Visual Arts Gallery to display Niewoehner collection July 30-Sept. 11

Release Date: 7/7/2004. Expired: 9/11/2004

Artist Everett Niewoehner has been collecting art for 35 years and will display his collection in the Visual Arts Gallery of The Renaissance Center July 30-Sept. 11. An opening reception will be 6-8 p.m. July 30.

Niewoehner’s collection is a diverse private collection of artwork containing reputable local, national and international artists. Highlights of the collection include works by well-known Spanish artists Salvador Dali and Joan Miro, American artist Charles Bragg, various English artists as well as African American tribal pieces.

Southeastern artists represented in this collection include works by Bruce Matthews, Polly Cook and Brother Mel Meyers.

A retired Dickson County schoolteacher, Niewoehner is a painter who was featured in his own solo exhibit in the Visual Arts Gallery last year. An Iowa native, Niewoehner earned two degrees in history and also majored in art, studying at Valparaiso University, Colorado State University, the University of Utah and the University of Guadalajara in Mexico.

His works have been selected by jurors for inclusion in the 2001 and 2002 Renaissance Regional Art Exhibits.

“I have always had a great love for art,” Niewoehner said. “Probably the first artist that I ever knew about was Norman Rockwell. As a child growing up in rural Iowa during the 1940s, I always looked forward to receiving the new issue of the Saturday Evening Post, especially when a Rockwell painting graced the cover.”

The Visual Arts Gallery of The Renaissance Center is open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and admission to the gallery and the exhibit reception is always free.

For more information on exhibits in the Visual Arts Gallery, contact Curtis Southerland, curator, at (615)740-5519.

The Renaissance Center is an arts and technology education and performing arts center at 855 Highway 46 South in Dickson, just 35 miles west of Nashville on Interstate 40 at exit 172.

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

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