September 22 – December 12
Julie Warren Conn has been creating beautiful stone sculptures since the mid-60s when she was a student at the University of Tennessee. Her sculptures have graced many exhibits and museums on the eastern side of the country. Most notably are The Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C., The Hunter Museum in Chattanooga, Tenn., and the Knoxville Museum of Art. Now a resident of Oregon, she is sharing selected works in this fascinating exhibit at the Hamersly Library. The ten sculptures featured in this exhibit vary in material, size and style. Each one just as interesting as the next. Julie is very enthusiastic about the public experienceing her sculptures and she even encourages people to touch the sculptures inspiring a more intimate relationship between viewer and sculpture.
“What drew me was the incredible beauty of stone. Once you begin polishing, you see all sorts of pattersns and fossils…I used to think a large piece was twelve and half feet high, but when I saw the Egyptian columns, I had a sense of awe. I saw that marble could last for years, for eternity.”
Julie Warren Conn
LOCATION: 2nd floor gallery
Curator: Julie Warren Conn