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Front Page - Friday, August 10, 2018

Townsend Atelier to launch Kristin Kendall solo art exhibit




Townsend Atelier will host the debut art exhibition by artist and Townsend Atelier instructor Kristin Kendall in September.

The exhibit includes work in a variety of subject matter and mediums that Kendall has created since moving to Chattanooga two years ago – a period of time that has redefined her understanding of, and relationship with, art.

“Once considering herself a traditional portrait artist, Kristin has expanded her production to include more conceptual still life and figures while focusing on color harmony, brushwork and dramatic values,” says Peggy Townsend, founder of Townsend Atelier.

This exhibit will be Kendall’s first time introducing her artwork to the Chattanooga community.

A Powell, Kendall grew up in Knoxville and later moved to Nashville to expand her practice. She has since settled in Chattanooga.

Her formal training comes from Carson Newman University, where she earned her bachelor of arts in 2008. Eventually realizing her skill should be shared, she received her certification to teach art from Lincoln Memorial University in 2011.

In addition to teaching at Townsend Atelier, Kendall works in grant-funded art programs throughout the city and teaches independently.

The public is invited to the opening reception at Townsend Atelier, 301 E. 11th St., on Friday, Sept. 7, 5:30-8:30 pm.

Works will include framed and unframed paintings, drawings and prints. All will be available for purchase.

Kendall’s show will be on view weekdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment throughout September.

Source: Townsend Atelier