Art in the City
The late Chris Clark (his quilt is pictured, left) created art in many forms, including painted, hand-sewn quilts, painted chairs and decorative “Spirit Sticks.” His grandmother taught him the art of quilting, in which he often depicts Biblical scenes. By 1991, his quilts were selling for hundreds of dollars in galleries throughout the South. Chris Clark has taken his rightful place beside Mose Tolliver, Jimmie Lee Sudduth and Bernice Sims, all visionary Southern artists. visionaryart.com/Chris-Clark
Bob Schatz specializes in photographing people, lifestyles, products, and architecture for both print and digital media. During the span of his successful career, Bob’s photographs have appeared in several publications including Elle, Forbes, Fortune, The New York Times Magazine and Newsweek. Take a look at the captivating beauty of Tennessee through Bob’s camera lens in his book, Tennessee Simply Beautiful. theartscompany.com
Dorsey McHugh’s bright and engaging paintings lend a sense of familiarity. Deeply philosophical, Dorsey McHugh often uses quotes to define her artist statement. She believes that pure light shines through even the darkest of situations, and her paintings are imaginative with a fairytale-like aura, but the true message one gets from Dorsey’s work is that home is where the heart is. dorseymchugh.com
Tennessee native Anderson Bailey applied for an ArtsMove grant from CreateHere, bringing him back to middle Tennessee after a stint in Portland. The money he saved on his move from Portland to Chattanooga allowed him to set up a studio as soon as he arrived in the city. His creations marry form and fancy, using the texture and beauty of raw clay in designing each piece of pottery. Pieces are carefully amended off the wheel, in hopes of creating an intimate relationship between the pot and its user. theandersonbailey.com
Janet Miller understands the concept of “form meets function.” As soon as she learned how to work with pewter, she knew she was hooked. Pewter is the warmest looking of all the silver-colored metals, contributing to its sensuous appeal. Janet’s designs are simple and elegant, capturing the natural elements of the metal. Her love of flowers drew her to create an extensive collection of vases. pewtervessels.com
Steven Walker began his career as a freelance illustrator. Inspired by the sky breaking through the trees or herds of cattle grazing near run-down barns, Steven began documenting what he knew best, painting landscapes based on the scenes that he would see while on family road trips to Farmville, VA. Since Steven’s wife calls Tennessee home, he is happy to live here and capture Music City in a compelling way. theartscompany.com
Jennifer McCloud always wanted to be a mom. That's why, after difficulties getting pregnant, the native Nashvillian was elated to discover she was pregnant. With triplets!
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