Jonesborough's McKinney Center Announces First Free Exhibition of 2018

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. – Jonesborough’s Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts at the McKinney Center has announced their first free exhibition of the year featuring artwork by Calvin Bennett and Fredda Roberts March 9-April 20.

The Opening Reception is 6 p.m. March 9. 

Calvin Bennett is an American photographer from Jonesborough, known for his nature photography in the Great Smoky Mountains and Blue Ridge Parkway. Bennett focused on his lifelong passion of photography when he purchased his first camera from a pawn shop in the mid 70’s. He has achieved various awards for fine art photography at art fairs and shows for several years.  He is currently photographing the East coast lighthouses from Florida to Maine. He is very hands-on in his studio where printing on archival photo paper, canvas, and matting are top of the line.

As a young girl Roberts would go rock hunting with her mother in the North Carolina Mountains and learned to see the beauty hidden in the rough stones. That skill has carried through to today when she sits at her work bench looking at a spool of wire, a broken dish or a lump of metal clay. Roberts has explored a variety of styles and techniques. She creates wearable works of art in her home studio in Jonesborough. 

For more information, email Theresa Hammons at theresah@jonesborougtn.org or call 423-753-0562.

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Cindy Dupree

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