PAG Art Gallery To Host Maury County Elementary, Middle and High School Art Exhibits

(COLUMBIA, Tenn. – March 27, 2017) - - - Columbia State Community College’s Pryor Art Gallery will feature the artwork of Maury County elementary, middle and high school students. The middle and high school exhibit is April 5 through April 20 - artists’ reception will take place in the gallery April 6 from 5 – 8 p.m. The elementary exhibit is April 26 - May 10 - artists' reception will take place in the gallery April 26 from 5 - 8 p.m.

“I look forward seeing how our pop culture influences the work of the art student. It is quite telling what is on the minds of our youth and emerging artists,” said Michele Wilkinson, Pryor Art Gallery curator and Columbia State continuing education associate. “The art teachers of Maury County are doing a great job of helping their students see their surroundings with an objective eye.”

The exhibit features diverse artwork in a variety of mediums from students who attend Maury County elementary, middle and high schools.

Parents, family, friends and teachers of the students are invited to attend the reception.

The Pryor Art Gallery is in the Waymon L. Hickman Building on the Columbia Campus located at 1665 Hampshire Pike, Columbia, TN 38401. The exhibit is free and open to the public Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. For additional information, sales information and for the detailed exhibit calendar, please visit or contact Michele Wilkinson at 931.540.2883 or by email at

Red Shoes Art
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Red Shoes by Mckenzie Brannon

Horses and sun art
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Horses in the Sunset by Lennon Robinette

Deer puzzle
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Cardboard Deer-head Puzzle by Brandon Deaton

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