The Gallery talk by Ted Jones has been canceled.
Relief prints by Nashville artist Ted Jones will be on display at the Volunteer State Community College Art Gallery in March. Jones works in a wide range of media, including copper relief repousse, painting, and wood sculpture. He is most famous for his relief prints which will be the focus of this exhibit. The artist’s complex images are often stories of deep community traditions, family, and faith.
“Art is not just a way of life, but life itself,” Jones said. “It is the correlation of my total experience, of which my art is the creative record. The studio is my chapel. The art form is my offering and prayer. Many images and thoughts depict universal man, his hopes, dreams, fears, suffering, and pain.”
Born in New Orleans, Jones earned a BFA from Xavier University. His graduate degrees are from Michigan State University and the University of Montana. He is a retired professor at Tennessee State University and has also taught at Fisk University. Jones has a long list of exhibitions and his art is part of many public and private collections across the nation.
Relief Prints by Ted Jones will be on display until April 2 and is free and open to the public. The artist will hold a lecture about his work on Monday, March 23 at 11:30 a.m. The Vol State Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the Steinhauer-Rogan-Black (SRB) Humanities Building on the Gallatin campus at 1480 Nashville Pike. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information call 615-230-3202
Pictured: A print by Nashville artist Ted Jones.