Painter Melodie Provenzano’s “Seeing Oneself in Others II” art collection will be on exhibit from Tuesday, September 5 through Friday, September 29 in the Tibbott Gallery.
By Emily Holt, Middle School & High School Art Teacher
Painter Melodie Provenzano is USN’s first visiting artist of the school year in the Tibbott Gallery, where the “Seeing Oneself in Others II” art collection is on exhibit from Tuesday, September 5 through Friday, September 29. The USN community is invited to an opening reception from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, September 8 in the Tibbott Gallery with snacks provided.
New paintings of sculptures made by USN student artists are featured with Provenzano’s work. The pieces on display were previously exhibited in “Seeing Oneself in Others” at Nancy Margolis Gallery in New York City in 2020. The premise of the show was Provenzano’s interpretations of sculptures made by contemporary artists. She works primarily with acrylics and paints still-life compositions from direct observation. She lives in the countryside near Joelton, Tennessee.
Following Thanksgiving Break, all exterior doors will remain locked when school is in session — as per state law (Tennessee Code § 49-6-817). All families, vendors, and other guests must ring the doorbell at the 19th Avenue entrance and present an ID to enter USN. We also will welcome Sgt. Anthony Jones and Cpl. Robert Gibson as School Resource Officers patrolling the Edgehill Campus and the River Campus.
The Artclectic 2023 chairs recruited talented committee volunteers, selected participating artists, solicited sponsors, planned parties, and ensured that there was something for everyone at our annual art show. The result: in its 27-year history, only two shows resulted in more sales than Artclectic 2023.
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