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Evolution of Memory now on display at TWU

Toby Penney: Evolution of Memory 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.

Penney is a southern artist working in paint, photography, printmaking, and multiple structure media. She exhibits internationally and is currently preparing for exhibitions in Melbourne and Tasmania, Australia, as well as a large-scale print project at Hatchshow Prints in Nashville.

Penney is a two-time recipient of the Denis Diderot AIR Grant with corresponding fellowships to Chateau Orquevaux Artist Residency. Her work has been on the cover of Professional Artist Magazine and Hellbent Magazine and has been included in numerous other publications.

“I explore the process of accepting and appreciating experiences,” says Penney, “those seemingly mundane and those full of surprise, excitement, and overwhelm, finding a healthy balance of chaos and calm.”

The Evolution of Memory exhibit will be open Monday-Friday, from 8am-5pm, or Saturdays by appointment, throughout the fall semester.

Penney will be on the TWU campus for a special reception at the gallery Friday, November 15 at 5pm. The reception will be the first stop of an arts crawl, with the second being at The Arts Center to celebrate the opening of A Christmas Carol with a dinner theater.

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.