In the heart of Middle Tennessee lies a beautiful county with lush landscapes, farmland, wildlife, and world-renowned artists! Yes, Sumner County is home to some of the world’s most recognized names in music and art and Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center is proud to highlight two of these artists and their works in the upcoming show, “Sumner Masters: The Art of Joel Knapp and Photography of William Lee Golden.”
WILLIAM LEE GOLDEN is one of the most recognized personalities in Country and Gospel music, having garnered the highest accolades as a member of the legendary group The Oak Ridge Boys. Now, the renowned “Mountain Man” is climbing to new heights in the world of fine art.
He’s has found considerable success with his paintings and he’s finding even more success with a new visual medium, photography, where he often focuses on landscape portraits and scenes.
William Lee Golden has earned recognition for his individual achievements in both music and art. Over the years, the iconic features of the Singing Painter have been the subject of many sketches, paintings and sculptures by other world-renowned artists. Golden has received the “Entertainer Of The Year” Award from the Cherokee Indian Association, which is comprised of 21 tribes from across America as well as the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.
JOEL KNAPP is a nationally recognized artist who states, “It is a blessing for me to paint, and I feel that blessings reside in my art. When one of my paintings hangs in a home or business, I hope it will bless all who view it.”
Joel uses lively color in an impressionistic style with oil paint to capture a feeling of time and place to share the blessings he feels with others. He paints a wide variety of subjects, plein air and studio works, in the United States, Europe, and beyond.
MEET THE ARTISTS
Sunday, July 22, 2018
July 22 thru September 23
This event is FREE and open to the public.
The MACC hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. For more information about the exhibition, contact Kathleen Johnson at admin@TheMACCTN.com or by calling (615) 822-0789
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