‘A Life in Art’ exhibit opening at Appalachian Cultural Center

Campus News | March 11, 2020

Carson-Newman University’s Appalachian Cultural Center, located at 1603 Russell Ave. in Jefferson City, will feature the works of Pastor William “Dub” Swafford.

***This event has been canceled.***

(March 11, 2020) JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — An upcoming exhibit at Carson-Newman University’s Appalachian Cultural Center will explore the power of meditation.

“Up Close with Pastor Wm. L. ‘Dub’ Swafford: A Life in Art” will feature an exhibit opening from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Monday, March 16. Swafford’s gallery talk will take place at 5 that evening.

“Pastor Swafford reminds us how art can help us meditate and seek God’s presence and calling in our lives,” Director Jennifer Hall said. “Whether through his words or painting or woodworking, Swafford captures the beauty of God’s creativity and creation and our place within it.

Swafford, of Lawrence County, served in the United States Navy, before graduating from Belmont College in 1955 and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1958. He served churches in both Middle and East Tennessee for 62 years, during which time he also meditated by producing art in various forms: painting, calligraphy, pen and ink, and woodcarving.

The gallery will remain open from March 18-April 17 at the Appalachian Cultural Center. Hours will be from noon to 3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and from noon to 2:30 p.m. Fridays.