The Volunteer State Community College Art Gallery has a special show coming up in August. It features the work of former students of Gallatin High School art teacher, Doris Bills. For more than 30 years, Bills introduced students to the world of drawing, painting, and sculpture. “Waves of Gratitude: Artwork of the Former Students of Doris Bills” will be at the Vol State Gallery from August 1 through August 15. A reception will take place on Saturday, August 7 at 3 p.m.
“It is really amazing to see the influence that Mrs. Bills had on students over the course of decades,” said former student, Andy King. “From the same starting point, the same teaching and teacher, has sprung many careers in the Arts; fashion, art education, fine artist, graphic designers and so many more. Truly the world is a more beautiful place because Mrs. Bills’ influence on so many students.”
“Mrs. Bills changed my life. She helped encourage me in a creative practice that I am still exploring today, and I know many others who can say the same,” said former student, Chip Boles.
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 for this summer show will be Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call 615-230-3202
Pictured: Chip Boles- Blessed Thistle (Guinevere), 2018. Graphite and Gesso on Panel.