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Macon County artists to be featured at Cumberland

Staff Reports • Updated Sep 15, 2016 at 5:00 PM

The Adams Fine Art Gallery at Cumberland University will present a group exhibition featuring new works by the Macon County Arts Council artists. 

The exhibit will run from Sept. 15 through Oct. 14 with an opening reception Sept. 15 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The artists will be available to speak about their work.

Fifteen artist will be featured in the show, including Linda Johnson, Nancy Doss, Peggy Stephens, Evelyn White, Sally Yancey, Ellen Herb-Witte, Benny Maggart, Wynona Clayborne, Jason Draper, Doug Holder, Shirley Anderson, Louie and Ida Tucker, Dana Carter and Pat Bailey.

 The Macon County artists use a wide range of media, including clay and metal sculpture, painting, mixed media, pottery, photography, woodworking and basketry. Some of the artists’ work was described as using experimental techniques, surrealistic in nature, realistic and repurposed objects turned into art. 

“The show is a very good cross section of what Macon County has to offer,” said Macon County Arts Council president Evelyn White.

The Macon County Arts Council was established 10 years ago. The council works with artist and crafts persons, but White said that was only one facet of the program. The organization sponsors free workshops for children 5-12 years old, and community events. In 2017, the council will play host to the Fisk Jubilee Singers and the Nashville Symphony. The organization is open to anyone who has an interest in the arts, not just artists.

The Adams Gallery in Heydel Fine Arts Center at Cumberland University is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and other times by appointment. Admission is free, and the public is invited to view the show. For further information, contact Peg Fredi, director of the Adams Gallery, at [email protected]

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