Fine Arts Building Gallery (UT Martin) / 16 Mt. Pelia Rd. , Martin , TN April 12, 2022 - April 30, 2022

This is the opening reception for the 2022 Visual and Theatre Arts Annual Juried Student Exhibition. The reception will take place from 5 to 6:30 PM, with awards at 5:45 PM. Refreshments will be available.

Our juror for this year's exhibition is John Roberts. John Roberts holds an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Arkansas. He is a married father of eight children, and currently resides in a century-old farmhouse situated in rural Weakley County, Tennessee. Dividing his days in half, he spends his mornings etching drawings into tombstones for a local monument company, and his afternoons painting in his yellow art studio behind his house. John draws inspiration from inner landscapes of memory, combining them together with current experiences of immediate family members and their environments. These inner landscapes consist of places he frequented as a child, such as the farms of family in Southwestern Missouri and Northwestern Tennessee. John is currently represented by David Lusk Gallery in Memphis, Tennessee.