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Studios Along the Beaten Path Tour Exhibit at the Adams Gallery

Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm until February 14.


Cumberland University’s Adams Gallery presents, “Studios Along the Beaten Path Tour Exhibit,” featuring the works of 12 Tennessee artists and craftsmen. The exhibit is currently open Mon.-Fri., 8:00-5:00 p.m., until February 14. An artists’ reception will be held on Wednesday, January 30, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., with a gallery talk at 6:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. This exhibit, reception, and gallery talk are all free and open to the public.

This exhibit is composed of a selection of twelve artists and craftsmen who are part of the main studios involved in the Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour. During this tour, held annually in October, these artists open their studios to the public for a first-hand look at the materials, methods and settings that empower their creativity. This yearly event is a unique opportunity to discuss the artists’ work and purchase or commission original creations in clay, glass, wood, fiber and other media. You can view a selection of these talented artists works on display at the Adams Gallery, now through mid-February. 

On display are selected works by the following members of the studio tour: Jeanne Brady (fabric), Louis and Christine Colombarini (raku), Chery Cratty (paper pulp painting), Susan DeMay (stoneware), Rob Harvey (stoneware), Tim Hintz (wood), William and Sascha Kooienga (stone sculpture), Claudia Lee (artist made paper), Damon MacNaught (glass), and David Sharp (wood sculpture). A selection of these artists will be participating in the artists’ talk on January 30 at 6:30 p.m. Susan DeMay, a ceramics instructor at Vanderbilt University, spearheaded coordination of the group’s exhibit at the Adams Gallery. 

For more information on this, or other fine arts events, contact Cumberland University’s School of Music and the Arts at (615) 547-1364. The Adams Gallery is sponsored by the Thackston Family Foundation.