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Dreamscapes: Jere Chumley Paintings and Nancy Fischman Ceramics

Dreamscapes: Jere Chumley Paintings and Nancy Fischman Ceramics

Dreamscapes: Jere Chumley paintings and Nancy Fischman ceramics now on display at TWU Murial S. Mayfield Gallery, Reece Hall – 216 North Jackson Street

Reception October 20, 2023 from 3:00-5:00.

Dreamscapes: Jere Chumley paintings and Nancy Fischman ceramics: will be on exhibit this fall in the Muriel S. Mayfield Gallery on the campus of Tennessee Wesleyan University. The exhibit is displayed on the first floor of Reece Hall, located at the southwest corner of Jackson St and College St.

Julie Jack describes the reason she chose these artists. “They are inspired by the geography of their environment and look carefully at their surroundings interpreting them symbolically and organically.” Both artists have exhibited in Athens before at separate times, but I wanted to pair them exploring their color, texture and composition in two and three dimensions.” Jerry Hagaman, artist, professor, gallery assistant, Art & Frame owner) added his observation: “Just as cartography is the abstraction of actual geography, both artists, using form and color, map their own experience of time and place.

Jere Chumley, retired Professor of Art at Cleveland State Community College was with the art department since Cleveland State opened in 1967. A native of Nashville, he received a bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University and a master’s degree from the George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, where he also did post-graduate study. This entire series, inspired by his current home in Georgetown, TN is on loan to the Muriel S. Mayfield Gallery.

Nancy Fischman, a Johnson City-based artist, began experimenting with bottle forms made from slab constructions. Her “cartographic” inspiration comes from rock formations, stone circles, European tile roofs, and light rays beneath the water’s surface. She is most excited about having opened Atelier 133, an art gallery with 14 artists’ studios and a bakery-café in downtown Johnson City.

The Dreamscapes reception is a part of the TWU’s Homecoming schedule but is open to all. Regular Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, from 8am-5pm, or Saturdays by appointment, throughout the fall semester.

For more information or to schedule a Saturday visit to the gallery, contact Julie Jack, TWU Professor of Art and Gallery Director at 423-746-5307.