“Rock, Paper, Scissors,” an exhibit exploring the boundaries of the definition of “book,” is currently on display at the Allison Gallery at the Rankin House at Tusculum College.
An artist reception for “Rock, Paper, Scissors” will be held Thursday, Nov. 15 from 4 – 6 p.m. The exhibit will remain on display through Nov. 29. The Allison Gallery is open 3:30 – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and is located inside the Rankin House (across Erwin Highway from the main campus beside Three Blind Mice).
The exhibit features the work of Tusculum art professors Dr. Deborah Bryan, Aurora Pope and Carrie Dyer; adjunct faculty member Charlesey Charlton and alumna Brooke Wedding.
With a Master of Fine Arts in printmaking from East Tennessee State University and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Kent State University, Dr. Deborah Bryan began teaching at Tusculum College six years ago. As a studio artist, she specializes in the printmaking techniques of etching and monotype, and also works as a book artist. Her work has been exhibited throughout the US as well as in international juried venues, and is also in several private, university and museum collections. In her free time, Deborah enjoys making excursions into the surrounding mountains on her Triumph motorcycle.
Aurora Pope received a Master in Fine Arts in Painting from East Tennessee State University, and also holds an Artium Baccalaureatus in Anthropology from the University of Georgia. She teaches at Tusculum College as a Visiting Assistant Professor, and her work has been on exhibit throughout the country. While her focus in the studio is on painting, Aurora also enjoys book arts, drawing, and making handmade paper. In her spare time, she can often be found in her garden.
With a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from East Tennessee State University and a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Communication from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Carrie Dyer teaches as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Tusculum College. She has had her work on exhibit across the United State as well as internationally.
Raised in East Tennessee, Charlesey Charlton holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from Middle Tennessee State University and Master of Fine Arts in printmaking from East Tennessee State University. She currently lives and works on her family farm and teaches at North East State Community College, Walter State Community College and Tusculum. In her spare time, Charlesey enjoys long walks on the beach… and in the mountains.
An alumna of Tusculum College, Brook Wedding holds a Bachelor of Art in Graphic Design; and she will soon be receiving a Master of Fine Art in Graphic Design from East Tennessee State University. She lives with her husband and daughter on their family farm in Greeneville.