The eclectic Renaissance Regional Exhibit and contemporary Graduate Exhibit return...

Release Date: 8/12/2009. Expired: 10/24/2009

The Renaissance Center is excited to announce the 11th Annual Renaissance Regional Art Exhibition and 3rd Annual Graduate Exhibition on display in the Visual Art Gallery, East Wing Gallery, North Wing Gallery from August 21st through October 24th, 2009.

The Visual Arts Gallery and East Wing present the work of artists residing in the Southeast. Andee Rudloff, local artist and Community Relations Manager at the Frist Center served as juror for this annual competition choosing about 50 quality pieces out of 158 entries. Media such as painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and more represents such states as Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky and Lousiana.

The North Wing will feature the 3rd Annual Graduate Exhibition, a contemporary installation by artist Ben Utigard. A recent MFA graduate from Memphis College of Art, Utigard paints and creates collages and then cuts out pieces from the finished canvas using a band saw. These pieces form Utigard's Cut-Out Painting Series and installation that functions as an explosion of art on the walls.

A free open reception will take place from 6pm-7:30pm on August 21st, 2009.The Renaissance Center is an arts, technology education and performing arts center just 35 miles west of Nashville.

Image credits: System of Interdependent Terms (Blowing Dandelions) by Nashville artist Jennifer Georgescu and a detail of the Cut-Out Painting Series by Ben Utigard.

Visit the Visual Arts Gallery page for more about the gallery.

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