35th Rosen Sculpture Competition and Exhibition

Outdoor campus

Joan Benefiel, Hoodoos: Awarded 1st Place in the 35th Rosen Sculpture Competition. Call for Entries for the 36th annual Rosen competition is open from January 10 - February 25, 2022. For entry requirements and more information, visit the 36th Rosen webpage here The Rosen Competition Turns 35! A legacy of artistic excellence The Rosen Sculpture Competition […]

98.6 – A Creative Commonality

Mezzanine Gallery

Artwork created by chimpanzees at Zoo Knoxville. Humans and chimpanzees share 98.6% of the same DNA. Both species have forward-facing eyes, opposing thumbs that accompany grasping fingers, and the ability to walk upright. Far greater than just the physical similarities, both species have large brains capable of exhibiting great intelligence as well as an incredible […]

Matters of the Heart (and Other Abnormalities): Shawn Morin

Mayer Gallery

Shawn Morin; New WorkMatters of the Heart (and Other Abnormalities) explores concepts of human relationships. It seems to me that since 9/11 and Y2K, there has been a fundamental shift in the way many humans act, react and navigate the world. Add to that the current worldwide pandemic and proliferation of clinical depression, especially amongst […]

In the Garden of Healing: Dara Mark

Gallery B

Dara Mark; Elegy #19 / Angel of Absence. Photo: James HartThe paintings in this exhibition were made over the five year period after my husband died.  Each of them reflects my emotional state during the process of grieving and healing and describes in abstract terms an arc of personal growth.  The paintings were not conceived […]

To Remain Connected: Jenny Irene Miller, Raven Moffett and Shauna Caldwell, Guest Curators

Gallery A

Jenny Irene Miller, Mom, Aaka and Grammy By bringing together work grounded in Inuit artmaking across generations, as well as through multifaceted and evolving practices, we hope to kindle conversations around the meaningful stories that are deeply rooted in community and placemaking and engage with ongoing legacies of creation. The featured artworks were selected because […]

The New West: An Old Story, Photographs by Joan Myers and Steve Fitch

Hodges Gallery

Clockwise from top right: Steve Fitch: Mural in Dimmit, Texas, 2012; Steve Fitch: Motel, Highway 66,Elk City, OK, 1973; Joan Myers: Amado, TX, 2016; Joan Myers: Monument Valley, UT, 2021 Photographers have been reimagining the American West ever since cameras were ferried across the Mississippi River in the 1850s; photographs being the primary way people […]

To Be & Become: Corn Wagon Thunder

Community Gallery

Corn Wagon Thunder, Say I were to hold you in my handThe Mysterious Presence of AbsenceMy photographic self-portraiture is borne of a fascination with the Existential questions ‘Who am I?’ and ‘Why am I?’. I am interested in dissecting the mode and manner of my own being. With a nod to the absurd, I use […]