January 4 - February 26, 2016
The Ned R. McWherter West TN Cultural Arts Center presents two art exhibits. In the Main Gallery we feature: “Hattie Duncan, African American Folk Sculptor and Student Art from Union University, Jackson State Community College, and Lane College.” In the Upstairs Gallery we spotlight “1225Cristalynne: Color Outside the Lines,” art work by Cristalynne Dupree. Both exhibits will run from January 4 –February 26, 2016. Doors are open daily from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm. There will be a reception for all of these artists on January 12, 2016 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Admission is free. Call 425-8397 for more information.
Enjoy the creative sculptures of Hattie Duncan. Her creations have been displayed at the Governor’s mansion during the holidays, and it is a pleasure to have them back at the Ned.
You will also enjoy the exhibit of emerging students from our own colleges and universities in Jackson.
A self-taught artist, Cristalynne Dupree has used a mannequin, steel, and aluminum as canvases. As a former Lane College admissions counselor and recruiter, whitewashed artwork on a wall at a creative arts high school caught her eye. She googled the technique to learn it; Billie Blu was the result. Cristalynne is able to flirt with reality and find creative places for materials outside of their intended use like the screen in your grandmother’s front door. When she’s not melting plastic, she’s showing others how to do it or developing a marketing plan.