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The Tennessee Walking Men

Tim Duggan (left) walking to Martin, Tennessee, September, 2013.

Tim Duggan (BA 2011) is one of the three Tennessee Walking Men. They have been walking across the state of Tennessee since August 24th. The group has been documenting their experience and the Tennesseans they are meeting on their odyssey with photographs and videos. Follow their daily postings on Facebook:

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Visiting artist John Lehr to give lecture

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 15 at 7:30pm
Location: A+A 113
Artist Website:

Sponsored by University of Tennessee School of Art – Painting/Drawing and Photography

John Lehr was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his BFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art in 1998 and his MFA from Yale University in 2005. His work is included in the permanent collections at The Museum of Modern Art, The Morgan Library and Museum, The Corcoran Gallery of Art and The Yale University Art Gallery among others. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times. Artforum, Art in America, The Brooklyn Rail and The New Yorker. He has taught at Yale University and The School of Visual Arts and is currently chair of the photography department at Purchase College, SUNY. He is represented by Kate Werble Gallery in NYC.

Spotlight: Photography

Photo students in the Florence mini term course having class at Loggia dei Lanzi. To learn more about what they did, visit the Foto Italiana Tumblr.

UT High School Arts Academy

The 12th annual UT High School Arts Academy was held on March 16 in the School of Art for day-long classes in Drawing, Watercolor, Ceramics, Printmaking, Book Arts, Photography, Video, and Improv Design. All classes were taught by faculty, graduate students or former graduate students. The 80+ students were provided with lunch, a t-shirt designed by a former MFA student and an opportunity to view the UT Student Art Competition currently on exhibit in the Ewing Gallery. Students who participated came from 22+ area high schools in East Tennessee. At the end of the day, students toured the Art and Architecture facility to see the work produced in each of the classes. This event is coordinated by Marcia Goldenstein from the School of Art and Peggy Leland, Art Teacher, Central High School. Thanks to Lynn Champion in the College of Arts and Science, the William T. Ray Fellow and Scholar Fund, The School of Art, Knoxville Jerry’s Artarama, and XMC of East TN for making this special event possible.

UT to host 12th annual High School Arts Academy

The School of Art is hosting the 12th annual UT High School Arts Academy on March 16. The registration form can be downloaded and printed. Classes being offered this year include: Ceramics, Layered books, Cell Phone Video, Watercolor, Photo/Collage, Printmaking, Drawing (two courses) and Improv Design.

Photography class visits with author Amy Greene at Norris Dam

Professor Paul Lee took his Photography 3 class on a field trip to see Norris Dam and to meet the author Amy Greene. Greene uses photographs she takes in her writing. Her new novel, Long Man, is set in the town of Norris during the construction of the dam. The students toured the dam with Greene and photographed the surroundings of the dam with her. She also talked to the students about her reseaearch method and how she uses her photographs in her writing.

Greene’s first novel Blood Root, published by Alfred A. Knopf, was set in East Tennessee.

UT Art faculty and students collaborate with colleagues from Ball State for show


“Fusion is an exhibition of small artworks, including drawing, painting, mixed-media, printmaking, photography, digital art, and assemblage, representing faculty and students from Ball State University Department of Art and the University of Tennessee School of Art.” (Text from image, left)

The exhibition began on September 25 and will go through October 20. It will be held in the Atrium Gallery of the Art and Journalism building, at Ball State University. For more information on a related exhibition, in Japan, please click here (article in Japanese, will require translation plug-in).

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