Townsend Atelier Hosts Thomas Caleb Goggans Exhibit Friday

Monday, April 28, 2014

There will be a special exhibition of paintings by Thomas Caleb Goggans this Friday, from 5:30-8 p.m. at Townsend Atelier, located at 201 West Main Street. It is free and open to the public.

This special exhibit includes a collection of fifteen portraits that form a visual journal of his personal interaction with people from various communities in the Chattanooga area.  Born from a desire to personally engage and share the experience of his studio with people of his hometown, this project allowed a fortunate selection of strangers the chance to literally be the faces of a unique collection of artwork.

 Additional works from Mr. Goggan's portfolio will also be on view.


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