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Centennial Art Center (CAC) welcomes students back with a display new work

January 18, 2018

teapotThis January, Centennial Art Center (CAC) welcomes its students back with a display of New Work from CAC instructors. The exhibit, briefly on display from January 26th to February 8th, gives students and the public the opportunity to see the work of these talented artists. The reception also provides an opportunity for students to socialize after the winter break.

Centennial Art Center is a community learning center and public art gallery located in the northeast corner of Nashville’s iconic Centennial Park. The Art Center showcases rotating art exhibits throughout the year. The art center’s community art education program offers a variety of class for Davidson County residents and beyond including drawing, painting, printmaking, pottery and sculpture - all taught by local artists.

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The art displayed in New Work includes drawings, paintings, prints, pottery and sculpture. Centennial Art Center’s 2-D instructors are: Mar Augelli, Frances Beeler, Harry Denson, Shawn Krise, Pam Irvin, Didi McCollum, Hannah Rowell, Darlene Shadden, Sandy Spain, and Amy Sterling. Ceramic instructors are: Julie Christou, Wanda McMahan, Catherine McMurray, Tom Rice, Larry Rogers and Joshua Wagner.

Centennial Ar t Center is a historic structure because of the significant role it played during the Civil Rights movement in Nashville. Formerly a segregated swimming pool, the Centennial Park pool was one of many throughout the city that closed during the early 1960s. In 1971, the city reopened and repurposed the site as Centennial Art Center, a visual art learning center offering popular, affordable, painting and pottery studio classes for all Nashvillians. The Art Center is Nashville’s first adaptive reuse building.

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Centennial Art Center Gallery is free and open to the public. The exhibit is open January 26 – February 8, 2018. Gallery hours are Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For more information, call Centennial Art Center at 615-862-8442, visit online: nashville.gov/cac or find them on facebook.