SYNERGY: Student Art Exhibition

April 3 – 25, 2014

Where: Clayton Center for the Arts, 502 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN  37804
When: April 3-25
Times: Monday- Friday, 10:00am – 6:00 pm
How Much:  Free
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 3, 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Award Ceremony: Thursday, April 3, 7:00 pm



Knoxville’s next generation of artists is on display, featuring the work of gifted art students from local schools K-12. The exhibit is alongside an exhibit by East Tennessee’s finest K-12 art teachers and current art interns/student-teachers from public and private schools and academies. Awards and scholarships are presented to encourage further development of these art students’ artistic aptitude.

The Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held at the Clayton Center for the Arts in the Denso Gallery.  All artists, their families, and friends are encouraged and invited to attend this wonderful celebration!


Karen Kwarciak is the School and Outreach Coordinator at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art in Nashville. In this position she oversees all school and teacher programming; including school tours, professional development workshops, outreach programs, and the Middle Tennessee Scholastic Art Competition. Karen serves on a number of community and school-based committees and is on the board of the Tennessee Art Education Association. Prior to her work at Cheekwood, she was the head of the education department at the Morris Museum in New Jersey and a K-8 art teacher in Arizona. Karen holds a B.F.A. in Art Education and a M.S.Ed. in Museum Education. She was named the Museum Art Educator of the Year in 2012 from the Tennessee Art Education Association.  


Student Art Exhibition Committee Chair:
Jim Dodson

Presented by:
FASTFRAME First Tennessee