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Artist Bill Griffith Featured in Catron Gallery
March 5, 2014

View the unique artwork of Bill Griffiththrough April 11 at the Catron Art Gallery, located in the R. Jack FishmanLibrary on Walters State Community College’s Morristown campus.

Titled “Evolving Form and Function,” theexhibition includes functional and sculptural ceramics.

Griffith is the program director at ArrowmontSchool of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg. He received a bachelor’s degree in arteducation from Indiana State University and a master’s in ceramics/arteducation from Miami University, Ohio. Griffith participated in the firstInternational Workshop for Ceramic Artists in Tokoname, Japan. He has traveledand explored ancient architecture and ruins in Asia, Central America and SouthAmerica. These trips have influenced his work.

He has exhibited and published in manynational and international venues, including the Tennessee State Museum, theArkansas Arts Center, Florida Permanent Collection, San Angelo Museum of Art,and the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in China. His work has also been featuredat the Frist Center in Nashville; at the Indianapolis Art Center and at theCenter for Craft, Creativity and Design in North Carolina.

The Tennessee Arts Commission recognizedGriffith with an individual artists fellowship.

There is no charge to view the exhibit. TheCatron Gallery is open during regular library hours, 8 a.m.-8:15 p.m. Mondaythrough Thursday; Friday 8 a.m.-4:15 p.m. and Sunday, 1:30-5:15 p.m.

In the picture:Students Rachel Brown and B.J. Day, from left, and instructor Susan Roberts examinethe work of ceramics artist Bill Grittith. Griffith is the program director atArrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg. “Evolving Form and Funciton,”an exhibit of his work, continues at Walters State Community Community College.