YOUR ARTS CONNECTION!

#201 HISTORIC CRESCENT SCHOOL, 615 WEST MAIN SREET,
GREENEVILLE, TN37743
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Our NEW location, STILL ON MAIN STREET, is very easy to find. Down West Main Street until it divides at Historic Crescent School. Come into the school from the rear parking lot, after entering, look immediately to your right to see the stairs to the second floor. We're in #201, directly opposit the stairs.

 

PLEASE PASS THE WORD! SOME FOLKS HAVEN'T FOUND US.

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EXTREMELY AFFORDABLE

Inherited turquoise & coral jewelry

by Arleen Armstrong

JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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These folk-art works are very suitable for framing. Originals and photo lithograpic prints are available.

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As you can see, we have a very eclectic collection. Please drop by to see if it includes that for which you have been hunting.

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ART APPRAISALS

Other than my 40 years of experience as an art dealer and gallery director, my collegiate art history classes, visits and long conversations with the directors in fine sales galleries in New York, Chicago, Miami, and Ottawa, I have no other certified credentials as an arts appraiser. Here at Art Center, we are eminently qualified for and has done appraisals of art works for the past 15 years. When the James-Ben Gallery was in Historic Franklin, TN, the insurance agencies instructed several clients that my appraisals were very acceptable and accurate. Unlike other appraisers, we DO NOT base our fees on a percentage of the work's value. These set fees are $30 per inspection to ascertain if a work is worthy of full appraisal. If that is the case, the written appraisal is then $130 per work with the inspection fee credited to your final total.

The most exciting aspects of this process is that I've identified and appraised works found in attics, basements and closets that belonged to older relatives with the value and origin unknown to their heirs. etc.

including works by:

Cass Gilbert

Hubert Suptrine

Marc Chagal

Barbara deSaussure

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PRINTS OF LANDSCAPES/HISTORICALLY INSPIRED PEN & INK DRAWINGS BY

BOB GEORGE

THE ANDREW JOHNSON HOMESTEAD

THE GREENBRIER SCHOOL HOUSE
-1882

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What's Newfrom JEANNE ROBERTS:
I visited JamesBen at his art studio yesterday. It was my first visit and I was amazed at all the wonderful art & fine crafts from our Tennessee artists. It's a beautiful studio in the Crescent School building and since he's moved to that location, he hasn't been getting the people stopping in. I highly recommend that if you have some last minute Christmas shopping to do, you should stop in to see James-Ben. You will be thoroughly delighted at the selection of beautiful pieces & the great conversation with this very knowledgeable sweetheart of a man.
Here is James-Ben: Studio & Art Center. https://www.facebook.com/pages/James-Ben-Studio-GalleryArtCenter/17902009827415?ref=br_rs

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In the Moon Handbook’s 2005 edition of Tennessee, author Jeff Bradley says, “If you can visit only one art gallery in East Tennessee, James-Ben: Studio and Gallery Art Center should be the one. The gallery specializes in the work of Tennessee artists and craftspeople, including paintings, sculptures, works in wood, pottery, glass, and much more.” Bradley, a native of Kingsport, studied journalism at the University of Tennessee and has worked as a stringer for the New York Times and for both Time and Newsweek. While teaching writing to freshmen at Harvard, and finding that his peers and students regarded Tennesseans as “benign rustics”, Bradley decided, in his words that, “...short of loading up outlanders in buses and giving them personal tours of Tennessee, the best way to explain this remarkable state to infidels was to write a book about it.” We are very proud that our patrons are now defining us as a "destination gallery," well worth the trip to Greeneville. While you're here, we hope you'll enjoy our unique, historic downtown, anchored by the home of the 17th president, Andrew Johnson.

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The newest work in the Gallery: dichroic glass in variety of forms and colors suitable for jewelry. Come chose your favorite. These are so affordable that you can select more than one.

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Hand-Dyed Silk Scarves

for the ultiment in elegance and grace, ...indulge her & yourself !

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Soft and flowing, luxurious, hand-dyed silk scarves created by Greene County artist Kelly Bowman. Silk lengths are suitable as scarves, evening wraps and even sarongs. Colors range from the fall and winter harvest tones to gloriously vibrant, rainbow-huespring and summer shade. Come pick your favorite of Kelly'silks!

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"Call the Wind Myriah" by Jocelyn Griffo

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"Chiwara" Large (4'x5') oil on canvas by Barbara deSaussure *************************************