“Historic Places and Outdoor Spaces” will showcase the talent of local photographers and feature the history and beauty of our region. The contest theme celebrates two things that put our region on the map — a rich history and beautiful scenery.
Photographers of all ages and skill levels were invited to capture images that feature historic cities or outdoor wonders of the Southeast Tennessee/Northwest Georgia region.
The exhibition will include up to 50 photographs in the professional, amateur and youth divisions. First-, second-, and third-place monetary prizes will be awarded in all three categories, thanks to the generous sponsorship of CPQ Professional Imaging.
The Museum Center will host a special exhibition of wood-fired pottery by Knox County artist Peter Rose. Australian by birth, Rose came to East Tennessee in 1985 by way of Japan and England.
Four years later, when Rose set out to build his own wood-fired kiln, it was the Japanese and English ceramic cultures — and the advice of a visiting Korean potter — that shaped the final structure. The kiln was completed in 1992 and Rose was ready to begin firing, and ready to begin melding his past multicultural experiences with the traditions of Southern folk potters.
Today, Rose continues to advance the wood-fired pottery tradition in East Tennessee. The exhibition will feature a selection of Peter Rose’s beautiful and imaginative creations. His work will also be available for sale in the Museum Store.
For more information, call 339-5745 or visit www.museumcenter.org.