February 24, 2014 | | Student Success
“The quality of art faculty at Chattanooga State was tremendous and diverse. Beyond solid foundation classes, the faculty provided me with the opportunity to visit art museums and galleries in Atlanta, Washington DC, and New York City. My studies at Chattanooga State formed how I understand and process my sensibilities in art making. These formative years continued to help me stand out in graduate school in Chapel Hill North Carolina and in the city of Nashville where I live and practice Art. "
"Since earning my MFA, I have returned to Middle Tennessee where I teach foundation courses in drawing and design at Austin Peay State University. As a developing artist, I find it important to find time outside of the university setting. I have worked with established sculptors, Olen Bryant on woodcarving, and Gregg Schlanger on numerous installations. I have produced murals in the last year of 2013 for local establishments. Over the past two years of 2012-2013, I have worked as a visual coordinator for a local music venue and local music festivals. I also continue to develop my own interest in Art through a practice in sculpture and painting. I am currently developing my studio practice and look forward to finding gallery representation both locally and beyond. All of these endeavors contribute to my understanding of Art and the world we live in”