Forty-one original works by award-winning artist Katie L. Smith of Cumberland County will be on view through Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Shanks Center for the Arts, 140 N. Main St., in Crossville, Tenn.
Smith suffered a brain stem stroke when she was 15 and is unable to communicate verbally.
Instead, she uses colors and flowing shapes in her pastel and acrylic paintings to express her emotions.
Smith and her service dog, Dylan, will be present at a First Thursday reception for artists whose work is on display this month in the Shanks galleries.
The reception will be held 5-7 p.m. today, Aug. 1.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday (all times are Central).
Parking is available behind the building at Taylor and Thurman avenues.
For more information, call 931-787-1936.
Cumberland Artists for Creative Expression is coordinating a drive for back-to-school art supplies. Collection site is the Shanks Center for the Arts, 140 N. Main St., Crossville, Tenn.
Visitors are asked to drop off watercolor paints, markers, pencils, scissors, glue sticks, hot glue, erasers, paper, crayons (Crayola preferred) and other art-class needs during business hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m .CDT Wednesday-Saturday.
To learn of specific requests, call 931-787-1936. Monetary donations should be made payable to CACE and designated for School Art Supplies.
Mail checks to CACE, P.O. Box 244, Crossville, TN 38557.