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Three C-N profs showcase artwork during February

Academics | February 02, 2022


Pictured is artwork by David Underwood entitled "Rational Dialogue." It is a mixed-media artwork measuring 30 x 30 inches. Underwood and Carson-Newman colleagues Lisa Flanary and Heather Hartman Folks will have work featured in various exhibitions this month.

Artwork from three Carson-Newman University’s Art Department faculty will be on display in Knoxville, Cleveland and Fredrick, Maryland, through the end of the month. 

Professor of Art Lisa Flanary will have her solo exhibition in Knoxville at the Emporium. Her exhibit is a five-year project that documents the Eastern third of Tennessee through 35 color photographs. 

The opening reception is on Friday, Feb. 4, from 59 p.m. The show will be in the lower gallery from Feb. 4 through Feb. 26, 2022. 

“East Tennessee is very different from the rest of the state; it is culturally and geographically part of Appalachia. Here, modern life and the traditions of the early Scottish and Irish settlers often intertwine,” Flanary says in her opening statement. 

The Emporium is open to the public Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. 

Assistant Professor of Art Heather Hartman Folks was work exhibited in the William G. Squires Library Gallery at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. 

Her exhibit includes 16 mixed media paintings that offer a sensation of memory, longing, and existential awareness outside of precise time or location. 

“These paintings are composites of images collected from my daily surroundings, combined and reimagined as an attempt to grapple with larger questions of ecology and mutability,” she said. 

The exhibit entitled ‘These Resplendent Days’ runs through the end of March. Hartman is also in a group exhibition at Channel-to-Channel Gallery in Chattanooga, Tennessee, which runs until March 28. 

Professor of Art David Underwood prepares for his solo exhibition at the Delaplaine Arts Center, in Fredrick, Maryland. His exhibit will include a number of artworks made during the ongoing pandemic. 

His work will be displayed from Saturday, Feb. 5 until Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. “Each artwork includes photography, readable text, and other mixed-media materials such as painting, drawing, and assemblage,” he said. 

Founded in 1851, Carson-Newman is a Christian liberal arts-based university affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention. The University is located in Jefferson City, Tennessee, among the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Carson-Newman offers 50 undergraduate majors, as well as associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.