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Artist Bill Griffith Featured in Catron Gallery
March 5, 2014

View the unique artwork of Bill Griffith through April 11 at the Catron Art Gallery, located in the R. Jack Fishman Library on Walters State Community College’s Morristown campus.

Titled “Evolving Form and Function,” the exhibition includes functional and sculptural ceramics.

Griffith is the program director at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg. He received a bachelor’s degree in art education from Indiana State University and a master’s in ceramics/art education from Miami University, Ohio. Griffith participated in the first International Workshop for Ceramic Artists in Tokoname, Japan. He has traveled and explored ancient architecture and ruins in Asia, Central America and South America. These trips have influenced his work.

He has exhibited and published in many national and international venues, including the Tennessee State Museum, the Arkansas Arts Center, Florida Permanent Collection, San Angelo Museum of Art, and the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in China. His work has also been featured at the Frist Center in Nashville; at the Indianapolis Art Center and at the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design in North Carolina.

The Tennessee Arts Commission recognized Griffith with an individual artists fellowship.

There is no charge to view the exhibit. The Catron Gallery is open during regular library hours, 8 a.m.-8:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday; Friday 8 a.m.-4:15 p.m. and Sunday, 1:30-5:15 p.m.

In the picture: Students Rachel Brown and B.J. Day, from left, and instructor Susan Roberts examine the work of ceramics artist Bill Grittith. Griffith is the program director at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg. “Evolving Form and Funciton,” an exhibit of his work, continues at Walters State Community Community College.