On with the Show, This is It! Chuck Jones and the Animation Art of Looney Tunes

Jan 4 - Apr 1, 2018

 Chuck Jones,  Rabbit of Serville , 1994-95 (Reissues), Cel, on loan from Daura Gallery, Lynchburg College

Chuck Jones, Rabbit of Serville, 1994-95 (Reissues), Cel, on loan from Daura Gallery, Lynchburg College

On loan from Daura Gallery, Lynchburg College

For more than 70 years, the funniest, most recklessly irreverent characters ever drawn on celluloid have been Looney Tunes. The split-second timing of Bugs Bunny, the giddy lunacy of Daffy Duck, the befuddled laughter of Elmer Fudd, and a slew of others were the work of animation artist Chuck Jones (1912-2002). Beginning with theatrical shorts of the 1930s, they have become international celebrities and a cornerstone of American popular culture. This exhibition explores the Looney Tunes characters and their capers as brought to life by Jones and voice artist Mel Blanc under the auspices of the cartoon shop at Warner Bros. Studios.


Modern Frescoes: Ali Cavanaugh

Jan 18 - May 13, 2018

 Ali Cavanaugh,  Only You , 2017, watercolor on kaolin clay

Ali Cavanaugh, Only You, 2017, watercolor on kaolin clay

Ali Cavanaugh is an internationally represented fine artist. She studied painting at Kendall College of Art and Design and the New York Studio Residency Program in New York City. Cavanaugh's  paintings have been featured on book covers, countless internet features such as the Huffington Post, Fine Art Connoisseur, Hi-Fructose and in numerous print publications including, American Art Collector, American Artist Watercolor. 



Feb 22 - May 20, 2018

 Camille Engel,  Hello Milady , 2017, oil on wood panel

Camille Engel, Hello Milady, 2017, oil on wood panel

Camille Engel sees the splendor of everyday objects. She is able to capture in life captivated by detail, these intricate works focusing attention upon the rich colors and textures found in some of the most unheralded subjects while reflecting the artist’s victory over personal hardships.

She is an acute observer of the beauty that most of us overlook, Engel is amazed and fascinated with color and texture, seeking to capture the richness of life. These oil paintings invite us to momentarily step into her world of observation and share in her joy of the transcendent beauty all around us.

This exhibition showcases a new body work done in her realism style and celebrates the artist’s Tennessee home and showcases unique depictions of the Tennessee State Symbols.