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The Art Center is supported under an agreement between the Tennessee Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. We thank the Tennessee General Assembly and the Tennessee Arts Commission for their support.

• creative visual arts programs
• ongoing exhibitions
• art and craft classes
• educational public programs

• special events

Join us and experience the possiblities of visual creative expression!

Now Showing

Postcards From Home

The current installation in our Main Gallery is "Postcards Fome Home". It featured imagery celebrating the region in and around Oak Ridge. This show will be in our Main Gallery until August 13th. Above is Jean Gregory's Oil Painting entitled "Art Center Garden"

 

Next Event: "Clothed Portrait with an Interior" Workshop by Seth Haverkamp

July 15th and 16th

Learn to paint the clothed figure with emphasis on the portrait. This includes portrait likeness, cloth and folds, color, and perspective. This two-day workshop will focus on painting a portrait with special attention given to clothing and interior space. Students will see through demonstration and discussion a painterly yet controlled approach to painting. By simplifying the complexities of a 3 dimensional setting with large shapes of color, students will accurately be able to paint the scene before them. Concepts like value, saturation, hue, perspective, edges, seeing, and focus will be addressed. The two days will consist of one long pose. Portrait likeness, and relationship of shapes will also be addressed. Call to reserve your spot today!


The Annual Fund



In the past several years, the Arts in Tennessee have been blessed with a dedicated stream of funds from "vanity plates" - specialty license plates that individuals may elect to purchase. This "splurge" for most of us, is a perfect way to symbolize and fund the individual and sometimes very creative side of Tennesseans. Who wouldn't love seeing "CRE8TIV" on a Tennessee tag?

These funds by law were dedicated to the arts in Tennessee and have been used for arts grants to Tennessee agencies across the state, like the Art Center. This year, the funds dropped significantly, like a million and a half dollars worth! The effect was a big hit to the grants for all arts agencies and we were no exception. Although we ranked 1st in our category, our grant award was significantly lower than expected - creating about an $8,000 shortfall in our budget that we must address. This makes our Annual Fund, a main stay of our program in normal years, even more important this year. The Art Center is not funded by the City of Oak Ridge or the County government so your assistance is vitally important.

Monthly Contributions
We have several members who have elected to contribute to the Annual Fund on a monthly basis. Monthly contributions enable these special members to contribute at a higher level without breaking their monthly budgets and helps the Art Center maintain a consistent funding stream. This wonderful assistance is a terrific way to help support the Art Center for those who can participate. Our sincerest thanks to monthly contributors from last year: Dot and Robert Hightower, Jan Hill, Cleva Marrow, Lorene Sigal, and Phil Stumbo & Janie Hiserote.

Every Gift Counts
Every gift to the Annual Fund is both important and appreciated - no matter the size. It is through the generosity of our members and friends that we maintain our programs today. We hope you will consider a gift to the Art Center and help us continue to be a strong visual arts presence into the future.

What's Coming?


Holiday Closure




We will be closed July4th in observance of Independence Day








201 Badger Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
(865) 482-1441

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The Oak Ridge Art Center is open to the public seven days a week. Admission is free, but donations are very welcome.

Hours:
Tuesday - Friday:
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday - Monday:
1 - 4 p.m.


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Director:
Leah Marcum-Estes


Board of Directors:
Kathleen Alexander
Ryan Braby, Secretary
Janet Brudecki
Mary Ann Damos
Linda Ducamp, President
Nicole Ferrara
Pat Fitchpatrick
Debra Gurney
Janie Hiserote
Roger Lankford
Louise McKown
Janice Shannon, Treasurer
Dawn Sherrill, Vice President
Betsy Spooner
Phil Stumbo
Darrell Thomas
Susan Wojnar

Advisory Board:
Bill Capshaw
Judy Kidd
Ruth Prince
Sue Brasel Thomas

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