Jim Diehr brings his “Visible Songs, Many Verses” exhibit to the Customs Home Museum

The Crouch gallery of the Customs Home Museum & Cultural Heart is full of greater than 100 items of artwork. Sculptures, work and pottery all incorporate blue figures, clouds and woodland creatures from the creativeness of native artist Jim Diehr.

With this exhibition Jim hopes his work provides that means and enlightenment to viewers and that every one is a world full of colourful creatures, vibrant skies and exaggerated flora. Diehr lets an concept develop via taking part in with the media at hand, thus letting the method kind the visible assertion of the story. Jim then incorporates surrealist whimsy to construct up his storylines.

Jim has created greater than 70 items throughout the previous two years. The artist considers the piece Recollections Misplaced in Time and Clouds because the anchor from which the survey of latest works was born. He began the massive crimson-hued portray over 50 years in the past, and it incorporates all the weather that dance via the exhibition and the artist’s life.

Jim has labored in manufacturing design, furnishings design and spent a few years in artwork instruction. He’s at the moment Professor Emeritus at Austin Peay State College (APSU). Diehr earned a Bachelor’s of Advantageous Arts in Studio Artwork and each a Grasp’s and Doctorate of Science in Schooling. Diehr has held positions as Professor, Chair of Artwork, Dean of Arts and Letters and Director of the APSU Heart of Excellence for the Artistic Arts. Internationally, Jim has been a Fulbright Scholar at Nottingham College, England, and Visitor Lecturer at Lin Fen College, China.

“Each individual viewing my work brings a singular and particular set of life experiences from which they will visually plug into the digital songs I’ve created,” Diehr mentioned. “I need everybody to sing together with their lyrics based mostly on my reminiscences.”

Diehr now focuses on watercolor, sculpture and oil portray in a studio simply outdoors of Clarksville. Jim Diehr: Visible Songs, Many Verses is on view via January 30. For extra info, go to customshousemuseum.org.

Situated within the coronary heart of Historic Downtown Clarksville, Tennessee, the Customs Home Museum & Cultural Heart is the state’s second largest basic curiosity museum with over 35,000 sq. ft of exhibit house, and homes hands-on actions and particular occasions. Membership and admission info might be discovered at customshousemuseum.org.

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