Permanent student art collection coming soon

By Shayna Sharp

Pellissippi State will be creating a permanent art collection this year.

“The college is setting aside $500 a year to purchase a piece of student work that they will keep permanently on display with a tag that says whose it is,” said Anne Kinggard, professor and program chair of Art at Pellissippi State.

This piece of work will come from the annual student art exhibit.

A faculty of three art professors, one of them being Kinggard, will be choosing which piece or pieces of art are going to be considered for the permanent art collection. A committee including Dr. Allen Edwards, president of Pellissippi State; Dr. Rebecca Ashford, vice president of Student Success; and Kim Thomas, director of Student Life and Recreation, will then approve the selection along with the three art faculty members.

The committee will be installing the art exhibition on March 30 and 31. They will make a selection for the permanent art collection after the exhibition takes place. An announcement will be made on April 1 and 2.

Art students who enter their work into the annual art exhibit will be offered a chance to come up with a price for their art piece.  Kinggard said, “it exposes them (the students) to the business side of art.”

The event will give them experience for selling their work in the future and starting an art career; it will also look good on a resume said Kinggard.

Art pieces will continue to be chosen every year for the permanent art collection. The art pieces will be publicly displayed at Pellissippi State’s Hardin Valley campus.

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Diggin Up Bones

Joan Markel, Outreach Educator for the Frank H. McClung Museum will be speaking at the Magnolia Avenue Campus on Tuesday November 17 at 12:30 P.M.

Markel will speak about the museum’s newest permanent exhibition, “Archaeology and the Native Peoples of Tennessee.” The exhibit is a result of the on going research of 65 years done by the University of Tennessee archaeologists. At the Magnolia Avenue Community Room.

When the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) was created in 1933, there was a concern for the numerous prehistoric and historic Native American sites that would be destroyed along the Tennessee River. In 1934, the University of Tennessee and the University of Alabama made an agreement with TVA to do archaeological surveys, investigations, and excavations in the areas.

For more information contact Rosalyn Tillman at (865) 329-3100 or by email

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Artist Paula Clendenin to Visit Pellissippi

by Jonathon Hash

International artist, Paula Clendenin, will bring her works to be displayed in the Bagwell art gallery.

On Friday, Nov. 6th, Clendenin will be at the Bagwell art gallery for the opening of the exhibit from 5:30pm until            8 p.m. The event will be hosted by Sydney Gingrow, English Professor and Ann Kinggard, Professor of Liberal Arts. The works will continue to be on display until Nov. 19th. Students may visit the gallery during the week from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Clendenin’s works are intended to be experienced in conjunction with this semester’s assigned reading, “Storming Heaven.” Anne Kinggard, Liberal Arts Professor, said, “Clendenin’s prints and paintings are evocative of environmental themes implicit in the novel.”

Thursday, November 5th, 2009