Flavor Of The Market Exhibit At In-Town Gallery In September

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The colors and essence of fresh produce are captured on the canvases of Jennie Kirkpatrick as she presents her impressions of local and foreign markets in her featured exhibit at In-Town Gallery during September. An opening reception from 5-8 p.m. on the First Friday, Sept. 6, introduces this array of fruit and vegetable still lifes and market scenes. 

Ms. Kirkpatrick says a trip to the fresh market is a social event where neighbors gather in an atmosphere of good will, and visitors are warmly welcomed. All ages, from babies in strollers to grandparents, enjoy the colorful display and share friendship and news of community events. Those who sow and reap the produce are represented by those who promote and sell.  Shoppers come with eager anticipation to buy the ingredients for a family meal or special occasion. 

“In our own country as well as those in which I have lived or traveled, I find this a way to feel the pulse of the community," says Ms. Kirkpatrick.  "For someone who, besides painting, gardens, cooks, and entertains, the combination provides the impetus for this suite of paintings.  With camera or sketchbook in hand, looking for the right light or perspective, many hours have been spent in regional and European settings with an eye toward future paintings in acrylic and watercolor.” 

After living and traveling in various states, two years in Japan, and three years in Tunisia, with her two children and naval officer husband, Ms. Kirkpatrick and family returned to her home state of Tennessee. As an adjunct professor at UTC, Cleveland State Community College, and Tennessee Wesleyan College, she taught Drawing, Design, Art History and Art Appreciation for eight years. She recently gave watercolor classes at Lee University in Cleveland and conducts workshops. 

Academic credentials include a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from UTC; Master of Fine Arts in Graphics/Printmaking from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.; and Associate of Arts in Commercial Art/Illustration from N. Virginia Community College. A career as a muralist followed, developing large-scale projects for residential clients which included elaborate decorative wall finishes. 

Returning to fine arts, Ms. Kirkpatrick currently shows her work at the Museum Center at 5ive Points in Cleveland, and the Athens Arts Center, in Athens, Tn., in addition to In-Town Gallery. 

In-Town Gallery, founded in 1974, is one of the oldest cooperative galleries in the nation. It presents the original work of more than 30 regional studio artists. Located at 26A Frazier Avenue, between the Market Street and Walnut Street bridges, it is adjacent to Coolidge Park on the North Shore of the Tennessee River. The gallery is open every day
year-round except major holidays. Hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, and until 8 p.m. on First Fridays. Call 267-9214, visit www.intowngallery.com or www.facebook.com/intowngallery.


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