Internationally awarded Nashville visual artist Camille Engel will celebrate her home state of Tennessee with an exhibition of original contemporary realism paintings at the Parthenon from September 9-December 31, 2017. Each painting in “My Tennessee Home” exhibition invites the viewer to momentarily step into her world and share in her joy of these subjects. Engel has spent the past two and a half years researching, referencing and creating these contemporary realism, trompe l’oeil, and encaustic paintings that present unique and surprising depictions of state symbols such as the state beverage, cultivated and wild flowers, fruit, wild animal, insects, butterfly, gem, reptile, fish and more.
There will be a public opening on September 15 from 6:00-8:00 pm
The exhibition will also spotlight original artworks by the 12 winners of the “My Tennessee Home Student Art Competition.” Winning student artists, grades 1 to 12, from across Middle Tennessee were chosen by jurists Engel, abstract expressionist Jan Batts, and abstract expressionist and contemporary realist Sandra Vanderpool. All are members of the Nashville Artist Guild.