Reception for CCA artists planned for Sept. 28

Friday receptions planned for artists Tatiana Potts and Alan Shuptrine

September 18, 2018

On Fri., Sept. 28, the public is invited to attend an art reception for Tatiana Potts and Alan Shuptrine, two artists currently exhibiting at the Clayton Center for the Arts (CCA). The reception will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the CCA.

Potts is the featured artist in the Center’s Blackberry Farm and William “Ed” Harmon galleries for September. An artist talk will occur at 6:30 p.m. in the gallery.

Potts’ exhibit is “influenced by [her] cultural background" and includes a display of printmaking, sketching and sculptural works. She was inspired by the connection between repetitious aspects learning to play the flute and repetitious acts of folding.

Shuptrine is the featured artist in the DENSO Gallery through December.  He will speak at 7 p.m. in the gallery.  Shuptrine’s exhibit, Appalachian Watercolors of the Serpentine Chain, features watercolor paintings that display his quest to explore and interpret the beauty and culture of the mountains that stretch from the South into New England and Canada. Shruptrine explored the land and people of the mountains over the past several years by hiking and traveling the Appalachians and captured his impressions in his watercolors.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For more information about the Sept. 28 events, please call the Maryville College Division of Fine Arts at 865.981.8150.

 Written by Deborah Boling, Maryville College Division of Fine Arts


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