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Sherrie Carris received her B.F.A. from the University of Texas, and her M.A. and M.F.A. from the University of Iowa 1n 1972. Along with her husband Tom they have owned and operated Carris Pottery for over 30 years.Sherrie's floral pottery has been widely collected including a large carved porcelain planter in the TN governor's mansion. The State of TN bought one of her pieces to give to Patricia Neal. Artist in Residence Children's Museum of Oak Ridge

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2-4-08

Major Exhibition at the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery

Nobel Laureate and Guatemalan human rights activist Rigoberta Menchu will speak in honor of the inauguration of the exhibition Of Rage and Redemption: The Art of Oswaldo Guayasamin. (Retrato (potrait) Rigoberta Menchu, 1996 shown left.)

Lecture will take place at 7:00 pm in Benton Chapel (overflow room in Buttrick Hall 101).

This landmark exhibition presents the work of one of the most highly regarded Latin American artists of the twentieth century, Ecuadorian painter and graphic artist Oswaldo Guayasamin (1919 - 1999). Of Rage and Redemption: The Art of Oswaldo Guayasamin opens with two concurrent receptions on Thursday, February 7, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Fine Arts Gallery and at the Sarratt Gallery at Vanderbilt, with the former to be presenting the artist’s paintings and drawings, and the latter his graphic production. Both the lecture and the reception are open to the public. All events are free and open to the public.

Of Rage and Redemption: The Art of Oswaldo Guayasamin will be on view from February 7 through March 20, 2008.

If you are in the area and have the time, it sounds like a terrific opening to attend! How often do you get to hear a lecture from a Nobel Peace Laureate?


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