The exhibit will run through Aug. 24. AACA has been offering classes in the visual and performing arts at The Arts Center for children and adults since opening in 2005. This exhibit is intended to showcase works by adult students who have taken classes in the past year.
A variety of media has been taught by an impressive array of instructors, including this year’s instructors, Sandy Brown (watercolors), Joy Merckson (acrylics and drawing), Billie Stevens (stained glass), and Andy Phipps (clay).
Many of the students were beginners who had never had a course in their chosen medium, while others have taken many classes at The Arts Center and other venues. A sampling of their works done in class or while taking a class will be on display to show the impact The Arts Center has had on their art.
Landscapes, abstracts, portraits, and other subject matter will reveal the extent of their training, as some of the students had never picked up a paint brush before beginning classes here, while others enrolled to improve their skills and explore new directions.
The Arts Center invites you to view this exhibit and be as amazed and as proud as we are by the abundance of talent present in our community. The public, artists, family and friends are also invited to attend the opening reception on Tuesday, June 12, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The Arts Center instructors and many of the students will be on hand to talk about their experience and their art.
The Arts Center is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information or directions, call 423-745-8781 or visit www.athensartscouncil.org.
All programs of AACA are funded in part by the Tennessee Arts Commission.