View the unique artwork of Bill Griffith
through April 11 at the Catron Art Gallery, located in the R. Jack Fishman
Library on Walters State Community College’s Morristown campus.
Titled “Evolving Form and Function,” the
exhibition includes functional and sculptural ceramics.
Griffith is the program director at Arrowmont
School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg. He received a bachelor’s degree in art
education from Indiana State University and a master’s in ceramics/art
education from Miami University, Ohio. Griffith participated in the first
International Workshop for Ceramic Artists in Tokoname, Japan. He has traveled
and explored ancient architecture and ruins in Asia, Central America and South
America. These trips have influenced his work.
He has exhibited and published in many
national and international venues, including the Tennessee State Museum, the
Arkansas Arts Center, Florida Permanent Collection, San Angelo Museum of Art,
and the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in China. His work has also been featured
at the Frist Center in Nashville; at the Indianapolis Art Center and at the
Center for Craft, Creativity and Design in North Carolina.
The Tennessee Arts Commission recognized
Griffith with an individual artists fellowship.
There is no charge to view the exhibit. The
Catron Gallery is open during regular library hours, 8 a.m.-8:15 p.m. Monday
through 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 examine
the work of ceramics artist Bill Grittith. Griffith is the program director at
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg. “Evolving Form and Funciton,”
an exhibit of his work, continues at Walters State Community Community College.