published Friday, April 1st, 2011

Watercolor artists exhibit ‘Spring’ fever

Thirty-eight paintings from 31 members of the Tennessee Watercolor Society who live in the Chattanooga/Cleveland area are on display through May 21 at the Museum Center at Five Points in Cleveland.

The works in “Colors of Spring” present diverse views in landscapes, still lifes, florals, figure studies and abstracts.

The exhibit is organized by Helen Burton, the society’s Region III director and a longtime museum member, and Elizabeth Carriger, curator of collections. Burton had the artists submit works for the exhibit and helped with the installation. Carriger served as juror for the exhibit, selecting the works to be included in the show.

The TWS was founded in 1971 by Chattanooga artists Mary Britten Lynch and a board of art professionals from across the state. It has 250 members statewide, including 70 members from Region III, which encompasses Chattanooga, Cleveland, Athens, Etowah, Ocoee and the nearby areas. The Museum Center first exhibited works by Region III artists in 2009.

The museum, 200 E. Inman St., is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is $5 for adults; $4 for seniors, students and groups of 12 or more; free for children under 5. Admission is free the first Saturday of each month.

For more information, call 423-339-5745 or visit www.MuseumCenter.org.

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