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Art: A Drive By Gallery (press release)

Tennessee Arts Commission and Clean Water Expected in East Tennessee are proud to sponsor Art: A Drive by Gallery, April 10thand April 17th from 1 – 5 pm each day. Local artists will be displaying artwork in a variety of mediums for view and purchase. Covid precautions will be observed. Drive by each gallery location in the convenience and safety of your own vehicle, with space to have socially distant interaction with the artists as well.

Art is an important human activity. The true purpose of art is one of resilience. Humans have continually returned to art-making as one way to repair and recover from the inescapable physical, emotional, interpersonal and spiritual challenges of life.

Cosmic Ties Boutique in Cosby and Wildwater Rafting Company in Hartford are graciously hosting the events. Each venue has locally owned restaurants at hand for purchasing refreshments. Cosmic Ties is located at 4405 Hooper Hwy, Cosby, next to the Cosby Post Office, and is easily accessible from I-40 via the Foothills Parkway. Wildwater Rafting Company is located at 880 Hartford Road and is easily accessible from I-40, exit 447. Support CWEET, local artists and economies by participating in Art: A Drive by Gallery.

Here's a sneak peek into a couple of our featured artists:

Joanne Dobes is a fibers artist living and working in Cocke County for the last 10 years. She received her BFA with a concentration in sculpture and fiber arts from ETSU and is a K-8 Visual Arts instructor for Cosby schools.

Daniel Crisp is a candid and wildlife photographer, musician, and visionary artist. He served in the US Navy, and he received his BA in Sociology from UT Knoxville in 2018. Daniel's love of photography he attributes to his mother, Teresa, who gave him his first camera.

Check out Clean Water Expected in East Tennessee facebook page for more selected artist biographies.

CWEET works for the benefit of all living things by honoring the basic ecological concept that all life is interconnected. CWEET supports work for healthy environmental, socially diverse and thriving economic Appalachian communities. Our work is based on the values of empowerment, self-determination, respect, compassion and ultimately love.


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