Mar 10, 2014

Maury County Student Art on Exhibit in Pryor Gallery

(COLUMBIA, Tenn. - March 10, 2014) - - - Columbia State Community College's Pryor Art Gallery is currently featuring the art of Maury County middle and high school students.

"In this exhibit, the students demonstrate proficiency with many different artistic mediums, including graphite, oil, acrylic, watercolor, ceramics and computer generated graphics," said Rusty Summerville, Pryor Art Gallery curator. "The dedication and abilities of our Maury County art teachers can be seen in the wonderful creativity of their students."

The exhibit, which opened March 6, features a variety of artwork from students who attend Columbia Central High School, Spring Hill High School, Whitthorne Middle School and other schools in Maury County. The exhibit will run through April 4.

The Pryor Gallery is located in the Waymon L. Hickman building on the Columbia campus. The gallery is open and free to the public Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Please visit for additional information.

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Footloose, by Mary Nyhus, Columbia Central High School. Medium: Prisma color pencils. Class: AP Studio.

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Jeep, by Alley Robbins, Columbia Central High School. Medium: Oil pastels. Class: Art III.

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Sunflower, by Rachel Cain, Columbia Central High School. Medium: Oil pastels. Class: AP Studio.

Columbia State is a two-year college, serving a nine-county area in southern Middle Tennessee with locations in Columbia, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg and Clifton. As Tennessee's first community college, Columbia State is committed to increasing access and enhancing diversity at all five campuses. Columbia State is a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents, one of the largest higher education systems in the nation. For more information, please visit

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