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CU hosts first visiting artist

2/22/2017

Cumberland University’s School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts will host visiting artist Nancy Doss on March 17 at 1:30 p.m. at the Phoenix Plaza Art Annex.

Doss, of the Macon County Art Council and who also is CU’s first visiting artist, will will share her knowledge of alcohol ink painting and mixed media with students and visitors. She has lived and worked in Australia, Europe, and Africa, which influenced her art. In central Australia, she came to know the Aborigines and her drawings of these people were soon well recognized. Her sketches of the Aboriginal people were acquired by the Northern Territory Art Award and have become part of their permanent art collection housed at the Araulen Museum in Alice Springs, Australia. Doss is the recipient of other awards including the Australian Advocate Art Award, the Northern Territory People’s Choice Award (Australia), The Tennessee Art League’s Miniature Exhibit, Tennessee State Fair, and the Pennyroyal Art Exhibit in Kentucky.

“The Macon County Art Council has had several excellent shows in the Adams Gallery at CU. Our art department is pleased to host such an accomplished artist as Nancy Doss for its first visiting artist in this series of lecturers,” said Peg Fredi, director of the Adams Gallery at CU.

The Nancy Doss lecture is free and open to the public. The address for the Phoenix Plaza Art Annex is 399 S. Maple St.