Sep 11, 2014

Pryor Gallery Welcomes Artists of Gallery 202

Exhibit to Run Through Oct. 14

(COLUMBIA, Tenn. - Sept. 11, 2014) - - - Exhibiting a variety of creative talent, Columbia State Community College's Pryor Gallery welcomes the art and artists of Gallery 202.

"We wanted to showcase a broad representation of artistic materials and mediums, so this diverse group of artists was selected from Gallery 202," said Rusty Summerville, Pryor Gallery curator. "With the extent of varied works in the exhibit, there is something of interest for everyone to see."

The exhibit will showcase the artwork of five artists, including the abstract paintings of Julie Harvey, the soft sculpted pieces of Emily Allison, furniture from Kerry Oliver, pottery from Dave Pic'kell, and the photography of Jill Zientek.

Gallery 202, a premier art gallery located in downtown Franklin, is a diverse gallery dedicated to the art lover and collector. Created by local and international artists, Gallery 202 offers original paintings, sculpture, art glass, artisan handmade jewelry, pottery, woodwork, metal and photography.

The exhibit runs through Oct. 14, and the Pryor Gallery will host an artists' reception Oct. 2 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. All are welcome to come out, meet and talk with the artists.

The Pryor Gallery is in the Waymon L. Hickman Building on the Columbia Campus, located at 1665 Hampshire Pike. 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.

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

Tennessee's Community Colleges is a system of 13 colleges offering a high-quality, affordable, convenient and personal education to prepare students to achieve their educational and career goals in two years or less. We offer associate degree and certificate programs, workforce development programs and transfer pathways to four-year degrees. For more information, please visit us online at

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