CU Faculty Art Show
The show will be up from Feb. 21 through March 15. Here is the info:
Cumberland Art Faculty Show - featuring the works of James Champion, Jennifer Crescuillo, Peg Fredi, Sally Govan, Damon MacNaught & Ted Rose
Works will include paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics, graphic arts, mixed media, neon and glass.
Gallery Talk & Reception: February 25th, from 4:30-6:30 pm
Free Admission - Public Welcome
A nationally recognized artist and author, Ted Rose is Chairman of the Art Department at Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN. Previously, he had served as director of educational research for Hurst, Texas-based Third Mind Publishing, and as director of David Lipscomb University's School of Fine and Performing Arts.
Ted Rose has several publications to his credit, including the top-selling secondary education textbook on drawing in the United States, "Discovering Drawing." As an artist, he has participated in six international exhibitions and received more than 50 awards for his work. His artwork is displayed in over 300 private collections and more than 100 corporate collections, including the collections of several Fortune 500 companies. He has also served as a keynote speaker for state art conferences in Nevada, Mississippi, Tennessee and Louisiana.
Ted Rose has also worked extensively with fine arts organizations as an instructor and board member. These organizations include The Tennessee Arts Academy, The Governor's School for the Arts and state fine arts programs in Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana. His students have also won numerous awards and have been recognized for outstanding work at the secondary, collegiate and graduate levels, including the National Scholastic Art Competition, the Texas Collegiate Art Competition, and international competitions in Mexico and Switzerland.
Jim Champion received his BFA in Sculpture from Ole Miss after three years in the US Army where he worked as an airframe technician. After undergrad Jim pursued his MA in Art Therapy at the University of Louisville. Graduating in 1995 Jim worked as an Art Therapist for 12 years in the Louisville, KY area. This included stays at Bridgeheaven, The Schizophrenia Foundation of Louisville, and Charter Hospital of Louisville. In 2007 Jim started academic work at Hood College in Frederick, MD, receiving his Graduate Certificate in Ceramics in 2010. After completing the Hood College program Jim began the pursuit of his MFA at the University of North Dakota receiving his degree in 2013. Jim Champion began his association with Cumberland University in the fall of 2013 teaching both Studio and Art History
Jim’s work since 2007 has included both sculptural and functional work. The subject matter of spirituality has dominated Jim’s work as seen in his last two shows Containing the Spirit and Precious Impermanence. The use of materials and media to expand upon the subject of spirituality have included Porcelain, wood, cloth, tread, wire, glass, ice, photography and video. Additional information about Jim Champion and his art work can be seen at jimchampionstudios.com
Peg Richie Fredi
Peg Richie Fredi is an East Tennessee native who grew up with a great appreciation of the natural world that surrounded her childhood mountain home. After graduating from the University of Tennessee, she worked as a research chemist, and in the medical field at the UT Medical Units in Memphis. After taking a few years off to raise children, she returned to her first love, art. She found that within the discipline of photography, she could combine her knowledge of chemistry, biology, and nature. In the historical photographic processes, she could use today’s modern computer technology with chemistry used in the 1800’s and early 1900’s. She has studied with some of the most influential photographers in the United States and has shown her work in Boston, New York City, California and Rome, Italy. Her art is in several private collections around the US and has been included in publications such as The Book of Alternative Processes Second Edition by Christopher James. She holds an MFA from The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, and a MA in Studio Art from Cumberland University, Lebanon, TN, where she also teaches photographic studies. Fredi volunteers as a docent at the Frist Center for Art in Nashville, TN, and is a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children in Williamson County, TN.
Sally Ham Govan graduated from Lebanon High School and received a BFA in studio art (graphic design and drawing) from the University of Tennessee. In Knoxville, she art directed national magazines for Whittle Communications for a decade. In addition, she designed special publications for the Knoxville News Sentinel and has done consulting work as a designer and editor, including producing books for small publishers. She received her MFA in illustration from the University of Hartford and regularly exhibits drawings and digital illustrations and draws pet portraits on commission. Currently she designs and edits publications and websites for Jones College of Business and the Business and Economic Research Center at Middle Tennessee State University.
Damon MacNaught, proprietor of BareGlass, lives and works in Silver Point Tennessee as an artist and instructor of art. Specializing in one of a kind hand made glass, MacNaught has been practicing hot glass production for over 17 years.
Damon is in his fifth year of Millefiori exploration. “I find the technical challenges rewarding in my pursuit of perfection.” Arranging murrini under the magnification of the glass dome speaks to properties inherent in the material and allows an outlet to practice my love of design.”
He is currently an adjunct faculty member for the art department at Cumberland University. Damon received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and his Bachelors Degree from Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York.
Established in 1998, Bareglass is located in the town of Silver Point in middle Tennessee, off of I-40 near Edgar Evans State Park and Center Hill Lake. His studio is 50 minutes outside of Nashville, TN. Come for a visit!
Jennifer Crescuillo is an internationally exhibited artist living and working in Silver Point, Tennessee with her family. She was first exposed to glass at Bowling Green State University where she completed her Bachelors of Fine Art in glass. Jennifer continued her research at Southern Illinois University Carbondale where she received her Masters of Fine Art in glass in 2010. Jennifer enjoys sharing a love and interest in all artforms, and has taught art history and foundations at Tennessee Tech University and The Art Institute of Tennesse Nashville. She has recently opened a contract cold working company with her husband, Andrew Najarian, called High Polish Studio. Jennifer has also made work in many glass studios around the United States such as Pilchuck Glass School, The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass, Pittsburgh Glass Center, the Appalachian Center for Craft, and others.