UT Downtown Gallery Hosts Artist Eleanor Dickinson

KNOXVILLE — The University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery will present the art exhibit Enduring: The Social Conscience of Eleanor Dickinson from Sept. 10 to Nov. 5. The paintings, drawings and prints span more than five decades of work by the Knoxville native and UT alumna.

“Gay Street, Knoxville,” by Eleanor Dickinson

Dickinson is the recipient of numerous grants, honors and awards including the College Art Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the Guinness World Record for continuous drawing time. Many of her works are included in prestigious public and private collections, including the National Museum of American Art, the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution.

Her work has been featured in 80 solo exhibitions and more than 200 group exhibitions.

Dickinson received the bachelor of fine arts from UT in 1952, the master’s in fine arts from the California College of Arts and Crafts and a degree in art law from California’s Golden Gate University.

Dickinson will present an artist’s slide talk and discussion at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, in the upper gallery of the Emporium Building at 100 Gay St., adjacent to the university’s Downtown Gallery.

A reception for the artist will follow the slide talk and discussion. The gallery is open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. For more information call 974-3200 or visit the Downtown Gallery Web site.