July 5 - August 23, 2013
Tennessee Arts Commission Gallery
Working in clay for over thirty years, Cookeville, Tennessee artist Marilee Hall has
many stories to tell. She states “I revel in the nourishment clay provides.” Building
her three-dimensional illustrations of popular children’s folk tales - mixed with a few
of her own, Hall’s work uses soft muted palettes that are inviting and spirited. Her process includes “working with armatures, slabs, by coiling, pinching, padding and carving.” She is the former director of ART Prowl Studio and Gallery in Cookeville,
and has shown extensively across the country in states such as Texas, Missouri, North Carolina and Maryland. Her work is collected both locally and internationally to individuals and corporations. As a self-employed artist who is highly active at national fairs and festivals, her content, technique and strong design elements make her pieces notable. She states “I am drawn to figurative work,…expressing my belief in the inherent goodness of humankind.”
“Off With the Head!” or “Down the Rabbit Hole” by Marilee Hall. White earthenware coil built with metal oxides and layered underglazes and textured glazes.
“Talking with His Totem” by Marilee Hall. White earthenware built on armature from slabs, coiling, pinching; with metal oxides, underglazes and textured glazes.
Wall Tile Series by Marilee Hall.
Gallery Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday
For more information on the exhibit contact:
Julie Horn at 615-532-9798, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org