Next Show: Bill Brison and Art Mulkey!

Bill Brison :: Bill began painting in high school but never pursued his art until later in life. Twenty five years passed and he picked up his brushes and has been painting ever since. Much of the work you see today are from travels that he and his wife had taken or are from places he hopes to visit someday.

A member of the Chestnut Group of Plein Air Painters, his watercolors and oils have been exhibited in the Central South National Art Show as well as others in Tennessee and Kentucky. His most recent book; “A Brush with Rutherford”, grew from the 101 paintings of historic places in Rutherford County. He is the owner of the Appletons Creative Framers, Middle Tennessee’s only nationally award winning picture framer, celebrating more than 25 years of creative framing in Murfresboro, TN.

Art Mulkey :: Art (aka Butch in these parts) has been autistic all his life despite his self-proclaimed lack of talent. Greatly influenced by Disney, Mad Magazine, and R Crumb his work displays a whimsical / toonish style which ranges from multi media (wood, paint. stained glass, metal) to modern functional to found object folk art. Art began creating pieces for family and friends as gifts and only recently ventured into the “profession.”

He has shown his works at MOMA, the Googenhime……NOT (He did, however, design the new addition to the latter using the alias Art Van deLei) Art grew up in Tullahoma, graduating in 1965 and just recently moved home to help care for his mother and work with Dr. Marilyn Everett at Family Chiropractic Complex. He says he is honored to  be showing his artwork at the Tullahoma Fine Arts Center and is hoping the show will be a homecoming of sorts.  He looks forward to visiting with ooooold friends as well as making new ones. Come one, come all!

About Tullahoma Art Center

"Preserving the past, engaging the present and nurturing the future of Middle Tennessee by stimulating diverse creative expression, positive encouragement and quality, regional opportunities for access to and instruction in the Arts and Humanities." The Tullahoma Fine Arts Center is an ADA-compliant facility committed to the development of quality cultural experiences and education by providing access to and instruction in the Arts and Humanities, and influencing the direction of area visual, literary, performing and creative arts. TFAC, above all, encourages professionalism in the artistic community and among its artists and students, thereby raising standards of excellence in creativity, design and the production and practice of cultural craftsmanship. We promote the development of arts programming opportunities by offering classes, demonstrations, performances, publications and exhibitions. We are currently expanding our Member Gallery so that members may display and/or sell their original works -- creating unique marketing opportunities for them to reach local, regional and national audiences. We strive to increase public experience, understanding, appreciation and awareness of (as well as access to) the Arts and Humanities, especially in underserved and disenfranchised communities. TFAC seeks to strengthen our existing Regional Art Museum and lending library by encouraging donations of books, works of art and the endowment of funds to secure further permanent collections of both. We are actively exploring ways to assist area school systems with their Arts and Humanities curriculums, providing both extracurricular and co-curricular opportunities for gifted and talented students as well as for the academically and economically disadvantaged. Finally, we are firmly committed to partnering with civic organizations, other non-profits, city, county and state governments to compliment each another’s fields of expertise.