ART: UP CLOSE & PERSONAL, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, AT 6 P.M.
FRANKLIN, January 30, 2008—Multimedia painter Lain York will appear in the second free educational program of The Arts Council of Williamson County (ACWC), “Art: Up Close & Personal,” Monday, February 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Williamson County Public Library.
The Williamson County Public Library and O’More College of Design are participating as sponsors in this series to benefit students in the arts as well as those in the community who have an interest in the arts. The lecture series is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. The main branch of the Williamson County Library is located at
According to Scott B. Hodes, director of visual arts for the Arts Council of Williamson County, “The lecturers have been asked to share the experiences that have culminated in that artisan being able to fulfill the role of professional working artist in the community, such as background, history, choices and decisions, education and technique, work experience, and artistic and life influences.”
He continues, “These particular images, though inspired by African, Mayan, Middle Eastern, Greek Archaic masks and figures, are distilled elements. I really don’t think of them as a part of any specific culture. They appeal to me as a record or evidence of the way a society or culture tries to make sense of the human experience through art and ritual. The record of this attempt, the art objects, is common to all societies past and present. All human societies in one way or another make art; we all share this basic need.”
His art has also been in group exhibitions including those at the Tennessee Arts Commission, Nashville; Bolm Projects, Austin, Texas; Davidson County Public Library, Nashville; Flood Projects, Ashville, N.C.; Art Chicago at the Merchandise Mart, Chicago, Ill.; Tulca Arts Festival, Galway, Ireland; and the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville.
He received a 1998 Arts On The River award from Savannah College of Art and Design,
The Arts Council of Williamson County (ACWC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) service organization that exists to enrich the lives of the citizens of Williamson County, Tenn., by bringing the arts and people together. The Arts Council envisions a dynamic, lively and diverse arts community, which is accessible to all and which is a major cultural destination.