more information about the event, contact Katie Hoffman ( or Hannah Powell (

Link to Create Appalachia’s Facebook event: 


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Renaissance Arts Center & Theatre

1200 E. Center St. Kingsport TN 37660

(423) 392-8414