Women’s art show reflects strength and transformation


Carol Transou, artist Sharon Squibb, Connie Taylor and Norma Jean Cannon enjoy
the opening. Photo by Pam Blair

By Pam Blair

The creative work of women artists living in Northeast Tennessee is on display through Saturday at the Journeys of Women Art Show IV at the McKinney Center, 103 Franklin Ave. in Jonesborough. The juried art show is an exhibit of women’s art that reflects the strength and power of women and girls in society and the possibility of transformation.

The featured artwork includes multiple mediums such as oils and pastels, photography, pottery, jewelry, sculpture and encaustics. All of the work is original, visually stunning, and beautifully displayed at an event that has attracted a large audience for the past three years.

The exhibit is open to the public from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Friday, and on Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Each item on display is available for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to the Women’s Fund of East Tennessee. Major sponsors for the event include The Trust Company and Hilliard Lyons.

The Women’s Fund, a public nonprofit charitable organization serving 25 counties in East Tennessee, is one of the only local funds dedicated to a regional approach in researching, vetting and granting funds to organizations focused on improving the lives of women and girls.

Women’s funds and similar organizations around the world provide critical financial power to help women find solutions to family and community challenges such as poverty, domestic violence, education, job training, health concerns, and the many other issues that challenge individuals’ ability to develop their personal assets to be successful citizens.

For more information, visit womensfundetn.org or contact Terry Morgan at tmorgan@wfet.org or (865) 394-9701.


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