Ron York & Friends on Exhibit at Pryor Gallery

October 24, 2012 - November 15, 2012
Event By: Columbia State Community College Foundation, Arts & Entertainment Address: 1665 Hampshire Pike, Hickman Bldg. Columbia, TN 38401 Phone: (931) 540-2883
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An eclectic mix of the work of 17 artists is on display at the Columbia State Community College Pryor Art Gallery through Nov. 15. Featured artists are each represented by York and Friends Fine Art, a Belle Meade-based gallery owned by painter and interior designer Ron York. Pryor Gallery Curator Rusty Summerville explains, “The Pryor Gallery’s new exhibit features a varied mix of styles ranging from impressionism to realism and contemporary with a few whimsical pieces also included.” “We believe there will be something of interest for people of diverse artistic tastes,” Summerville said. “These 17 artists work in a wide range of mediums – acrylic, oil, jewelry, fused glass and more.” Artists include Vicki Shipley, Pete Sullivan, Ruthie Cherry, W.J. Cunningham, Ron York, Jan Bell, Jennifer Padgett, Gina Cochran, Jade Reynolds, David Nichols, Gay Petach, Michael Bush, Lassie McDonald Crowder, Marilyn Wendling, Linda Dalton, Beth Affolter, and Mildred Jarrett. "The artists will be on hand Thursday evening, Oct. 25, to meet the public and answer questions about their art," said Summerville, who organized the exhibit. The artist reception, which is free and open to the public, begins at 5:30 p.m. and wraps up at 7 p.m. Summerville encourages schools, organizations and churches to schedule tours of the exhibit now on display at The Pryor Art Gallery, located in the Waymon L. Hickman building on the Columbia State Community College campus, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., and on Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Exhibits are free and open to the public. For more information contact rsummerville@Columbiastate.edu or call Summerville 931-540-2883.