The artwork of nine Walters State students and alumni has been selected to be part of an exhibition beginning in January at the Tennessee Board of Regents office in Nashville.
"This is an honor. The department and our students are very excited about their work being shown in Nashville. For most, this is their first exhibition experience outside Walters State," said Amy Evans, head of the art department. Evans said the college submitted 30 works and 10 were selected.
Students included are Ryan Wolfe and Nicole Coffman of Grainger County; Tabytha Wynn of Hawkins County; Ashley Lawson, Brennan Finger, and Alexis Berry of Jefferson County; Jamey Pruitt of Greene County; Ashley Mason of Hamblen County; Cassandra Wilmot of Cocke County. Two of Wilmot's works were selected.
"All of the work we submitted was excellent. The students are doing great work, especially when you realize that these students are on the freshman and sophomore level," Evans said. The public has a chance to see the work of students each summer during the Student Art Exhibit at the Catron Art Gallery, located inside the R. Jack Fishman Library on Walters State's Morristown campus.
Featured works are photography, pen and ink and gouache, a form of color painting.
In the picture: Nine Walters State student artists will have work exhibited in Nashville. Students include, from left, Ryan Wolfe of Bean Station; Alexis Berry of New Market; Ashley Lawson of Jefferson County and Ashley Mason of Hamblen County. With the students are Kelly Hider, an adjunct professor of art and Amy Evans, head of Walters State's Art Department.